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TOPIC: Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital

Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital 21 Nov 2016 21:00 #11029

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This week's media has already been filled with multiple stories. Kanye West has been making headlines for a few days now because of his absurd rants and cancellation of his shows. He is known for his rants and tantrums throughout his career, and he has never been shy about speaking his mind. However, last week he ranted about bizarre things such as him supporting Trump, his disapproval on Beyoncé and Jay Z, and what his feelings were. A lot of Kanye's concerts have been cancelled, cut short, he has only sang a few songs, and has done other unfair acts that rip people off. His shows are very expensive, so I would think that he would be courteous enough to give people the show that they came for instead of taking advantage of them.

Due to his recent strange behavior and rants, Kanye has officially been enrolled into a mental hospital today for psychiatric evaluation. It appears as though he has no idea what he's saying half of the time, and he looks like a mad man. There is no doubt that Kanye is a talented guy, and his music is very popular in contemporary society. Personally, it kills it for me because of the character he portrays in public. He seems like a stuck up douchebag, who has no regard for the people who take time and money out of their day to listen to his music. For him to repeatedly cancel shows and walk out mid-show says a lot about how little he cares for his fans.

It's good that he is getting the help he needs, and once he does get that help, I hope he starts treating his fans with more respect. His fans should stop allowing him to act the way he pleases and taking advantage of them by entertaining this unfair behavior. People should boycott his music and stop attending his concerts so he could get a huge wake up call and realize that he's nothing without those who support him. Artists need to realize that their fans are the ones who allow them to be successful, because without support, there is no fame. Kanye West needs to relax with his rants because although they are his opinions, he does make himself look like a fool.
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Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital 22 Nov 2016 18:05 #11038

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I agree that Kanye's recent actions have tipped the scale from eccentric artist to mentally ill artist. His narcissistic rants and entitled behavior has rubbed many the wrong way. But just as he has alienated some, he has won fans with his outspoken stance on racism. Kanye has been a polarizing figure and while his methods have been widely criticized, his message has been largely praised. It is strange to me that Kanye who infamously stated "George Bush hates black people" is supporting Trump. Trump has a well-documented legacy of discrimination against black people, even issuing evictions and denying applications to his rental properties. Trump has also failed to hire people of color and has been sued for racial discrimination. Kanye has received a great deal of attention for calling out institutional racism in the music industry, famously interrupting Taylor Swift's award speech to say that Beyonce should have won. Many others have followed his lead in openly criticizing the industry that made them rich. Kanye's recent antics may also be in part due to the recent turn of public opinion against him. Once tolerant of his outlandish claims, the public has grown tired and irritated with his self-congratulatory interviews and attention-seeking behavior. Instead of an increased self-awareness, Kanye has only grown more self-obsessed and is now being treated for mental illness. I wish him well and hope that his political commentary improves as a result of his treatment.
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Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital 23 Nov 2016 23:06 #11039

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Kanye is someone who we all love to hate. He makes great music and some people see him as a musical genius but his antics and rants rub people the wrong way. I feel like ever since his mom passed away, his personality switched. I don’t recall seeing much of him in the media when his mother was alive. I think he was more grounded and solely focused on his music back then. There’s too much chaos in his life right now and like his wife Kim, I think he should lay low for a while. This mental break down should be a wake up call for him and his family. Even though I don’t agree with most of the things he says, I wish him well. I know it’s hard to step away from the spotlight for someone so famous but if his fans truly support him, they will let him heal and be there when he decided to return and hopefully see a new Kanye.
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Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital 25 Nov 2016 11:37 #11047

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It's sad and heartbreaking seeing an artist having to enter a Mental Hospital. Kanye is somebody everybody loves and many people hate as well. I believe when he left his show just like that wasn't right. Yet again Kanye believes he can do that and nothing will happen. I do know that a lot of people were upset because some paid good amount of money to go see him and notice that he wasn't at his best to perform. I think that he didn't have his head straight when he walked out of the stage. Many of his fans were upset but after reading that one reason could be because his mother passed away around November and he blames himself. I really hope he is able to recover and more than anything respect his fans.
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Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital 27 Nov 2016 18:16 #11077

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Regardless of his public persona, Kanye is a human being suffering from a very real problem. I hope that he receives the treatment he needs and finds peace and stability. Hopefully with such a huge star openly seeking help for mental illness, it will empower young fans to seek help if they need it. Mental illness is a serious matter and too often it's treated as a tabloid pop word. Hopefully all ends well.
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Kanye West Enters Mental Hospital 27 Nov 2016 19:36 #11081

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I agree on that he does portray himself to be an asshole, although he is one I feel that he maybe does need some mental help. One of my favorite music artist is Kid Cudi and he recently just enrolled himself into rehab. I feel that mental illness is not a joke so for him to be feeling this why I think all his actions for the cancelled shows are reasonable. He gave the money back to people which is good, I hope he really does get better.
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