Kanye West Breaks Down During Coachella Performance

The singer teared up on stage as he sang "Hey Mama" for his mother, who passed away in 2007

Kanye West is still trying to come to terms with the death of his mother, Donda West. At the Coachella Music Festival this past weekend, the hip-hop artist broke down as he performed a tribute to his dearly departed mom, who passed away in 2007.

"This is the most important show to me since my mom passed," West told the crowd Sunday night.

In the middle of performing hits from his latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the 33-year-old opened up.

"When I made the album, I was in a really dark place in my life...losing everything that was dear to me," he told the audience. "To still love me after everything you've seen me say on TV...to still have fans...I really appreciate you all tonight, because I'm only trying to say and do what's right."

"I'm not the best singer in the world," West continued, before revealing that music was the most authentic vehicle for him to convey his feelings. "So many times I thought about not being here, but you make it all worth it."

Kanye put on an elaborate show filled with dancers and fireworks, but closed the set by himself. West performed "Hey Mama"as he wiped away tears. "This show is dedicated to you, Mama," he said, before leaving the stage.

Kanye has always had a cocky personality, but he seemed to fall into a very angry place (just ask Taylor Swift) after his mom passed. Here's hoping he's finally finding some peace.

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