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As you’ve surely seen and heard by now, last night Kanye West was admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital after what dispatchers called a “psychiatric emergency.” This comes just days after concerts in San Jose and Sacramento where the rapper made some shocking off-kilter remarks supporting Donald Trump, and taking shots at friends Beyonce, Jay and Drake. Something was off.
Most will never know the tremendous pressures of the music business — or the trappings of fame. And Kanye has endured this more than most — certainly more than the other artists of his 2004 class.
That said, longtime friend and collaborator, Twista, who himself has stayed relevant for over 25 years in the game, sent over an open letter penned to Yeezy. He empathizes, sympathizes, and lets Kanye and the world know he has his full support. Twista understands like most never could.
Get well soon, Kanye. Read Twista’s wise words below.
I woke up this morning and i felt the need to prayer for those who might not have a voice to pray. The music business is a very stressful business to be in, i been doing this for a very long time and believe me when i say it takes a very strong minded person to go thru the daily shyt that you have to go thru. “the smile of a clown” a clown gets paid to make other people happy, even if that clown might be going through a mental break down, that clown can’t let the public see him cry or else he might loose the only job that helps him take care of his family.
the music business is all about profit and elevation, the more hotter you are the more money you make, the longer your career lasts. the only catch to that is no one stays hot forever, no one can be new over and over again, so now you have the pressure from your fans, record label, friends,family, bill collectors, and the media to keep making hot music and never get old. take a min and think about that, can you imagine the pressure and responsibility a person gotta have not only to be successful but also to stay successful too?
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. when the provider needs help, who can the provider turn too? When you have sooo many people that depend on you everyday, who can you turn to just to vent out to or just breath too without feeling weak to?
No one is perfect when it comes down to living life in general, so this morning i pray my homie. I pray that Kanye finds that one thing that money and fame can’t buy. #APeaceofMind Chicago Loves you bro, … Twista
West has suddenly pulled the plug on his entire tour, less than 48 hours after having an onstage meltdown in California and posting a series of bizarre images on Instagram.
A friend said, “There are fears he is having a nervous breakdown. He’s surrounded by all these crazy people, but there’s nobody he listens to or who can rein him in. He’s a mad genius, and he’s spiraling further and further out of control. Basically everything crazy he does is ‘art,’ so he is becoming more and more unpredictable.”
Another source explained West is burned out from juggling his fashion line and the tour. “He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line. He’s a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him — and the rigors of the tour every night. It really wore him out.”
A rep for West did not comment.
The canceled dates include Dec. 30 and 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Dec. 16 at Newark’s Prudential Center.
Dave Chappelle has cut a deal with Netflix for three new comedy specials.
The projects will mark Chappelle’s first standup TV specials in 12 years, and it marks another aggressive push by Netflix in the standup comedy arena.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of original documentary and comedy. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”
The deal calls for Chappelle and director Stan Lathan to produce an original special for Netflix. Two other unreleased projects will come from Chappelle’s vault — one produced out of the Austin City Limits venue, the other from a performance at the Hollywood Palladium.
The projects from the vault are set for release simultaneously next year. There’s no premiere date yet for the new special.
Chappelle is coming off a strong performance earlier this month as host of “Saturday Night Live,” which generated the show’s highest ratings in three years. He is among the most prolific and successful touring comics in country, staging some 500 shows during the past three years.
Netflix made headlines last month by setting a $40 million deal with Chris Rock for two new comedy specials.
When we last heard from the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA had pout Ghostface Killah in charge of what would be their seventh (including Once Upon A Time in Shaolin) album.
But if you listen to Method Man, there’s a good chance there won’t be another Wu album.
In an interview with Playboy, Method says the sting of their 2014 flop A Better Tomorrow has put the future of the collective very much in jeopardy.
“We gave it one last shot, but, you know, it wasn’t received well by the fans. And some of the Clan members didn’t like it either—the way it was done, the process and all that. For me, if you don’t love what you’re doing anymore, it’s time to leave that shit the fuck alone,”
He did leave an opening for another project if everybody else gets on board.
“Dudes in the Clan still have that itch, and I’m a team player,” he adds, “so, if they want to go back and make another album… I’m here for it.”
Indiana’s most slept rapper, Matty Moe, drops a hot new single, Can’t Tell Em, produced by Philmatic. Matty, who dropped a duel album last spring, Deadly Combo, spits about his life with passion on this new banger.
Jay Z couldn’t get Hillary Clinton to the White House, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the 46-year-old rap mogul hubby of superstar Beyonce is getting ready to run for his own political office!
As fans know, the rapper and his 32-year-old “Lemonade” singer wife openly support the Democratic party. Aside from Beyonce performing the National Anthem at President Obama ‘s inauguration in 2012, both also performed at a last-minute rally for Clinton in Cleveland during this presidential campaign.
But after Clinton’s recent defeat by President-elect Donald Trump , the insider said, “Jay Z is really considering running for political office in New York and Beyonce is 1000 percent supportive of her husband’s decision.”
“Beyonce and Jay Z became friends with Barack Obama and Michelle and they have always been close with the Clintons,” said the source. “The Obamas and Clintons have told Jay Z on numerous occasions that he should get involved in politics.”
“They told him that he would make a great leader,” the source told Radar. “Jay Z not only has star power, but he would have a ton of support from his fans, as well as from past administrations.”
Kanye West, who may or may not still be friends with Jay Z announced at the MTV Video Music Awards this year that he would also run for president in 2020. He also found some support on Twitter following the recent elections that would pair the rapper with former First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Donald Glover is having a pretty good year. He just wrapped the first season of his critically acclaimed FX show Atlanta,entered the Marvel universe by joining the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, and was cast as the beloved Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo stand-alone film. And now, Glover’s rap alter ego Childish Gambino just dropped a funky new song, “Me and Your Mama,” which doubles as the sweeping lead track from his upcoming album Awaken, My Love!, due out December 2. This is Glover’s first new tune in a little over two years, and frankly, we’re just happy to have some positive news that involves the word “Donald” right now.