Kanye West releases new single Donda featuring late mother’s voice and shares sweet never-before-seen home videos – The Sun

KANYE West released his new single Donda featuring his late mother’s voice as she read the prologue to his song.

The father of four also shared sweet never-before-seen home videos of him and his mom singing together.

Kanye, who recently brought up the idea of running for president once more, dropped a new single on Sunday, a day when he usually does Sunday service with his family.

"In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday," Ye wrote on Twitter.

"My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA."

Along with the tweet, he shared a clip of his brand new video filmed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

In the video, Ye's mom is reciting KRS1's lyrics of Sound of da Police as movie scenes play in the background.

The movie scenes then shift to home videos of the two of them singing and dancing together.

The rapper sings: "Mama I need you to tuck me in / I made some mistakes and they rubbed it in / I know you and grandma had enough of them."

Kanye has shown just how much his mom meant to him throughout his years in the music industry.

Most recently, he bought back his old childhood home that his mom, Donda West, originally bought in 1980.

However, she sold the Chicago property in 2004 when she moved to California to be Kanye's manager.

She was an English professor at Chicago State University and reportedly mentored Rhymefest.

Unfortunately, she passed away in 2007 from cardiac arrest after having a series of cosmetic procedures.

The star has not yet explained what he plans to do with the home more than a decade after the death.

The founder of Yeezy dropped his new song after reports claimed he was in the middle of a “serious bipolar episode” which has “impacted his decision-making” and left his family “very concerned."

According to TMZ, sources close to West said he is in the midst of a manic episode caused by bipolar disorder – a condition which the musician has spoken openly about in the past.

The report says the father-of-four usually has a serious bout “once a year,” and claims this is what has prompted his unconventional statements in the past week.

His recent behavior has left his family “worried” but they remain confident his condition will stabilize as it has in the past, the report claims.

The Sun US could not immediately confirm TMZ's claims.

In 2016, Kanye was hospitalized after a "psychiatric emergency" which forced him to cancel 21 concert dates.

Last year, the rapper told David Letterman about his diagnosis and the paranoia he feels during a serious episode.

He said: “When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything.

“Everyone – this is my experience, other people have different experiences – everyone now is an actor.

“Everything’s a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things.”

When was Kanye West hospitalized and does he have bipolar disorder?

In November 2016, West was hospitalized for a “psychiatric emergency” related to stress and exhaustion following several chaotic days of touring.

He was officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018.

Bipolar disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

Kanye's behavior is unpredictable at times, as he suffers from manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder, which he was diagnosed with in 2018.

He also described being handcuffed to a bed, drugged, and being separated from his family during his time in hospital.

Speaking about the risks involved in not taking his medication, he said: “If you don’t take medication every day to keep you at a certain state, you have a potential to ramp up and it can take you to a point where you can even end up in the hospital."

Kanye told Letterman that he had only been diagnosed two years prior.

In April last year, the musician's wife Kim Kardashian admitted her husband won't take his medication – but says she knows how to handle his "episodes."

She told Vogue: “I think we’re in a pretty good place with it now.

“It is an emotional process, for sure. Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them.

“For him, being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is.

"Travelling a lot does set it off, so he doesn’t travel as much as he used to."

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