Kanye West Mourns Alexander McQueen In His Own Way

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Could West be battling with depression?
Kanye West has a new blog - and, as before, he's using it to get honest in a way that probably makes most readers uncomfortable. In his latest online rhapsody, West explains his empathy for the late designer Alexander McQueen: "I never feel like I'm not the underdog. I never felt completely comfortable. I'm tormented by the need to create. With the loss of McQueen I feel like we lost one of the faces of modern creativity's Mount Rushmore."

"There were times that the only thing that kept me on this earth was the need and responsibility to create. Maybe McQueen felt his job was done because his last collection was the greatest of the decade. We are all so hurt. I know we're selfish because he brought us so much joy and inspiration."

He then went on to describe what seems to be his own battle with depression - "night demons" that he appears to connect to the creative process: "I know how it feels when the night demons come. We can't let them control our hands and feet. Sometimes when it hurts so bad we have to just lay in the bed. Just lay in bed and don't move please, I know how it feels. I wish McQueen could have just been still. Don't let the psychiatrists give you their drugs because it slows down your wins."

"Society and public opinion can beat the wings off of angels. When God sees they can't take it anymore he brings them back home. During this new album process sometimes I turn the music up and drink and cry. When something sounds so amazing and groundbreaking I'm reminded of why I live."

West then took his post into a very interesting - and bizarro - direction, writing, "When I wake up and brush my teeth and look in the mirror it's like I see Michael and my mom and Malcolm...Who's that African in the background mom? Oh, he created the original layouts for the pyramids, but was written out of the history books and his MTV Award was given to "Aliens.""

We're going to have a little trouble working that one out, Kanye.

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