KANYE West broke down in tears on stage at his new album launch after playing a song about his divorce from Kim Kardashian.
His new track Welcome to my Life includes lyrics about his tough last two years, which included his split from the reality star, a meltdown on Twitter and his failed bid to become US President.
In the song, he likens his and Kim’s marital home in Calabasas, LA, to jail. Kanye, 44, raps: “Tell the assassins I escaped from Calabasas.”
A source at the listening party in Las Vegas, said: “It’s a very deep, sad song about Kanye, with him reflecting on his marriage with Kim.
“He talks about the kids and mentions her taking everything. After he played this song he paused for like, two minutes, and cried. It was really sombre.”
Kanye held the party for his tenth album, Donda — named after his late mother — at the US city’s ChurchLV, for Christians. It is expected to be released on Friday.
He described himself as a born-again Christian in 2019, which resulted in a gospel album, Jesus is King.
Select people were sent invites just hours before the listening event on Sunday.
Attendees were made to put their phones in pouches so they could not record songs.
The album also features snippets from his mother, who died in 2007, aged 58. Kanye has previously told of his “deep depression” after her death.
Donda is his first record since Kim, 40, filed for divorce in February, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple married in Florence, Italy, in 2014 and share custody of their daughters North, eight, Chicago, three, and sons Saint, five, and Psalm, two.
In July 2020, Kanye announced on Twitter he was running for that year’s US presidential election.
Days later, during his first rally, he broke down in tears saying he was almost aborted and he and Kim almost “killed” their daughter North whilst pregnant, also via termination.
Source: Joe Kasper