Kanye West has been in the news quite a bit. Earlier this month he launched a run for the presidency, and this week he announced he was going to drop a new album (that hasn’t happened yet).
But he also may be going through a possible bipolar episode, and has published several tweets in which he savages his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner.
Socialite and almost-Kardashian Blac Chyna says West’s recent perceived rants against the famous family shouldn’t be discounted.
In a statement through her lawyer, Lynne Ciani, Blac Chyna says she wants to see West get help for what he’s going through.
“Chyna of course wants her daughter Dream’s ‘Uncle Kanye’ to get whatever help he needs,” Ciani says.
But Blac Chyna also says West’s claims about the Kardashians shouldn’t be ignored simply because he’s going through a bipolar episode.
Chyna “does not want all of his recent statements regarding his mother-in-law summarily dismissed as ‘crazy’ as some people apparently would like to do,” Ciani says.
Blac Chyna knows a few things about the Kardashians. She was engaged to Rob Kardashian, and they dated for three months before that.
But in 2016, they broke up, and it was not a pretty sight. The two went at it on social media in the aftermath; Cheatsheet says Chyna also sued the Kardashians because she says they tried to torpedo her career.
Through her lawyer in 2018, Lisa Bloom, Chyna said she had unfinished business with some of the Kardashians:
“For over a year, Blac Chyna has been fighting to get her day in court against Robert Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner.
Chyna alleges that she was sl*t-shamed, defamed, and the victim of a plot to kill her hit show, ‘Rob & Chyna,’ causing her significant financial damages.”
Kim Kardashian, West’s wife, has spoken up about West’s recent Twitter rant, saying there’s not much she can do for him right now.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.
Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.
People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”