Kanye West calls Dave Chappelle a 'true friend' after comedian visits rapper's Wyoming ranch to check on him
Kanye West expressed adulation after receiving a visit from his longtime pal, comedian Dave Chappelle, who reportedly "checked" on the controversial rapper at his Wyoming ranch. The 42-year-old composer and fashion designer issued a big thanks to the renowned entertainer after launching a barrage of tweets on Monday following his South Carolina campaign rally over the weekend. Chappelle reportedly immediately jumped on a plane to ensure his buddy West was alright. "THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GODSEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE," the 'On God' hitmaker wrote in the caption of a video of himself with Chappelle and a few other people.
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
West was seen in the video egging 46-year-old Chappelle on to "please just make us smile, the world needs some, we need some joy, we need to smile."
"We need some joke, something. Something to, like, lift our spirits," he added.
"S---, I don’t know, I’m still on my first cup of coffee. Let me think of a good joke," Chappelle responded.
The world-famous stand-up performer then quipped, "An uplifting joke? You know I don’t do them."
West expressed his approval saying, "Ah, that was it!" before the duo shared an embrace and the Yeezy founder thanked the comedian for “coming out and checking on me.”
The 'Famous' hitmaker went on a Twitter rant Monday night in the midst of his apparent presidential run as an independent candidate. In a series of bizarre tweets, which have since been taken down, West appeared to reach out to Kris Jenner, his mother-in-law, touched on his marriage with Kim Kardashian, and said he could end up getting “locked up" Nelson Mandela.
"If I get locked up like Mandela Ya'll will know why," West wrote in a tweet. "Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie ‘Get Out’ because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday," he added in a second tweet.
"Everybody knows the movie get out is about me,” another tweet read.
Meanwhile, Kardashian-West, 39, is said to be "furious" at her husband after he said the couple had considered terminating Kardashian's first pregnancy with daughter North. "Kim is shocked that Kanye spoke about North at the rally," an insider reportedly told People magazine on Monday. "She loves her kids tremendously and wants to protect them," the source added. "Her favorite thing in the world is being a mom."
Another source told the outlet that West had been doing well before he announced his presidential bid. "Kanye has been doing well for a long time. In the past, he has suffered both manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder. Right now, he is struggling again," the insider said.
The source claimed Kim is "worried" as her husband's behavior is putting a lot of stress on her. "Kim is concerned, as well as her whole family. It's super stressful for Kim, because Kanye's behavior is very unpredictable. She is worried," the insider continued. "The episodes usually last for a few weeks and then things go back to normal. Kim hopes it will be the same this time."
Kim and Kanye also share sons Saint, 4, and Psalm, 1, and daughter Chicago, 2.