Kanye West made the astonishing claim Michael Jackson was murdered during his Twitter meltdown on Tuesday night.
The rapper, 43, who has bipolar disorder, was in the midst of a scathing attack at Kris Jenner, 65, when he mentioned his wild theory about the late pop icon.
Michael died on the 25 June in 2009 age 50. His cause of death was ruled as a cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs given to him by his personal doctor.
Wild theory: Kanye West claimed Michael Jackson was murdered during his Twitter meltdown on Tuesday night (pictured at his presidential rally on Sunday)
Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and served two years of his four-year prison sentence for good behaviour.
Kanye wrote: ‘MJ told you about Tommy before they killed him Kim saved my daughters life in the name of Jesus It’s Gods choice only I will live for my children Kris I’m in Cody if your not planning another one of your children’s playboy shoots’.
The musician appeared to reference Michael’s fallout with former Sony CEO Tommy Mottola, whom Jackson called a ‘racist’ and ‘devilish’ for failing to promote his 2001 album Invincible.
Sony issued a statement calling Jackson’s comments about Mottola ‘ludicrous, spiteful and hurtful’ at the time.
Rant: The rapper, 43, who has bipolar disorder, was in the midst of a scathing attack at Kris Jenner, 65, when he mentioned his wild theory about the late pop icon
Tragic: Michael (pictured in March 2009) died on the 25 June in 2009, his cause of death was ruled as a cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs
Feud: The musician appeared to reference Michael’s fallout with former Sony CEO Tommy Mottola, whom Jackson called a ‘racist’ for failing to promote his 2001 album Invincible
There is no suggestion Kanye was accusing Sony or Tommy directly for Michael’s tragic death.
Kanye also shared a screenshot of unanswered messages from Kris.
The first message read: ‘This Ye, you ready to talk now or are still avoiding my call?’, while the second, posted a day later ‘This Ye, you wanna talk or go to war?’.
He captioned the screenshot: ‘White supremacy at its highest no cap’.
Upsetting: Sony issued a statement calling Jackson’s comments about Mottola ‘ludicrous, spiteful and hurtful’ at the time (puctured Tommy Mottola in 2005)
Ignored: Kanye also shared a screenshot of unanswered messages from Kris. The first message read: ‘This Ye, you ready to talk now or are still avoiding my call?’
Isolated: The rapper is hiding out in a bunker at his ranch in Wyoming, amid sources claiming he has lost trust in his wife Kim Kardashian, 39, and Kim’s mum Kris (pictured in 2019)
The rapper is hiding out in a bunker at his ranch in Wyoming with some select friends, amid sources claiming he has lost trust in his wife Kim Kardashian, 39.
The couple were reportedly ‘living apart’, having been ‘at each other’s throats’ for months during lockdown.
Concern has grown over Kanye’s mental health after he launched his election campaign on Sunday, where he revealed the couple had wanted to abort their daughter North, seven, before bursting into tears.
Tension: The couple were reportedly ‘living apart’, having been ‘at each other’s throats’ for months during lockdown (pictured in February)
Two days later, Kanye sensationally claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel.
The couple, who wed in 2014 and have four children, were said to be living at opposite ends of their LA compound due to rising tensions, before Kanye moved to their family home in Wyoming.
A source told The Sun: ‘Since lockdown they’ve had daily bust-ups over literally everything. But mainly about the kids, their future, and the different directions they’re going in.
Worried: Concern has grown over Kanye’s mental health after he launched his election campaign on Sunday and broke down in tears
Split? Kanye claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel
Meltdown: In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’ and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’
Distressing: The rapper also claimed Kim was trying to fly out to Wyoming with a doctor to ‘lock me up’
Outburst: Kanye said he had been trying to divorce Kim since she met up with rival rapper Meek Mill (pictured in 2019) at the Waldorf Hotel
‘They’ve barely had a functioning marriage for the last year and Kim has been finding living with him too difficult.
‘He’s very demanding and always obsessed with one of his schemes — she’s exhausted. They live totally separate lives now.’
The insider added the rapper is ‘paranoid and convinced’ he needs protection from Kim and her mother Kris Jenner.
