Kanye West’s Emotional Trip To His Mother’s Grave With Family
As the New Year began, Kanye was joined by his wife, Kim Kardashian, and their two kids to visit his mother’s grave in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Kanye’s mother, Donda West died on Nov. 10, 2007 of heart disease the day after undergoing plastic surgery. She was 58.
A source says it’s the first time the rapper’s children, North and Saint, visited their grandmother. During the trip to the Midwest, they met up with Kanye’s extended family members in Chicago. The trip comes as Kanye continues to recover after he checked into a hospital in November.
Kanye wasn’t able to visit Donda’s grave during her burial anniversary because he was on tour, and then his health spiraled. He canceled a Los Angeles concert on November 20 before nixing the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour and going to the hospital the following day.
Reportedly Kanye, suffered from a mental breakdown that his team called a “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.” It has been reported that the anniversary of his mother’s death was in part what triggered his mental breakdown, which left him hospitalized for more than a week.
A source said that after two months of being admitted into the UCLA Medical Center, Kanye is doing much better. Kanye is “living at home with the kids. He spends his days with the kids, and plays with them all day long.”
The trip was very important to the MC, who has often paid tribute to his mother’s life since her passing. In addition to making music to honor her, after his mother’s death, Kanye worked to help pass the “Donda West Law”—a law that requires a physical examination 30 days before a patient undergoes a cosmetic surgery procedure. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law in 2009.