Kanye West has made himself an icon, but during the unveiling of his music video for Runaway, he revealed something very personal about himself.
He told the audience that he once contemplated suicide, but now serves as a voice to those who will never have one.
Describing himself as a pop icon and “soldier for culture,” West, 33, told the crowd “there were times that I contemplated suicide.” However, he said, “I will not give up on life again.”
“There’s so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard” as loudly as his, West said Monday. “I do it for them.”
We’re glad that he chose not to go through with it. Otherwise we wouldn’t have his funky album covers to make fun of. Oh yeah, and his music to listen to, of course.