Corey Taylor expresses concern, shows support for Kanye West in new interview
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has offered words of support and concern for Kanye West in a new interview.
In July, West announced he was running for US president. West’s subsequent behaviour sparked widespread commentary and in some places, criticism. Others have expressed concern for West’s wellbeing, with original supporter Elon Musk reconsidering his statement.
In an interview with Loudwire published today (August 2), Taylor said he had been following West’s recent activity “very closely” and that West’s behaviour worried him.
“That seems like someone who’s having a mental break, to be honest,” Taylor said, speculating on West. “When you exacerbate it with fame and money and all of these different things, people have a right to be concerned. He’s got a family; he’s got people who care about him and worry about him.
“It’s one thing to laugh about it from afar; it’s another thing to watch a breakdown happening in real-time, especially with someone who is loved by so many people, and a lot of his actions are taken very seriously,” Taylor said.
“I just hope that he gets the help that he needs.”
You can listen to Taylor’s full interview below:
Other artists who have spoken publicly about West’s campaign and recent actions include Katy Perry, Chance The Rapper, KISS’ Paul Stanley and 50 Cent. West has drawn criticism from the likes of his former collaborator Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz, Will.i.am, and US organisation Planned Parenthood among others.
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