Kanye West is so often criticized by mainstream media that many tend to forget that the Chicago native is still mourning over the death of his mother, Donda West.
Kanye West’s blame on himself is absolutely heartbreaking.
The rapper was asked what he had to sacrifice for his success by Q Magazine, and he responded, “my mom.”
“If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive,” he said. “I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”
Kanye’s mother Donda died in 2007 from heart disease while suffering complications following plastic surgery. She was 58.
Since her passing, Kanye has paid tribute to his mother through his lyrics. In his song, “Only One,” he describes his mother watching over him and proudly observing his career and new family.
“Remember how I’d say one day you’ll be the man you always knew you would be?” the lyrics say from his mother’s perspective. “And if you knew how proud I was, you’d never shed a tear, have a fear. No you wouldn’t do that.”
Not only did the 38-year-old artist open up about his mother to the magazine, but he also spoke about life as a parent himself. As the proud father of 2-year-old daughter North West, he always makes sure to set some time aside for her during his hectic schedule.
“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,” he admitted. “Instead, the meetings get scheduled around her.”