Kanye West reveals suicidal thoughts in series of tweets

2018-07-28 08:35
Kanye West

Cape Town – Rapper Kanye West said that he was inspired to tweet about having suicidal thoughts after watching late fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s documentary, McQueen.

In a series of tweets on Friday West said: “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 businessman added: “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 then ended the series of posts by saying: “How to NOT kill yourself pt 1[:] Avoid being around people who make you want to kill yourself.”


Back in 2016 the prolific recording artist was hospitalised for a mental breakdown that forced him to cancel the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo tour.

Do you need help?

For a suicidal emergency call the South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0800 567 567. Their 24-hour helpline is 0800 12 13 14.

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