Damn, Kanye didn't even get to go home for Thanksgiving

Controversial rapper remains under observation after erratic onstage behavior.

Kanye West at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on September 14, 2016. - Brian Mahar
Brian Mahar
Kanye West at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on September 14, 2016.

By now, we're all well aware that Kanye West's erratic behavior completely unraveled into an all out cancellation of his remaining Saint Pablo tour dates, plus an admission into a Los Angeles hospital.


Today TMZ is reporting that the embattled rapper is still at UCLA medical center until at least week's end. The gossip website's source said that "some members of Kanye's family wanted him home for Thanksgiving and felt it would do him good," but that's apparently not happening.

The reports also say that Yeezy's issues may be serious enough for the insurance policy on the cancelled tour dates to kick in, but let's all just leave the rumours behind and focus on a couple things.

One, hopefully West, 39, gets the help he needs. Two, at least some friends  like John Legend and Chance The Rapper (who cancelled tour dates) are coming to his defense.

Relive West's recent Tampa show at Amalie Arena by reading our review here.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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