Many of the artists Kanye West has worked with and inspired have reached out and shown their support since he pulled his Saint Pablo tour and was reportedly admitted to hospital this week. Chance The Rapper extended a prayer to his fellow Chicago MC, Twista penned an open letter, and Pusha T thanked his GOOD Music label mate for putting him on the path to a successful solo career.
Lupe Fiasco also shared a heartfelt message for his former collaborator during his show at the Crest Theater in Sacramento on November 22. Speaking to the audience, see newly surfaced fan footage above, Lupe spoke about the pressure on an artist when they're on the road.
"When you not performing, you thinking about performing,” he said. “And when you not thinking about performing, you performing. When you not performing, you recovering from performing. When you not recovering from performing you gotta prepare yourself to perform again. That’s hard.”
He added: “Look at the people who gave their heart and soul to this business and things that they lost and things that they go through. Just have patience. Don’t let it turn into anger. Don’t let it turn into cynicism. If you appreciate the work the brother put in for you and he supported you and helped you out from a distance with his music then just hold on to that moment."
Watch the speech in full in the clip above.
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