Last year, Kanye West abruptly cancelled his "Saint Pablo" tour and we haven't seen very much of him since. 

Before he cancelled his tour, West's behavior was far more unusual than his everyday self. We can all remember when he blasted JAY-Z and BeyoncΓ© just days before his tour ended. When it finally was cut short, West was rushed to seek mental evaluation right afterward.

Since this time, West has been out of the spotlight a great deal, as he's trying to once again become his normal self. So, imagine our surprise when we saw some fresh new photos of the star on Friday (Sept. 22). The rapper/producer/fashion designer was looking much more happier than the last time we saw him. But, there's another difference that people have been pointing out, as well. 

West has noticeably put on a few pounds. Unfortunately, social media hasn't been very nice about this weight gain. The artist has been getting fat-shamed. 

Luckily, many fans have been standing up to people who have something to say about West's new appearance. See supporters defending the new, happier-looking Kanye West below. 

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