A longtime pal of the rapper told People:
“I haven’t felt personally concerned about his well being. Every time I talk with him ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ which is almost every day ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ he’s extremely good-natured, [and] in a great mood.”
Concerns for the fashion designer’s mental health stemmed from two separate interviews with former collaborators, Rhymefest and Malik Yusef, who both expressed being worried at the Grammys on Monday.
However, the source is suspicious of their motives:
“I personally don’t feel that the Grammys red carpet is an appropriate place to express concern for the ‘health of your friend.’ All those guys do is talk about Kanye. There can be all types of motivations there. Both of those guys are extremely talented, don’t get me wrong, but for years [they’ve] been talking about Kanye in the press.”
As you could probably guess, it’s no coincidence all this attention is coming at the same time as Ye’s launch of his album The Life of Pablo and Yeezy Season 3.
The insider shared:
“He isn’t afraid to be himself at all times and he really values that part of himself, even when being honest is uncomfortable, even when it ruffles feathers, provokes, ticks people off. He often says that he was raised this way by his parents who were both activists and thinkers, educators. They instilled in him this belief that it was necessary to be himself at all costs … He’s not concerned about his celebrity that much or what the headline is going to be. A lot of what he’s been able to accomplish has been by stirring up sh*t, drawing attention, shining a light on something or getting people interested. He certainly knows how to get people interested. He’s like a master troll.”
That, he is!
Additionally, the 38-year-old’s friend says Kanye is just being Kanye:
“Kanye is an extraordinarily creative person and he is a self-professed extraordinarily cocky person, and the behavior that he exhibits publicly is totally consistent with his persona. He’s also extremely funny, fun and daring ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ he’s a risk taker and a lot of what he brings to the table in terms of performance, he brings his Twitter into that, he brings his entire life into that.”
Another source close to the couple explained:
“Kim isn’t mad at Kanye. She thinks all the stories about his money problems are so funny because it’s all kind of inaccurate. Kanye laughs and thinks it’s funny when he tweets and doesn’t care what people say.”
Regardless of whether or not he cares what we say… he’s definitely got us talking! Kudos!