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Kanye West agrees to medical treatment after visit by LAPD

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    In this Aug. 28 file photo, Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. West agreed to medical treatment today after Los Angeles police responded to a disturbance call involving the rapper. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Police Department visited Kanye West as part of a disturbance call today, according to law enforcement sources, a day after the rapper abruptly canceled the rest of his tour.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, did not provide details about the incident but confirmed that police were called about 1:20 p.m. The case turned into a “medical emergency” and was handed off from the LAPD to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the sources said.

West agreed to seek medical treatment, a law enforcement source said.

The incident comes at a turbulent period for West, who walked off the stage three songs into his Saturday night concert in Sacramento and canceled Sunday’s concert at the Forum in Inglewood three hours before showtime.

On Saturday, West ranted about a few longtime friends and acquaintances, including Jay Z, Beyonce and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

“I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth, even at the risk of my own life,” West said on Saturday night. “At the risk of my own success. I’ll give y’all the truth. Jay Z, call me, you still ain’t called me. … Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”

On Thursday during his concert in San Jose, West editorialized about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement before praising President-elect Donald Trump. West has indicated that he may run for president in 2020.

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