Kanye West believes his ex personal trainer Harley Pasternak has been following him in Dubai – one year after the rapper leaked alleged texts from his ‘creepy’ former employee threatening to get him ‘institutionalized again’.
Photo and video obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows Pasternak, 49, in the lobby of a hotel on Monday where West is staying with his children – which a source called ‘extremely suspect’.
West, 46, was notably hospitalized in November 2016 after suffering a temporary psychosis at Pasternak’s home in West Hollywood – reportedly brought on by sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration following a stream of Twitter posting frenzies, political and personal rants at his fans and cancelled concerts.
West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but has claimed in the years since that he was ‘mentally misdiagnosed’ and that Pasternak was allegedly to blame – later leaking texts Pasternak had reportedly sent him in the wake of the musician’s 2022 anti-Semitic rants.
An insider told DailyMail.com of Pasternak: ‘We have grave concerns as to what this creepy operative is doing in Ye’s hotel.
Claim; Kanye West believes his ex personal trainer Harley Pasternak has been following him in Dubai – one year after the rapper leaked alleged texts from his ‘creepy’ former employee threatening to get him ‘institutionalized again’ (pictured together 2016)
Seen: Photo and video obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows Pasternak in the lobby of a hotel where West is staying – which a source called ‘extremely suspect’
‘The timing is extremely suspect.
‘We are very concerned indeed about his motives and intentions.
‘This is the man who threatened to “drug Ye to Zombieland”. Why has he suddenly shown up here?’
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Pasternak for comment.
In November 2022, West leaked alleged text messages from Pasternak in which his former employee reportedly threatened to ‘have you institutionalized again’ if he wasn’t allowed to sit down with the musician for a ‘loving, open conversation’ in the wake of the musician’s anti-Semitic rants.
The alleged texts from Pasternak read: ‘First, you and I sit down and have a loving and open conversation, but you don’t use cuss words, and everything that is discussed is based in fact, and not some crazy stuff that dumb friend of yours told you, or you saw in a tweet.
‘Second option. I have you institutionalized again where they medicate the crap out of you, and you go back to Zombieland forever. Play date with the kids just won’t be the same.’
Back then: In November 2022, West leaked alleged text messages from Pasternak in which his former employee reportedly threatened to ‘have you institutionalized again’ if he wasn’t allowed to sit down with the musician for a ‘loving, open conversation’ in the wake of the musician’s anti-Semitic rants (pictured 2007)
Texts: West leaked the texts to X – before deleting the post
Family: West is a co-parent of four children, North, 10, Saint, seven, Chicago, five, and Psalm, four, with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian
West then said because of the alleged messages he had been ‘mentally misdiagnosed’ when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016
He said: ‘What should be obvious by now is that I was raised to stand for my truth regardless of the consequences.
‘So I will say this again I was mentally misdiagnosed and nearly drugged out of my mind to make me a manageable well behaved celebrity.’
In 2016 West spent nine days at UCLA Medical Center’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Unit recovering from the temporary psychosis.
On his 2018 album, Ye, West appeared to confirm he had been diagnosed with bipolar after months of speculation.
Shortly after, during a radio interview, Kanye stated that he was diagnosed with a ‘mental condition’ at age 39 and called it his ‘superpower’.
However, when speaking with Donald Trump in October 2018, the rapper claimed he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and was just sleep deprived.
In 2017 – months after West’s hospitalization, Pasternak praised the musician’s health and fitness.
‘I’ve been working with Kanye for 13 or 14 years,’ said Pasternak who has also trained Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox and Alicia Keys.
‘He’s really a fit guy. …Kanye’s active. He’s exercising. He’s eating well and he’s got a great family,’ Pasternak added.
‘But he’s really a creative person. We would go on these walks and have great conversations about music and architecture.
Late last year, West saw his career implode after a string of anti-Semitic outbursts including a vow to go ‘death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.’
From October to December last year, West, who revealed years ago that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, plunged into a spiral of increasingly bizarre tirades.
Late last year: He saw his career implode after a string of antisemitic outbursts, including in an Alex Jones interview where he said ‘the Holocaust is not what happened’
Earlier this month West came under fire for rapping about having sex with a ‘Jewish b****’ one year after Adidas terminated its partnership with the rapper over his anti-Semitic outbursts.
Appearing to address the controversy, West, 46, allegedly raps that he ‘just f***ed a Jewish b****’ and apparently wonders how he can be ‘anti-Semitic’ on a track from his new album, which he has been recording in Saudi Arabia.
Content creator @mansorash shared a snippet of the song on social media as he was vacationing in the Saudi desert near where West is staying and recorded some of what is believed to be the song.
DailyMail.com contacted a representative for West for comment.
In October 2022, shortly after the ‘death con 3’ tweet, West told Piers Morgan he only meant to take aim at certain specific Jews who had exploited him.
When Morgan argued that West’s comments were ‘as racist as anything you’ve been through,’ West retorted that ‘that’s why I said it. I fought fire with fire.’
In an interview with Alex Jones in early December, West praised Hitler for his ‘redeeming qualities,’ maintained that the ‘Holocaust is not what happened’ and propounded the conspiracy theory that black people are the real Jews.
After his precipitous fall from grace, West largely withdrew from the public eye for a time and then reemerged with a new wife called Bianca Censori.
Censori, who was the head of architecture at Yeezy, was quickly noted for her striking physical resemblance to Kanye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
This March, West posted an eyebrow-raising Instagram caption claiming that ‘watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again.’
He added: ‘No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.’
The outlandish post concluded: ‘No Christian can be labeled anti-Semite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.’
Married again: After his precipitous fall from grace, West largely withdrew from the public eye for a time and then reemerged with a new wife called Bianca Censori
He set off another blizzard of controversy over the summer when he exposed his backside on a boat in Italy with Censori wedged between his legs.
This week, insiders exclusively informed DailyMail.com that Censori has traveled without West to her native Australia, where her loved ones staged an ‘intervention’ and exhorted her to ‘wake the f*** up’ about his ‘controlling ways.’
The rapper’s upcoming album is a collaborative effort with Ty Dolla $ign, who himself recently returned to the United States from Saudi Arabia.
The album will be the first West has released since his career went up in flames and his billion-dollar fortune plummeted over his antisemitism scandal.
West is a co-parent of four children, North, 10, Saint, seven, Chicago, five, and Psalm, four, with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.