Kanye West has spoken about how he was inspired to tweet about previously having suicidal thoughts after watching late fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s documentary, McQueen.
“I saw the Alexander McQueen documentary and I connected with his journey. I know how it feels to want to take your life back into your own hands even if it means taking your own life,” the rapper confessed in a tweet on Friday.
“To make this clear and not weird. I’ve had these kinds of thoughts and I’m going to tell you things I’ve done to stay in a content place.”
The 41-year-old, who is married to Kim Kardashian, with whom he shares three children, North, five, Saint, two and Chicago, five months, then added: “How to NOT kill yourself pt 1[:] Avoid being around people who make you want to kill yourself.”
The troubled star’s latest revelation comes one month after he explained that he was “diagnosed with a mental condition” two years ago.
“I think everybody got something,” West told Big Boy TV last month.
“But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability. It’s a superpower.”
In late 2016, Kanye was hospitalised for a mental breakdown that forced him to cancel the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo tour. “I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was after the breakdown or, as I like to say, the breakthrough,” he explained.
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