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Friday, November 14, 2008


Thank You Mama - Sizzla

I just started last week (even tho my 1st post was last year), and im not really doing this as a "celebrity" blog, but i found this very interesting excerpt about Kanye (West)and wanted to know ya'll thoughts ....

In a recent interview with People magazine, Kanye West opens up about finding the right girl, feeling like an "alien," and life after the sudden death of his mother, Donda West. The rapper/producer has been relatively quiet since his mother passed away last year. "I didn't do any interviews after my mom passed, I wasn't ready to speak about [it]," West said. "Now I'd rather talk it through than commit suicide. I'm super devastated."

The rapper avoided the press while he worked through his painful loss, but became way more active on his blog. In September, dodging the paparazzi landed him in some trouble and he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on felony vandalism charges.

"It's lonely at the top," he told reporters at a London listening party for his new album, '808's & Heartbreak.' "Losing my mom, having no woman in my life to support me -- I feel like I'm on my own and can only express it through my music." While West tries to express his emotions through his music, he admits that he's still depressed and blames himself for his mother's death.

"I feel like I moved to California, then my mom moved to California, and she did stuff she wouldn't have done if we'd stayed in Chicago," he told the magazine. "If I'd never made it in the music business, it never would've happened."

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Well my questions are

1) What do you feel about the article as it pertains to Kanye

2) After you have "made it" are you supposed to be responsible for the life that the ones closest to you are living due to your success??

3) When does suicide really become an option??

5 Retort(s):

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Deep post

1. I think the article shows a side of Kanye that we hardly get to see...we see him being aggressive, cocky (even though I think its cute), and all about self. We now see that he desires love and affection...also, the bond between him and his mom was real and very strong.

2. I would say yes and no...you're responsible if you're directly involved, but if its indirectly (i.e. you had no clue as to what that person was going to do...their plans).

3. It's never an option. My spiritual belief won't allow me to think it's an option...everything will pass and you will become better and stronger. It may take time, but it will happen.

Vegas International said...
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Vegas International said...

well they say ..
"what does not kill you makes you stronger"

what if you just are not that strong and it does kill you? Some people just have break from reality sometimes and guilt and depression can be overwhelming (i have seen it 1st hand)

I personally feel he was the catalyst to his mothers demise, but he is not the cause of it. Her vanity or insecurity if you may ( GOD BLESS THE DEAD, NO DISRESPECT INTENDED) i think was the cause of her demise. Having money does not change you, it just makes who you are more evident, and allows you to do certian things you want to but were unable to do before

PM said...

I agree, this article definitely shows a side of him, like most other celebs, that we barely see - the emotional & compassionate side. This [unfortunately] allowed him to take down that wall he's always had up and be more in tune with reality.

I don't think you should take full responsibility for the lives of others after you've made it but I do think you are responsible to a certain extent. I think after you have reached that point of success, you should make sure your closest loved ones are safe and financially stable amongst other things. But while the person's personal issues and decisions can be your concern, it shouldn't be your problem.

Suicide should NEVER become an option. That's only gonna worsen a situation (and send you to hell, lol - it's a sin damnit).

Right now, Kanye is going through something very difficult. I can only imagine because I've been fortunate enough to not lose my Mother but his actions aren't atypical. They are perfectly normal. Anyone who loses someone that close to them always takes the blame and has an "If I didn't do that, this wouldn't have happened" perspective.

He's right in saying that if he didn't reach that point of success, he probably would've never moved to Cali, and his Mom wouldn't have followed. They would've lived regular lives and she would not have been influenced by what Hollywood deems "perfect". But he shouldn't blame himself; he should blame the media.

That's just my take on it.

CXXVII said...

I think Kanye needs to realize that if it was meant for her still be here, she would be. How she died is of no consequence. When it's yuor time, it's your time and you have to go somehow.