‘We may have more differences than I anticipated’: Elon Musk appears to RETRACT his support of Kanye West’s presidential campaign… amid concern over the rapper’s mental health
Elon Musk appears to have retracted his support of Kanye West’s run for president after his explosive and concerning Forbes interview.
Last week, the Tesla founder, 49, threw his support behind the 42-year-old rapper’s bid for the White House, yet after his interview sparked concerns that he was suffering a bipolar episode, Elon seemed to retract his support.
When asked if he remains supportive, he responded in a tweet reading: ‘We may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated.’
Elon was one of Kanye’s first backers when he responded to the announcement writing: ‘You have my full support!’, however things seem to have changed.
The reality star, 39, took to Twitter on Friday to retweet a video of the rapper, explaining to citizens of America how to register to vote.
Kim’s public support to her husband comes amid claims both she and the family are ‘very concerned’ about Kanye, who appears to be ‘in the middle of a serious bipolar episode.’
On Thursday, Kim was pictured looking tense as she filmed scenes for Keeping Up With The Kardashians with friend Malika Haqq.
In the piece, Kanye slammed Planned Parenthood as an organisation run by ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’, drawing widespread criticism online.
TMZ claims the father-of-four suffers from a serious episode around once a year, resulting in his decision-making being impacted.
The site reports: ‘Kanye announced he’s running for president via Twitter over the weekend, and also did a rambling interview with Forbes … which drew harsh criticism, confusion and concern.
‘sources say his family and those close to him are worried, but they believe things will stabilize as they have in the past.
‘The problem here, is that Kanye’s proclamations are causing problems.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Kanye West for comment.
Another insider said that West was doing well before this episode.
‘Kanye has been doing well for a long time. In the past, he has suffered both manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder. Right now, he is struggling again,’ a source told People.
Kim is said to be ‘worried’ about the rapper, whose behaviour is putting an immense amount of stress on her.
‘Kim is concerned, as well as her whole family. It’s super stressful for Kim, because Kanye’s behaviour is very unpredictable. She is worried,’ the source went on.
‘The episodes usually last for a few weeks and then things go back to normal. Kim hopes it will be the same this time.’
Kanye has been married to Kim since 2014, and the couple have four children, North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, 14 months.
The musician’s Forbes interview saw him drop his support for Trump, reveal his political party is called The Birthday Party and discuss anti-vaccination views.’
In 2018, Kanye revealed he was not taking medication for bipolar because it ‘stifles his creativity,’ a year after his diagnosis.
The performer told David Letterman that he feels discriminated against because of his mental health issues.
Kanye said: ‘I can just tell you what I’m feeling at the time. I feel a heightened connection with the universe when I’m ramping up.
‘It’s a health issue, this is a sprained brain, like a sprained ankle. When someone has a sprained ankle, you’re not going to push on him more. With us, once our brain gets to a point of spraining, people do everything to make it worse,
‘They do everything possible. They got us to that point and they do everything to make it worse.’
Kanye can sometimes experience psychosis during periods of severe mania, in which he feels hyper-paranoia and believes everyone is out to get him.