The first photo of Kanye West since his hospitalization has surfaced, and the rapper is sporting a new look.
On Thursday, artist Giovanni Bassan posted a photo of West to his Instagram account, captioning it simply “K s in da house.” In the photo, Kanye can be seen seated, and he looks a little different — he has blonde hair!
West has traditionally kept his hair shaved close to his head, but in the photo on Instagram the 39-year-old rapper has let his hair grow in and he’s changed the color. It’s a look we’ve not seen from West in the past, and some are saying it’s part of his new lifestyle.
According to Perez Hilton, the photo of Kanye was taken at the Rick Owens: Furniture exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. As noted by Perez Hilton, Yeezy “looks relatively happy and healthy, most likely due to the rest he’s been getting.” Check out the photo below.
In addition to stepping out in public, the Life of Pablo artist has reportedly begun to make music again in his home studio, according to TMZ. The celebrity news outlet reported that Kanye “has been more relaxed and focused” as of late.
The photo is believed to be the first of Kanye since his release from the hospital on November 30. On November 21, Kanye was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center amidst reports that he was suffering from dehydration and sleep deprivation. Subsequent reports indicated that West may have been struggling with some paranoia and hallucinations.
The photo of West emerged shortly after rumors began to circulate that he and his wife, Kim Kardashian, could be headed for divorce. Despite the swirling rumors, several sources from the Kardashian camp have indicated that the 37-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is not thinking of divorcing her husband. In fact, Kardashian’s close friend, Jonathan Cheban, spoke out to call the divorce rumors “so not true” and “hilarious.”
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With that being said, some sources have admitted that Kim and Kanye are dealing with marital tension at this time, which would make sense, as the Kardashian-West family has had a difficult few months. In addition to Kanye’s hospitalization, Kardashian has been struggling with an issue of her own. In October, the social media maven was sleeping when masked men broke into her Paris apartment and stole about $10 million worth of jewelry. Kardashian was left physically unharmed, but as she heals from the emotional trauma, she’s opted to stay out of the spotlight.
Some sources have indicated that the attack and robbery may have had something to do with Kanye’s recent breakdown and hospitalization. West was said to have been “unsettled” by the incident, and other reports indicate that wife Kim Kardashian is the only person in the world Kanye currently trusts. As the Inquisitr previously reported, an ET Online source indicated that Kanye believed everyone else was out to get him.
“The Paris incident unsettled everyone, [but it] unsettled him the most. He had this anxiety that everyone around him was trying to get him.”
The source went on to add, “It was over nothing that was tangible or real. He was thinking that people were out to kill him, out to break him and Kim up. It was Kanye vs. the whole world.”
Kanye hasn’t been seen much since his release from the hospital in November, but the 39-year-old rapper and fashion designer looks healthy in the photo posted to Instagram today. What do you think of Kanye West’s blonde hair? Do you like his new look? Why or why not?
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