Dr. Phil Weighs in on Kanye West's Latest Antics, Suggests He's Doing It for Publicity

by Antoinette Bueno 10:52 AM PST, February 23, 2016
Playing Dr. Phil Weighs in on Kanye West's Latest Antics, Suggests He's Doing It for Publicity

Dr. Phil is not convinced that Kanye West is going through some sort of mental breakdown.

When asked for his professional opinion about the controversial rapper's recent headline-making behavior during his appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, the television host cracked, "Does it really take a professional?"

Rather, Dr. Phil suggested that the 38-year-old star's bizarre tweets are for publicity -- and it's obviously working.

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"You can't be that wrong, that many times in a row, unless you're working on it," he said.

"We're talking about it, aren't we?" he added. "We are here talking about. He just gets up and says something, and so, here we are talking about it, so it's working."

The psychologist later pointed out the current generation's "narcissism" when it comes to social media.

"Everybody thinks stuff sometimes -- you'll think something that's really stupid -- but we're in a society now, we're in a generation now, where everyone thinks you gotta have an audience for everything," he said. "Listen, I don't need to know that you just brushed your teeth, and I don't need a picture of it, I don't need a film of it. But we're so narcissistic now, everybody's like, doing selfies of themselves brushing their teeth."

"I don't care," he continued. "But everybody has to post it up. ... But now, you say something incredibly stupid, it just goes wall to wall -- they're reading it in China in five seconds, so it just goes all over the place. So, you used to be able to be stupid and get away with it."

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Dr. Phil is just the latest celeb to comment on Kanye's behavior while promoting his new album, The Life of Pablo. Comedian Chelsea Handler recently talked exclusively to ET Canada, and said that she actually wasn't that surprised.

"He's not stable, he's delusional and now he'll have a mental breakdown in front of everybody," Handler said. "Even though he's been in this state for years." Watch below: