When a 911 call came in, apparently from Kanye West’s doctor, about an incident involving the rapper at a Los Angeles home, the dispatcher advised, “Don’t let him get any weapons.”
The details of the 911 call made from a home in the 900 block of North Laurel Avenue, released Thursday to The Times in accordance with public records laws, provide new insight into what led to the rapper’s hospitalization for more than a week.
The phone call recording, which does not specifically identify West or include West’s voice, indicates a level of concern by those around him that he seek professional help.
A man who identified himself to a dispatcher as “one of his doctors” quickly requested police backup as well as paramedics.
“I think he’s definitely going to need to be hospitalized,” the caller said. “I wouldn’t just do the police by itself.”