Prolific award-winning rapper Kanye West has gone through a roller coaster ride of a week. It was reported that West has been hospitalized after abruptly canceling a number of his concert dates for his Saint Pablo tour.
Los Angeles police responded to a disturbance call on Monday afternoon. Later on, authorities called on paramedics to have West transferred to a hospital after a “medical emergency.”
This comes after a week of bizarre headlines for the rapper. Last week Thursday, West stated during a concert that if he had voted in the election, his vote would have gone to President-elect Donald Trump. The statement was met with boos from the concert audience and followed by sharp criticism on social media.
On Saturday, West started a Sacramento concert an hour and a half late, performed two songs, and went on a rant slamming Beyonce, Jay Z, and Mark Zuckerberg to name a few.
“There are methods, non-political methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic,” West said to the audience. “That style, and that method of communication has proven that it can beat a politically correct way of communication, and I f—- with that.”
“Beyonce I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling.’ Now don’t go dissing Beyonce, she great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win.” West said, taking particular aim at Beyonce for performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
“The Saint Pablo tour is more relevant than radio and if y’all keep following old models, your ass is going to be Hillary Clinton,” West said to his audience. “You might not like it, but they gotta hear it. I ain’t here to massage you with a fake truth, telling you that Hillary gon’ win over and over and over and then you wake up [and] you still can’t believe it. You know why? Because you was lied to by Google. You was lied to by Mark Zuckerberg.”
On Sunday, West canceled a Los Angeles concert and then on Monday canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour. Twenty-one dates in all were canceled, and no reason was provided for the sudden cancellations.