The Huffington Post reports that during a screening of his film “Runaway” last Monday in Los Angeles, Kanye West revealed that he has considered suicide in the past.
Describing himself as a pop icon and “soldier for culture,” West told the crowd “there were times that I contemplated suicide.” However, he said, “I will not give up on life again.”
“There’s so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard” as loudly as his, West said Monday. “I do it for them.”
“Runaway,” which West is the director of the abstract 35-minute film, features portions of nine new West songs, with bold and beautiful visuals. The film will premiered this weekend on MTV, VH1, and BET.
Kanye’s new album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, is scheduled for release November 23rd.