On Nov. 10, 2007, Kanye West’s mother, Dr. Donda West, died after complications from plastic surgery. And now reports are saying that the anniversary of her death triggered his breakdown.
According to TMZ, West was behaving erratically before his Nov. 20th show was cancelled, which was the anniversary of his mother’s funeral. The rapper was then hospitalized a day later in Los Angeles, and reports say that he’s suffering from paranoia and depression.
Those close to West say that he’s never dealt with the death of his mother, and couple that with his wife’s burglary in Paris, and running his businesses, he’s been under extreme pressure.
Speaking to Q Magazine last year, when asked what in his life he’s sacrificed for his success, Kanye said: “My mom. If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive,” he said. “I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”