Why Kanye West Feels Responsible for His Mother’s Death

Though Kanye West’s mother Donda West passed away nearly eight years ago, he still — as one does after losing a parent — agonizes over her death and often blames himself.

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In a new interview with Q magazine, the rapper opens up about feeling responsible for her passing. When asked what he’s sacrificed the most for his massive level of success, he responded simply: “My mom.”

Donda died in Nov. 2007 from complications with elective surgery, which stemmed from a plastic surgery procedure she had undergone before that.

Kanye doesn’t go into much detail, but he admits, “If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive. I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”

Now that the “All Day” rapper has started his own family with Kim Kardashian, he prioritizes them over work.

“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,” Kanye explained. “Instead, the meetings get scheduled around her.”

We’re sure the same will remain true when Kanye’s second child — a baby boy! — is born later this year.