Kanye West’s sudden disappearance from social media was due to the realization that "his rants were becoming unhealthy," according to People. West unexpectedly deleted his Instagram and Twitter account over the weekend after apparently recognizing the addictive nature of the medium. "When he gets into these Twitter rants, it’s very difficult for him to stop," a source close to People states. "It’s like an obsession and it actually affects his life. He knows it’s not healthy, so he wants to take things down a notch."

The entire explanation from the source screams "damage control" by West’s team. Kanye has been caught in a self-induced whirlwind of backlash after holding the Saturday Night Live cast and crowd hostage as he ranted about his support of Donald Trump. That was just beginning for 'Ye. 

West declared that he wanted to "abolish the 13th amendment," which ended slavery in the United States. He tried clarifying his remarks, stating that he actually meant to say "amend" during his appearance on TMZ, the site of his recent slavery-related hot takes.

Even his wife Kim Kardashian admits that it was a good time for Kanye to remove himself from social media and focus on his family.  "Kim agreed it was time for him to take a social media break. She just wants him to focus on his family for a bit now," a source for People said. "He can also focus better on his music and being creative when he avoids social media."