VOTE What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the things you think contributed most directly to Kanye West's breakdown and hospitalization.

When Kanye West was hospitalized following a mental breakdown during his Saint Pablo tour, the rumor mill exploded with theories about why he had canceled all of his remaining shows. He's said plenty of wild things and had his share of public outbursts before, but this is different. Why did Kanye end up in the hospital? Did his exhaustion become so extreme that he couldn’t handle being on tour anymore? Was he finally mourning his mother's death? Or are the reasons for Kanye West's breakdown more complicated? 

What's up with Kanye? It’s not an uncommon question, but when the artist behind some of the hardest bangerz of the last decade is hospitalized under mysterious circumstances, that question takes on an entirely new quality. It’s entirely plausible that a performer of his caliber buckled under the weight of his commitments, the everyday stresses of being a father, and the constant presence of the media. It's also possible Kanye is deliberately following in the footsteps of celebrities to whom he has compared himself.

Out of all the theories about Yeezy’s mental health, one of the things that no one has mentioned is that this might be a way for West to have a brief holiday from all of his jobs. Posting up inside Cedars-Sinai doesn’t really sound like a great way to spend a relaxing weekend, however. It’s time for you to put your Burberry deerstalkers on and figure out what’s happening with Kanye West. Vote up the things you think contributed most to Kanye West’s breakdown and hospitalization. 

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He's Not Sick, He's Just a Big... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Not Sick, He's Just a Big Baby

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Drugs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Drugs

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He's Suffering from Clinic... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Suffering from Clinical Depression

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His Breakdown Was Staged for I... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
His Breakdown Was Staged for Insurance Money

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Potential Changes in His Presc... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Potential Changes in His Prescription Medication

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He's Just Naturally Super ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Just Naturally Super Paranoid

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Poor Ticket Sales for St. Pabl... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Poor Ticket Sales for St. Pablo Shows Forced Him to Abandon the Tour

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He's Still Mourning the Lo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Still Mourning the Loss of His Mother

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Kim Kardashian's Robbery i... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Kim Kardashian's Robbery in Paris

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He's Struggling to Record ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Struggling to Record a Follow up to Life of Pablo

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It's All a Piece of Postmo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
It's All a Piece of Postmodern Performance Art

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He Needed an Interesting Culmi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He Needed an Interesting Culmination to the Saint Pablo Tour

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He's Exhausted from Being ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Exhausted from Being on Tour and Running a Fashion Line at the Same Time

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He's Freaked Out by Father... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He's Freaked Out by Fatherhood

Famous Schizophrenics

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Too Many Parties in LA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Too Many Parties in LA

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The Yams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
The Yams

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He Doesn't Want to be Married ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He Doesn't Want to be Married to a Reality TV Star

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He Had an Existential Crisis A... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He Had an Existential Crisis After Discovering All of His Diamonds Are from Sierra Leone

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His Assistant Stopped Bringing... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
His Assistant Stopped Bringing Him His Damn Croissants

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The Results of the 2016 Presid... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
The Results of the 2016 Presidential Election

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Temporary Psychosis Due to Deh... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Temporary Psychosis Due to Dehydration

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After Her Robbery, Kim Stopped... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
After Her Robbery, Kim Stopped Wanting to Go Out with Kanye

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He Was Trying to Avoid a Divor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He Was Trying to Avoid a Divorce

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He Was Locked Up After Exposin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
He Was Locked Up After Exposing #PizzaGate

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Beyoncé Demanding to Win Video... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Do You Think Is Really Behind Kanye's Breakdown?
Beyoncé Demanding to Win Video of the Year at the VMAs Set Kanye Off