Kanye West has asked fans to keep the victims of the Haitian earthquake in their memories over the festive season as "people are still suffering".
Thousands were left homeless following the devastating tremor, which struck the region in January, 2010, and West has called on his followers to remember those less fortunate as they celebrate the holidays - because many Haitians are still struggling to adapt to life after the tragedy.
In a series of Twitter.com posts on Christmas Day (25Dec11), the Stronger hitmaker wrote, "Even though Haiti isn't in the news as much the issues are still there. Little has changed. People are still suffering.
"Many Haitians fled as refugess (sic) to the Dominican Republic in despiration (sic) to help there (sic) families back in Port Au Prince... this only compounded the suffering. As we count our blessings, let us not forget the on going struggles of the people of Hispaniola."
Meanwhile, West spent the day cheering on his hometown basketball team, the Chicago Bulls, as they faced off against the Los Angeles Lakers in one of the NBA season-opening fixtures.
He tweeted, "Merry Christmas : ) It's been an amazing year... BULLS WIN... Went to the game with my dad ... took pics with Arnold Schwarzenegger ... this is a dope Christmas : )))"
The rapper wasn't the only star celebrating the National Basketball Association's season kick-off - director Spike Lee, comedian Chris Rock, actress Julianne Moore and singer Alicia Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz sat courtside as the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics, while Lil Wayne, Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green were present for the Bulls/Lakers game.