Charlamagne Tha God Cancels Kanye West Interview Dedicated To Mental Health


Kanye West has branded himself with a Scarlet T, becoming President Donald Trump’s biggest and most outspoken supporter, but he’s also made concerning points about mental health that have caused Charlamagne Tha God to cancel their upcoming interview.

The talk, powered by The New York Times “Times Talks,” was scheduled to happen Tuesday (Oct. 17) and would focus around normalizing mental health issues and eradicating the stigma of mental health in the black community. In an Instagram post Monday (Oct. 15), the author and Breakfast Club personality shared how had he opted to cancel the interview for fear of the conversation not being “productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo.”

“Normalizing being mentally healthy is a conversation that I really wanted to have with Kanye because he’s been so vocal about his own mental health struggles,” he said. “Unfortunately I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community.”

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West has teeter-tottered on the topic of mental health. First, he acknowledged with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder right before the release of his album ye and recently claimed he was misdiagnosed by blaming his recent rants on him thinking freely.

Though it’s unclear what actual moment may have put the final nail in this interview’s coffin, West may have been aware of the cancellation. He’s currently in Uganda working on new music. Charlamagne and West previously chopped it up in an interview in May, just before ‘Ye’s “slavery was a choice” comments with TMZ Live.

There are no current plans to reschedule, but Charlamagne’s tone in the Instagram message did seem hopeful. Those who purchased tickets can inquire about refunds here.

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