Kanye West has been captured on camera encouraging an aspiring rapper to freestyle for him outside a restaurant in New York City,
Ye encountered the MC, who goes by the alias Loner, while out for dinner with his new girlfriend - actress Julia Fox.
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Loner shook the DONDA rapper's hand and explained to him that he has been working on his rap career - Kanye then encouraged Loner to rap by pointing at the camera.
When Loner began freestyling, Ye encouraged the up-and-comer by throwing in some “woo!” ad-libs.
"Tell ’em what’s your name? What’s your name,” Kanye said. “Give ’em your Instagram! Give ’em your Instagram!”.
People were quick to comment on Kanye's action, one person commented: "Shout out Ye for giving people a simple chance to be seen or heard which could be everything for someone that need a break".
West is rumoured to be working on his 11th studio album - which will reportedly be a follow up to this year's DONDA.
He is also said to be headlining alongside Billie Eilish at Coachella 2022.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter