HE’S been locked down in a remote bunker after threatening to go to “war” with his wife Kim Kardashian’s family.
And Kanye West, who is alleged to be in the middle of a severe bipolar episode, hinted at bad blood in the Kardashian-West camp weeks ago in an angry verse tucked away in his latest track.
While Wash Us In The Blood’s main target is racial inequality and violence in the US, it also contains commentary on Kanye’s personal struggles.
He ambiguously raps: “They don’t want Kanye to be Kanye/They wanna sign a fake Kanye/They tryna sign a calm ‘Ye/That’s right I call him Calm-Ye.”
This week in a series of worrying tweets Kanye, 43, dubbed matriarch Kris ‘Kris Jong-Un’ after the controlling North Korean dictator and threatened her with “war” if she continued to ignore his texts.
He also claimed the film Get Out, in which a white family enslaves black people as part of a twisted experiment, was about him.
The star then accused wife Kim, 39, and Kris, 64, of attempting to have him involuntarily detained.
He wrote on Twitter: “They tried to fly in with 2 doctors to 51/50 me.”
The term 51/50 is slang for “crazy” but also part of a welfare code in America that allows a mentally ill person to be detained for 72hours for their own well-being.
The word ‘calmye’, from Wash Us In The Blood, was then used in another tweet aimed at his mother-in-law.
He posted: “Kriss don’t play with me that calmye are not allowed around my children y’all tried to lock me up.”
In his latest track, Kanye rages against an unknown force intent on stopping him from speaking freely and says he can only be himself when he’s in the studio: “So I let it fly when I’m in the booth.”
He insists that nobody understands him and his quest to tell the truth: “The devil a lie and I been the truth (ha)/Livid ’cause nobody livin’ and nobody gettin’ it.”
Kim broke her silence on Kanye’s concerning behaviour yesterday after he claimed she nearly aborted their eldest daughter North and insisted he’s been trying to divorce her for a year.
The couple have four children together and have been married since May 2014.
In a lengthy Instagram statement she begged her followers to show compassion and told how her family was powerless to help Kanye.
She wrote: “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, 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 sometimes do not align with his intentions.”
But Kanye was furious that he wasn’t consulted before the statement was released, claiming it was a sign of racism.
He wrote: “Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval . . . that’s not what a wife should do. White supremacy.”
The Yeezus star has spent the last few days holed away inside the family’s sprawling £11.82m Wyoming ranch.
Yesterday he was seen shopping in a Walmart store with pal Damon Dash – who insists his pal is fine.