Kanye West was hospitalized on Monday shortly after canceling the last 21 shows of his national tour. Most reports suggest the rapper suffered from temporary psychosis, but some paranoiac skeptics believe that he is just being reprogrammed after challenging the status quo and praising Donald Trump.
The unusual events began at a San Jose, California, show on Thursday night, where Kanye made a 20-plus-minute political rant. “If I would have voted, I would have voted on Trump” West said. “I wanted to say that before the election, but they told me, ‘Whatever you do, don’t say that aloud.’” He also had a message for African Americans: “Stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, OK?… Do not allow people to make us talk about that so [expletive] long.”
At his next show, two days later, in Sacramento, California, West made a similar tirade, trashing Beyoncé for playing into music industry politics and telling Jay Z ,”I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head.” He also mocked Hillary Clinton for following an outdated campaign model before dropping the mic and running offstage.
Two days later, according to TMZ, the rapper was handcuffed to a stretcher and rushed to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation. Many conspiracy theorists believe that’s where he is being reprogrammed. In the hours after West was admitted, five of the most upvoted posts on the subreddit /r/conspiracy suggest that something nefarious is happening to West.
One post is titled “Kanye West is forcibly hospitalized in the same institution where MK Ultra experiments were (are?) conducted.” Another post claims West has actually already been involved in the program: “MKULTRA victim Kanye West breaks out of his programming and lashes out at his concerts. He is then abruptly ‘hospitalized.’ The decision to hospitalize West was for his own ‘health and safety,’ the sources said.”
Project MKUltra was a real mind-control experimentation program that has served as one of the inspirations for the series “Stranger Things” and “X-Files” and the film “Manchurian Candidate.” From 1953 to 1973, MKUltra patients — usually prisoners, mental patients, drug addicts, and sex workers — were manipulated through psychoactive drugs and chemicals, hypnosis, sexual abuse, sensory deprivation, and psychological torture.
Through the highly unethical and often illegal program, the CIA hoped to discover new ways to control human behavior. For one study, seven patients were dosed with LSD continuously for 77 days. One mentally unstable patient was given LSD continuously for 174 consecutive days.