LISTEN: Kanye Talks About Mental Health

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Kanye West talked about his new album “Ye,” his mental health, and the meaning of the album title during a recent interview at his Wyoming listening party.

Kanye said he titled the album “Ye” because, “‘Ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you.’ So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means 'the only one,' to just Ye, just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.”

Kanye then talked about why he is giving every album coming out of the Jackson Hole recording sessions' seven tracks. He called it the “God number” and he said, “I went to Michael Jackson's archive and he had these jackets that said '7-7-7' on them. It just felt complete.” 

He also talked about his mental health, and revealed he was diagnosed as bipolar at the age for 40. 

Kanye said, “I'm so blessed and so privileged because think about people that have mental issues that are not Kanye West, that can't go and make that album and make you feel like it's all good. I’ve never been diagnosed with a mental condition and I was like 39 years old. That's why I said on the album, 'It's not a disability, it's a superpower.’"

Source: Rolling Stone

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