For the past couple of years, though, Ye has been struggling with personal stuff, including a very public and bitter divorce and mental health issues. Whatever is happening behind closed doors has seeped into his public life in the most unexpected ways and climaxed with the anti-Semitic messages he posted to social media, which eventually put an end to his friendship with Elon Musk.
So far, Musk has banned Ye from X on two separate occasions, both times for hate and discriminatory talk. While the rapper's account has since been restored, he remains inactive here. But it sounds like he's looking to change that – or, at the very least, change the status of his relationship with Musk. As long as it happens on his (Ye's) terms, this time.
Celebrity gossip aside, the rapper also tries to make two other arguments in his very specific way.
The first one would be that he is not bipolar, as he previously said, but has "signs of autism from my car accident." The second is that Musk should stop leeching on Ye's fame, which is hilarious given the kind of following Musk has.
"You can’t watch Kim keep my kids from me. And not say anything publicly and then call yourself my friend so I can bring my audience to your struggling platform," Ye writes.
Count on Kanye to deliver so many insults in so few words, masquerading as an olive branch meant to mend a broken friendship.
We're not doctors, so we'll refrain from commenting on his autism claims, except to note that he said once before he might be borderline autistic ("kinda like Rainman, but that’s my superpower," to paraphrase his exact words). We'll also note that the causes of autism are unknown but believed to be a combination of genetic and nongenetic environmental factors.
While people on social media and elsewhere online are having a blast with Kanye's recent attempt to get Elon Musk's attention, the car accident he's referencing in those messages is nothing to laugh about. It was a near-fatal two-vehicle collision that could have ended his life, but that ironically turned him into the superstar he is today.
On October 23, 2002, Kanye West left a recording studio in Los Angeles after an extended session that wasn't without drama. At 3 a.m., he got into his rented Lexus and started for home, but he fell asleep at the wheel.
Accounts of the accident vary slightly here, with some claiming that another car cut him off, which forced him into oncoming traffic, slamming front-first into another car. Others say he swerved into the opposite lane when he fell asleep. Whatever happened exactly, the result was that Kanye slammed into another car, and both drivers were seriously injured.
The injuries of the other driver were even worse. He broke both legs and had other fractures, but he was eventually able to make a full recovery. According to reports, the scene of the accident was so shocking that police refused to believe that Kanye had fallen asleep at the wheel, so they conducted four separate sobriety tests on him before they let the ambulance take him to the hospital.
The drama that Kanye West is trying to cause with Elon Musk aside, his 2002 car accident turned out to be a classic – and most inspiring – case of making lemonade out of what life throws at you.