Kanye West, LL Cool J, Other Rap Acts Honor Robin Williams Following Actor's Passing

UPDATE: Kanye West and LL Cool J join Questlove, Wu-Tang Clan, DJ Premier, Immortal Technique and Mack Maine in sharing their memories and condolences following Robin Williams' passing.

Robin Williams, who acted in several critically acclaimed films throughout a storied career, died in his home Monday (August 11). He reportedly took his own life, according to CNN. He was 63.

Williams, who was battling severe depression lately, according to his media rep, Mara Buxbaum, was known for his work in Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society, among other projects.

Entertainment figures honored the Oscar winner following news of his death. Several Rap acts also shared memories and condolences via social media. 

The Roots' Questlove, for instance, shared the following on Instagram:

"Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn't even know it. He named checked all of us in the elevator during the 2001 Grammys. I know y'all think I do this false modesty/T Swift "gee shucks" thing to the hilt. But yeah sometimes when you put 20 hour days in you do think it's for naught and that it goes thankless. Grammy time is somewhat of a dark time simply because you just walk around asking yourself is it worth it or not: all the sweat and blood. I just felt like (despite winning grammy the year before) no one really cares all that much for us except for a select few. Especially in that environment I'm which people treat you like minions until they discover what you can do for them...if you're not a strong character you run the risk of letting it get to you. This particular Sunday we were walking backstage and had to ride the elevator to the backstage area and we piled inside when suddenly this voice just said "questlove.....black thought....rahzel....the roots from Philadelphia!!!! That's right you walked on this elevator saying to yourself "ain't no way this old white dude knows my entire history and discography"....we laughed so hard. That NEVER happened to is before. Someone a legend acknowledged us and really knew who we were (his son put him on to us) man it was a small 2 min moment in real life but that meant the world to me at the time. Everytime I saw him afterwards he tried to top his trivia knowledge on all things Roots associated. Simply because he knew that meant everything to me. May his family find peace at this sad time. I will miss Robin Williams. #RIP.Follow"

Several other Rap acts also shared the following: 




















































HipHopDX extends condolences to Robin Williams' fans, friends and family. 

(August 12, 2014)

UPDATE: Kanye West and LL Cool J have also posted about Williams. LL Cool J appeared with Williams in the 1992 film Toys.

West and LL Cool J's social media tributes are below:


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  • Anonymous

    This nigga Kanye is late

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Long list. this man is a legend. IF YOU HAVENT SEEN the roast of richard pyror Robin williams was one of the only white men on that stage. and richards fans and richard were decently racist. what a great legend we lost.

  • 0n D - Bl0ck

    r.i.p to a legend.

  • LOGIC

    The funny thing is that American blacks of today use slavery as a kind of license to hate and bad mouth "Whitey". Yet blacks who live in America today should actually be thankful that their African ancestors were plucked out of west Africa and brought over to THIS continent four centuries ago. Look at a National Geographic or catch a Unicef or Feed The Children commercial and see WHERE they would very likely be instead

    • Anonymous

      Soulja Boy had the right idea when he gave shout outs to the slave masters, because without them, he wouldn't have all that icey jewels and tattoos.

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  • Anonymous

    Dumb rappers crying for drug addict (who never got busted) alcoholic most of whom have nothing to say about #MICHAEL BROWN Great "culture"! And yes, it's the "culture" that says little to nothing about the horrific black-on-black crimes either but most of those dudes DO go to jail (check the prison population). When a white professional guns down an innocent kid... Q: How many times did Mike Brown shoot? Q: How many times did Mike Brown stab? Q: What weapons did Mike Brown have? Q: What the fuck was Mike Brown even stopped for?

  • Anonymous

    wow i never knew ll was in Toys.

    • Anonymous

      People can mourn both you know. Honoring Robin takes nothing away from what happened to MB, it's just that Robin had a much greater affect on everyone. Why don't you get all up in arms when blacks kill each other every day?

