November 22, 2016


Hospitalized Kanye West Gets Love, Support and Prayers From Fellow Artists & Celebs

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

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.

Performing at BBC Radio's Live Lounge, Kanye protegé Chance the Rapper said:

“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: