Chelsea Handler is slamming Kanye West following his recent outbursts.
Handler spoke out about West’s recent bizarre social media behavior in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, where she described the rapper as a “maniac” and claimed that he’s on the verge of a very public breakdown.
“It’s like I’ve always said, he’s a maniac,” Handler recently told Entertainment Tonight Canada of her thoughts on West, adding that she thinks Kim Kardashian’s husband is “delusional” and “has always been delusional.”
“[Kanye’s] acted like this for years and now people are acting surprised that he’s acting like this?” Chelsea said during her most recent appearance on the entertainment news show. “He did this to Taylor Swift five or six years ago, he went up and stole her award and no one thought he was nuts then?”
“But why is it surprising?” Handler continued of West, “He’s acted like this for years! He’s not stable and he’s delusional,” Chelsea said.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) February 23, 2016
Chelsea was then quizzed by the host on what she thought about Kanye’s recent bizarre plea to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion, to which Handler replied by claiming that West “probably thinks that’s funny.”
The former Chelsea Lately host then predicted that Kanye West “will have a mental breakdown in front of everybody,” and added that West has “been a mistake for years.”
The comedian’s remarks about Kanye West and his recent eyebrow-raising behavior comes just days after Hollywood Life claimed that West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, was so worried about his recent outbursts that she’s looking to stage an intervention.
The site is alleging that Kardashian has now “reached her boiling point” with Kanye, particularly after West’s recent misogynistic lyrics about Taylor Swift in the song “Famous,” in which West claimed that he made her famous and suggested that the two “might still have sex.”
“She’s not going to publicly blast her husband for dissing Taylor but behind the scenes, she’s cringing,” an inside source revealed to the site last week, adding that Kim is even considering bringing West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose in for an intervention.
“She needs help taming Kanye and Amber’s her answer,” the source is alleging, revealing that Kim and Amber are “planning an intervention at Kris’ house to get Kanye in check.”
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) February 18, 2016
“They’re going to convey to him that his comments about Taylor and other women are out of line,” the insider close to Kim and Kanye continued to the site, adding that Kim is hoping that she and Amber are “hoping that they can put an end to Kanye’s madness” sooner rather than later.
The claims that Kim is ready to stage an intervention for Kanye West come after weeks of bizarre social media behavior from the rapper.
In one strange tweet posted on his official Twitter page earlier this month, West claimed to be $53 million in debt and called upon Mark Zuckerberg to give him $1 billion. “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas,” West tweeted out on February 14, adding “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart…”
West later seemed to backtrack on the claim in another tweet on February 15, where he confirmed “Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family” before adding “but I need access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world.”
“I just feel rich people are always too cool to ask for help trying to impress each other at dinner parties,” Kanye continued.
What do you think about Chelsea Handler’s recent claims about Kanye West?
[Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival]