PopUps: After Campaign Rally, Relationship on the Rocks for Kanye and Kim?

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.  (Source:Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Kanye West's explosive presidential campaign rally held in North Charleston, S.C. Sunday has apparently put his marriage with Kim Kardashian West on the rocks.

Page Six reports that its sources say Kim is "mortified" and "desperately worried" that Kanye isn't taking his medication for mental health. At the rally, the "Fade" rapper made mention that he and Kim discussed having an abortion when Kim was pregnant with their first child, North West.

"Kim is mortified. She has desperately been trying to help Kanye, keep him calm and prevent him from having any public meltdowns. The family believe he is having a bipolar episode," the source told Page Six. "He won't take medications because he feels they make him less creative. But [to] go out and say that about [their eldest daughter] North is shocking. Kim is devastated. She's worked so hard to help him, but she won't let him do this to their children."

Insiders told People magazine similar statements, specifically that Kim is upset with Kanye over the personal information he revealed at the rally, which made headlines across the globe.

"Kim is shocked that Kanye spoke about North at the rally," the source said. "She is furious that he shared something so private. She loves her kids tremendously and wants to protect them. Her favorite thing in the world is being a mom."

Another source told People that the celebs' relationship is starting to go south due to Kanye's recent behavior.

"Things have broken down significantly between the two of them, and it's happened pretty suddenly," they said.

Click here to read Page Six's report of Kanye's rally and here to read People magazine's full report.

Other remarks Kanye made at the event sparked outrage, including his comments about Harriet Tubman, who he claimed "never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people."

As the Associated Press reports, Kanye failed to qualify as a candidate for the South Carolina ballot. He also apparently missed the deadline to qualify for the ballot in a number of other states, and "it was unclear if he was willing or able to collect enough signatures required to qualify in others." He did, however, qualify to appear on Oklahoma's presidential ballot.

Kanye announced he was running for president via Twitter on July 4 and also said he's no longer a supporter of President Donald Trump.

At his recent rally, he spoke about his mother Donda West, who died in 2007 after complications from plastic surgery. The musical said his new album "DONDA" (named after his mother), will be released on Friday. He tweeted the tracklist and wrote that he will "focus on the music now."


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