Kim Kardashian took to Instagram this morning following husband Kanye West’s late night Twitter meltdown, saying she is ‘powerless’ and calling her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’.
The reality star, 39, said ‘his words sometimes do not align with his intentions’ after Kanye last night claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.
In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Tuesday that Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’, and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’.
Sharing three pages to her Instagram story Wednesday morning Kim said: ‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.’
She told her 180 million followers: ‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He 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 bi-polar disorder.
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’
West on Tuesday repeated his claim that his wife and mother-in-law had ‘tried to fly in with two doctors’ to have him hospitalized amid concerns about his well-being after his bizarre entry into the 2020 presidential race.
‘Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval… that’s not what a wife should do,’ Kanye said after reports that the Kardashians were infuriated by his latest antics. Source told TMZ Wednesday that the Kardashians ‘don’t know what to do’ as Kanye is ‘clearly not receptive to getting help’.
Kanye deleted his late-night tweets barely half an hour after posting them, except for a final post in which he signed them off as coming from ‘the future president’.
Kim wrote today: ‘As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar 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.
‘I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
‘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.
‘Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.’
Kanye’s shock divorce claim comes after sources had alleged that Kim and Kanye, 43, are already ‘living apart’ and have been ‘at each other’s throats’ with ‘daily bust-ups’ during lockdown.
Kim earned glowing praise from Meek Mill last year, when the rapper called her a ‘friend’ and hailed her for ‘doing a lot of good work’ on prison reform, but the nature of the alleged hotel meeting is not clear.
Meek and Kim both attended a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles in November 2018, but it was at the Jeremy Hotel rather than the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye appeared to be referring to.
West’s tweets said that ‘Meek is my man and was respectful… that’s my dog’, without elaborating further, before he veered off into his supposed $5billion wealth and a reference to Michael Jackson.
Kanye’s freewheeling tweets also referred to rapper Drake and Kim Kardashian’s friend Larsa Pippen, without explaining further but followed by the question: ‘Should I name more?’.
In a bizarre reference to Michael Jackson and his nemesis and former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola, West said that ‘MJ told you about Tommy before they killed him’.
He added: ‘Kim saved my daughters life in the name of Jesus It’s Gods choice only I will live for my children Kris I’m in Cody if your not planning another one of your children’s playboy shoots.’
Kanye had revealed in his South Carolina rally on Sunday that he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North, and separately announced that his children would ‘never do Playboy’.
Turning to Kris and Kim, Kanye claimed last night that ‘they tried to fly in with two doctors to 51/50 me’, referring to a section of California law under which people can be confined for mental health reasons.
West had alleged just 24 hours earlier that ‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out’ after his troubling appearance at the South Carolina campaign rally, his first since announcing on July 4 that he was entering the 2020 race.
‘I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform”, Kanye said last night, adding: ‘This my lady tweet of the night… Kris Jong-Un’.
Seemingly going off on a tangent, he added in the same tweet that ‘Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me’.
In his next tweet he wrote: ‘Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog. Kim was out of line.
‘I’m worth $5 billion and more than that through Christ. But you’ll ain’t listen to MJ but you’ll believe them???’.
Kanye has also shared his texts with Kris Jenner in which he threatened to ‘go to war’ if she did not return his calls.
The first message read: ‘This Ye, you ready to talk now or are still avoiding my call?’, while the second, posted a day later, said: ‘This Ye, you wanna talk or go to war?’.
He captioned the screenshot: ‘White supremacy at its highest no cap.’
Page Six reports that friends fear the marriage may not survive West’s recent frightening behavior, as he welcomes other celebrities including comedian Dave Chappelle to his Wyoming ranch but continues to avoid his wife.
Meek Mill’s last public interaction with Kim came in August 2019, when he told Access Hollywood that Kardashian was a ‘friend’ with whom he had spoken frequently about prison reform.
‘I think she’s doing a lot of good work. She’s doing a lot of work, more than other people who have platforms who might even [have come] from that situation,’ Meek said in an interview.
‘So, big ups to her and big ups to everybody that’s working for a better cause – not even just for reform,’ he said.
Meek was freed from court supervision in July 2019 after a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned the rapper’s conviction in a drug and gun case that had kept him in prison or on probation for most of his adult life.
He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in a deal which resolved the 12-year legal battle.
In 2018, Meek and Kardashian were both named as guests at a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles, organized by Variety and Rolling Stone magazine.
The event took place at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, a different venue to the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye was apparently referring to.
It is not clear whether West was mistaken about the venue or whether he was referring to a different occasion, but no meeting at the Waldorf has ever been publicized.
Kim had visited the White House to lobby for prison reform earlier in 2018, helping to persuade Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson who was serving a life sentence without parole for drugs offenses.
Kardashian was the one who broke the news to Johnson, saying that ‘telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget’.
Later Tuesday he posted a video to Twitter thanking his friends for their support and captioned it: ‘THANK YOU 88 MNOP FOR JOINING ME AT OUR RANCH IN CODY IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE REAL ONES AROUND Oh AND THEY BOTH WEARING ORANGE.’
