In light of recent press, it may not come as a surprise that Kanye West is working through some personal issues.

And famous self-help coach Tony Robbins has been a powerful motivator for the rapper, helping him work on his self-confidence to improve his life, according to The New York Times.

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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.


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