In a new interview, GLC dished on how much Kanye has changed in recent years.
“I wasn’t surprised,” says GLC, who was so close to Kanye that he was a pallbearer at his mother Donda’s 2007 funeral. “I saw it coming.” He believes it was Kanye’s mother’s death that put him in a “dark place” that he never got out of. “I tried to rearrange his brain,” he says. “But he tried to snap on me.” When he saw Kanye, 40, being interviewed in recent years, GLC says he barely recognized his one-time pal. “It’s like his body is there, but [not] his soul and his spirit,” says GLC, 42. “It’s somewhere else.” (Life & Style Mag)
Last year, rapper Charles Hamilton spoke to SOHH about Ye’s publicized fall hospitalization.
“There’s a permanent sacrifice you make as soon as you get into the business. Your privacy is gone, your ability to speak freely is gone, you have to straight up tow the line. Sometimes towing the line can lead to insanity because you don’t want to lose your own self-respect for the sake of the dollar. When you put the art first like myself or Kanye [West], you don’t mind being considered crazy.” (SOHH)
In November 2016, reports emerged about Ye having to stay hospitalized following a mental breakdown.
We’re told his personal doctor was going to take charge of him upon release. We’re now told Kanye is still not stable and will not be released today. In fact, there is now no release date set, because he has not recovered from his breakdown a week ago. (TMZ)
Rap veteran Q-Tip previously shared his thoughts on Ye’s publicized hospitalization and pro-Donald Trump remarks.
“He’s my brother, I just, uh, it’s difficult because I love him. That’s my brother. And I reached out to him and I’m hoping that we just get to talk. And I probably will just leave it there because I really care about that dude but his remarks are something that require he and I having a real serious discussion.” (Bloomberg)