Lady Gaga Urges Fans To Stop Kanye Jokes In Emotional Tribute

24 November 2016, 11:13 | Updated: 24 November 2016, 11:22

Lady Gaga Kanye West

The singer has spoken out.


Lady Gaga has shared a emotional tribute to Kanye West on Twitter, calling for fans to stop their jokes about the rapper.

"It’s not funny to joke about anyone’s possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many. Let’s be kind & loving,” she said in a series of tweets.

"While I don’t agree with everything he does I hope the public shows compassion and [heart emoji] for @kanyewest and each other. One love. One Race.

“I support & love u brother, I see in you bravery & courage to stop this tour & take care of YOU. You are a GREAT artist.”

23rd November 2016

Pusha T has lead the way for tributes to Kanye West in a touching open letter.

West was hospitalised yesterday for 'psychiatric examination' after suffering from 'severe sleep deprivation'.

Soon after the news broke, tributes poured in from fellow musicians sending their well-wishes to the rapper.

Pusha T, a frequent collaborator of Kanye and President of his GOOD Music label, wrote a heartfelt open letter to West, captioned underneath the album artwork for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.

Pusha wrote two tracks on the record, and expressed his gratitude by naming it "one of the greatest hip hop albums ever".

The rapper thanked Kanye for "setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as", and for the "endless opportunities you have brought to me".

Read the touching post below:


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

A photo posted by Pusha T (@kingpush) onNov 22, 2016 at 1:33pm PST


Following Pusha's response, other artists were quick to show their support.

Singer John Legend told CBS: "I was concerned by what I saw, so hopefully he’s getting some rest and some time to figure things out”.

Like Pusha, rapper Twista penned an open letter to his long-time friend and collaborator. His heartfelt words included "I pray that Kanye finds that one thing that money and fame can't buy." Read the letter here.

Over on Twitter, singer Janelle Monae sent her prayers to Ye.

British singer Shakka tweeted his support to Kanye, who he named one of his "heroes".

Actor Marlon Wayans also sent some love over to the troubled rapper.

Record producer 9th Wonder a paid touching tribute to Ye.

Prior to his hospital admission, Kanye West called out Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake and more in a huge rant on stage during his Saint Pablo Tour.

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