Kanye’s Erratic Behavior Captured During Docu, Rapper’s Speech Slurred & Producers Stopped Filming At Various Points To Preserve His Reputation
Kanye West’s odd behavior was caught on camera.
Rap Icon Kanye West crept back onto social media to politely ask Netflix to let him “be in control of his image,” last week.
Although his documentary, Jeen-Yuhs, won’t be available to the public until Feb., it has already debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Some critics’ reviews might provide insight into Kanye’s request, AllHipHop says.
Several reports have already highlighted a scene that captured Kanye’s “disturbing” behavior. One editor wrote:
“At various points, the filmmakers even opt to stop filming West as he starts to spiral in order to preserve their friend’s reputation—e.g. a surreal sequence in the Dominican Republic where, during a clandestine meeting with a pair of shady-looking real estate developers, West keeps bringing the conversation back to his 5150 psychiatric hold. They decide to put the camera down after he randomly compares the blowback in the wake of the Taylor Swift incident to being pulled apart by horses.”
A writer published a piece about that same scene:
“It’s apparent as the film rolls on that Ye’s medications have slowed his speech – his voice sounds deeper and more deliberate – and [director Clarence Simmons] is aware and respectful of his friend’s challenges. A 2020 meeting with real estate friends in the Dominican Republic turns into a diatribe, even though Ye tells them, “I took bipolar medication last night to have a normal conversation.” But the rapper’s discourse becomes so scattered, Simmons stops filming.”
Another editor wrote:
“In conversation with a group of real estate investors, West says, ‘I (took) bipolar medication last night to have a normal conversation and turn alien into English. I cannot communicate in a way that people understand in public because it’s just truth and we’re in a world of lies.’ Moments later, Simmons admits he was disturbed enough, as a friend, to turn off the camera.”
Kanye’s longtime friends and collaborators, Clarence Simmons and Chike Ozah, are producing the documentary. The pair, better known as “Coodie and Chike,” told a source that Kanye had “no control” over the project. They also mentioned that he hadn’t seen the film at the time of their interview.
Simmons, whose name is written in the reviews, was confident that Kanye would be pleased with the 3-part mini-docuseries.
“There’s a lot that happens [in jeen-yuhs] both good and bad that he had to come to terms with and it’s going [to] be powerful when he finally sees the films.”
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