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Kanye West’s Ex-Trainer Details Bizarre 2016 Mental Breakdown

Kanye West’s Ex-Trainer Details Bizarre 2016 Mental Breakdown

Kanye West‘s ex-trainer opened up about his bizarre behavior during his 2016 mental breakdown. According to The New York Times, Harley Pasternak, the former employee, detailed visiting Ye’s home during the manic episode. 

Pasternak expressed that his visit arrived in the aftermath of West’s rant supporting Donald Trump in November 2016. It was around the same time that a paranoid West thought that JAY-Z was sending “killers” to silence him. When Pasternak arrived at Kanye’s home, he claims he found the artist writing on his bedsheets and packed his suitcases with a bevy of cooking ware. 

“He was writing Bible verses and drawing spaceships on bedsheets with a Sharpie, while a handful of worried friends and employees lingered nearby,” he recalls. The fitness guru said he saw him with “suitcases packed with pots, pans, and Tupperware.”

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” at the on November 07, 2019 in New York City.

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Elsewhere in the explosive exposé, the outlet found that Ye had been showing antisemitic behavior since about 2013. In fact, during one of the earliest meetings for YZY shoe ideas, Ye showed his disapproval of their designs by drawing a swastika on a sample model. Most of the German employees in the meeting took offense to his actions, mainly because it is prohibited in Germany to use the symbol outside of artistic purposes. 

Additionally, the controversial musician had allegedly “advised” a Jewish Adidas employee “to kiss a picture of Hitler every day.” The visionary also reportedly forced Adidas executives to “watch pornography” for inspirational purposes. 

The Times found [that] Mr. West made Adidas executives watch pornography during a meeting at his Manhattan apartment, ostensibly to spark creativity,” the report reads. “In February 2015, preparing to show the first Yeezy collection at New York Fashion Week, staff members complained that he had upset them with angry, sexually crude comments.”

Adidas CMO Eric Liedtke and Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WEST.

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