Diddy’s owned Revolt hosts Drink Champs, with Nore invited Kanye West for a conversation about everything he’s been saying publicly. West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The producers at Drink Champ used West’s appearance on the program for click bait. He was previously a guest on the show back in 2021, where his interview responded positively amongst the Black community with his “gem drops”. The video, shown below, amassed over 11 million views.
The exploitation of mental health patients in entertainment is not something new as we all just lived through the Britney Spears conservatorship debacle. Prior to her filing of divorce, Kim Kardashian, the mother of his four children, publicly shared information regarding the effects of bipolar disorder on her family. In the last 3 weeks, we have watched Kanye West be given access to some of the loudest microphones on the planet. He was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s nightly news show days after appearing with Candace Owens in a White Lives Matter designed garment.
Fentanyl is being used by right wing pundits and politicians as a dog whistle to distract from issues that matters. Listen to CNN’s Dana Bash interview with Arizona candidate Kari Lake, whose up for Governor in the upcoming midterm election. Lake is a known election denier.
West is being used by a white majority because he has money and access to the Black audience. His statements against George Floyd’s death has led to the family reaching out to their attorney’s in regards of a defamation suit.
Kanye West is a Black entertainer from Chicago, Illnois, his business acumen and his creative Ingenius does not separate the fact that he is suffering from a mental health disorder. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to NAMI. (link to resources included)