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Kanye wants people to think before they use the word ‘crazy'

MENTAL HEALTH: Kanye West has been vocal about living with bipolar disorder

KANYE WEST has revealed that he believes the word “crazy” will be used less indiscriminately in future.

The rapper, who has been vocal about his own mental health struggles, told Forbes magazine that a lot of people who have been called crazy have featured on the front of the magazine, alluding to their ability to be successful and famous.

He said: “‘Crazy’ is a word that’s not gonna be used loosely in the future.

“Understand that this is actually a condition that people can end up in, be born into, driven into and go in and out. And there’s a lot of people that have been called that ‘C’ word that have ended up on this cover.”

West, who has spoken out about living with bipolar disorder, has previously said that he views his mental health condition as a superpower.

In his song Yikes, West raps: “That's my bipolar s***, n**** what? That's my superpower, n**** ain't no disability I'm a superhero! I'm a superhero!”

Throughout the song, which was released last year, he also makes references to taking medication. It also features the lines: “S*** could get menacing, frightening, find help
Sometimes I scare myself, myself.”

Some fans praised his characterisation of the mental health condition, saying that it was a step to destigmatising it but others warned that it framing it as such was “irresponsible and misguided”.

In an interview with David Letterman, West spoke about taking medication and the 2016 incident that saw him hospitalised.

"If you don't take medication every day to keep you at a certain state, you have a potential to ramp up and it can take you to a point where you can even end up in the hospital. And you start acting erratic, as TMZ would put it,” he said on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.

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