Kanye West is undergoing psychiatric evaluation in Los Angeles.
TMZ reported that the rap star was taken to UCLA Medical Center Monday afternoon, after authorities responded to call for a welfare check, possibly from a doctor who was treating him for issues related to sleep deprivation.
Paramedics took him to the hospital by ambulance, restrained and against his will, according to TMZ.
The trip to the facility came after West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour dates, which had been scheduled through the end of the year.
Kanye’s eccentric behavior comes just as his wife Kim Kardashian was about to make her first red carpet appearance on Monday (at the Angel Ball in New York) since being assaulted in Paris.
It began last week at San Jose at the SAP Center on Nov. 17, when West told concert-goers that he didn’t vote, but would have voted for Donald Trump.
Two days later, he stopped his show in Sacramento at the gleaming new Golden 1 Center after performing just two songs and ranting for some 15 minutes, about President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Beyonce and Jay Z, among many.
The next day, he canceled his show in Los Angeles.
CNN reports that Snoop Dogg’s expletive-filled video, in which he calls Kanye’s recent rhetoric “crazy,” has gone viral.
Chrissy Teigen, who made a scene at Sunday’s American Music Awards ceremony with her wardrobe malfunction, has spoken.
The supermodel, who was at the event with her husband John Legend, took to Instagram, offering “apologies to anyone harmed mentally or physically by my hooha.”
Folks on social media went wild when her black gown by Yousef Akbar, which had slits higher than her waist, flapped up in the wind and exposed her, despite some strategically placed pins.
CALLING ALL SINGERS
The Foster Farms Bowl “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” contest is looking for local vocalists ages 18 and under to perform the national anthem at the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara; to enter, post a 30- to 45-second YouTube video singing the song, title it “I Want to Sing at the Foster Farms Bowl” and fill out an entry form on www.SingatFosterFarmsBowl.com by Nov. 30. Ten finalists will be invited to a live audition where the winner will be selected.
Actress Scarlett Johannson is 32. … Actor Mark Ruffalo is 49. … Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 58. … Bassist Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is 66. … Guitarist-actor Little Steven is 66. … Tennis player Billie Jean King is 73. … Singer Jesse Colin Young is 75. … Comedian-director Terry Gilliam is 76.
— Wire, staff reports