LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West says he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art.

The 33-year-old rapper didn’t say when he had considered suicide.

He told an audience at a screening in Los Angeles for his new film, “Runaway,” that although there have been times when he “contemplated suicide,” he “will not give up on life again.”

West says there are so many people who will never get the chance to have their voices heard as loudly as his, that he will “do it for them.”

He is credited as director of the abstract 35-minute film, which features portions of nine new Kanye West songs, boldly colorful visuals and off-kilter camera angles.

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Comments (14)
  1. chris says:

    I think all that is being reported is lazy reporters smoking that green stuff…

    1. Joe says:

      There are no reporters anymore, they all spit out the same garbage, no actual reporting, just parrot what someone else says.

  2. Duh! says:

    “The 33-year-old rapper didn’t say when he had considered suicide.”

    Maybe it was after he made a fool of himself at a certain awards ceremony.

  3. Amanda says:

    meaningful contribution to pop culture and art? West is one of the WORST representations of music, art, and pop culture. He will be forgotten moments after he closes his tactless, artless mouth.

    1. vudu says:

      There are far worse representations of music, art, and pop culture. Justin Beiber, Boy bands in general, and Taylor Swift come to mind.

  4. FFL says:

    Too bad he DIDN’T actually do it! This POS and his brand of work should be flushed down the same place Jerry – Babbles Boxer, Nazi Pee-lousey, dingy Harry, and our own Imam Obumbler should reside!

  5. JGoodman says:

    This is just publicity for his “new film”, gag me!.. or better yet him.

  6. MMcK says:

    Oh darn I sure was hoping.

  7. ReginaM says:

    Clearly a sympathy ploy.

  8. Mama West says:

    Who cares!! This is now news??????

    Kanye,next time you consider suicide take a long walk on a short pier.

  9. don says:

    I think he committed suicide already last year at the award’s ceremony. He’s dead to most of his fans.

    1. vudu says:

      Actually his fans thought it was pretty funny…… dumb…… but funny. It didnt affect his fanbase much, just made him more of an outcast to hip hop generation haters.

  10. Mari says:

    Vudu! Shut up! You might as well get on your knees.

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