Kanye West and his family sold YEEZYs at a lemonade stand to raise money for mental health services.
The 41-year-old rapper, his wife Kim Kardashian West and their children set up their own stall on Friday (22.03.19), where they sold limited pairs of the unreleased YEEZY Boost 700 V2 ‘Geode’ to raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Kim wrote on Twitter: "Today Kanye and Adidas partnered with families across America to create homemade pop-up YEEZY Lemonade Stands stocked with limited pairs of the unreleased YEEZY Boost 700 V2 "Geode".
"In the continued spirit of bringing people & families together, the brand has selected unexpected locations for the stands to connect w communities throughout the country.
"Stand Locations: Indianapolis, IN; Missouri, TX; Waterloo, IA; Minneapolis, MN; Alton, IL; West Chester, OH; Belle Fourche, SD; Cedar Rapids, IA.
"All proceeds made via the stands will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI www.nami.org ) the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness."
Kim also shared pictures of the family’s YEEZY stand, showing them with their children and Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian.
Kanye – who suffered a nervous breakdown in 2016 – has been open about his mental health struggles in the past and last year revealed that he has frequently experienced suicidal thoughts.
He shared: "I’ve thought about killing myself all the time. It’s always an option and [expletive]. Like Louis C.K. said: I flip through the manual. I weigh all the options."
Kanye subsequently revealed the extent to which he’s considered taking his own life.
Speaking to the New York Times newspaper, the ‘Famous’ hitmaker explained: "I’m just having this epiphany now, ’cause I didn’t do it, but I did think it all the way through.
"But if I didn’t think it all the way through, then it’s actually maybe more of a chance of it happening."