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Elon Musk seems to RETRACT political support of Kanye West

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Elon Musk appears to have retracted his support of Kanye West’s run for president after his explosive and concerning Forbes interview. 

Last week, the Tesla founder, 49, threw his support behind the 42-year-old rapper’s bid for the White House, yet after his interview sparked concerns that he was suffering a bipolar episode, Elon seemed to retract his support. 

When asked if he remains supportive, he responded in a tweet reading: ‘We may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated.’

Moving on: Elon Musk appears to have retracted his support of Kanye West's run for president after his explosive and concerning Forbes interview

Moving on: Elon Musk appears to have retracted his support of Kanye West’s run for president after his explosive and concerning Forbes interview

Oh no: Last week, the Tesla founder, 49, threw his support behind the 42-year-old rapper's bid for the White House, yet after his interview sparked concerns that he was suffering a bipolar episode, Elon seemed to retract his support

Oh no: Last week, the Tesla founder, 49, threw his support behind the 42-year-old rapper’s bid for the White House, yet after his interview sparked concerns that he was suffering a bipolar episode, Elon seemed to retract his support

Elon was one of Kanye’s first backers when he responded to the announcement writing: ‘You have my full support!’, however things seem to have changed.  

The mogul’s apparent withdrawal came after Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian finally pledged her support to him  after he announced his plans to run for president. 

The reality star, 39, took to Twitter on Friday to retweet a video of the rapper, explaining to citizens of America how to register to vote. 

Kim’s public support to her husband comes amid claims both she and the family    are ‘very concerned’ about Kanye, who appears to be ‘in the middle of a serious bipolar episode.’ 

Open and honest: Elon was one of Kanye's first backers when he responded to the announcement writing: 'You have my full support!', however things seem to have changed

Open and honest: Elon was one of Kanye’s first backers when he responded to the announcement writing: ‘You have my full support!’, however things seem to have changed

2020 vision: The mogul's apparent withdrawal came after Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian finally pledged her support to him after he announced his plans to run for president

2020 vision: The mogul’s apparent withdrawal came after Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian finally pledged her support to him after he announced his plans to run for president

Support: The reality star finally pledged her support to her husband Kanye West after he announced he plans to run for president of the US at the November elections (pictured March)

Support: The reality star finally pledged her support to her husband Kanye West after he announced he plans to run for president of the US at the November elections (pictured March) 

In the video, Kanye said: ‘Hey what’s up everybody, I’m here at the County Clerk’s office. I wanted to show you how I just registered to vote.’

The Stronger hitmaker continued: ‘There’s a lot of people who think they can’t vote they’re a convicted felon but they can actually ask for their rights back.’

The rapper then continued to talk to the receptionist about why other states make it complicated to vote. 

Kanye’s video comes after fears were raised over his mental health after announcing his decision to run for president via Twitter at the weekend and taking part in a controversial Forbes interview. 

Elections: Kanye announced his decision to run for president via Twitter at the weekend (pictured in 2018)

Elections: Kanye announced his decision to run for president via Twitter at the weekend (pictured in 2018) 

On Thursday, Kim was pictured looking tense as she filmed scenes for Keeping Up With The Kardashians with friend Malika Haqq. 

In the piece, Kanye slammed Planned Parenthood as an organisation run by ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’, drawing widespread criticism online.

TMZ claims the father-of-four suffers from a serious episode around once a year, resulting in his decision-making being impacted.  

The site reports: ‘Kanye announced he’s running for president via Twitter over the weekend, and also did a rambling interview with Forbes … which drew harsh criticism, confusion and concern. 

Discussion: The rapper then continued to talk to the receptionist about why other states make it complicated to vote

Discussion: The rapper then continued to talk to the receptionist about why other states make it complicated to vote

Family crisis: A day prior to the Tweet, Kim looked concerned while seen out after word husband Kanye is 'in the middle of a serious bipolar episode'

Family crisis: A day prior to the Tweet, Kim looked concerned while seen out after word husband Kanye is ‘in the middle of a serious bipolar episode’

Rolling: There was a production crew around, suggesting the crisis would be a topic on Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Rolling: There was a production crew around, suggesting the crisis would be a topic on Keeping Up With The Kardashians

WHAT IS BIPOLAR?

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder which causes unusual and often sudden changes in mood and energy levels.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? 

Moods of those with bipolar disorder range from periods of extreme elation and energy (known as a manic episode) to periods of extreme somberness and lack of energy (known as a depressive episode).

HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?

According to the International Bipolar Foundation, sufferers are diagnosed with rapid cycling if they have four or more manic, hypomanic, or depressive episodes in any 12-month period.

This severe form of the condition occurs in around 10 to 20 percent of all people with bipolar disorder.

WHAT CAUSES IT?

Currently it is unknown what is the cause of bipolar disorder, which affects around 5.7 million US adults aged 18 or older.   

Scientists say genetics could play a role or that those with a a family history of bipolar disorder are more likely to have it.

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‘Our sources say his family and those close to him are worried, but they believe things will stabilize as they have in the past. 

‘The problem here, is that Kanye’s proclamations are causing problems.’

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Kanye West for comment.

Another insider said that West was doing well before this episode. 

‘Kanye has been doing well for a long time. In the past, he has suffered both manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder. Right now, he is struggling again,’ a source told People.

Kim is said to be ‘worried’ about the rapper, whose behaviour is putting an immense amount of stress on her.

‘Kim is concerned, as well as her whole family. It’s super stressful for Kim, because Kanye’s behaviour is very unpredictable. She is worried,’ the source went on. 

‘The episodes usually last for a few weeks and then things go back to normal. Kim hopes it will be the same this time.’

Kanye has been married to Kim since 2014, and the couple have four children, North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, 14 months.  

The musician’s Forbes interview saw him drop his support for Trump, reveal his political party is called The Birthday Party and discuss anti-vaccination views.’

In 2018, Kanye revealed he was not taking medication for bipolar because it ‘stifles his creativity,’ a year after his diagnosis. 

The performer told David Letterman that he feels discriminated against because of his mental health issues.  

Kanye said: ‘I can just tell you what I’m feeling at the time. I feel a heightened connection with the universe when I’m ramping up. 

‘It’s a health issue, this is a sprained brain, like a sprained ankle. When someone has a sprained ankle, you’re not going to push on him more. With us, once our brain gets to a point of spraining, people do everything to make it worse,

‘They do everything possible. They got us to that point and they do everything to make it worse.’

Kanye can sometimes experience psychosis during periods of severe mania, in which he feels hyper-paranoia and believes everyone is out to get him.    

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