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Dear Kanye West: Are You Ok?

Should we be worried?

Dear Kanye West,

What is going on?

No, seriously - what on Earth is going on with you?
Like, we get it - you're Kanye West. By now, people expect you to be over-the-top and egotistical and more than a little out there.

But this latest slew of headlines? Tweets about being millions of dollars in debt, begging for help from billionaires, leaked audio of backstage rants? You have out-Kanyed yourself, and as easy as it is to make fun of celebrities when they start pulling outlandish stunts, at this point it's like, should we be worried? Kanye's Twitter rants may be legendary, but are they really just a cry for help?

We as a culture have a bad habit of laughing at symptoms of mental illness when we see them in celebrities; think Britney Spears shaving her head and busting windows, and Amanda Bynes and her "rebellious phase" in 2012-2013.

It's really starting to feel like that's what's we're seeing unfold right now. Kanye West is having some type of breakdown, and we're all just laughing about it.

Because whether you believe anything Kanye says or not, you can't deny that Kanye's frustration is genuine, and whatever problems he's grappling with in his life, it doesn't look like he's handling them too well.

So seriously, Kanye - are you okay? Is there more going on here than meets the eye? Or is this all just a publicity stunt to drum up interest in your latest album (In which case, I'll just go ahead and see myself out)?

Sincerely, Sharon


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