Chicago rapper Rhymefest is a longtime friend and collaborator of Kanye West, responsible for helping to pen a number of his best-known songs, including “Jesus Walks” and “New Slaves”. Rhymefest was also involved in the creation of Kanye’s latest album, The Life of Pablo, but removed himself from the project last month.
As he explained to fans on Twitter yesterday, “My brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual and mental. He should step away from the public and yes men and heal.” He wrote in a subsequent tweet, Kanye’s “mind and spirit [aren’t] right,” adding, “I love my brother. I pray for his health not our entertainment.”
Rhyemfest also insinuated the lyrics of The Life of Pablo leave much to be desired. In reply to a fan who wrote, “smh….so we have to settle for this? …lyrics that don’t even make sense ???” Rhymefest responded, “unfortunately yes.”