In light of recent press, it may not come as a surprise that Kanye West is working through some personal issues.
West, who has been vocal about his mental health struggles, said Robbins visited his home in 2017 to provide guidance, and offered some unexpected advice: To scream.
“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,” West says in the recent interview with New York Times reporter Jon Caramanica.
“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.”
At the time of the chat, West was in a dark place.
“He could look at me and you know, I don’t know why he mentioned suicide, but he could tell that I was very low,” he said.
“I was really medicated, shoulders slumped down, and my confidence was gone, which is a lot of the root of my superpower, because if you truly have self-confidence, no one can say anything to you.”
After looking at him in the eyes, Robbins instructed West to stand up, get into a warrior yoga pose and scream. West said the move didn’t magically bring his confidence back, but that it was a start. The rapper even used Robbins’ speaking style and method of delivering messages as an inspiration for his songwriting.