Friends forever. Dave Chappelle was quick to hop on a private jet to check in on his pal Kanye West amid concerns about the rapper’s mental state. The comedian, 46, flew down to Ye’s Wyoming ranch, where the pair, along with a group of friends spent some time outdoors on Tuesday. Kanye, 43, took to Twitter — where he unleashed a series of bizarre tweets the night before — to share a video of the group.
THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE 🕊 pic.twitter.com/ddLA0E9eLK
— ye (@kanyewest) July 21, 2020
“THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE,” Kanye wrote above the near 2-minute video, adding a dove emoji. As for what was said in the clip, the conversation between Kanye and Dave included the rapper asking the actor to help spread joy in a time of need.
“Alright, Dave can you please just make us smile? The world needs some, you know, we need some joy, some… we need a smile,” Ye begins in the video, to which Dave replies, “Brotherhood is real, love is real.” Ye adds, “Wait a second, I said a smile, bro.” — That’s when Dave says, “I’m trying to think of a punchline.”
The rest of the conversation contains a back-and-forth banter about Dave’s jokes, as well as Ye noting that the world needs something to help “lift our spirits.”
KW: “We need some joke, like something. Like, do something to lift our spirits.”
DC: “Sh-t. Sh-t, I don’t know. I’m still on my first cup of coffee n—a. Alright, let me think of a good joke.” Dave laughs and walks off.
KW: “No, Dave, Dave, we need you. Don’t stop recording though. We need you brother, we need you, we need you. One thing, just give us one thing to lift our spirits, please.”
DC: “Uplifting joke? Now you know I don’t write them.”
KW: “Alright, what are we going to do then? That was good right there. That was it.”
At the end of the video, Kanye hugs Dave and says, “Thank you for coming out here and checking on me, to which the comedian replies, “Anytime bro.”
Dave flew to Kanye less than 24 hours after the rapper went on a wild Twitter rant, which included a tweet claiming his wife Kim Kardashian West “was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like to movie ‘Get Out.'” Ye alleged that his wife was prompted to do the latter “because I cried about saving my daughter’s life yesterday.”
Ye didn’t name which daughter he was referring to, as the couple shares two girls: North, 7, and Chicago West, 2, along with sons Saint, 4, and Psalm West, 1. As for Kim, she has yet to address her husband’s tweets. Though, there’s more.
In a since-deleted tweet, Ye called out his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, who he alleged “tried to lock me up.” The deleted tweet, which was captured by fans, read: “Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children. Ya’ll tried to lock me up.”
Ahead of Kanye’s Twitter rant, the Yeezy founder held his first presidential campaign rally in South Carolina since announcing his 2020 bid for the White House on the Fourth of July. During his emotional speech, which didn’t include a formal podium, Kanye tearfully admitted that he, along with Kim, “almost” aborted their daughter North in 2012. He also mentioned that his father, Ray West wanted to abort him in 1976 — but his mother, the late Donda West “saved” him.
Ye also went on to reverse his previous anti-abortion stance. “In 2020, abortion should be legal,” the Jesus Is King rapper said. “My stance is not to make abortion illegal at all. It should always be legal but there should be an option of maximum increase,” he added, defining maximum increase as, “everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars, or something.”
Kanye’s unconventional presidential rally, along with his outspoken tweets have caused concerns from fans about his mental state. Though, the rapper maintains that he’s just fine. If you may recall, Kanye experienced a mental breakdown in November of 2016, which led to his estimated 9-day hospitalization at UCLA Medical Center. He later acknowledged the breakdown in a 2018 interview with Charlamagne Tha God.
“I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was, after the breakdown — or I like to say the breakthrough,” Kanye said at the time. The father of four went on to explain that the breakdown was brought on by “fear, stress, control, being controlled, manipulation… stressing things that create, like, validation that I didn’t need to worry about as much. And y’know, just the concept of competition,” he explained in part.