Kanye’s Breakdown

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Kanye West performed Saturday in Paris and broke out into tears for his mother.

“He just cracked. He was at the end of his concert and had just started to dedicate the song and then he just lost it completely. He said the word, ‘Mother’ and just couldn’t go any further, a back-up singer, the DJ and a guitar player came over to console him. It looked like he might collapse. He just couldn’t continue. He just stood there in a spotlight, crying while the band continued playing. He was very nervous, seemed to have gathered himself up, and had a lot of energy. He kept shouting out to the audience, ‘I need you… I need you right now.’ and the public was screaming back. It was magic.”

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  • serene

    agreed, its way too soon. he should take as much time as he needs.

  • OMG

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  • http://yahoo missy

    my heart go out to you kayne, keep your faith up

  • luvchild

    po thing. Agree also with Drock

  • http://www.gravatar.com MzGapeach

    Keep ya head up Ye

  • Bahama Mama

    Oh wow…It IS way too soon..poor guy.

  • Doc-2-B

    i respect the fact that he tried…the people in Paris PAID for him to perform (vs. the victoria’s secret show where him pulling out did not end the whole show). i respect the love he has for his fans and he probably thought he could turn his pain into energy for the show, but it’s no surprise he broke down. he’s in my prayers…that man loved his mother more than anything and always attributed his success to her. he needs to take a break, but will the media be willing to give him the privacy he needs to deal with this? doubt it. i guess that’s why he thought he might as well perform

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  • 6 Figgas

    In the words of R.E.M. “’cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes…”

  • Just Sit And Be Pretty

    How sad, especially when he doubled over with his grief!! There are many stages of grief and maybe instead of people thinking it’s too soon, think about the fact that maybe being on the stage and being surrounded by the love and sympathy of thousands may in fact, on some level, be cathartic for him. We all heal differently and he’ll figure out what works for him and what doesn’t. Even if it’s 5 years from now, I guarantee you, he might have a similar reaction when singing that song.

  • Melissa

    I agree that he should take a moment off but we have to remember these heartless promoters who would probably sue him for everything he’s worth if he canceled this tour.

    My heart hurts for him though and that video made me tear up.

  • Ttime

    I agree with you all that it is soon, but I think that it is good that he is going through with the tour. Nights, when he tries to fall asleep, will be hard enough. So,I think that he should keep busy during the day and do something else besides cry and be depressed.

    People grieve the way that they grieve. And for some people, it helps for them to keep busy.

    Stay strong Kanye…death is inevitable. Be grateful that you had a great mother, so many people aren’t blessed with good parents. Also, be thankful for the time that you had with her and the fact that she was able to see and share in your success. I am sure that you will turn tragedy into triumph!

  • Royal Chocolate

    He needs to take some time to reflect, heal and keep things in perspective.

  • txshawty

    I do NOT need to cry on this morning! As much as we joke around about you, we LOVE YOU KANYE, and got ya back! It’s gone be alright, boo, take it slow, and lean on God. My heart goes out to you and your fam.

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  • Melissa

    I didn’t even know his mother personally and I still can’t believe she’s gone

  • kai

    It is too soon, but maybe that is his coping mechanism. Sometimes to feel like you are a part of life (him doing his concerts and etc..) keeps you sane rather than just grieving and dwelling on the fact that your family is gone. At least thats my take on it. Sometimes you cant just sit there, you want to feel like you are part of life or be consumed by the realities of it.

  • Divab

    It is too soon. I feel for him! I pray God keeps him and watches over him!

  • Shawn08

    People grieve differently. Maybe he is one of those that need to keep busy. I have seen people react like this several times in my life. I have also seen people that can not move, eat, or do anything else while grieving. I will leave it up to Kanye to say what he should or should not do.

  • stan-b-gone

    he’s always had it but he gets even more of my respect for giving it his all so he wouldnt disappoint fans. that video was so hard to watch. kanye is strong. he’ll make it. i know it will always hurt but he’ll make it. i hope he grieves in whatever way works for him and allows himself to cry as much as he needs to.

  • Nita

    That was horrible. My heart goes out to him, and to his family.

    RIP Donda

  • Optional C: Scalpel

    Way to milk it Kanye.


    Gain fans and sympathy.

  • brownbarbie

    I don’t think it’s too soon at all. I think that his music is healing to him. I just a close loved one, and involving myself in work instead of just sitting around moping all day was one of the best things I could have done. You have my support, Ye.

  • Optional C: Scalpel

    I know that he is seriously grieving, but I also know that he is marketing his sensitive side and using the free publicity to his advantage. Those tears WERE real, but the timing WAS planned. he knew that he would cry so he incorporated it into the show.

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