Every cloud has a silver lining and it appears that Kanye West finds one through the shocking and sudden death of her mother. Paid tribute to the late Donda West, the rap artist has on Wednesday, April 9 posted a blog on his official Website about how he only does things that make him happy since her death last year.
In the post titled "Life Is Good ... in Japan Picking Out Fabrics for Pastelle," Kanye credited Donda's advice with giving him a new outlook on life. "If there's anything my mom taught me is to enjoy life," so he wrote. "I don't do anything I don't love anymore ... While people chase money I pursue happiness."
He then continued, "So many people talk about [their] investments or how much money they have but there's so many rich people who spend a lot of that trying 2 buy a piece of happiness."
Also opened up about how it still seems he might be having trouble dealing with his mother's death, the Grammy-winning rapper did admit his recent tour helped him to get through the unfortunate. "I absolutely lost my mind (in a good way) on the new Glow in the Dark Tour. The constant hours of creating helped me 2 keep from [losing] my mind in a bad way ... tragedy can produce great art and this is definitely true."
Proved his point, West revealed on his blog that he found joys in making new music and already recorded "my first verse in the last six months" two days earlier in Japan. "I am a total mad man now, up till 3 a.m. every night, trying 2 fight pain, [boredom], and uncertainty with creativity. All that said, life is good ... good as finding the perfect fabric for a simple one button casual blazer with matching pants," he concluded his post.
West's mother Donda West was the former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department. She passed away in Los Angeles on November 10, 2007 just one day after she had a cosmetic surgery involving breast reduction, "tummy tuck" and liposuction. She was 58.
At the time of her death, preliminary indication suggested that she died of cosmetic surgical complications. Nevertheless, following toxicology reports it was concluded that Donda died of "coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty."