Kanye West Won't Listen to Pleas to Get Back on Meds Amid 'Unhinged' White House Rant: Source
"No one close to him can tell him that he's sounding unhinged," a source close to Kanye West tells PEOPLE
Kanye West‘s family is very concerned for the rapper — but doesn’t know what to do or how to help him.
During a meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, West — who avidly supports and voted for the president in the 2016 election — claimed during a lengthy, televised discussion that he was “misdiagnosed” with bipolar disorder. (The rapper, 41, also recently revealed that he is “off medication” he had previously been taking to treat the disorder.)
According to a source close to West, people in his inner circle “are telling him that he needs to get back on his medication, that he’s not doing well, that he’s not making any sense.”
“Now he’s in the Oval Office, and he’s doing the same rant, and that’s going to validate his rants,” shares the source.
While family and close friends want to support the father of three, they don’t feel that they’re able to get through to him — in part because of POTUS’ validation.
“No one close to him can tell him that he’s sounding unhinged,” says the source, “because his answer is that the President of the United States doesn’t think so.”
Although the Kardashians have been an unwavering support system to him, the source says that “the entire family is at the end of their ropes, and stuff like this won’t help.”
“They’re trying to help him get things where they should be, and it’s going to be that much harder now,” the source adds. “It’s a sad day.”
Over the course of the lengthy discussion with Trump, the hip-hop superstar touched on his mental health, the 2016 election and his famous in-laws, the Kardashians, albeit briefly. “I’m married to a family that..you know, not a lot of male energy going on there. But it’s beautiful, though!” he said, according to video obtained by CBS.
Earlier this week, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, shared her support for him ahead of his presidential meeting.
Kardashian West, 37, revealed the meeting would be about “the city of Chicago and some exciting things that I feel like they have been planning, and I am really hopeful the president listens.”
As for whether Kardashian West planned to give him advice?
“I try to, I will try to help him communicate,” she told ExtraTV. “I always say he isn’t the best communicator, but he has the best heart. I know what he wants to accomplish … and I can’t wait to see that happen.”
Although Kardashian West — she shares daughters North, 5, and Chicago, 8 months, and son Saint, 2½, with West — will stand by her man no matter what, his rants do take a toll on the reality star.
“Having all this backlash against Kanye is embarrassing for her and her family, but she will never say that,” a source previously shared.
Still, “she supports Kanye through and through and truly does think her husband is entitled to his own opinion.”