Tears: See O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s Heartfelt Tribute to Kanye West

Tears: See O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s Heartfelt Tribute to Kanye West

The Straight Outta Compton star shows his support for Yeezy.

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O'Shea Jackson Jr., known for his role portraying his father in Straight Outta Compton, woke up inspired this morning to create a tribute to Kanye West, in the wake of him being hospitalized.

Recognizing that it is heartbreaking to see one of his idols going through a tough time, the actor wanted to instead channel Ye's creative energy, doodling an image on his iPad of the rapper inspired by his 2007 Graduation album cover and penning a positive message.

"I woke up this morning with Kanye on my mind," Jackson Jr. began a lengthy Instagram caption. "Usually that's the start of a dope day. But I felt like I should say something to him."

He then goes on to explain that his tribute drawing does not mean "I miss the Old Kanye," but instead using the opportunity to vocalize his respect and adoration for artists who break the mold, much like West does.

"We ask artists to grow by doing the same thing over and over? Nah." he elaborated. "We love artists that break the mold. That change the game. Whether its production or style, Ye has always gone against the grain. But that s**t is what makes the cool Cool. It's what makes dope , DOPE. But the world, just like all of us, isn't always ready for change."

The actor then goes into detail during his musing, further exemplifying that he wise beyond his years and showing that he understands West simply has plans, ideas and concepts that the "masses just aren't ready for."

He then adds a message to West on behalf of his "real fans," saying "We need to be shown the world outside of the box. We need GOOD music. Shiiiiet ....We need Ye to be Ye! So from us real fans, WAKE UP MR. WEST!!!!

We can't help but cheer on the actor for his touching words. Thank you for this, O'Shea.

Take a look at the actor's heartfelt plea to Kanye West in the posts below.

I woke up this morning with Kanye on my mind. Usually that's the start of a dope day. But I felt like I should say something to him. Which, believe it or not, is not really possible for me. So I drew this on my iPad. It doesn't mean "I Miss The Old Kanye". I don't even know what that means. We ask artists to grow by doing the same thing over and over? Nah. We love artists that break the mold. That change the game. Whether its production or style, Ye has always gone against the grain. But that shit is what makes the cool Cool. It's what makes dope , DOPE. But the world, just like all of us, isn't always ready for change. The fear of the unknown intimidates man. That's why we praise the ones who show no fear. Sin Miedo. Kanye you have plans. Ideas. Concepts. That the masses just aren't ready for. And so what!? My mother says, "never feed a baby steak." If you feed people things they're not ready for, they will be regurgitated and never accepted. So stop telling them shit! Show them! If they not ready to hear it, make them see! Because that's what you've always done. You can change the world and you know it. But brotha you must always remember. "The revolution will not be televised." We need to be shaken up a bit. We need to be shown the world outside of the box. We need GOOD music. Shiiiiet ....We need Ye to be Ye! So from us real fans, WAKE UP MR. WEST!!!!! 🎓🐻🕶🙏🏽

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#OsheaJacksonJr sends a message after waking up with #KanyeWest on his mind

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Written by KC Orcutt

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