Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, compared himself to the Israelite leader, Moses, in an Instagram story Sunday. The rapper and fashion icon’s cryptic statement came after he deleted all of his posts on the social media platform—and as many are speculating about Donda Academy, the private Christian school he has opened in California.
“No one asked Moses how much he slept,” said Ye in a post that had white text on a plain black background.
It is unclear what Ye meant by this statement, although some have concluded that the rapper, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is having trouble sleeping. According to Vogue, after Ye first revealed his diagnosis in 2016, he later said that he actually had a sleeping disorder, but then admitted again to being bipolar.
“Ye about to get lost in the wilderness with a bunch of people for 40 years,” said one Reddit user.
“I think this means that he isn’t sleeping because he’s in a manic episode,” said another, “and people are asking him how much he has slept because he’s acting erratic…and this is his best response.”
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This is not the first time Ye has compared himself to Moses. In a 2020 tweet, he said, “I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony. I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved. I’m putting my life on the line for my people. The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships. I’m the new Moses.”
I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony
I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved
I’m putting my life on the line for my people
The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships
I’m the new Moses
— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020