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Kanye West Cowriter Rhymefest Quits, Says Rapper Needs ‘Spiritual and Mental’ Help

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Kanye West attends the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, in L.A.Lester Cohen/WireImage

He’s had enough! One of Kanye West’s longtime collaborators and cowriters has quit working for the rapper, who he claims needs “spiritual and mental” help.

Rhymefest took to social media on Friday, February 12, to address his concerns about the outspoken rapper and his recent behavior.

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“My brother needs help, in the form of counseling,” he wrote on Twitter. “Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal.”

The Chicago-based songwriter, who helped West, 38, pen songs like “New Slaves” and “Jesus Walks,” also tweeted that Yeezy’s “mind and spirit isn’t right.”

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Rhymefest added that he stopped working with West last month, just weeks before the MC appeared on Saturday Night Live and released his latest album, The Life of Pablo.

Earlier this week, the rapper debuted his highly anticipated Yeezy Season 3 collection at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where he also premiered select songs from the new album, including the controversial “Famous.”

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On the track, West raps, “I feel like me and Taylor [Swift] might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.” Shortly after, the “Bad Blood” singer’s squad took to social media to express their disappointment with the lyrics.

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