Kanye West has issued a grovelling Twitter apology to Kim Kardashian for airing their ‘private matters’ as he visited a local emergency room in Wyoming following a fleeting trip to California where he didn’t see his wife.
The rapper finally broke his silence over the state of his marriage Saturday afternoon, begging Kim for forgiveness after a week of rambling Twitter posts about their relationship in which he accused her of trying to ‘lock me up’ and said he wanted to divorce her.
He also revealed at his first presidential rally in South Carolina on Sunday that Kim had considered aborting daughter North.
At around the same time he issued Saturday’s apology, West visited Cody Regional Health in Wyoming, as concerns continue to mount over his mental health.
A member of Kanye’s entourage later told DailyMail.com the rapper was visiting a friend at the hospital.
The quick trip to the ER room came after he touched back down in Wyoming on a private jet following a three-hour visit to California where he visited an art studio in San Francisco but failed to meet up with his wife.
Kanye has been holed up at his Wyoming ranch for almost a week but returned to California Saturday where he was seen wearing his wedding ring.
The rapper wore leather pants and an orange hooded top for the short trip to see textile artist Tina Frey, who specializes in nature-inspired resin homeware.
Pieces available to buy on her website include a $152 toilet roll box, a $51 toothbrush holder and a $235 ‘arch sculpture’ all made from white resin.
Frey also makes items using brushed brass, with a toilet roll holder in the same material priced at $329, while a soap dispenser costs $276 and a vase $713.
Kanye is currently in the middle of building several biodome homes on his ranch which he hopes will be used as prototypes to create affordable accommodation for homeless people.
The trip is the second time the rapper has been shopping this week, after he was pictured enjoying a spot of retail therapy at a Cody Walmart with Damon Dash on Wednesday.
On that shopping expedition, he snapped up piles of children’s clothes and toys, which were then loaded into a pick-up truck by his entourage after the rapper had headed home.
His grovelling apology to wife Kim topped off what has been a fraught week for the celebrity duo after Kanye hit out at her several times on social media.
‘I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter,’ the rapper tweeted Saturday afternoon.
‘I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.’
He then followed up his apology with a tease for his new album Donda – named after his late mother – which had been due to be released Friday but was postponed.
The rapper had accused the reality star of trying to ‘lock me up’ in a series of concerning posts, and said he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from her ever since she allegedly met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel.
Tensions first became visible between the pair when Kanye revealed in his South Carolina presidential campaign rally on Sunday that he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North.
The rapper broke down in tears as he said: ‘In the Bible, it says, ‘Thou shall not kill.’ I remember that my girlfriend called me screaming and crying, and I was just thinking – because at that time I was a rapper I was out there, [had] different girlfriends and everything – and she said, ‘I’m pregnant.’ And I said, ‘Yes!’ And then I said, ‘Uh oh.’
‘She was crying… and for one month and two months and three months, we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand.’
He then claimed that a vision from God led to them going ahead with the pregnancy.
‘I’m in the apartment where my wife was actually robbed, and I have my laptop up and I have all of my creative ideas, I’ve got my shoes, I’ve got my next song cover… and the screen went black and white,’ he said.
‘And God said, ‘If you f*** with my vision I’m gonna f*** with yours.’ And I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby,’ and I said ‘We’re gonna have this child.’
He also announced that his children would ‘never do Playboy’ – after Kim famously posed on the front of the magazine.
Kanye then said in a series of tweets Monday that Kim was trying to have him locked up on medical grounds.
‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out,’ he tweeted.
He reinforced these claims turning on both Kim and her ‘momager’ Kris Jenner claiming on Twitter Tuesday night that ‘they tried to fly in with two doctors to 51/50 me’, referring to a section of California law under which people can be confined for mental health reasons.
Kanye later tweeted claims that he was trying to divorce Kim ever since she met rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel.
‘I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform”, Kanye wrote.