  • Timmah

    Anyone bringing up Mike Brown is a faggot! What the fuck does that have to do with Robin Williams dying and some rappers choosing to pay tribute to him in his time of death? I'm sure if you go through their tweets many of them also paid tribute to Michael Brown after his death... theres no need to start a race war and get all butthurt because some rappers chose to honor a famous white actor in his time of death.

    • Anonymous

      Why would you pay tribute to a nobody punk kid who fought a cop, then ran like a ho cause he knew he was about to feel hot lead?

  • LORD JAMAR

    I DIDNT WRITE THAT MY ACCOUNT GOT HACKED, THIS WHITE DEVIL WILL BURN.

  • Dutch

    Shout out to Lord Jamar for showing his respect for a legend instead of turning it into a race war because hes white.

  • I AM LEGEND

    What about mike brown? Fuck mike brown, dumb nig decided to scuffle with police, go for the officers weapon, then run. He was just asking to get blazed, and he got it. Then these dumb nignogs decide to destroy their own neighborhood as retaliation? LOL! Apparently the welfare & food stamp office remained untouched. Robin Williams was a comedic legend, almost everyone knows his name, mike brown was a classless chump who didnt obey police and had a chimpout. Justified, looks like rappers have more respect for a class act like Robin than an 18 year old punk. Act like a thug and you will get treated like one. Fuck mike brown

    • I AM YOUR FATHER

      Suicide is not a good thing at all and should be frowned upon, period. Sure, there's depression, I get that, but if you are depressed and feel suicidal, then seek help. Go to a doctor. Keep your head up. And if you're religious, pray. Robin has accomplished many things, but that's no reason to end your own life. Suicide, like any other type of death, is a sudden thing to the ones who are close to you and to the world, but suicide takes a bigger toll and is more controversial. Robin's family and friends will think that all the help, support or encouragement they may have given him during his dark times are all thrown back into their face. What will his grandchildren think, his great-grandchildren when they get older? All I'm saying is live your life to the fullest. Let death come naturally. If Robin died from something else, like an illness or a car accident, then everyone will look at him the same, and say things like "Wow, this man has lived a good life. Looks like it was his time to go. Rest in peace." But since he hung himself, then some people will look at him differently, and say things like "He was a great actor and comedian, but he didn't have to do that. Things could've been better for him later on." Still, rest in peace Robin, but suicide is not okay.

    • Anonymous

      nah you cant get mad at a brother who achieved everything he ever wanted and didnt wanna live no more.

    • I AM YOUR FATHER

      Committing suicide is the most selfish act anyone can do, even worse than disobeying the cops.

  • Anonymous

    the politically correct fags at hhdx deleted all the negative comments off maya angelous death article. watch what they do now

  • anonymouzxW

    ROBIN WILLIAMS IS NOT HIP HOP!!! STOP CO-SIGNING THIS BULLSHIT UNCLE TOM QUESTHATE!@!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tony Montana

    RIP Mork nanu nanu

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  • Anonymous

    Going to miss you 'POPEYE' ... Fly Robin Fly

  • Anonymous

    What's motherfucking "Diddy" say about Mike Brown? Oh yeah, #NOTHING Thanks, nigga!

    • Diddy

      Oh Shit! Sorry guys I didn't realize I was under obligations to tweet about every nignog that gets murdered. I don't exactly have that kind of free time in my schedule. R.I.P. to Mrs Doubtfire though.

    • Anonymous

      What has Mike Brown ever done to warrant Diddy saying anything about his life?

  • Anonymous

    Depressed alcoholic drug addict kills himself... Unarmed black kid gunned down by white cops... Yeah, no difference! Keep your 'sneakergame' up assholes, it's all good.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Mork, #MIKEBROWN

  • Anonymous

    JUMANJI WAS MY SHIT, SAW THAT BITCH 3 FUCKING TIMES IN THEATERS

  • Anonymous

    Why do pink skinned people call themselves white? Their skin is so gross it makes me want to vomit.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone bringing up Mike Brown is a faggot! What the fuck does that have to do with Robin Williams dying and some rappers choosing to pay tribute to him in his time of death? I'm sure if you go through their tweets many of them also paid tribute to Michael Brown after his death... theres no need to start a race war and get all butthurt because some rappers chose to honor a famous white actor in his time of death.