He then posted a picture of some illustrations with the condensed words: ‘TH FTR IS CMNG PRMS N JSS NM.’
Yet despite West’s posts with his friends on Twitter, a source told Page Six that while the Kardashian family had decided to stand by Kanye, they believe the situation is ‘really bad’.
‘I don’t know if they can survive it,’ the source claimed of Kanye and Kim’s marriage.
Also on Tuesday, Kanye questioned whether he should postpone his controversial run on the Oval Office until 2024 in a tweet late Tuesday night in which he also shared a confusing look at his ‘2020 Vision’.
‘#2020vision or maybe ’24,’ he wrote alongside a picture of a piece of paper in his trademark orange, listing what appears to be the tracklist for his upcoming album.
Kim and Kanye, who wed in 2014 and have four children, were said to be living at opposite ends of their LA compound due to rising tensions before Kanye moved to their family home in Wyoming.
‘Since lockdown they’ve had daily bust-ups over literally everything. But mainly about the kids, their future, and the different directions they’re going in,’ a source told The Sun, adding that the couple were ‘at each other’s throats’.
‘They’ve barely had a functioning marriage for the last year and Kim has been finding living with him too difficult.
‘He’s very demanding and always obsessed with one of his schemes – she’s exhausted. They live totally separate lives now.’
Sources claim Kanye is holed up in a ‘compound’ at the Wyoming ranch with ‘a lot of building work’ apparently taking place, much of it ‘geared towards security’.
The compound reportedly includes an ‘underground bunker’ with a ‘panic’ room which is stocked up with food and designed for the family to take refuge in an emergency.
Kanye is said to have surrounded himself with ‘a small group of people he trusts’, not including his wife or her family.
Last week he reportedly changed his Twitter and social media passwords to lock everyone else out, amid claims he feels ‘paranoid’.
Another source told The Sun that Kim ‘is living through the worst nightmare of her life right now’.
‘Originally Kim was happy that Kanye chose to go to Wyoming as he’s always calmer when he’s there. Now she’s regretting it,’ they said.
A source has also told Entertainment Tonight that Kim is ‘completely devastated’ by Kanye’s tweets and that she has been trying to get her husband help for his bipolar disorder but he has refused.
‘Kim has always been public about everything in her life, but with Kanye and him being bipolar she has always respected to keep that more private and within the family,’ the source said.
‘Kanye tweeting about the family and painting her as trying to ‘lock him up’ has upset Kim because that wasn’t her intention and she only ever wants the best for her husband.’
Meanwhile, another source told Us Weekly Kim and the rest of the Kardashians think Kanye ‘crossed a line’ by airing private family matters.
‘She’s tried so hard to help him, but now Kim and her family feel as though he’s really crossed a line by talking negatively about them publicly and sharing private family matters with the public,’ the source said.
‘She feels helpless at this point.’
In addition to saying his wife was trying to lock him up, Kanye’s earlier Twitter rant on Monday also referenced Kim’s prior Playboy shoots and vowed to never let his children do the same.
He also slammed his mother-in-law and he suggested the movie ‘Get Out’ was based on his own life.
‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,’ West said in one of the since-deleted tweets.
In other tweets, he also appealed directly to Kim and Jenner, to contact him at his ranch in Wyoming where he has been living, adding that he didn’t want his mother-in-law around his four children.
‘Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up,’ he said, apparently referencing Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.
Kanye also took a stab at the Keeping Up With The Kardashians, saying he loved his wife and wanted his family to live with him despite them filming the reality TV series.
Among his barrage of tweets was one in which he compared himself to Nelson Mandela, saying: ‘If I get locked up like Mandela yall will know why’.
He also referenced ‘Get Out’, a horror film about race relations, in a few of the tweets: ‘Everybody knows the movie get out is about me.’
The film is about a black man who meets his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time and discovers the creepy things the family does to guests in an effort to extend their lives, including organ harvesting and brain transplants.
In other tweets, he directly addressed his mother-in-law and posted a screenshot of an apparent text message he had sent Kris Jenner: ‘This Ye. You ready to talk now. Or are you still avoiding my calls.’
When tweeting about his wife and their children, Kanye referenced Kim’s leaked 2007 sex tape with then boyfriend Ray J and the Playboy cover she did later that year.
‘West children will never do playboy,’ Kanye also tweeted, alongside a picture of himself with his children.
‘I put my life on the line for my children that North’s mother would never sell her sex rape [sic],’ he tweeted.
‘I put my life on my God that Norths mom would never photograph her doing playboy and that’s on God,’ he added, revealing ‘I’m at the ranch … come and get me.’
‘I love my wife My family must live next to me It’s not up to E or NBC anymore,’ Kanye also tweeted, referring to the TV network and the parent company of the reality series Kardashian stars on, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
‘NBC locked up Bill Cosby,’ he later added.
All of those tweets were deleted.