Emotional

November 18th, 2007 // 18 Comments

Kanye West gave his first performance since his Mom passed away in Paris last night. Reports say that he broke down while he was dedicating the song he wrote for her, “Hey Mama”, to her memory. Ouch. That had to have been tough. He reportedly started the song, and then broke down while his DJ and band came forward to console him. Why would you put yourself through that? Parisians would understand if you took a pass, dude. Kanye left the stage for about fifteen minutes and then came back to close the show with “Stronger”.

“He was very nervous, seemed to have gathered himself up, and had a lot of energy,” Magloire says. “He kept shouting out to the audience, ‘I need you… I need you right now.’ and the public was screaming back. It was magic.”

Oh my god, is this “Rudy”? You know if he becomes an icon, there’s gonna be a movie and that’s gonna be one of the big scenes. I got chills reading that bit. He’s usually a diaper rash victim, but the guy lost his Mom and I love stories of triumph through tragedy. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll go back to watching “Beaches” now.

Photos: Flynet Online

Check out the emotional video of Kanye breaking down in concert after the jump.

By J. Harvey
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  1. Stay stong Kanye, our thoughts are with u xxxx

  2. eh

    “diaper rash victim” lmao

  3. Persistent Cat

    Some people love to publicly suffer. He’s totally one of them.

  4. Bzzzz

    What a scam…Completely set up…C’mon people!

  5. beanie

    C’mon…give the guy a break…the one person he was closest to and his biggest supporter died people. Bzzzz…I hope someone says the same about you when you lose someone and look for comfort you douche.

  6. Persistent Cat

    I don’t think BZZZZ was being a douche. Seriously, there are people who love to suffer publicly, they love the sympathy and attention they get. My dad is totally like that, he gets all Italian widow, it’s annoying because he just wants to be seen grieving, as if we are supposed to be blown away by the emotion.

    There’s a time and a place.

  7. Persistent Cat – you have no way of knowing whether that applies to Kanye though. Sometimes people just have emotional breakdowns, and they can’t help it that they’re in public. It’s happened to me before, and I NEVER want people to see me cry. Seriously, give the guy a break. Let him grieve without all the snark.

  8. Persistent Cat – you have no way of knowing whether that applies to Kanye though. Sometimes people just have emotional breakdowns, and they can’t help it that they’re in public. It’s happened to me before, and I NEVER want people to see me cry. Seriously, give the guy a break. Let him grieve without all the snark.

  9. stewie

    how convenient that he had a song called ‘stronger’ to do afterwards

    keep yo head up
    ooooh child
    things r gonna get easier

  10. Lisa

    Kayne was trying to honor his obligations, like his mama told him too, not realizing that he just couldn’t do it.

  11. Lisa

    Kayne was just trying to honor his obligations like his mama told him too, not realizing he just couldn’t do it.

  12. Persistent Cat

    When he constantly bitches publicly about not winning awards and how he’s super awesome, I have a hard time buying his sincerity.

  13. Are you serious? This guy lost his mother, who was also his business partner, manager, friend etc etc for Godsake. This is the song that he song to her on Oprah. She had this song as her ring tone of her phone and knew every single word to the song. There are plenty of youtube videos that show the two of them performing the song together. So of course when trying to perform this song to honor her it triggered that emotion. I’m not a big fan of Kanye’s rants but I feel that his breakdown was sincere and not a please feel sorry for me moment.

  14. Logan

    There is no right or wrong way to grieve. I’m glad Kanye reached out to the world when he needed to.

  15. JaneSays

    Wow, who let the motherless crackheads out so early today? Who in their right mind would question anything someone does after losing their MOTHER (except those previously mentioned motherless apes)?!?! I applaud Kanye for stepping up and doing what he knows his mom would want him to do; continue pursuing his dream. I can’t think of a better way to honour her memory! I can’t imagine it being good for him to stay holed up and crying in a corner like some people do. Heads up, Kanye; Donda is STILL proud of you, just as I am! His courage at this terrible time in his life is admirable.

  16. NYSailorScout

    Obviously, Kanye just underwent a TERRIBLE tragedy. Part of the tragedy it because could have easily been avoided (liposuction is always a bad idea) and he will think about that every day for the rest of his life. He is suffering and he will always feel the loss of her presence.

    But Bzzzz and Persistent Cat do have a point. Kanye is an extremely unsympathetic persona and that remains, even after his mother’s passing.

  17. nora

    I am not a fan of Kanye, BUT, the show must go on. And being a mother myself, I would think his mother would like for him to get back on stage.

    I think it was too soon, but you know, he is an Entertainer, that is all he knows to do.

    I give him prompts for trying and it will take time buddy, just give it time. And if you break down, so be it. You do what makes YOU feel better, and ignore the haters/heartless retards.

  18. Persistent Cat

    Because I’m not overly sympathetic does not make me a crackhead, nor a retard.

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