Kanye West is reportedly still focusing on his brand deals with Gap and Adidas amid his bipolar battle and family feud with the Kardashian clan.
The rapper, 43, is allegedly finding time between his presidential campaign and personal troubles to work on his projects with the brands, according to a report from TMZ on Saturday.
It was claimed by the publication that business-savvy Kanye is keen to still work on the projects alongside a big team to keep operations on schedule for the collaborations with the companies.
Claims: Embattled Kanye West is ‘still working on Gap and Adidas deals’ and ‘speaking constantly’ to wife Kim Kardashian amid bipolar episode, it was reported on Saturday
Kanye is working with designer Mowalola Ogunlesi on his YZY GAP project, and she is said to still be working diligently on the collaboration even after Kanye’s bizarre ‘Presidential’ speech and subsequent Twitter meltdown.
Meanwhile it was also claimed that Kim Kardashian is ‘speaking constantly’ with the star despite their marital woes as she is determined to help with his bipolar battle.
According to a source speaking with The Sun on Friday, Kim is ‘focused on getting him healthy’ and talks to him regularly while he stays on their Wyoming ranch.
MailOnline has contacted Kanye and Kim’s representatives for comment.
Project: Kanye is working with designer Mowalola Ogunlesi on his YZY GAP project, and she is said to still be working diligently on it even after Kanye’s bizarre ‘Presidential’ speech
Supportive: Meanwhile it was also claimed that Kim is talks regularly with her husband while he stays at their Wyoming ranch as she is determined to help ‘get him healthy’
Kanye hit the headlines earlier this week with his bizarre ‘Presidential’ speech and subsequent Twitter meltdown, in which he made claims about his wife Kim Kardashian as well as her mother.
Kim took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to say that she is ‘powerless’ and called her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’.
The reality star said ‘his words sometimes do not align with his intentions’ after Kanye claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.
In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Tuesday that Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’, and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’.
Tears: Kanye appeared at a campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday (pictured) in which he delivered a lengthy monologue which sparked concerns about his well-being
Sharing three pages to her Instagram story Wednesday morning Kim said: ‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.’
She told her 180 million followers: ‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’
Shock: The rapper shocked fans earlier this week when he claimed he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North
West on Tuesday repeated his claim that his wife and mother-in-law had ‘tried to fly in with two doctors’ to have him hospitalized amid concerns about his well-being after his bizarre entry into the 2020 presidential race.
‘Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval… that’s not what a wife should do,’ Kanye said after reports that the Kardashians were infuriated by his latest antics. Source told TMZ Wednesday that the Kardashians ‘don’t know what to do’ as Kanye is ‘clearly not receptive to getting help’.
Kanye deleted his late-night tweets barely half an hour after posting them, except for a final post in which he signed them off as coming from ‘the future president’.
Speaking out: Kim took to Instagram Wednesday morning following her husband’s late night Twitter meltdown, saying she is ‘powerless’ and calling her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’
Candid: She finished by saying: ‘We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it’
Kim wrote Wednesday: ‘As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.
‘I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
‘People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
‘Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.’
Stressed: Kim is ‘completely devastated’ after husband Kanye claimed in a Twitter rant that she tried to get a doctor to lock him up after his presidential rally speech (pictured with their children North, 7; Saint, 4; Chicago, 2; and Psalm, 14 months)
WHAT IS BIPOLAR?
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder which causes unusual and often sudden changes in mood and energy levels.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Moods of those with bipolar disorder range from periods of extreme elation and energy (known as a manic episode) to periods of extreme somberness and lack of energy (known as a depressive episode).
HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?
According to the International Bipolar Foundation, sufferers are diagnosed with rapid cycling if they have four or more manic, hypomanic, or depressive episodes in any 12-month period.
This severe form of the condition occurs in around 10 to 20 percent of all people with bipolar disorder.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Currently it is unknown what is the cause of bipolar disorder, which affects around 5.7 million US adults aged 18 or older.
Scientists say genetics could play a role or that those with a a family history of bipolar disorder are more likely to have it.
Kanye’s shock divorce claim comes after sources had alleged that Kim and Kanye are already ‘living apart’ and have been ‘at each other’s throats’ with ‘daily bust-ups’ during lockdown.
Kim earned glowing praise from Meek Mill last year, when the rapper called her a ‘friend’ and hailed her for ‘doing a lot of good work’ on prison reform, but the nature of the alleged hotel meeting is not clear.
Meek and Kim both attended a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles in November 2018, but it was at the Jeremy Hotel rather than the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye appeared to be referring to.
West’s tweets said that ‘Meek is my man and was respectful… that’s my dog’, without elaborating further, before he veered off into his supposed $5billion wealth and a reference to Michael Jackson.
On Wednesday he appeared to address Kanye’s tweets, writing on Twitter: ‘S*** is cappp cmon ….’ Cap is slang for lies. TMZ Meek Mill and Kim only ever met in a professional sense to talk prison reform.
Kanye’s freewheeling tweets also referred to rapper Drake and Kim Kardashian’s friend Larsa Pippen, without explaining further but followed by the question: ‘Should I name more?’.
In a bizarre reference to Michael Jackson and his nemesis and former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola, West said that ‘MJ told you about Tommy before they killed him’.
He added: ‘Kim saved my daughters life in the name of Jesus It’s Gods choice only I will live for my children Kris I’m in Cody if your not planning another one of your children’s playboy shoots.’
Kanye had revealed in his South Carolina rally on Sunday that he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North, and separately announced that his children would ‘never do Playboy’.
Turning to Kris and Kim, Kanye claimed that ‘they tried to fly in with two doctors to 51/50 me’, referring to a section of California law under which people can be confined for mental health reasons.
West had alleged just 24 hours earlier that ‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out’ after his troubling appearance at the South Carolina campaign rally, his first since announcing on July 4 that he was entering the 2020 race.
Disturbing: In his rambling Twitter outburst, West said Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’ and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’
Claims: Kanye claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel in tweets he has since deleted
‘I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for “prison reform”, Kanye said, adding: ‘This my lady tweet of the night… Kris Jong-Un’.
Seemingly going off on a tangent, he added in the same tweet that ‘Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me’.
In his next tweet he wrote: ‘Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog. Kim was out of line.
‘I’m worth $5 billion and more than that through Christ. But you’ll ain’t listen to MJ but you’ll believe them???’.
Kanye has also shared his texts with Kris Jenner in which he threatened to ‘go to war’ if she did not return his calls.
The first message read: ‘This Ye, you ready to talk now or are still avoiding my call?’, while the second, posted a day later, said: ‘This Ye, you wanna talk or go to war?’.
He captioned the screenshot: ‘White supremacy at its highest no cap.’
The family: Kim – who has North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, 14 months, with the rapper – was said to have been concerned about his behaviour for some time