Kanye West canceled 21 tour dates in 2016 after suffering a “nervous breakdown,” but there are new fears for his health after he abruptly fired manager Scooter Braun and a “friend” claimed West had been addicted to opioids.
On Monday, Hot 97 host Ebro Darden told listeners that he had spoken with West this weekend, and West allegedly told him, “Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital.”
If West had actually canceled the tour due to drug use, it could have legal ramifications and he has his rep and all. It’s just bad all around.
So now West dramatically fires Braun and others in his inner circle — despite having just announced five new albums on Twitter — with sources spreading rumors online that those cast out were “very worried for Yeezy’s mental health” and that he could be suffering from “another episode.”
West hired Braun, who also reps Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, a couple of years ago.
He took a larger role in March after West’s longtime manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic stepped down.
While Braun and a rep for West didn’t comment, the first source explained, “Kanye has been saying he wants to bring all representation in-house, and that extends to his managers.”