In 2016, Kanye West was hospitalized for a mental breakdown after allegedly suffering from sleep deprivation and paranoia. Now, the rapper's closest friends are reportedly worried he is suffering from another "episode" and they fear Kanye may be spiraling to a dark place.

According to The Blast, Kanye went on a rant in his recording studio recently, where he shouted that he didn't need people around him with "titles" and he would "do it all by myself" when it comes to his career and his brand. He ended his rant with announcing that "Yeezy is the new Apple." A source told the outlet, "We are all worried about his current mental health."

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His inner circle is also worried about his recent public comments and tweets — especially his discussion with radio host Ebro where he claimed to have been abandoned by his friends when suffering from an opioid addiction. According to Ebro, he had a phone call with the hip-hop star where he admitted to being dependent on opioids during his hospitalization. "He went on to talk about 'nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital," Ebro said on Hot 97.1. The rapper's legal team team has denied he suffered from an opioid addiction in the past.

The radio host also claimed that Kanye, 40, told him "I love Donald Trump," which has him convinced his controversial statements and tweets are just PR for his upcoming albums. Despite the controversy surrounding the designer, Kim Kardashian remains his "rock," according to a source, and has been very understanding and helpful when it comes to his mental health.

Last year, a source shared exclusive details about Kanye's mental health to In Touch and revealed his paranoia does affect his marriage. "Kanye thinks he’s being spied on. Kanye will go days without talking to [Kim]. He’s hot and he’s cold. Even their sex life isn’t what it used to be,” a source said, adding that the hip-hop powerhouse’s behavior only worsened after his breakdown.

Hopefully, this is just a good old fashion publicity stunt.