West was reportedly hospitalised on Monday night (November 21) “for his own health and safety” after suffering from “severe sleep deprivation”.
Pusha, who has collaborated with West on many occasions and is the President of his GOOD Music label, took to Instagram to post a photo of Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ artwork. The record, which features Pusha T on two tracks, was released six years ago this week.
In a caption, Pusha wrote of how he was a part of “one of the greatest hip hop albums ever” and that his involvement was Kanye “setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as”. Pusha also thanked West for the “endless opportunities you have brought to me”.
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6 yrs ago today I was apart of one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. You invited me to Hawaii and said "pick whatever tracks you love and write to all of them." I got greedy, I stopped going to play basketball with you every morning and proceeded to write to 8 songs on your album. U kept me on 2, "Runaway" which was your platinum single, and "So Appalled" which put me on a song with you, Hov, Cyhi, Swizz, and produced by Rza. Thinking back on it, it really was all a set up. You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as. So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me. P.S. I think it's time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD
Pusha T joins John Legend and Chance The Rapper in sending his well wishes to West. Legend said he was “concerned” about the ‘Life of Pablo’ artist, while Chance sent “a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West”.
NBC News reports that West is currently under observation at a Los Angeles hospital after police responded to a medical welfare call yesterday. “Multiple authorities familiar with the case” say this was “for his own health and safety”. TMZ meanwhile, claims that one of Kanye’s personal doctors believed him to be suffering form ‘severe sleep deprivation’ and refused to go to hospital voluntarily, but had to be restrained for transport.
West had cancelled the remainder of his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour, after a concert in Sacramento where he controversially cut his set short after just 30 minutes following a rant about Beyonce, claiming that her husband and West’s former friend and collaborator Jay Z has the means to have him killed. He also recently caused controversy and split opinion when he admitted that he “would have voted for Donald Trump”.
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