Troubled producer Kanye West premiered his movie/music video "Runaway" at the Harmony Gold theater in Los Angeles yesterday.

The "Jesus Walks" rapper told the audience of tastemakers and power hitters that there were times when he contemplated suicide. But he said he changed his mind because others don't have a voice as loud as his, and he wanted to speak for them.

The 33-year-old said, "there were times that I contemplated suicide. I will not give up on life again."

He also revealed his 3rd single "All of the Lights" off his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The track features 11 artists, including Rihanna, Alicia Keys, The Dream, John Legend, Elton John, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson, and others. Kanye described "Lights" as "completely seamless and ghetto as f*ck!"

Yesterday I told you that Kanye took to this Twitter page to brag about his graphic album cover being "banned in the U.S.A." It turns out the album's cover is only banned at discount retailers Walmart and Target in the US.

Photos: Kanye.us

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Kayne, Walk with Jesus!!

  • Cariblife

    Its so sad how he seemed to head in a complete downward spiral once his mother died.

  • Cinderella

    @ Sandra, when are you gonna do a post on troubled convicted felon Clifford Harris and his substance abuse?

  • Phrozen1der

    I figured he was in a "dark place".....He just needs to stay :pray: up and he'll be fine.....

  • VAChick

    I swear this guy has some issues. Whateva happened to Kanye when he first came out? I miss that Kanye.

  • Redeemed777

    When he is ready to stop receiving money/mammon from satan then he will be making the first step to redemption. LET THE MONEY AND FAME GO.

    Talking about, blah, blah, blah, but he continues to accept satan's gifts.

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    :rolleyes:

    I'm rooting and :pray: for you Kanye. Some people grieve harder than others :(

  • Redeemed777

    When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

    Psalm 92:7

  • Destinee

    :coffee:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    "My nigga..."

    I know chit ain't goin end well for this dude. :no: It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. BUT YOU JUST CAN'T TURN YOUR HEAD FROM WATCHING!

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    He's gonna be alright he just needed time to heal

  • jazzyiest

    I mean really. Is anyone really surprised that Yeezy contemplated suicide?
    :think: :no:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i think the taylor swift thing was the lesson he needed and that put him back into the realm of reality and he will be good going forward.

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    eastpointvet says:

    i think the taylor swift thing was the lesson he needed and that put him back into the realm of reality and he will be good going forward.
    ____________________________
    :yes:

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    I feel ba d for him! He said it best...He lost the only woman(momma) who really knew him! I will be :pray: for him!

  • candibfly

    never know what goes on behind closed doors!

    on an unrelated note...is it time to go yet? :coffee:

  • Redeemed777

    All he needs to do is walk away from it all, call on the name of Jesus and read aloud the words in the Book Of Psalms.

    STOP BEING AFRAID OF THE EVIL. READ YOUR PSALMS. CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS.

  • candibfly

    i'd prob have a nervous breakdown if i lost my mom :crying: i wonder if he goes to theraphy?

  • tintin1979

    Your so Right Cariblife

    Everything went downhill for that man when his mom died. Clearly she was the one that kept him in check, and he just lost that support and didn't know how to act right. I actually feel sorry for him cause Kanye really is lost.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Best Rapper Alive.

    I bet there is a "dis record" against Taylor Swift that someone talked him out of releasing.

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man you think he going to go further into "darkness" bruh???

  • iyonah

    Whateva happened to Kanye when he first came out? I miss that Kanye. -- I don't think he's ever going to be that guy again, but you change in life, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worst. Either way, I hope he’s in a much better place mentally and spiritually. Its never ok for anyone to #killyourself - no pun intended. It’s a serious and sad thing to feel that low.

  • Redeemed777

    Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

    Psalms 102:2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

    Psalms 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

    Psalms 102:4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

    Psalms 102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
    Psalms 102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
    Psalms 102:7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
    Psalms 102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

    Psalms 102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

    Psalms 102:10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.

    Psalms 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

    Psalms 102:12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

  • lakercrazy

    he is an azz and he is outspoken but he also lost a BIG part of him the lost of ur mother cannot be easy at all :no: I will keep him in my prayers

  • chase

    :cosign: @ east..