He also called mother-in-law Kris ‘Kris Jong-Un’ and accused the pair of ‘white supremacy’ in another freewheeling series of tweets.
Kim broke her silence over the messages Wednesday, saying she was ‘powerless’ and calling Kanye ‘brilliant but complicated’.
The reality star also said ‘his words sometimes do not align with his intentions’.
She said: ‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions.
‘He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.’
Concerns have been mounting for the rapper after the almost daily and escalating social media outbursts.
Several friends including Dave Chapelle, Damon Dash and Justin Bieber have flown in to his Wyoming ranch this week to rally around the star.
Bieber paid a visit Friday during a road trip with his wife Hailey Bieber, with Kanye posting an image of the two stars on his social media account.
‘DD & JB discussing the new spray foam wall prototypes on the YZY campus,’ wrote West, who also uploaded a photo of the 26-year-old pop star to his Twitter account.
In the photo, Justin could be seen sitting in the vast Yeezy Campus warehouse as he listened intently to one of Kanye’s collaborators.
Meanwhile Kim and their children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm have remained in Los Angeles, with the 39-year-old reality star last seen filming scenes for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Kanye’s apology to his wife Saturday afternoon came hours after he reaffirmed his presidential ambitions, saying that he will beat Democratic front-runner Joe Biden with write-in votes, and tweeting a clip of Fox News host Tucker Carlson defending his passionate remarks opposing abortion.
West on Saturday tweeted ‘I will beat Biden off of write ins #2020VISION’ soon after tweeting a photo and video from a visit to the San Francisco office of designer Tina Frey.
He then tweeted, and instantly deleted, a clip from Carlson’s show on Monday, in which the pundit defended West after the music superstar delivered his rambling, emotional campaign speech Sunday.
Soon after the rally, anonymous sources fed the media tips that West’s inner circle was concerned for his mental health, and Kardashian herself later posted on Instagram that West has bipolar disorder, something he has previously stated publicly.
It then became accepted wisdom that West’s presidential gambit was the product of a bipolar episode, but Carlson reserved judgement.
‘Maybe he is,’ Carlson said of the notion that West is suffering a bipolar episode. ‘But that doesn’t mean he’s wrong.’
‘Here you have a public figure saying that children are the most important thing in life, in the world. There’s nothing more important than children — and he means it,’ Carlson said. ‘He’s totally right, of course, and he’s immediately dismissed as a mental patient.’
Carlson’s guest, radio host David Webb, concurred, saying ‘Kanye has a right to say whatever he wants, whether you agree with it or not.’
‘He said a lot of things, by the way, some of them we wouldn’t agree with at all,’ Carlson said.
West, in tweeting the clip, added no comment beyond tagging Carlson and Webb in the tweet. The tweet was deleted within a minute of being posted.
Earlier this week, West’s presidential running mate told DailyMail.com the embattled rapper is doing ‘great’ and insisted his string of Twitter rants are ‘nothing to worry about’.
Biblical life coach and dental worker Michelle Tidball, 57, of Cody, Wyoming, was named by West as his Vice-Presidential pick earlier this month, and was spotted outside the dental practice where she works on Wednesday afternoon.
Tidball, who holds controversial views on mental illness including that it can be cured with chores, insisted to DailyMail.com the 43-year-old is ‘fine’.
Tidball said of the rapper: ‘He’s great. He’s really great. There’s nothing to worry about. He really is just fine.’
Asked if she intends to continue with her tilt for Vice President, Tidball refused to be drawn on her plans but said she would be releasing a statement soon.
She said: ‘I can’t comment on that [the run for office] right now. I’m going to be making a statement very soon.’
Tidball, who has no history of elected office, was revealed as West’s running mate earlier this month.
West, who announced his plans to run for president on July 4, has been staying at his 4,000-acre ranch just outside the tiny Wyoming town since Sunday.
Tidball appears to have met West in Cody and shares his pro-life views, which he aired during his rally in South Carolina on Sunday.