When asked “What you think of Kanye West running for president but really more importantly the world critiquing his mental health,” Corey responded (as transcribed by Metal Addicts): “I mean obviously people know that I’ve had my issues with Kanye for a long time, but I’m watching this now very closely. I mean at first I remember when he first announced this in that weird rant that he did on MTV when he was given a thanks for showing up award.
“When he had first announced it then I laughed, but then seeing this… This behavior that is happening right now — that worries me. That’s not the normal behavior of someone who is… That seems like someone who’s having a mental break, to be honest that sounds like someone who is like borderline. I don’t want to say it’s borderline personality disorder, but it almost feels bipolar.
“When you have a big sign like that and you exacerbate it with fame and money and all of these different things, people have a right to be concerned,” Corey continued. “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 is actually, a lot of his actions are taken very seriously.
“So when he says some of that sh*t — people take him seriously. It’s like Trump. People take what he says very seriously, and that’s a danger, so we have to be very, very careful and watch what’s being said.
He added: “I just hope he gets the help he needs, let’s put it that way.”
Corey Taylor will release his debut solo album, CMFT, on October 2 via Roadrunner Records.