LONDON- Actor Will Smith said he loves rapper Kanye West’s attitude towards life and his ability to “take the smash-down in order to push ideas”.
The Hollywood movie star said he appreciates the rapper’s ability to take criticism and sheer backlash from the media and the public.
Speaking to Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast, he said, “That’s what I love about Kanye right now. He’s willing to take the smash-down in order to push ideas. He’s making people think, even in the twisted, backhanded success of Donald Trump.”
Kanye has previously revealed he uses the “world” as his therapist, shunning traditional therapy routes.
He said: “I use the world as my therapist. Anyone I talk to I talk to is my therapist. I will pull them into the conversation when I’m feeling at that point and get their perspective. Sometimes they’ll be like, ‘Damn, I’m talking to Ye, I’m not expecting to talk about this.’ I use that. I talk through things. Anybody that I’m around, and I’ll put that as advice to people.
“Use people around you as your therapist. Because they probably know more about you. A therapist does a crash course in Ye and then comes and is like, ‘I’m gonna give you some advice.’ I’m not saying that therapists are bad, I’m just saying that I like just talking to acquaintances, friends, family, you know, and I’ll keep ’em on the phone, you know, for 45 minutes at a time, talking through things. It’s kind of narcissistic.”
He added: “The thoughts that I’m getting out on Twitter now … I want to use this platform to share some of the breakthroughs I’ve had since going to the hospital. I want to change the stigma of ‘crazy’ and the stigma of mental health, period. Best believe I’m going to take the stigma off of the word crazy.”
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