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHROZEN
    "you think he going to go further into “darkness” bruh???"
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Yup. He would make some GREAT music if he did. Often, true geniuses have flucked up lives. Then they have a period of superior work, and finally cascade into obscurity, insanity or a premature death or something.

    I think Kanye is headed towards that abyss but we can squeeze TWO.....MAYBE THREE more GREAT albums out of him before hand. :yes:

  • iyonah

    @ candibfly I concur, don't really know what I would do. Between the relationship that she has with my siblings and my daughter, I really couldn't imagine having to deal with that. So imagine an only child.

  • Shauny

    @Redeemed, I bet you did a praise dance when you saw this post. :rolleyes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U942ZUY7aek OHoney

    I got nothing.....

  • Cariblife

    @tintin

    It looks like he just couldn't cope, his mom was probably what kept him grounded.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dckimmie74

    I :heart: Yeezy...

    I know how he feels! I lost someone close to me and I was out of my body literally for years.... I'm :pray: for Ye...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dckimmie74

    Shauny says:

    @Redeemed, I bet you did a praise dance when you saw this post.
    -----------------------------------

    :cosign: Another post for "it" to come in and judge a troubled soul that "it" should be trying to save!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG8o_9RliwU ChaCha

    Cinnamon Kisses says:

    I feel ba d for him! He said it best…He lost the only woman(momma) who really knew him! I will be for him!

    Me too... no judgement here...dont know what I would do if my Mama went up yonder :no:

  • ELove

    Ahhhh Con-Man... uhh umm I MEAN Kanye
    Bruh you NEED to keep that SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Rhetoric to YOURSELF (Real...) because they can make you An OVER-DOSED from DRUGS in a hotel room NEWS ITEM (SHHHHHHHHH...) :yes:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Personally, I think his mom dying had a lot to do with him contemplating committing suicide. Can you imagine life without your mother? Can you imagine not being able to talk to a sibling (who is experiencing the same pain)about missing your mother? I still stand by him seeking some sort of grief counseling, talk to someone...anyone about his feelings. Once he's "released", he'll be just fine.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    It’s a serious and sad thing to feel that low
    -------------------------------------------------------

    I cant imagine! BUT this statement is ABSOULTELY TRUE! You never know what one is going through.

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    @Yvonne I agree...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrBy3vXwZ_E Str8Cpt

    Cinderella says:

    @ Sandra, when are you gonna do a post on troubled convicted felon Clifford Harris and his substance abuse?

    _________________________________

    When hell freezes over...you know that's her family.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrBy3vXwZ_E Str8Cpt

    ELove says:

    Ahhhh Con-Man… uhh umm I MEAN Kanye
    Bruh you NEED to keep that SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Rhetoric to YOURSELF (Real…) because they can make you An OVER-DOSED from DRUGS in a hotel room NEWS ITEM (SHHHHHHHHH…) :yes:
    _________________________________

    Riiiight! Just in case he gets out of line :yes:

  • iyonah

    You never know what one is going through. - Agreed, I've volunteered for some help lines in the area recently and people go through all sorts of emotional trauma. I really :pray: that he is better and has since sought help or has a support system he can turn to that can help him approach those feelings.

  • mirsmommy

    I couldn't imagine losing my Mom. :no:

  • StillASassyOne

    @CandiBfly

    I Agree. I don't have a relationship with my father and my brother died in 06, so when my mom goes....I'm probably going with her, in some way, shape or form.

    It'll just be me (and a support system of aunts, uncles, cousins and such), but still....just me.

    So it's safe to say, I'll be checked into Bellevue somewhere. Poor Kanye. I understand going crazy after losing someone like that. When my bro died, I dropped 15 pounds, got really depressed and my hair started falling out....all in less than a month.

    I'll keep :pray: for Kanye.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Agreed, I’ve volunteered for some help lines in the area recently and people go through all sorts of emotional trauma.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    That is awesome Iyonah! There are A LOT of people who just need someone to talk to and NOT judge them!

