Lately, fans have been concerned that Kanye West has lost his mind. Reports say that even his family fears that he's on the verge of another mental breakdown.
But on top of the news that he's cutting people out of his life comes something more startling.
Whatever's going on with him has allegedly driven Kanye to do the unthinkable: clash with his momager-in-law.
People reports that Kanye and Kim's mother are not getting along.
"He’s had huge blow-ups with Kris."
(I absolutely cannot imagine arguing with Kris Jenner under any circumstances)
"She sees how erratic he’s acting and is most concerned about her daughter’s brand."
That sounds very, very Kris. And she's right -- Kanye's behavior makes Kim look bad.
"She’s also trying to be a good mother-in-law, so he’s having explosive issues with her too."
That is alarming to hear.
"Everyone is really, really worried."
But not everyone is worried. Another source says that his recent behavior isn't anything out of the ordinary ... for Kanye.
"A lot of this is just Kanye. He’s always been like that."
It is true that Kanye is infamous for his lack of impulse-control.
Many of those who don't really listen to his genre of music first heard of him in 2009, when he usurped Taylor Swift's time at the microphone at the VMAs.
It's that kind of nonsense on which he has built his brand.
As the source says: "He stirs the pot."
He sure does.
"Kim is trying to control him and the situation, but he can’t be controlled."
That much is clear.
"She’s trying her best to support him on social media and show a different side of things, but it’s just not working."
Unfortunately, it seems that Kanye's famous ego may be his own undoing.
"He genuinely believes he’s God and a genius and that he can do everything on his own."
This report claims that his estimation of Kim isn't quite as high as his estimation of himself.
"He has a great love for Kim, but in his mind he doesn’t think Kim is a genius."
"And he’s telling her he knows what he’s doing"
Kanye's egomania and total lack of impulse control may be reminiscent in the minds of many to Trump, whom Kanye apparently once claimed to "love."
But Kanye is unlike Trump in a couple of major ways. For one thing, he didn't just inherit his wealth and he's genuinely successful. For another, he doesn't pose a clear and present danger to the world.
But also, as a source mentions, Kanye's wife actually loves him. That can make a huge difference.
The source says that Kim's tweets aren't to counter Kanye, but to signal that things are good between them.
"It’s more like [she’s saying] ‘You guys are off.'"
The source emphasizes that Kim is Team!Kanye, all the way.
"She is always loving towards Kanye, always concerned with whatever he’s concerned about, always in his corner."
"It’s very hard to deal with. He’s all over the place. If you can’t be part of his creative genius, he’ll cut you loose. That’s what he says."
Another source disagrees, however, and asserts:
"That’s part of being Kanye. He’s willing to take risks with his public persona. He doesn’t take it as serious as the internet takes it."
So, basically, some people are insisting that this is just business as usual for Kanye. Others worry that this is above-and-beyond what's normal for Kanye and that he's headed for another breakdown.
Who is right?
We may find out before too long. We just hope that he comes out of this alright.
And if that's what he wants, too, we'd advise that he listen to the people who love him.
... And also that he not argue with Kris Jenner. Ever.