Kanye West Admits He's Had Suicidal Thoughts

On Friday (July 27), Kanye West continued to open up about mental health in a series of tweets inspired by watching the new documentary, McQueen, about the troubled fashion designer who took his own life at the age of 40.

"I saw the Alexander McQueen documentary and I connected with his journey," the rapper wrote in the first of three tweets. "I know how it feels to want to take your life back into your own hands even if it means taking your own life." 

"To make this clear and not weird I’ve had these kinds of thoughts and I’m going to tell you things I’ve done to stay in a content place," he continued.

He then wrote what looks to be the first tweet of an advice series he's calling "How to NOT kill yourself."

Part One: "Avoid being around people who make you want to kill yourself."

Check out his tweets below.

Last month, West revealed he was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, which he acknowledges in his new album, ye

I've never been diagnosed and I was like 39 years old," the rapper revealed during a radio interview. "It's not a disability, it's a superpower." 

"I'm so blessed and so privileged because think about people that have mental issues that are not Kanye West, that can't go and make that [album] and make you feel like it's all good," he continued.

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