We all knew for sometime now, that Kanye west needed help. We saw how his mother's death, affected him. He wasn’t the same man that we grew to love. I remember when I first heard “through the wire”, it gave me that motivation to believe that I can make it through any obstacle if I keep faith, and keep working towards my dreams. He also wasn’t afraid to speak his mind; he didn’t care if he lost everything just from one statement he was going to say how he felt. And that's what we love about him, his gift of music and his freedom of speech. But after the loss of his mother, Kanye west didn't seem like himself anymore. On November 21, Kanye west was checked into UCLA medical psychiatric ward just after he went on a rant once again about jay-z, and Beyoncé not reaching out to him after his wife kim kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in paris the night before at his sold-out show, and he also cancel the remainder of his sold-out tour earlier that day. What many people didn’t realize that night, just two weeks ago it was the 9th year anniversary of his mother untimely death. This incident has woken up the unground problem in the black community with mental health issues, and this also prove that until you heal yourself, and find yourself no one can save you no matter how much you love them.
When Kanye west started dating Kim Kardashian, many people were confused on why he would date her because of how she was willing to do anything for attention at the time. And also when they began dating, Kim Kardashian has just filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days NBA player Kris Humphries. After that incident, everyone was sick of Kim Kardashian, and her whole family. Everyone was done with them, and wish they would just go away (many still do). Until she starts dating Kanye west; when they were seen out in public, we all saw the love that they had for each other. Even though he was happy, everyone look at him as a hypocrite. If you know his biggest hit “gold digger”, and the last verse of the song then you know why everyone felt that way. Since Kanye west, and Kim Kardashian been together; kanye has change the whole family careers around. They were no longer known as the family with no morals, and willing to do anything for money. And Kim kardashian were no longer known as the woman who got fame off a sex tape (but we always remember and won’t forget anytime soon). While Kanye was working hard to changed her families image, he was mentally falling apart. Even though people don't want to see it, Kim Kardashian really love Kanye west. People may not want to believe that she loves him, you can tell by some of her actions that she really loves that man. I was like everyone else, that she was with him for the fame. But as time went on you can see, that she loves him, and will fight for her man. But no matter how much she loves him, Kim can’t save Kanye from his demons, and from the pain of losing his mother.
Depression, and mental health is one of many topics that is swept under the rug in the black community. we love to talk about everything but the real issue at hand. In a medical study that was done, it was shown that 13.6% percent of black men between the ages of 15-24 has committed suicide due to their battle with depression. And it's was also shown that suicide was the third leading cause of death with black men. Three years ago, I didn’t know much about depression. Until I fell in love with a man that was battling with depression. And I told you guys what happened afterwards, so I don’t need to repeat myself once again. But the point I'm making is, I couldn’t save him. And deep down inside, Kim Kardashian knows that she can’t save him either. Even after he gets the help that he needs, the love that he has for Kim might not be the same anymore once he gets well. Kanye west love Kim Kardashian as a clutch. He loves her because he was able to save her, and her family careers. He couldn’t save his mother so did the next best thing. He took amber rose out the strip club, and made her a household name. And he made Kim Kardashian a fashion icon. He wanted to be the hero that couldn't be for his mother, he even said in several interviews that he never dealt with the loss of his mother. He also even said that after her funeral, he went to the studio and start recording “808 heartbreak”. he never gave himself the time to heal from the loss of “the only woman that knew him best”, the reason why Kanye west lash out at other people (Taylor swift, Beyoncé, jay-z, and kid cudi just to name a few) as a way to lash out at himself for not dealing with his mother death. Like I said before, we all knew that Kanye west needed help. And when we saw the rapper kid cudi get help with his battle, we all knew that Kanye west was next.
Since the story broke, TMZ had reported that doctors at the UCLA psychiatric ward said that Kanye west condition is "deeper, and way worse then everyone expected". We can all jokes about Kanye west situation, and say that Kanye is looking for “attention”. And who knows, he might as well could be. But we can no longer keep quiet, about black men battle with depression. As a people, we are told to be strong, we're not allowed to show any signs of weaknesses, we are told to hold our head high threw all battles that we face. And we do it, knowing that deep inside we’re broken. We are losing our minds, and near the brink of ending it all because of the pressure of everyday life. It should be ok, to break down and cry. And if we love our family like we claim we do, then when they say they need our help we should be there to help them. Even if the situation is out of our control, they should be able to talk to us in their time of need. Don’t tell them to pray about it, unless you’re going to pray with them. Don’t make its seem like they don’t have a problem when they really do. They're asking for your help, so help them. Don’t wait until you at their funeral, to realize how much they needed you. Maybe Kim, and Kanye will be strong after this; and their marriage will be unbreakable. Because while there are some situations that can break a relationship, its can also make the relationship stronger but time will only tell.
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