Kanye Remembers Mom with Ellen

Despite an airport incident or two, it looks like Kanye West has done his fair share of growth in recent months.

While hitting Ellen Degeneres’ couch today, to promote the music video for his new single Love Lockdown, West discussed the lingering lessons of his departed mother.

“Well, a lot of things changed and, you know, with my mom passing … one of her goals was, she really supported me and she always wanted me to be the best that I could be and not get hung up on the small things,” he said, according to Us Weekly.

West hasn’t publicly discussed the botched plastic surgery that led to his mother’s passing since it occurred, in November of last year.

“She was just lovely, and you were as close to her as I am with my mom,” the rapper intimated to the talk show host.