Kanye West drew ire from all corners last week when he spoke in favor of Donald Trump in front of an arena audience and, a couple days later, against Beyoncé and Jay Z in the same setting. On Monday, not long after the remaining 21 dates of the Saint Pablo Tour were canceled, the artist was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center "for his own health and safety" after a call was made from his trainer Harley Pasternak's home. "We're told everyone—his management and law enforcement—convinced him it was best he go," reports TMZ. "Law enforcement sources tell us Kanye was handcuffed to a gurney during transport to the hospital ... as standard protocol."
Now celebrities are pushing pause on the critiques to show Kanye West their love and support.
PRAYING FOR KANYE. PRAYING HE HAS THE RIGHT ENERGY SURROUNDING HIM DURING THIS TIME. SENDING PEACE AND LOVE. 🙏🏿— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 22, 2016
I don't know @kanyewest personally but I know he's a human. He's not an idea, a song, a concept, he's a person. Sending love + prayers 🙏🏽💛— Elle Veezy (@ellevarner) November 22, 2016
Been knowing the brother upwards of 13 years. Mental healing is a serious thing, no matter what. Stay strong Kanye West. ✊🏾— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) November 22, 2016
And I hope u all pray for @kanyewest too. He's not just an artist but he's a father, a son a husband and above human. Get well soon— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) November 22, 2016
Hey @kanyewest , get better man! People are making jokes right now, but having been there myself, I hope he gets the help he needs.— emile hirsch (@EmileHirsch) November 22, 2016
I wish @kanyewest love and support through his journey. Mental health is no joke and a constant battle and I hope he makes more dope music.— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) November 22, 2016
Most Hated Kanye west the best to do it— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) November 22, 2016
Sending positive vibes to @kanyewest I love you so much— The Noonans (@karminmusic) November 22, 2016
The easy thing to do is make Kanye West jokes.— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 22, 2016
The compassionate thing to do is hope he's ok and gets the help he needs.
Sorry. I suffer from depression. I don't find breakdowns funny. But to each his own I guess. https://t.co/fa0YdHnnru— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 22, 2016
“I want to extend a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West. I know there's a lot of weird folks out there but you already know that I'm a hundred grand. I want to just extend this prayer and this love from all the way in Britain. We might come home early to see this man. Happy Thanksgiving.”
Twista also published a letter at Fake Shore Drive, one that builds to this:
"So today I pray for my man Kanye, and i ask everyone to do the same too, wanting help doesn’t show weakness, it actually shows character and it lets people know you too are you human and you too have feelings too. ... I pray that Kanye finds that one thing that money and fame can’t buy. #APeaceofMind Chicago Loves you bro."
Watch an episode of Fuse's digital miniseries The Kanye Effect, this one celebrating his knack for talent-scouting and collaboration: