Dave Chappelle visited Kanye West at his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Tuesday (July 21) amid concerns over his mental health. Kanye posted a video on Twitter with the stand-up comedian and longtime friend as they posed for a group photo.
“Thank you Dave for hopping on a jet to come see me doing well,” Kanye tweeted. “Dave you are a god send and a true friend. All love.”
In the clip itself, Kanye tells Dave that the world needs some joy and asks him to say something to make him smile.
“Brotherhood is real, love is real,” Dave said.
Kanye laughed in response, saying, “Wait a second – I’m still not smiling bro,” before telling him to “lift our spirits.”
“An uplifting joke? You know I don’t write them,” Dave said. He continued, “Shit, I don’t know. I’m still on my first cup of coffee.”
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
Dave met Kanye for the first time in 2003 when he gave the rapper his first television appearance as a musical guest on Chappelle’s Show. “You could tell that he was going to be a star,” Dave told Jimmy Fallon.
In 2005, Chappelle welcomed Kanye onto the show again for a performance of his Common collaboration “The Food.” The live version of the song featuring Dave’s introduction appeared on Common’s sixth studio album, Be.
Just yesterday, Kanye posted a series of concerning tweets accusing his wife Kim Kardashian of trying to make him see a doctor.
“Everybody knows the movie Get Out is about me,” he tweeted. “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.”
Kanye also said that his mother-in-law and her partner Cory Gamble are forbidden to see his four children, North, Psalm, Saint and Chicago.
“Kris don’t play with me,” he said. “You and that Calmye are not allowed around my children. Y’all tried to lock me up.”
On Sunday (June 19), Kanye’s first campaign rally to become President of the United States took place in Charleston, South Carolina. Ye broke down into tears on the topic of abortion, screaming, “I almost killed my daughter!” after admitting that he wanted Kim to abort their first child, North.
Kanye also made headlines for his comments about abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman.
“Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people,” he said.