  • Anonymous

    How did Mike Brown go from being the Cavs coach to Lakers coach to becoming a dead teenager?

  • Anonymous

    Most mentally ill people don't continue working non stop. He knew what he was doing. Watch interviews. He admitted he had problems drinking, but not once was he not able to function in his day job. God, don't you have a TV, retard?

  • Anonymous

    Dumbfuck rappers crying over a drug addict, alcoholic Robin Williams... who was funny, OK. Nothing to say about Mike Brown huh? Or are the scumbags at HHDX just not writing about it? I use the term 'writing' very loosely, of course.

    • Anonymous

      black folk are always looking for something to whine about and any excuse to cry "RACISM"

    • Anonymous

      If Mike Brown was white, it wouldn't of even made the local news. Much like the Trayvon Martin situation. A black kid got killed? Wow...that happens in Chicago 50 times every weekend.

    • Anonymous

      Shut ur mouth you little piece of shit robin Williams is a legend

    • Anonymous

      WHAT CRYING BRO? THEY ARE PAYING TRIBUTE> NONE OF THOSE RAPPERS KNEW MIKE BROWN LIKE THEY KNEW OF ROBIN WILLIAMS WHO MOST PROBABLY GREW UP WATCHING ON TV AND MOVIES. WHY SHOULD THEY CARE ABOUT MIKE? DO ALL BLACK PEOPLE HAVE TO LOVE ALL OTHER BLACKS JUST BECAUSE THEY SHARE SKIN COLOR? WHO TRYS TO FIGHT A COP?

  • Anonymous

    Who's Michael Brown?

  • Lord Jamar

    I prefer my comedians to be niggaz.

  • Anonymous

    Rah Digga is retarded. He wasn't mentally ill.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldnt even recognize Rahzel

  • Anonymous

    lol its all old school and underground rappers

  • Anonymous

    lol @ Rah Digga still being alive

  • Anonymous

    what aborut rap acts and Michael Brown? why don't you report that?

    • Anonymous

      he saved the tax payers a whole lot of money and just offed himself with some rope. white power

    • Anonymous

      Robin Williams didn't try to provoke a cop to shoot him like most African Americans stupidly do in that situation.

    • Anonymous

      "An innocent black boy was murdered and its way more important than some rich dude sad because his movies are failing at the box office. Pink people problems....smh" Apparently it's not way more sad because that shit happens every day and none of these rappers care LOL #darkieproblems

    • ^^

      You wouldn't be saying that if Robin Williams was black.

    • Anonymous

      ^ Will you shut your ugly albino pink skinned h0nkey ass up? No one asked for your opinion you skin peeled piece of shit. An innocent black boy was murdered and its way more important than some rich dude sad because his movies are failing at the box office. Pink people problems....smh

    • Anonymous

      WTF did Michael Brown ever to for these artists and their families? Robin Williams brought smiles to their faces and as Talib said brough millions of laughs... Why shouldn't they honor him... they didn't know Michael Brown.. just because he's black doesn't mean they have to honor him.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, Micheal Brown is way more important then some dead white celebrity. I hope this story doesnt over shadow what's really important.

    • Anonymous

      who cares didnt he try to fight a cop and possible try to grab a cops gun? wtf he think was gonna happen? p.s. soulja boy tweeted #RIPMICHAELBROWN in the middle of his coked out twitter meltdown going at Gillie Da Kid but deleted them all when he sobered up

  • King Noble

    One less Devil for me to worry about

  • Anonymous

    Amazing that he knew all The Roots members.

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