With news like this, I realize Kanye West isn’t all ego and fashion.
West opened up about the loss of his mother Donda West in a new interview with Q magazine, and admits that he holds himself accountable for her death.
An English professor, Donda died at the age of 58 after suffering complications from elective surgery. West’s mother passed away in November 2007 after being admitted to a hospital in Marina del Rey, Calif. Her health began to deteriorate following a plastic surgery procedure in California, which led to controversy surrounding the doctor who performed the surgery.
“If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive,” West continued of his beloved mother, who inspired his creative business DONDA. “I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”
Aw, poor Kanye. I can’t even imagine the pain and frustration of losing a parent, and how bad he must’ve felt about the circumstances surrounding losing his mother. But you can tell how important family is to Kanye, because North really does seem like his biggest priority. While spending time abroad to work on his seventh solo studio album, tentatively titled SWISH, West said his daughter always takes precedent.
“While [Nori’s] here in Europe I have to have six hours a day with her because otherwise I’ll just work and she’ll get scheduled around meetings,” the “Only One” performer explained. “Instead, the meetings get scheduled around her.”