In an emotional speech at his concert over the weekend, Kanye West revealed the only regret he has in life is that his mother never got to meet his daughter North.
On Feb. 21, at the Mohegan Sun stop of his Yeezus tour, Kim Kardashian’s fiancé reflected back on the last decade of his life, and took the opportunity to speak candidly about his late mother, Donda.
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“These past ten years have been amazing,” he said. “There’s been some ups and downs. I made some mistakes and I’ve made some accomplishments.
"There’s only one thing I regret. There’s only one thing I wish I could change out of everything that’s ever happened. I wish that my mother could’ve met my daughter.”
On Nov. 10, 2007, Donda passed away aged 58 following complications from a cosmetic procedure. In her memory, a law was passed in California that required patients to complete a physical and have written clearance from a doctor within 30 days of having elective cosmetic surgery.
Kanye was extremely close with his mother, and her death hit him especially hard. It even left him suicidal at one point.
However, he has since abandoned those feelings and is coming to terms with his grief—which he reveals in his song “Clique,” as he raps “Went through deep depression when my momma passed/Suicide, what kinda talk is that?”
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He has since opened up about being suicidal—saying he knows there are many people who “will never get the chance to have their voice heard” as loudly as he does—so he stays loud for them.
And we’re quite sure that his adorable daughter and gorgeous fiancé give him reasons to live each and every day as well!
Original reporting by Elizabeth VanMetre.