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Kanye West Rapped ‘Yeezus’ for Dwight Howard in a Maternity Ward

“He really got into character,” Rockets center says of the time ‘Ye decided to give him an impromptu performance

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Kanye West and Dwight Howard met in a maternity ward.

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At this point, is there a Kanye West story you wouldn’t believe? No? Good, now here’s Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard to tell you about the time Kanye rapped Yeezus for him in a maternity ward.

This all took place in June of 2013, when Kim Kardashian gave birth to North West. According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye were unable to lock down one of the super fancy suites at Cedars-Sinai, because North came five weeks early and someone had already booked the room they wanted. That someone turned out to be Howard – which Kanye discovered when he was roaming the ward wondering who the hell took the room.

Then, because he is Kanye, he decided to give Howard a sneak peek of Yeezus  – the album would be released later that month – and began rapping along to the tracks as though he were surrounded by thousands of screaming fans, not hundreds of crying babies.

“My son and his daughter were in the same hospital when they were born,” Howard told The Players’ Tribune. “He was down the hall from me, he was trying to figure out who bought the big room. ‘Yo man, you bought the big room?’ I was like, ‘My bad man, I didn’t know you were in here.’ He started playing one of his albums and he really got into character. He’s rapping, and I feel like I was at a concert. This is at the maternity ward!”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Kanye’s done this. When Lamar Odom was recovering from his near-death experience last year, Kanye paid him a visit and gave him a preview of The Life of Pablo. And he didn’t even make him sign up for Tidal.

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