Lady Gaga Tweets in Support of Kanye West, Praises Rapper for ‘Bravery and Courage’

She’s in his corner! Lady Gaga praised Kanye West for his “bravery and courage” in a series of tweets on Wednesday, November 23, just days after the “Fade” rapper was hospitalized for exhaustion.

But first the 30-year-old Joanne singer admonished any fans who may have poked fun at West’s condition.

“It’s not funny to joke about anyone’s possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many,” she wrote. “Let’s be kind & loving.”

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“While I don’t agree with everything he does I hope the public shows compassion and ❤️ for @kanyewest and each other. One love. One Race,” she continued. “@kanyewest i support & love u brother, I see in you bravery & courage to stop this tour & take care of YOU. You are a GREAT artist.”

Lady Gaga, Kanye
Lady Gaga and Kanye West

As previously reported, West, 39, was checked into the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday, November 21, after authorities were called to his trainer Harley Pasternak’s home. According to TMZ, the rapper was acting “erratically” and was “handcuffed to a gurney during the transport to the hospital.”

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A source told Us that West’s health scare was caused by “exhaustion and sleep deprivation,” the same reasons that caused him to call off the remaining 21 days of his Saint Pablo tour earlier Monday.

Gaga and West have a long history together; in 2009, the superstars were poised to hit the road together on a much-anticipated tour, Fame Kills. Less than a week before ticket sales began, however, the tour was canceled. At the time, Gaga told MTV News that the decision was mutual, though the timing of it caused fans to speculate that West’s infamous anti–Taylor Swift outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards may have had something to do with the last-minute change.

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Gaga reconfigured her plans and embarked on a solo tour to promote the release of The Fame Monster — the Monster Ball tour, which ran from November 27, 2009, through May 6, 2011.

“In respects to the creative work that [Kanye and I] did together, I won’t be doing any of the things that we designed for the tour,” she told MTV News at the time. “It will be entirely new, and it will be just as amazing and memorable and epic.”

Nearly seven years later, West told fans his side of the story during a concert in the Philippines. “That night when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life,” he said, referring to his infamous Swift interruption moment. “Lady Gaga canceled the tour the next day. You know what night I’m talking about — when I just said what everyone else was thinking.”

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