Kanye West needs spiritual, mental help, says collaborator

London, Feb 16 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West’s longtime collaborator Rhymefest says the rapper needs “spiritual and mental help”.

Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith, who co-wrote tracks including “New Slaves” and “Jesus Walks” with West, has revealed that he has stopped working with him and is worried after his recent outbursts, including a barrage of controversial tweets, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

When one Twitter user wrote: “I wish @RHYMEFEST was co-writer of #KanyeWest’s Twitter and media statements. Worked with the music, should work with the other stuff, right?”, Rhymefest replied by saying: “My brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual and mental. He should step away from the public and yesmen and heal (sic).”

He added: “I love my brother. I pray for his health not our entertainment (sic).”

Another fan wrote: “Please start back writing Kanye’s lyrics”.

To that, the rapper replied: “Nah his mind and spirit isn’t right (sic).”

West recently engaged in a Twitter feud with Wiz Khalifa, and even revealed his new song “Famous” which includes the lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex… I made that bitch famous.”

The lines are a reference to the outrage after he stormed on stage and interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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