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Coming Clean

Kanye West On Life With Bipolar Disorder: ‘You Pretty Much Don’t Trust Anyone’

‘They love to write you off.’

Kanye west bipolar disorder interview david letterman netflix

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Kanye West has been struggling with bipolar disorder for years, but now the rapper is opening up about what life with the mental illness is really like. The “Jesus Walks” rapper talked to David Letterman on his show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, about the illness and how he’s trying to handle it.

“If you don’t take medication every day to keep you at a certain state, you have a potential to ramp up and it can take you to a point where you can even end up in the hospital,” he said, explaining that’s how he ended up saying some of his most controversial comments in the press.

“When you ramp up, it expresses your personality more. You can become almost more adolescent in your expression,” the 41-year-old told the talk show host. “This is my specific experience that I’ve had over the past two years, because I’ve only been diagnosed for two years now.”

Click through the gallery to find out everything Kanye had to say about his illness and how he’s doing now.

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