Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds

What Do Kanye West's Rants Reveal About His Mental State?

03/06/2013
.
(Radio.com) Kanye West has been making news with his European Tirade Tour where he empties his thoughts onstage and unburdens himself of his opinions on life, art, and the perils of being a genius. But for the most part, he simply rages against the machine.

The rants are given prominent placement in West's sets. He yells, screams and weaves rhymes into his conversation to make his points.

While fans at Kanye West's shows seemed to respond favorably to his pronouncements, the wild actions raised concerns in others–including those in the mental health field–who have questions about the rapper's mental wellbeing.

"He's a rapper and outspoken and giving some kind of emotional rant," said Dr. John Sharp, author of The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to become Happier, More Fulfilled and in Control of Your Life. "It could be a reaction against money against corruption."

"He could be putting his feelings out there as if they are alive in someone else and not him," Dr. Sharp explained to Radio.com. "There is something called projective identification. It's when you are railing against something that you perfer to rail against rather than relate to. If you are angry you might see an angry guy and say that guy is really angry."

While Dr. Sharp is careful to point out that he cannot diagnose Kanye by watching a few tapes of what seems to be unusual behavior, he does say that people who use projective identification can learn to cope with their feelings in a more productive manner.

"Maybe [his girlfriend] Kim Kardashian could sit him down and say, 'Hang on don't you think you feel a little of that yourself?'" Dr. Sharp explained. "With the right kind of support and without challenging too much, you might be able to get them to drop their guard." more.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

Kanye West CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Kanye West T-shirts and Posters

Kanye West CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article



...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Dave Grohl Slams New Bands For Short-Changing Fans- Metallica and Avenge Sevenfold Singers Do Zombie Auditions- Motorhead Frontman Fears The Death Of Rock- more

• B-Sides: Taylor Swift Joined On Stage By Beck, St. Vincent and John Legend- Imagine Dragons Premiere 'Roots'- Hollywood Vampires Supergroup Stream Cover Of Classic Who Song- more

• Original Guns N' Roses Reunion Rumored For Music Festival- Black Sabbath Making Final Album Plans Says Gus G- Paul McCartney Announces North American Tour Dates- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

• Flashback: Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run

• First Decree - This is Our Rise

• Sulphur Aeon - Gateway to the Antisphere

• The Blues: Lazer Lloyd- Billy Hector- John Cocuzzi

• The Unravelling - Master Drone (single)

• RockPile: Acidic- Godsticks- Vidunder

• Bedemon - Child of Darkness

• Get To Know... Bridge to Grace

• Devil City Angels (L.A. Guns, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne) - Devil City Angels

• Dystopia - Human = Garbage

• Motley Crue: The Final Ride

• Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery: 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition

• Cradle of Filth - Hammer of the Witches

• Six Feet Under - Crypt of the Devil

• Lollapalooza 2015 Day Three: Florence and the Machine and more

• Martin Turner and Friends - The Garden Party: A Celebration of Wishbone Ash Music

• Lollapalooza 2015: Day Two - Metallica, Brand New And More

• Lollapalooza 2015: Day One - Paul McCartney- Gary Clarke Jr.- More

• Musique Magnifique! The Quebec City Summer Festival, Part 2


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.
• Dave Grohl Slams New Bands For Short-Changing Fans

• Metallica and Avenge Sevenfold Singers Do Zombie Auditions

• Motorhead Frontman Fears The Death Of Rock 'N' Roll

• The Who's Hyde Park Concert Film Coming To Theaters

• The Scorpions To Live Stream Concert Next Month

• Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Helps Poor Kids By Building Skate Parks

• Lenny Kravitz Releasing Concert Film 'Just Let Go' This Fall

• Toadies Announce North American Tour Dates

• Abigail Williams Announce New Album 'The Accuser'

• Velvet Underground's Loaded Getting Re-Loaded For Deluxe Reissue

• Clapton, Joe Bonamassa Tribute Stevie Ray Vaughan In The Studio

• Pink Floyd's Inflatable Pig Going Up For Auction

• Defeater's New Album 'Abandoned' Streaming In Full Online

• Rammstein Release Live 'Ich Tu Dir Weh' Video From In Amerika

• The Devil Wears Prada Frontman Explains Space EP Songs

• Volbeat Members Added To Silent Rock Movie Cast

• Fear Factory Streaming New Song 'Regenerate'

• Whitesnake's Joel Hoekstra Streams Preview Of New Solo Album

• Joe Bonamassa Announces 'Live At Radio City Music Hall' Releases

• Glenn Hughes, Vinnie Moore Guest On The Lizards' New Album

• Swallow The Sun Releasing Triple Album This Fall





Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's B-Sides News
.
• Taylor Swift Joined On Stage By Beck, St. Vincent and John Legend

• Imagine Dragons Premiere New Song 'Roots'

• Hollywood Vampires Supergroup Stream Cover Of Classic Who Song

• Metallica Going All Out For Festival Performances

• Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Launching US Tour This Fall

• Bruce Springsteen, Bill Murray Among Stars In Darlene Love's New Video

• Justin Bieber To Perform New Song At The MTV VMAs

• Demi Lovato Recruits Celebrities To Reveal New Album's Tracklist

• Hurtsmile Release 'Hello I Must Be Going' Video

• 5 Seconds Of Summer Reveal Advice From Good Charlotte Brothers

• Public Service Broadcasting Release 'The Other Side' Live Video

• Lil B Invited To Try Out For The 76ers D-League Team

• Tyler, the Creator Banned From The UK

• Mark Ronson, Miguel and Rod Stewart In ASAP Rocky's Everyday Video

• Calvin Harris Leads Forbes' Highest Paid DJs List

• Selena Gomez Not Ashamed Of Her Purity Ring Past

• Singled Out: Audiotopsy's The Calling



More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.