UPDATE // DECEMBER 8:
Important: Kanye West was spotted for the first time since his hospitalization, and he is now blonde. Or, if you ask Frank Ocean, blond. Heh.
UPDATE // DECEMBER 8:
Kanye West is home from the hospital following a reported nervous breakdown, in part, because he was over-worked, but there's no rest for the willing. TMZ claims Yeezy feels "more relaxed and focused" than ever, and the time off got his creative juices flowing; he is currently recording new music.
"We're told Kanye's built a temporary studio in their Bel-Air mansion so he can have the privacy he needs to get healthy, while also making new music as ideas come to him," they report.
It is widely believed West stopped taking prescribed doses of his usual meds for psychological issues, which contributed to his downward spiral. "We're told he's kept that under control since leaving the hospital, and he's in such a creative space ... an album's worth of material is a real possibility."
Fans also suspect that the anniversary of his mother's death and wife Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery played a role, and he's made some of his best work following other life-changing crises.
Pete Rock swung by Kanye's home and shared a couple of videos from the recording session. “playing 45s in da lab with Kanye West,” he captioned one of the clips. The camera catches a glimpse of a piece of paper with 14 track titles on it, and they all center around classic video games (you may recall Kanye announcing his forthcoming album would be titled Turbo Grafx 16.
— KanyeToThe (@KanyeToThe) December 8, 2016
Kanye West’s Turbo Grafx 16 Tracklist
1. Metroid Other
2. Muramasa the Demon Blade
3. New Super Mario Bros
4. No More Heroes 2
6. Pikmin 2
7. Rabbids Go Home
8. Red Steel 2
9. Resident Evil
10. Silent Hill
11. Sin & Punishment 2
12. Sonic Colors
13. Super Mario Galaxy Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
14. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
They have to be trolling us.
* Hears Mario and Kanye *
EARLIER // NOVEMBER 30:
The new workout plan.
Kanye West was reportedly hospitalized for sleep deprivation due to touring, recording, working in excess, and the rapper shows no signs of slowing down.
TMZ claims he's acting extremely paranoid to the point where he wouldn't let doctors touch him, and that wife Kim Kardashian has been at his bedside the entire time.
What's a self-proclaimed creative genius to do on bed rest? Continue working...
Us Weekly claims Yeezy has "requested that recording equipment be brought to the hospital so he can record in his bed,” an insider says, “and he has kept asking to see sketches of his fashion lines.”
The source adds: “He continues to want to work and Kim has to keep telling him to rest."
West remains at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following an incident on Nov. 21 that forced his personal doctor to call in a psychiatric hold.
I know nothing of West's actuality, but channeling his emotions through music sounds like a proactive method of healing. The fashion sketches, probably hold off on that one.