Kanye West looked distracted as he ventured out from his Cody, Wyoming compound on Thursday while his relationship with the Kardashian/Jenner family continued to show strain amidst the rapper’s current ‘bi-polar episode.’Advertisement
The 43-year-old rapper kept his eyes glued to his phone during his brief outing, where he was seen wearing a $39 weighted vest from sports brand SPRI, a heavy jacket and ripped blue jeans.
The day before Kanye was captured at a local Wyoming Walmart, where it is possible he acquired his new apparel.
The weighted vest is usually designed for workouts and comes with 10 2lb weighted steel-sand bags which can be added into pockets around the jacket.The sports clothing is used to increase total-body strength and improve endurance.
West juggled two different phones during his trip. At one point he was seen snapping a photo before disappearing into a large truck.
Amid his presidential run and personal concerns, West has been busy overseeing the construction of his affordable-living ‘domes’ at his ranch.
Kanye has had a tumultuous week that kicked off during his presidential rally in South Carolina where he revealed that he and Kim had considered aborting their now seven-year-old daughter North.
What followed was a series of rambling and since-deleted tweets in which he revealed he had been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim and accused her of trying to get him ‘locked up’.
He deleted all of the tweets about his wife and her family soon after posting.
That same day, Kanye’s wife Kim was pictured shooting the family reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Malibu, where she was with sister Khloe and Khloe’s ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
Kim publicly addressed her husband’s bipolar battle with an Instagram statement on Wednesday, explaining ‘her family is powerless.’
Despite his current issues, Kim described her husband as ‘brilliant but complicated.’
‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,’ she wrote.
‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Advertisement
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’