The 41-year-old rapper – who has previously been open about suffering from the mental illness and also made reference to it on the cover his latest album, Ye, met with the president and made the speech at the beginning of a working lunch.
‘What I think is we don’t need sentences, we need pardons. We need to talk to people. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was connected with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes in the NBA and NFL. He looked at my brain, it’s equal on three parts’ Kanye said.
Misdiagnosed: Kanye West told Donald Trump on Thursday that he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and is just sleep deprived
He then continued to talk about his IQ and that he had a ’98 percentile IQ test,’ and how it is probable he will get dementia because of his sleep deprivation.
‘You know, so he said that I actually wasn’t bipolar. I had sleep deprivation which could cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now, where I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name. So all this power that I get, and I’m taking my son to the Sox game and all that? I wouldn’t be able to remember his name – from a misdiagnosis.’
Trump, 72, like what he heard and called Kanye’s monologue, ‘pretty impressive’ and ‘quite something.’
‘I had sleep deprivation which could cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now, where I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name.’ Kanye continued talking about himself and hopping from subject to subject for 10 minutes during the bizarre meeting
During an appearance on TMZ Live on October 1 Kanye revealed he was ‘off his meds’.
Speaking about his upcoming album, the Gold Digger hitmaker said: ‘It’s just a full Ye album,
‘Those five albums that I dropped earlier were like superhero rehabilitation. Now the alien Ye is fully back in mode, off of medication, working out, breaking as much fresh air as possible, thinking, doing, being himself.’
Back in June Kanye referred to his mental illness as ‘a superpower’.
‘I had never been diagnosed until I was 39,’ he said of being treated for bipolar disorder.
After clarifying that he was diagnosed with a ‘mental condition,’ Kanye added, ‘But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.’
He had already confirmed on his album Ye that he is bipolar, calling it his ‘superpower.’
The album’s artwork which features an image of mountains, has the words ‘I hate being bipolar it’s awesome.’