In observing Kanye West on several televised occasions, I would say he appears to have serious anger issues. His assumptions about George W. Bush followed by an apology, his unprovoked tantrum on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, and his ongoing unprovoked issues with Taylor Swift suggests some personal compulsion to exert authority based on his loathsome, antisocial antics. Without knowing much about him personally, and only through observation, I would wonder if he is not involved in some type of drug use or possibly suffering some mental health issue, such as a personality disorder. It could also be an attempt at creating publicity through notoriety. In fixating on Taylor Swift, he has commented in his feeble attempt at apology, that she did not deserve his surprise attack, it appears he feels threatened by her relatively quick success and fame. His anger seemed inadvertently fueled by her youth and projected innocence, which may have led him to believe that she was an easy target for his outburst. I would imagine that satiated his need for power temporarily. However, his problems will always need a fix, hence he continuously and predictably repeats his pattern of abuse. He is a menace, mainly to himself and if left without some direction or help, will cut off his own nose to spite his face.