Hideaway: The rapper, 43, is hiding out in a bunker at his ranch in Wyoming with some select friends, amid sources claiming he has lost trust in his wife, 39.
WHAT IS BIPOLAR?
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder which causes unusual and often sudden changes in mood and energy levels.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Moods of those with bipolar disorder range from periods of extreme elation and energy (known as a manic episode) to periods of extreme somberness and lack of energy (known as a depressive episode).
HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?
According to the International Bipolar Foundation, sufferers are diagnosed with rapid cycling if they have four or more manic, hypomanic, or depressive episodes in any 12-month period.
This severe form of the condition occurs in around 10 to 20 percent of all people with bipolar disorder.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Currently it is unknown what is the cause of bipolar disorder, which affects around 5.7 million US adults aged 18 or older.
Scientists say genetics could play a role or that those with a a family history of bipolar disorder are more likely to have it.
MailOnline has contacted Kim and Kanye’s representatives for comment.
Kanye has been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder and, in 2016, he spent time in hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ that forced him to cancel 21 concert dates.
In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, Kanye said Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’ and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’.
The Stronger hitmaker also repeated his claim his wife and mother-in-law had ‘tried to fly in with two doctors’ to have him hospitalised.
The late-night tweets were deleted barely half an hour after they were posted, after West signed off his tweets as coming from ‘the future president’.
The rapper announced he was running for president on July 4 and held his first campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday but as yet, has not mounted a full campaign.
He questioned whether he should postpone his controversial run on the Oval Office until 2024 in a tweet late Tuesday night in which he also shared a confusing look at his ‘2020 Vision’.
‘#2020vision or maybe ’24,’ he wrote alongside a picture of a piece of paper in his trademark orange, listing what appears to be the tracklist for his upcoming album.
‘I guess all black people supposed to vote on Biden? Y’all want me to run on nah???’ the rapper then asked.
Page Six reports that friends fear the marriage may not survive West’s recent frightening behaviour, as he welcomes other celebrities to the ranch but continues to avoid his wife.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kanye heaped praise on his comedian friend Dave Chappelle for flying to Wyoming to visit him as sources claim his wife Kim is ‘completely devastated’ that he accused her of trying to get him locked up.
Kanye tweeted: ‘Thank you Dave for hopping on a jet to come see me doing well. Dave you are a god send and a true friend. All love.’
However, the family has been unable to reach Kanye as he has allowed only people he trusts to join.
Family: The couple are pictured with their children North, 7; Saint, 4; Chicago, 2; and Psalm, 14 months
A source has also told Entertainment Tonight Kim is ‘completely devastated’ by Kanye’s tweets and has been trying to get her husband help for his bipolar disorder but he has refused.
‘Kim has always been public about everything in her life, but with Kanye and him being bipolar she has always respected to keep that more private and within the family,’ the source said.
‘Kanye tweeting about the family and painting her as trying to “lock him up” has upset Kim because that wasn’t her intention and she only ever wants the best for her husband.’
Clash: Among West’s tweets, was this picture of himself with his children. Along with this picture, he wrote ‘West children will never do playboy’ in a hit at his mother-in-law Kris and Kim
Daring: Kim’s Playboy cover from 2007
Meanwhile, another source told Us Weekly Kim and the rest of the Kardashians think Kanye ‘crossed a line’ by airing private family matters.
‘She’s tried so hard to help him, but now Kim and her family feel as though he’s really crossed a line by talking negatively about them publicly and sharing private family matters with the public,’ the source said.
‘She feels helpless at this point.’
In addition to saying his wife was trying to lock him up, Kanye’s Twitter rant Monday also referenced Kim’s prior Playboy shoots and vowed to never let his children do the same.
He also slammed his mother-in-law and he suggested the movie ‘Get Out’ was based on his own life.
‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,’ West said in one of the since-deleted tweets.
In other tweets, he also appealed directly to Kim and Jenner, to contact him at his ranch in Wyoming where he has been living, adding that he didn’t want his mother-in-law around his four children.
‘Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up,’ he said, apparently referencing Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.
Kanye also took a stab at the Keeping Up With The Kardashians, saying he loved his wife and wanted his family to live with him despite them filming the reality TV series.
Happier times: North West, Kardashian, West and Saint (L to R) are pictured together in New York City in 2019