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    iyonah says:

    You never know what one is going through. – Agreed, I’ve volunteered for some help lines in the area recently and people go through all sorts of emotional trauma. I really that he is better and has since sought help or has a support system he can turn to that can help him approach those feelings.
    _________________________________

    @iyonah Ive always wanted to do that, I was listening to Michael Baisden show where he was asking volunteers to help mentor children who'd been through molestation. I don't know if I could handle the stories that some of these kids/people tell. But somebodies got to do it and you never know who you're helping.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrBy3vXwZ_E Str8Cpt

    mirsmommy says:

    I couldn’t imagine losing my Mom.

    __________________________________

    Me either...or my dad...I'm pretty close to my parents AND siblings.

  • Phrozen1der

    @Man I hate to say it but I agree bruh, I feel the same about Lil Wayne...

  • http://jayashleighh.tumblr.com/ kingstonn

    To be honest, I'd probably be just as crazy if I lost my mom. She was both a mother and father to 5 children, all by herself, so I can see why he went off the deep end.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @PHROZEN
    "I hate to say it but I agree bruh, I feel the same about Lil Wayne…"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Things rarely end well if you are a genius. :(

  • StillASassyOne

    @Cinderella

    you got a better chance of hitting the MegaMillions jackpot than getting a post from Sandra on that. I'm with you though- it'd be nice to see a truly OBJECTIVE article on that situation- but I know it ain't coming from Ms. Rose. :coffee:

  • StillASassyOne

    @Man

    I guess I'll probably die early then, huh?

  • Redeemed777

    IF I am posting the prayers that he needs to recite, and posting that he needs to call on the name of Jesus, how in the world is that judging and not helping??????

    Some of you need to take a vacation to the beach, sit on the sand and just be silent. In your silence let the spirit talk to you and clear the clutter in you.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Sassy.........did u used to be SoulWithSass??

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SASSY
    "I guess I’ll probably die early then, huh?"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    ...Or go insane, or end up terribly broke. It's one of those three.
    I worry about which category I will end up in. :(

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Redeemed..........I dont think you were juding! I think your intentions are good!

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    *judging*

  • Redeemed777

    But then again maybe some of you are working for satan, and trying your possible best to discredit the Word of God under the pretense that I or "it" is crazy.

  • Eb

    Test

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    But then again maybe some of you are working for satan, and trying your possible best to discredit the Word of God under the pretense that I or “it” is crazy.

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    SEE KANYE..........THEY TALKED ABOUT JESUS TOO!!

  • ysoserious

    No time to read the comments, gotta run up to my kid's school real quick for a meeting.

    I just wanted to say I'm Team Kanye and I stay rooting for him to get better and do better. Later.

  • candibfly

    I worry about which category I will end up in.

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    broke if u keep lettin me hold the rush.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    broke if u keep lettin me hold the rush.

    --------------------------------------------------
    Not the rush card!! :rofl:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @CANDI B FLY
    "I worry about which category I will end up in.

    ——————————————————

    broke if u keep lettin me hold the rush."
    _________________________________________________________________________

    **looks at Candi**
    You give me hope...
    **thinks about the artist Raphael...all deaths aren't tragic**

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dckimmie74

    Redeemed777 says:

    But then again maybe some of you are working for satan, and trying your possible best to discredit the Word of God under the pretense that I or “it” is crazy.
    ___________________________________________________

    I'm not trying to discredit God. You are the problem! Do a search of your name and tell me what you come up with. Everything is a conspiracy theory. All celebrities are in the Illuminati.....Do you know these folks personally to know what relationships they have with God?

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2

  • Krysi J

    @Man and Phrozen :yes: I second that.

    But really doe.........@Kanye

    #PleaseSITdOwn :coffee: this shyt is getting old.

  • Princess Smarty-Pants

    @kingston, Aloha amiga!!! I paged you yesterday to see how the concert went. Did I have the wrong weekend?

  • Redeemed777

    @Cinnamon Kisses

    I'm still glad to have the opportunity to spread the Word tho because I know that it will eventually help folks when the dark days come.

