Rapper posted a video to give a "special shoutout" to West

DMX has showed his support for Kanye West by sharing a video in his first Instagram post.

West was hospitalised “for his own health and safety” on Monday (November 21) after suffering from “severe sleep deprivation”.

Despite it recently being reported that West was “doing much better”, TMZ now claims that Kanye is in a “bad mental state” and that his stay in hospital is “far from over”.

The report reads: “Our sources say as of Wednesday morning it appeared he would stay at UCLA Medical Center until at least week’s end. We’re told some members of Kanye’s family wanted him home for Thanksgiving and felt it would do him good, but as of yesterday that looked improbable.”

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DMX posted a brief video on Wednesday (November 23), showing his support for West. “I want to give a special shout out to Kanye,” DMX said, noting that is was his first post on Instagram. “Let him know that my prayers are with him, my family’s prayers are with him. A reminder that when God is for you, who can be against you? No one, and nothing. Stand strong, Brother. God is in your corner.”

Lady Gaga, Pusha T, John Legend and Chance The Rapper are among the other stars sending his best wishes to West this week following the news. Legend said he was “concerned” about the ‘Life of Pablo’ artist, while Chance sent “a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West”. Pusha T thanked West for the “endless opportunities you have brought to me”.

It has also been reported that Beyoncé is reportedly urging Jay Z to patch things up with Kanye.

West’s relationship with his former mentor and friend has appeared strained recently. At a concert in Sacramento, he cut his set short after just 30 minutes following a rant about Beyoncé and Jay Z. During the rant, he urged Jay to call him and claimed that his fellow rapper has the means to have him killed.