Kanye West's Breakdown: Did 'Larger Than Life' Expectations Force 'Ye Into The Hospital?

A whole slew of factors likely influenced the decision to hospitalize Kanye West on Monday, but there's one that hasn't been discussed much.

Yeezy was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center on Monday where he was placed on a 5150 hold pending a psychiatric evaluation. According to reports, the rapper was struggling with the effects of sleep deprivation and dehydration and had been behaving erratically prior to being taken to the hospital.

According to an unnamed source for Hollywood Life, Yeezy's unfailing work ethic played a role in his so-called mental breakdown. The unnamed source said that Kanye's desire to prove himself to younger artists on his G.O.O.D. Music record label contributed to his exhaustion.
"Yeezy's been working himself into the grave for years because he was really trying to show the younger artists on his label that they could have it all if they worked hard! Family. Fame. Fortune. Kanye would go on tour for weeks at a time, take a day or two off to see his family, go to meetings for his fashion line, than hop back on tour."
The source went on to report that Kanye has a history of outworking those around him on a regular basis.

"Dude worked harder in a month than most people do in their lives. Desiigner, Teyana Taylor, Travis Scott and virtually everyone on G.O.O.D Music saw Ye as this larger than life figure and he didn't want to let them down, nor did he want to let himself down either," the Hollywood Life source reported. "Right now, everyone's just hoping he gets better and take all the time he needs to rest and relax."

Before his hospitalization on Monday, Kanye's people announced that the 39-year-old rapper had canceled the remaining shows on his Saint Pablo Tour. News of his mental breakdown broke soon after.

Since his hospitalization, reports have come out indicating that overwork wasn't the only thing that contributed to Kanye's breakdown. According to Radar Online, West is also feuding with his wife's mother, Kris Jenner, about the role Kim Kardashian will play in the future of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Since she was robbed at gunpoint at the beginning of October, Kim Kardashian has kept a relatively low profile. If the rumors are to be believed, Kanye would like to keep it that way, and even went so far as to tell Kim's famous momager that Kim would no longer be a part of KUWTK.

According to the unnamed source for Radar Online, Kris Jenner was having none of Kanye's declarations, and eventually Kim signed a contract to continue on with the long-running reality TV show.

"Kris waged a war against Kanye to keep Kim on the show because she knows that if Kim quits, then the whole entire gig is up."
The insider went on to say that "the whole entire experience has really put a strain on Kim and Kanye's relationship."On Monday, Kanye was said to have been struggling with paranoia and hallucinations. He was put on suicide watch when he was admitted to the hospital. Sources say the rapper spent Thanksgiving Day there.

What do you think of the rumors that Kanye West's work ethic helped contribute to his alleged mental breakdown? Do you think his tendency to work nonstop contributed to his exhaustion? Why or why not?

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