Social media rallies around Kanye West after the rapper went on an alarming Twitter rant Monday night.
In a series of since-deleted tweets, the “Yeezus” rapper — who announced he was running for president earlier this month — claimed wife Kim Kardashian tried to get him hospitalized.
“Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor,” he tweeted.
Kanye later elaborated on this, writing, “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie ‘Get Out’ because I cried about saving my daughter’s life yesterday.”
At his first campaign rally in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday, Kanye — wearing a bulletproof vest with “2020” shaved into his hairline — told the audience that he and then-girlfriend Kim considered terminating her first pregnancy, which eventually resulted in their daughter North, now 7. He also told the crowd, “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people.”
During his Twitter rant, Kanye appeared to claim that mother-in-law Kris Jenner and Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble also “tried to lock me up.”
“Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up,” he wrote.
Kanye also asked Kim and Kris to “call me now,” and claimed that Kris was avoiding his calls.
After the musician’s troubling rant went viral, social media users began trending the hashtag #PrayForYe — where they offered Kanye prayers and words for encouragement.
“Genuinely praying for Kanye West. I understand the instability of the mind while having Jesus. That brother been through so much instead of bashing him, I’ll use my platform to ask everybody to pray for Ye. He needs it as we ALL do,” one wrote.
“We are literally witnessing this man deteriorate right in front of our eyes and it’s truly heartbreaking. I really pray for Ye’s mental health and hope those around him who truly care are really encouraging him to seek help,” one commented.
“Yo pray for ye. It’s very sad to watch him go through all this. I hope and pray he can get the help he needs. He is my favorite artist of all time as well. This really makes me sad to see this. Pray for Kanye. Hope [he] gets better soon,” another added.
After his rant, Kanye wrote on Monday night that he will “focus on the music now,” and says he is going to release an album this Friday named “DONDA,” after his late mother.
Ima focus on the music now— ye (@kanyewest) July 21, 2020
On Tuesday, Kanye revealed that friend Dave Chappelle immediate hopped on a jet to visit him.
In a video posted to Twitter, Kanye appeared to be in a positive mood as he told Dave, “Dave, please just make us smile… We need some joy. We need to smile.”
THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE 🕊 pic.twitter.com/ddLA0E9eLK— ye (@kanyewest) July 21, 2020
On Monday, The Post and Courier reported that Kanye did not submit any of the 10,000 petition signatures needed to get on South Carolina’s 2020 presidential ballot.