By Shirley Ju @shirju
(AllHipHop News) Kanye West was fully transparent when he released his last project, ye, through the album cover art alone.
With the words “I hate being bipolar it's awesome” scribbled in neon green, he revealed to the world he was struggling with a mental illness that most didn’t know about.
West’s bravery and courage do not go unnoticed.
In a blog for the British Medical Journal, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, Wendy Burn, praised the G.O.O.D. Music founder for being honest with his struggles about bipolar disorder.
“Much credit to him for sharing this. Among a sea of public figures who are more than happy to talk about milder mental conditions, severe conditions are still cloaked under a certain kind of unacceptableness—spoken of far more rarely," Professor Burn wrote.
At 41-years-old, West was only diagnosed with bipolar disorder two years ago, at age 39. In his song “Yikes,” he raps, “That's my superpower, ni##a, ain't no disability.”