Kanye West has been a constant name in the headlines all throughout the month of February, due to the release of his album The Life of Pablo, as well as his bizarre and random rants on Twitter. Now, it seems that Dr. Phil McGraw has weighed in on the controversial rapper/producer with his own medical diagnosis, reports Us Weekly.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) February 23, 2016
Dr. Phil, 65, sat down and had a conversation with James Corden on The Late Late Show on Monday, where he offered his professional opinion about Kanye’s Twitter rants and his mental/emotional health, and whether or not it needs to be taken seriously.
“You can’t be wrong that many times in a row unless you’re working at it,” Dr. Phil said. “He just gets up, says something [mimics typing] and so here we are talking about it, so it’s working.”
James Corden questioned whether or not Kanye West is simply trying to get attention, and Dr. Phil pretty much confirms just that. “We’re talking about it, aren’t we?”
“Everybody thinks stuff sometimes; you’ll think of something really stupid, but we’re in a society now, we’re in a generation now, where everybody thinks you got to have an audience for everything,” Dr. Phil said. But Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, was also guest on the episode and offered a different perspective on the rapper. Being someone who personally knows Kanye West, Bow Wow simply stated that the “Flashing Lights” rapper is overly passionate about his craft. But Mr. McGraw continued dismissing West’s behavior as just “stupid.”
“Listen, I don’t need to know that you just brushed your teeth. And I don’t need a picture of it, I don’t need a film of it, but we’re so narcissistic now, everybody’s doing selfies of themselves brushing their teeth. I don’t care! But everybody’s gotta post it up … So now, you say something stupid, it just goes wall-to-wall. They’re reading it in China in five seconds, so it just goes all over the place. You used to be stupid and get away with it.”
Kanye West needs help in the form of counseling, according to his former writing partner and fellow rapper, Rhymefest. He recently revealed these thoughts on Twitter.
@JakeChatty my brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal
— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) February 12, 2016
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there are claims swirling around suggesting that Kris Jenner is upset with Kanye over his behavior and she thinks that he is ruining the family’s “brand.” But Kris seems to be proud of her son-in-law and is actually quite congratulatory when it comes to his career and recent fashion show. A source close to Kris Jenner said that the rumors about Kanye West’s behavior being bad for Kardashian business are completely false, according to Entertainment Tonight.
West has reportedly been on damage control, trying to hire the best PR firms, but apparently, no one wants to work with the rapper. One publicist in particular told Page Six that “You couldn’t pay us enough to represent Kanye. He’s too much to handle.”
Kanye’s recent comments about sister-in-law Kylie Jenner working with Puma may also be another example of his behavior being too much to handle. West insisted that Kylie would not be signing any contracts with Puma, and would stick with Adidas, whom Kanye is also associated with. But that all seemed to backfire on him when it was reported that Kylie had indeed signed with Puma.
— HYPEBEAST (@HYPEBEAST) February 15, 2016
1000% there will never be a Kylie Puma anything. That's on my family! 1000% Kylie is on Yeezy team!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
Kylie will be joining Rihanna on the Puma brand, as the “Work” singer became Puma ambassador in late 2014. Kanye West allegedly admits that he was mad upon hearing that Kylie had joined with Puma.
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