Kanye West has admitted that liposuction gave him an opioid addiction.
Before embarking on his “Life of Pablo” tour in 2016, the 40-year-old rapper underwent surgery, which led to another stint in hospital and a ‘mental breakdown’.
“I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for y’all,” he said in an interview with a TMZ newsroom.
“I got liposuction because I didn’t want y’all to call me fat like y’all called Rob [Kardashian] at the wedding and made him fly home before me and Kim got married,”
“I didn’t want y’all to call me fat, so I got liposuction,” West said.
Kanye underwent the procedure even though his mother Donda died one day after undergoing liposuction, a tummy tuck and a breast reduction in November 2007 – prompting him to want to use a photo of the surgeon who operated on his mother for his new album.
The father-of-four confirmed that his 2016 breakdown was partly caused from an opioid addiction, getting him hooked on the pills after the cosmetic procedure.
“Two days before I was in the hospital I was on opioids. I was addicted to opioids,” he said, before revealing that he made people get him pills while on tour and that his team was aware of it.
After abruptly stopping the pills, he was hospitalised again two days later.
“I was taking two pills a day at that time. When I left the hospital how many pills do you think I was given? Seven,” he yelled, now “I went from taking two pills to taking seven.”
He continued, “So the reason why I dropped those tweets and everything is because I was drugged the f*** out, bro, and I’m not drugged out … these pills that they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week, maybe, two a week.
“Y’all had me scared of myself, of my vision, so I took some pills so I wouldn’t go the hospital and prove everyone right.”
It’s unclear what West was prescribed medication for. “We are drugged out,” he says. “We are following other people’s opinions. We are controlled by the media and today it all changes.”
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