Apart from some lingering backlash from his [article id="1621389"]interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech[/article] at the Video Music Awards, a [article id="1624325"]false death rumor[/article] and some quotes from Muhammad Ali posted on his blog, [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist]'s profile has been low in recent weeks. But his collaborators [artist id="2813619"]Mr Hudson[/artist] and [artist id="1483631"]DJ A-Trak[/artist] told British newspaper the Daily Star that West is doing fine.
In a guest blog for the newspaper, Mr Hudson said West "hasn't gone crazy or entered rehab" despite all the controversy surrounding his current public image. "I saw him a couple of weeks ago and he was keeping a low profile, which is sensible," Hudson said.
Mr Hudson, who is signed to West's record label, G.O.O.D. Music, also hinted at what fans can expect from Kanye's next LP.
"He works 24 hours day but I'm not worried for him — he has the right people around him. And Kanye's getting back into rapping. He might make an old-school record on a tape deck, like the Beastie Boys used to do. Just a drum machine, ghetto blaster and a microphone," he blogged.
West's touring DJ, A-Trak, talked about West's music plans as well. "Kanye's taking a bit of time away from the limelight. But he keeps telling me all these ideas he has for songs and fashion bits," he told the Daily Star. A-Trak also praised for West for his "amazing" versatility when it comes to creating ideas.
Late last month, Kid Cudi also told MTV News that [article id="1624753"]West is doing fine.[/article] "We talk every once in a while. Like I said, he's like a brother to me, I worry just as much as the next person, but when I say Kanye is cool, believe me, Kanye is OK."