After months of cringe-inducing behavior on social media, Kanye West finally released his new album Ye this week. With an album to promote he's making the press rounds, and thankfully no one is pulling punches when it comes to asking him about his erratic behavior. During an interview with radio host Big Boy in Wyoming, West opened up about his new album, mental health and the now-infamous TMZ tirade.
"I completely redid the album after TMZ," said West. "We just sat there and really honed in on the words. Also, we know now, it's all headlines. Every bar can be used ... It's even bars that we had about that. I took a bar off the album. It was just too sensitive about that topic and stuff. I was like, Yo, I'm just going to chill right now. Let's just keep making some music."
When Big Boy asked West about music as an outlet, West said that he is "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."
"Think about somebody that does exactly what I did at TMZ," he continued. And they just do that at work, right? But Tuesday morning, they come in and they lost their job ... That's why God put that on me at age 40. I've never been diagnosed so I was like 39 years old." He went on to clarify that he has been "diagnosed with a mental condition."