Dwight Howard and Kanye West are in the headlines for all the right and wrong reasons as of late, so it’s only natural the two have popped up together.
As it turns out, Howard and West wound up in the same hospital together—the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center—back in June of 2013. Both men were in the maternity ward while welcoming children into the world, and since Howard booked the room West and Kim Kardashian wanted, the man behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo visited the star center and played him the former.
Howard just recalled the epic pairing in the humorous locale in an interview with The Players’ Tribune:
I met Kanye, my son and his daughter were in the same hospital when they were born and 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 felt like I was at a concert. This is in the maternity ward. After that, I was just so shocked it was Kanye that I couldn’t stop listening to Kanye for about three weeks.
The publication shared the video on Twitter:
Kanye West rapping in a maternity ward for @DwightHoward.
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 25, 2016
Small world, right?
Howard finds himself in headlines right now for good and bad. He’s having an epic season, albeit a quiet one, on a struggling Houston Rockets team. The negative? He wound up as one of the hottest subjects of trade rumors before the deadline. West, on the other hand, has had issues with folks far and wide that have cast him in a somewhat negative light, though he also went through a public crafting of the widely praised The Life of Pablo, something he sampled for Lamar Odom while the former NBA forward recovered in a hospital.
It’s fun stuff like this that makes kids want to be an NBA player. If the recent surge for Tidal thanks to West’s music is any sign, getting to his work before anyone else is quite a perk of the job. That, or scrounge up the cash to rent out a suite he happens to want. Either way seems to work, but Howard had both, crafting one of the funniest stories of the year.