Kanye West has apologized publicly to Kim Kardashian West after a slew of very public statements about their family.
A week after the rapper's controversial campaign rally and since deleted Twitter posts in which he banned Kris Jenner from seeing his children and expressed that he's “been trying to get divorced” from his wife, West took to Twitter to ask for forgiveness.
"I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter," West wrote July 25. "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."
Kardashian West had stayed mostly silent about West's recent presidential run and alarming Twitter posts until his rally in South Carolina on July 19. In a lengthy statement on Instagram Stories a few days later, the reality star asked for compassion and understanding.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” she began. “I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
After explaining that individuals with mental illness “have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try,” she added that she understands that Kanye is subject to criticism given his public persona but said, “His words sometimes do not align with his intentions.”
“We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it most," she concluded her message, which can be read in full, here. "I kindly ask that the media and the public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye's well being and for your understanding."
Originally Appeared on Glamour