Kanye West has been "trying to get divorced" for a while now, he said in a since-deleted tweet in the wee hours of July 22, while also continuing to maintain that his wife, Kim Kardashian West, is trying to get him placed on a psychiatric hold.
Kim, meanwhile, has acknowledged that her husband is in the midst of a severe bipolar episode.
Early Wednesday morning, the rapper blasted his wife — like he did just days before — saying she's been trying to involuntarily commit him to a mental hospital.
"I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the [Waldorf] for prison reform," he wrote, referring to the reality star's late 2018 meeting with formerly incarcerated rapper Meek Mill.
Kanye then referred to his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, as "Kris Jong-Un" — a clear reference to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The late-night tweeting — which Kanye has done several times this week — prompted a reaction from his wife, who indicated that she and her family are concerned but also helpless.
"As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar 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," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. 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."
She continued, "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 bipolar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions."
Perhaps in reference to his long-shot presidential bid, she wrote, "Living with bipolar 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."
She asked that people have compassion for Kanye during his current episode.