Kanye West is taking a much-needed break from social media.
“Kanye got to the point where he realized his rants were becoming unhealthy. This is why he deleted his account,” a source told People Magazine after West, 41, cleared his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
West has been open about his war with mental health after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The rapper boasted about being off his meds during his lengthy pro-Trump rant on Saturday Night Live last week.
“When he gets into these Twitter rants, it’s very difficult for him to stop. It’s like an obsession and it actually affects his life. He knows it’s not healthy, so he wants to take things down a notch,” the source said.
Kanye has also been advised by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, to take a hiatus for the sake of their marriage and their three kids.
“Kim agreed it was time for him to take a social media break. She just wants him to focus on his family for a bit now,” the source claims. “He can also focus better on his music and being creative when he avoids social media.”
West previously deleted his Twitter for nearly a year before returning in April with a storm of tweets addressing everything from his former brother-in-law, Lamar Odom, the Yeezy brand, and declaring his love for President Donald Trump, caling him “my brother.”
A source says West is fighting “dark spiritual forces,” blaming West’s depression on the upcoming anniversary of his mother, Donda West’s death, according to People. Donda died in 2007 at age 58 after suffering from post operative issues following a plastic surgery operation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“If you remember, it was a year ago that this happened … almost exactly a year ago,” the insider shared about West’s controversial actions in recent weeks.
“It happens every fall as we get close to the anniversary of his mom’s death.”