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Kanye West Hospitalized in Los Angeles

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Before West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, he made a number of statements on stage and in a new interview that has left his fans both puzzled and outraged.

Josh Margolin and Lucina Fisher report: Hip-hop mogul Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles Monday afternoon, an official told ABC News.

The cause and his condition were not immediately clear after the 1:20 p.m. incident.

Further details were not immediately available. A rep for the star did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Before West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, he made a number of statements on stage and in a new interview that has left his fans both puzzled and outraged.

On Monday morning, the concert promoter Live Nation announced that West was canceling the remaining 21 shows of his tour and that all tickets would be refunded.

[Read the full story here, at ABC News]

The news came a day after he unexpectedly canceled his Los Angeles concert just hours before it was a scheduled to begin and two days after he walked off the stage 30 minutes into a concert in Sacramento.

West’s rep pointed to the statement from Live Nation when asked for comment.

But the 39-year-old hip hop artist said plenty before that on a variety of subjects before the cancellation of his tour. Here now is Kanye West in his own words.

Nov. 20

Surface magazine releases its interview with West conducted in between stops on the Canada leg of his Saint Pablo Tour. In the 30-minute videotaped interview, West touches on a number of subjects from how he does business to his artistic abilities to his views on the future of communication. Here are some highlights:

“I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business — just talk to me like a 4-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.”

“Maybe this will be an eloquent interview. It’s a 50/50 chance every time I open my mouth. At the end of the day, words get in the way. Regardless, whether you understand this or that, you know it’s ‘Rain Man’ sitting here.” [“Rain Man” was a 1988 movie about an autistic savant.] “You just f—— know it’s ‘Rain Man.’ No matter what ‘Rain Man’s’ doing, you know, if you take him to that f—— table, he’s going to pick the right cards.”

“This is turning into a 12-minute freestyle. Which is good. When I talk it’s like a painting.”

“I think it’s my mutant handicap. All X-Men have a little handicap that helps them become X-Men. I didn’t know the term synesthesia until I was working on ‘Cruel Summer‘ [West’s 2012 compilation album]. Halfway into writing that, I really understood that…(read more)

Source: ABC News

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