Kanye West Points To Beef With Taylor Swift As Factor In Breakdown

There can’t be a single person who doesn’t remember the infamous moment when Kanye West jumped on stage during Taylor Swift’s speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

By Admin on May 2, 2018
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It’s a moment that’s now sealed in pop culture history. Taylor Swift won Best Female Video during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. While she was giving her speech, Kanye West jumped on stage to interrupt: “I’m gonna let you finish but…”

As it turns out, that moment had a deeper impact on the rapper’s life than he anticipated, reports Music-News. He revealed in a recent interview that it was one of the big factors that led to his 2016 breakdown:

“I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was after the breakdown, or I like to say the breakthrough. [It was caused by] fear, stress, being controlled, manipulation, being a pawn in a chess piece of life, stressing things that create validation, the concept of competition, so many elements at one time…”

In November 2016, Kanye spent nine days at the UCLA Medical Center after he was admitted for a mental evaluation. He suffered from exhaustion and sleep deprivation.

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One of the consequences of playing antagonist to Taylor Swift included less radio play. Kanye said:

“Ever since the Taylor Swift moment, it just had never been the same, the connection with radio. The radio element was just one of the factors…”

The “Stronger” rapper further said that he tries to talk through his problems with the people in his life:

“I use the world as my therapist. Anyone I talk to is my therapist. I will pull them into the conversation of what I’m feeling at that point and get their perspective… I like just talking to acquaintances, friends, family, and I keep them on the phone for 45 minutes at a time, talking through things.”

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