After several weeks of stories about Kanye West’s declining mental health, he has “resurfaced” in Los Angeles at a Rick Owens furniture exhibition in West Hollywood. (Is there anything in the art world more calming than a furniture exhibit?) Page Six reports he “appeared to be in good health,” and provided a screenshot of a now-deleted Instagram photo of West that shows him smiling and sitting on one of the pieces of art. (That’s allowed when it’s furniture.) It also shows his new hairdo, which is slightly longer than usual, and blond.
West looks great, and it’s nice to see him out and about. But questions about why he has been suffering still remain, and his close friend Fonzworth Bentley recently provided an explanation for his recent troubles than we’ve been given before by anonymous sources in the tabloids, but never had confirmed by a named individual.
West’s recent health issues weren’t simply because of Kim’s robbery, or stress over his album, or troubled fashion line, or changed medication. It all began in 2007, after the death of his mother Donda during a routine surgery. “He never mourned his mother,” Bentley said. “And that’s at the root of this...you don’t have to be a clinical psychologist to figure that out.”
Bentley went on, telling The Rich Friend podcast:
You have to look at it from his perspective. You put out the most amazing album. You’re breaking records on merch...So, what happens is . . . you take that, and then your fashion show just demolishes and fails...We all know more than anything that he wants to be successful in fashion, so when editors and all the folks are beating him up...then you’re onstage, your wife gets robbed—and it’s not like that didn’t happen—that happened...It’s not OK. That’s not something to question. That really happened.
You can listen to Bentley’s full remarks here. They begin at around the 1:18:00 mark.
Jennifer Lawrence scratched “her butt on [Hawaiian] rocks that were considered to be sacred,” bragged about it on The Graham Norton Show, and now people are angry.
“You were not supposed to sit on them because you weren’t supposed to expose your genitalia to them...[but] oh my god, they were so good for butt itching. One rock that I was butt scratching on ended up coming loose, and it was a giant boulder and it rolled down this giant mountain and almost killed our sound guy. His whole station got destroyed. It was this huge, dramatic deal. All the Hawaiians were like, ‘Oh my God, it’s the curse!’ And I was sitting in the corner like, ‘Haha! I’m your curse! I wedged it loose with my ass!’”
And Passengers still looks so awful!
Looks like we might get a...REAL TRIAL WITH J. REINHOLD. REAL TRIAL WITH J. REINHOLD. REAL TRIAL WI—you get it.
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