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Maya Casillas (7) takes part in a  protest outside  City Hall in Los Angeles against US president Donald Trump’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities”,  which generally do not comply with federal requests to detain unauthorised immigrants who have been arrested on charges unrelated to their immigration status. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

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 Kanye West onstage in Toronto in 2015. According to media reports, West is receiving treatment and was placed under observation at a Los Angeles hospital this week. Photograph: EPA/Jose Mendez
Kanye West: the struggle is real
  • Music
  • November 23, 2016, 12:45

Kanye West’s tour cancellation and the subsequent reports that he’s been hospitalised for “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydrati(...)

Kanye West at the start of his Saint Pablo tour in Indianapolis on August 25. At two concerts last week, fans booed when he voiced support for president-elect Donald J. Trump. Photograph: AJ Mast/The New York Times

Rapper Kanye West has abruptly cancelled the remainder of his tour following a series of shows in which he had embarked on rants about politics and t(...)