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 Beyoncé 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.
Kanye West spotted in LA Yesterday..🎌 pic.twitter.com/FthJskFbTe— Outlander (@StreetFashion01) September 22, 2017
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.
I miss the old Kanye / the not-quite-as-rolled Kanye / eats his veggies when told Kanye / the calorically controlled Kanye https://t.co/xsEgSUGNyH— Paul Hagan (@thepaulhagan) September 22, 2017
But why did I see man boobs forming? And look at his face it's chubbier as well as his legs, thighs to be exact— Ngisazo Nyisa 🔥 (@Sugah_xo) September 22, 2017
What is Kim feeding Kanye West 🤔 pic.twitter.com/rsyqnk2dlv— Mikey Mashila (@MikeyMashila) September 22, 2017
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.
People are roasting & fat shaming Kanye West, but y'all missing the bigger picture. This is the most we've seen Kanye West smile in years.— NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) September 22, 2017
People Saying Kanye West Is Too Fat 😳 Bruhhh I'm Just Happy To See The Dude Smiling For A Change pic.twitter.com/sbiGx0Q5Mc— R A P H A E L (@TheDothrakian) September 22, 2017
THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO KANYE WEST SLANDER ON MY TIMELINE 🗣 pic.twitter.com/tgtmaO68MT— Nicholas (@TheNickVieira) September 22, 2017
I welcome kanye west into the big boy family its all love— OCT 6 NEW MIXTAPE (@AAANTWON) September 22, 2017
Ya body shaming Kanye West? Kanye West? Show some respect.— Pollo (@nostalgic_b) September 22, 2017
let us, like, not fat shame kanye west.— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) September 22, 2017
Chubby Kanye West is kind of cute— dead boyfriend (@Amonio_) September 22, 2017
Y'all on here body shaming Kanye West are disgusting. pic.twitter.com/yqOdgyXuQj— 💖 notorious 💖 (@HypodermicLowe) September 22, 2017
THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO KANYE WEST SLANDER ON MY TIMELINE! pic.twitter.com/XI1h84xQ6M— 2JEWZZ (@twojewzz) September 22, 2017