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Kanye West 911 call: 'Don't let him get any weapons,' dispatcher says

Prior to his nine-day hospitalization in Los Angeles, rapper Kanye West exhibited signs that something may have been wrong with him.

After several onstage rants, the prolific rapper abruptly canceled the rest of his cross-country tour and retreated to his home.

Shorty after the tour was called off, a personal altercation led West’s doctor to call for backup.

On Thursday, the doctor's heavily redacted 911 call was released. During the call, he asks for police backup after determining that medical first responders may not be fully equipped to handle the situation.

>> Listen to the call here

“I’m one of his doctors, request if we could have some police backup,” the doctor says in a recording published by TMZ, the Los Angeles TimesKABC and other outlets.

“He definitely is going to need to be hospitalized.”

Rumors have abounded about what caused West’s hospitalization, and the doctor's explanation is redacted from the phone call.

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Whatever his condition may have been, a 911 dispatcher warns the caller to make sure West stays away from things that could harm him.

“Don’t let him get any weapons or anything like that," the dispatcher says.

West was reportedly released from the hospital last week.

Artists revamp 'Baby it's Cold Outside' lyrics 'to be not creepy'

A pair of Minnesota musicians have put their twist on a catchy but not so up-to-date holiday classic, humorously changing the lyrics of "Baby it's Cold Outside" to emphasize consent.

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The original duet was written in 1944. To summarize the lyrics, a woman sings about wanting to go home after a date with a man, who insists that she stay with him.

The song has been controversial in recent years – and deemed by some to be the worst Christmas song of all time – because of the man's insistence that the woman stay despite her telling him no clearly and repeatedly.

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"I ought to say no, no, no sir," the female lead sings. "At least I'm going to say that I tried."

"What's the sense of hurting my pride?" the male lead answers.

Artists Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski decided to take back the lyrics, posting what Liza deemed a "less sexually aggressive" version of the song Monday on SoundCloud.

"My mother will start to worry," Liza croons.

"Call her so she know that you're coming," Lemanski responds.

Most of Liza's lines stay true to the original song, although Lemanski's have been drastically changed.

"I wish I knew how to break the spell," Liza sings.

"I don't know what you're talking about," Lemanski answers.

In its first few days online, the song garnered more than 26,000 listens.

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2016 Soul Train Awards: Complete winners list

Wondering who won big at the 2016 Soul Train Awards? Check out the complete winners list below:

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>> PHOTOS: 2016 Soul Train Awards red carpet

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  • Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: Beyonce
  • Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Maxwell
  • Song of the Year: Beyonce, "Formation"
  • Video of the Year: Beyonce, "Formation"
  • Album/Mixtape of the Year: Beyonce, "Lemonade"
  • Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper
  • Centric Certified Award: Anderson .Paak
  • Best Gospel/Inspirational Song: Kirk Franklin, "123 Victory"
  • Rhythm & Bars Award: Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared, "All the Way Up"
  • Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award: "Rise Up," written by Andra Day and Jennifer Decilveo
  • Best Dance Performance: Kanye West, "Fade" (dance performance feat. Teyana Taylor)
  • Best Collaboration: Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared, "All the Way Up"

Photos: 2016 Soul Train Awards

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres tweets star-studded #MannequinChallenge video from White House

Get ready to see the most epic Mannequin Challenge to date.

>> Watch Michelle Obama's #MannequinChallenge with the Cleveland Cavaliers

>> Mannequin Challenge video tackles Black Lives Matter

>> Mannequin Challenge: Beyonce, Britney Spears, other celebrities get in on the trend

>> Hold it, what is the 'Mannequin Challenge'?

On Tuesday, talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert De Niro, Bill Gates, Frank Gehry, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and other famous faces. As the honorees gathered at the White House, DeGeneres decided to commemorate the occasion with her own star-studded contribution to the hashtag that has been sweeping social media.

"I'm in," DeGeneres captioned the video, which has been liked more than 16,000 times on Twitter.

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Kanye West cancels remaining tour dates after profanity-laced rant

Kanye West has abruptly canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour just days after interrupting a concert in California with a rant about Beyonce, MTV, politics and other topics.

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A representative for the rapper confirmed to Pitchfork that remaining tours dates have been canceled. All tickets will be refunded, according to the magazine.

The tour was scheduled to continue through Dec. 31 with stops in Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City, among other places.

No reason for the cancellation was given.

West came under fire last week after telling a crowd in San Jose, California, that he didn't vote, but that he would have thrown his support behind President-elect Donald Trump.

He arrived late for a performance in Sacramento on Saturday and played a pair of songs before launching into a profanity-laced rant on a range of topics, the Sacramento Bee reported.

He told the crowd he was hurt after hearing that Beyonce would only perform at the MTV Video Music Awards if she won Video of the Year.

"Sometimes, we … (play) the politics too much and forget who we are just to win," he said. "I've been sitting here to give y'all my truth even at the risk of my own life — even at the risk of my own success, my own career."

He also addressed Hillary Clinton, who recently lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.

"It's a new world, Hillary Clinton, it's a new world," he said. "Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in Middle America felt a way and they showed you how they felt."

The Saint Pablo Tour kicked off in August in Indianapolis. The tour originally included stops in 32 cities. It was extended – and two shows rescheduled – after West's wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed in Paris last month.

Watch Selena Gomez's emotional AMAs acceptance speech

Get the tissues ready.

Pop star Selena Gomez, who recently took a break to focus on her anxiety and depression, gave an emotional speech Sunday as she accepted the award for favorite female artist – pop/rock at the American Music Awards.

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"In 2014, this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically 100 percent honest with all of you," she said.

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"I think it’s safe to say that most of you know a lot my life whether I like it or not, and I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.

>> 2016 American Music Awards: Complete list of winners

"I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here," she added, pointing to her heart. "I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore.

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"All I can say from the bottom of my heart is I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every single day with people that I love. I have to say thank you so much to my fans because you guys are so damn loyal, and I don’t know what I did to deserve you.

"If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. If that’s anything whether you respect me or not, that’s one thing you should know about me is I care about people. Thank you so much for this. This is for you. Thank you."

>> Watch the speech here

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Kanye West to audience: ‘I would have voted on Trump’

Kanye West did not vote on Election Day, but the hip-hop artist told a California concert crowd Thursday night that if he had cast a ballot, it would have been for Donald Trump.

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Twitter member @albertoreyes, who attended the second leg of West’s Saint Pablo tour at the SAP center in San Jose, filmed West talking to the crowd. At one point, West talked about the election and then mentioned Trump, the Republican candidate who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you — if I were to have voted I would have voted on Trump,” West said, drawing boos and cheers from the crowd.

West, who announced this summer he was running for president in 2020, made his statement during a two-hour show before a large crowd. One fan in the crowd, who only identified himself as Raptor, told the New York Daily News that West’s presidential preference was among the least controversial things he said all night.

"He said that black people should get over racism and that they need to stop complaining about racism," Raptor told the Daily News, adding West interrupted the show at least 15 times to hold rambling monologues on politics. 

West told the audience he was an average guy who enjoyed watching political debates.

“I’m a human being too, I have feelings, I liked the debates, I’m a guy and a rapper, I’m a non-political rebel, the debates were entertaining,” he told the crowd.

The concert in San Jose show was West’s first since Election Day.

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