Kim Kardashian used Tony Robbins for 'scream therapy' intervention with Kanye West... but rapper felt 'self-conscious' in front of nanny and housekeeper
In an interview published by the New York Times on Monday, the 41-year-old rapper talked about the unconventional remedy being uncomfortable as he got self-conscious about doing it in front of the nannies and housekeepers.
Kanye said: 'I was so self-conscious about the nanny and the housekeeper that I didn’t want them to hear me screaming in the living room.'
Interesting: Kim Kardashian got Kanye West (as they are pictured in LA last week) to participate in 'scream therapy' according to his New York Times interview released on Monday
It was an interesting point to make as Kim and family have never made an effort to not mention the nannies or other household help including on their reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The Famous rapper said: 'I think that that’s such a metaphor of something for the existence of so-called well-off people that they’re not really well-off — they won’t even scream in their own house.'
Despite his reluctance, Kanye listened and proceeded to do what the 58-year-old author and life strategist said.
Man with the plan: Author and life strategist Tony Robbins (pictured in June 2017) was used by Kim to help him engage in 'scream therapy' as a type of intervention
'I was so self-conscious about the nanny and the housekeeper': It was an interesting point to make as Kim and family have never made an effort to not mention the nannies or other household help including on their reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians
''I still felt self-conscious,' Kanye said that it wasn't quite an instantaneous fix. 'I didn’t have my confidence back.'
Kanye - who has kids North, five, Saint, two, and five-month-old Chicago - feared his wife would end their relationship following his now infamous rant on TMZ Live in which he said slavery over 400 years 'sounds like a choice.'
Opening up: In the same article Kanye (Pictured in Paris on Sunday) said he called up family members asking if wife Kim was leaving him after his controversial slavery comments
He confessed: 'There was a moment where I felt like after TMZ, maybe a week after that, I felt like the energy levels were low, and I called different family members and was asking, you know, "Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?" So that was a real conversation.'
The Ghost Town hitmaker - who suffered a nervous breakdown in 2016 - has now confessed to frequently experiencing suicidal thoughts.
He shared: 'I've thought about killing myself all the time. It's always a option and [expletive]. Like Louis C.K. said: I flip through the manual. I weigh all the options.'
Ouch: The 41-year-old rapper said he feared his wife would end their relationship following his now infamous rant on TMZ Live in which he said slavery over 400 years 'sounds like a choice,' as they are pictured together last week in Paris
Kanye subsequently revealed the extent to which he's considered taking his own life.
The Famous hitmaker explained: 'I'm just having this epiphany now, 'cause I didn't do it, but I did think it all the way through.
'But if I didn't think it all the way through, then it's actually maybe more of a chance of it happening.'
Kanye also tried to clarify his thoughts on slavery, having previously suggested it was a choice for many African-Americans.
Asked how he would frame his view if he was given the chance, Kanye said: 'I wouldn't frame a one-liner or a headline. What I would say is actually it's literally like I feel like I'm in court having to justify a robbery that I didn't actually commit, where I'm having to somehow reframe something that I never said.
'It's always a option': The Ghost Town hitmaker - who suffered a nervous breakdown in 2016 - has confessed to frequently experiencing suicidal thoughts, pictured in Paris on Sunday
'I feel stupid to have to say out loud that I know that being put on the boat was - but also I'm not backing down, bro. What I will do is I'll take responsibility for the fact that I allowed my voice to be used back to back in ways that were not protective of it when my voice means too much.'
Asked what he meant by 'back to back', Kanye added: 'Wearing the [Donald Trump] hat, because my voice is unprotected, and I believe that the black community wants to protect my voice. By me saying slave in any way at TMZ left my voice unprotected.
'So it's not a matter of the facts of if I said that exact line or not, it's the fact that I put myself in a position to be unprotected by my tribe.'
It is an interesting time in the hitmaker's life as he just finished releasing five seven-song albums which he released over the last five weeks.
Much to live for: Kanye shares kids North, five, Saint, two, and five-month-old Chicago with his 37-year-old wife
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