  • MissHarlem

    I hope he can work out whatever is going on in his head. Nothing but the best for KANYE *crosses fingers*

  • OutsidetheBox

    "I’ve volunteered for some help lines in the area recently and people go through all sorts of emotional trauma."

    Thats commendable. And very contagious; you'll only want to do more and more! :hug:

    #civicminded
    #lovespeople

  • candibfly

    You give me hope…

    -------------------------------------------

    that's what i'm here for *twirls around in a leotard with the words "live laugh love" bedazzled across the front*

  • StillASassyOne

    @CinnamonKisses

    Yes, ma'am.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    I’m still glad to have the opportunity to spread the Word tho because I know that it will eventually help folks when the dark days come.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    You know my pastor was just saying..........when we live in the world we go hard for what we want ie......money,fame,materialistic things........BUT cant go hard for GOD!

  • lakercrazy

    @harlem :hug: hey mamas

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    @CinnamonKisses

    Yes, ma’am.

    ------------------------------------------------------

    @ SASS............ I :heart: u

  • VIBABY

    Ummmm Kanye.....use your money and get some help. Please and thank you.

  • StillASassyOne

    @Man

    My bet is on me going 1)broke, 2)crazy (cause I'm broke), 3)dead early (cause I did something crazy due to my "brokeness.")

  • StillASassyOne

    @Cinnamon

    Awww! Thanks! I :heart: everyone who :heart: me!! (And a few that don't too!)

  • His_Mommy623

    :waves: @ Laker, Still, OTBizzle<3, Candi, MY FIANCE, and My Krysi! :waves:

  • Mamacita

    @Redeemed you only come out of hiding when you have something bad to say about someone. I don't think I've ever seen you post anything posotive. I have no problem with you posting scriptures.

    On Topic: I've always liked Kanye and his music. I'll :pray: that he gets the guidence and positive influence he needs. He's lost...

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @CANDI
    "You give me hope…

    ——————————————-

    that’s what i’m here for *twirls around in a leotard with the words “live laugh love” bedazzled across the front*
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    **sits down indian style to watch Candi in her leotard**
    :)

  • Fabulous City

    Colin Powells, Austin Powers
    Lost in translation with a whole f-ckin’ nation
    They say I was the obamanation of Obama’s nation
    Well, that’s a pretty bad way to start the conversation
    At the end of day, goddammit, I’m killing this shyt
    I know damn well y’all feelin’ this shyt
    ----------
    For some reason that verse was in my head when I saw his picture... :lol: Hopefully everything will be alright with Ye. The passing of his momma really messed him up...

  • http://jayashleighh.tumblr.com/ kingstonn

    @ Cinnamon, Its next weekend.
    I'd have an entirely new gravi after that concert. :grin:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SASSY
    "My bet is on me going 1)broke, 2)crazy (cause I’m broke), 3)dead early (cause I did something crazy due to my “brokeness.”)"
    _________________________________________________________________________

    :rofl: I know what you mean...
    $ will make a saint into a sinner. :yes:
    **looks at Redeemed**

  • MissHarlem

    LAKKKERRRRRR Hey hun!!!!! :hug:

    FIANCEEEEEEE Hey Boo :hug:

  • candibfly

    **sits down indian style to watch Candi in her leotard**
    --------------------------------------------------------

    ok now give me your honest opinion of my new dance routine. *cues candy by cameo*

  • NunyaBizniz

    Fabulous City says:

    Colin Powells, Austin Powers

    The first line of that verse irks me to no end... He had to add an S to Powell's name just for the sake of rhyming? :no:

  • Krysi J

    @ His HEY BOOOoooo :hug: Wuts GOOD SRMAFIA

  • OutsidetheBox

    ok now give me your honest opinion of my new dance routine. *cues candy by cameo*

    :dead: And imagining that scene with "Candi" in the Best Man. :dead:

  • carmelhoney

    Something looks alittle off with Christina. Shes a cute girl but do her arms look like Tyranasaurus Rex arms to anyone else but me?? Kinda like a baby alligator. Just askin..

  • Daisy

    I vol at a teen suicide hotline back in high school

    Glad Kanye found his way again