Kanye West claims 2002 car crash caused ‘signs of autism’ in text message to Elon Musk

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Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, recently made a surprising revelation that is guaranteed to leave you in disbelief. In a series of text messages to none other than Elon Musk, the Yeezy designer shared that he has autism and emphatically declared that he is not bipolar. His friend Ian Connor posted screenshots of these messages on Instagram, sparking a lot of discussion and intrigue.


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‘I’m not bipolar I have signs of autism’

The texts, posted early Wednesday, began with the statement, “When are we going to speak You owe me nothing.” West continued in his messages, stating, “You never have to speak to me again. But if we do speak, the nature of the relationship has to change. I’m not bipolar. I have signs of autism from my [2002] car accident,” referring to his near-fatal car crash in October 2002 that left his jaw shattered.

The incident inspired his hit song ‘Through the Wire’ where he sang with his jaw wired shut. The 46-year-old had initially disclosed that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018. However, in a Twitter outburst in 2022, he claimed, “So I will say this again: I was mentally misdiagnosed and nearly drugged out of my mind to make me a manageable, well-behaved celebrity.”

Kanye also mentions his ex-wife Kim

The series of text messages finds the ‘Monster’ rapper mentioning his ex-wife Kim Kardashian to the Tesla owner, saying he  “can’t watch Kim keep my kids from me.” In his concluding messages, the rapper criticized Musk for labeling him as a “friend” merely to leverage West’s influence and bring his “audience to your struggling platform,” referring to Twitter. Additionally, West’s stylist friend Connor revealed a text in which West urged him to get the screenshots “out to the public.”

Why is Ye banned from Instagram?

Ye found himself in hot water last year due to his anti-Semitic rants, resulting in an Instagram ban. He faced further suspension on Twitter by Elon Musk, who expressed that he had “tried” his “best” to engage with the multi-hyphenate. This came after West’s controversial interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, in which he praised Adolf Hitler.

In response, Musk explained, “He again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended” in December of last year. Although Ye’s Twitter account was reinstated about eight months later, he has refrained from posting since.