Kanye West is reportedly preparing to take some time to himself.

According to rapper Vory, who worked with Kanye on his latest album ‘Donda,’ Kanye is stepping away from music for a while.

via People:

Explaining why West, 44, was not attending Vory’s Lost Souls album release party, the 24-year-old suggested to Complex the fashion star is taking some time away from music while “battling his own s—.”

A representative for West did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

I was just talking to [Kanye] today. We’ve been talking through my best friend who’s also his assistant, because he hasn’t been wanting to talk to anybody, He’s taking a year off, and he was like, ‘Damn, you think Vory is going to be mad at me if I don’t go to his release party?’ And I was like, ‘Nah, you’re straight, bro.

He’s battling his own s—. That’s my dog, I learned a lot from him

We wonder if this is part of the reason why he and Chaney ended their relationship…