Kanye West has been burning bridges left and right in his latest Twitter meltdown. His wife Kim Kardashian had been able to keep him off of social media during his bi-polar episodes, but as of late Ye has been fully unleashed and has even been punished by Twitter.
Kanye West Urinates On Grammy Award
Kanye just had a series of damaging Twitter posts that ended up with Twitter locking his account temporarily. He had been ranting about modern slavery, Black artists being hindered, how Black artists deserve more ownership of their work, and how he is too influential to be stopped. While some of his points appeared to come from genuine ideas, they were heavily steeped in anger and then began finding targets like Forbes editor and Chief Content Officer Randall Lane.
Kanye posted Randall's cell phone contact information in a since-deleted Tweet with the caption "If any of my fans want to call a white supremacist... this is the editor of Forbes." He then went on to post a video of what appears to be himself urinating on one of his 21 Grammy Awards that he places in the toilet. You cannot see him at all in the video but you can see the stream of urine defacing the highly coveted award that Kanye had once been very proud of, even bringing his beloved late mother to the Grammys to help him hold them for photos.
He captioned the urinating video with "Trust me... I WONT STOP." Ye was actually making a point that Taylor Swift had also recently been emphasizing about the music industry. He was speaking about the fight for ownership of his master recordings from Universal Music Group who won't even let him buy them from him. Taylor Swift had been echoing this sentiment for quite some time, as she has publicly battled with her old producer Scooter Braun who had kept control of her and her music in cruel and unfair ways.
After all of the Tweets, Kanye went silent until his friend Rick Fox posted to Twitter saying, "My friend @kanyewest wants you all to know that he was kicked off of @Twitter for 12 hours." It seems posting Randall Lane's personal information was in direct violation of the rules and code of conduct on Twitter. We will have to wait and see if he gets his account back and what he will say if he does.
His wife Kim Kardashian-West has not said too much on the matter, but has recently spoken about how her husband "is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions." She pleaded for "compassion and empathy" because "we as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most."