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Kanye West Breaks Down in Tears During BBC Interview About Late Fashion Mentor

The rapper-fashion designer gets emotional during his chat with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe.

Kanye West sat down with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on Thursday, and things got emotional for the rapper-fashion designer during the interview. While talking about Louise Wilson, the late Central Saint Martins professor who passed away last May, Yeezy couldn't hold back tears.

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"Last time I saw her, we had a dinner at Hakkasan, which is my favorite restaurant in London. I think she knew she was going to pass and she just wanted to give me some words of advice going forward," West recalled. "She was asking me about my daughter, my wife, and she said, 'So many students, they don't give it their all, and the problem is, as soon as they do anything halfway good when they're two years old, three years old, their parents clap.' And she just looked at me and she said, 'Kanye, don't clap.' "

He continued, "I didn't know we were going to lose her, and she told me, she said, you know, 'Thank you for the times where we came to performances' and this has like really meant a lot to me, she would … " He then covered his face with his hands, breaking down in tears. After collecting himself and returning for the interview, he said with a smile, "That's never happened to me in an interview before."

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In between his surprisingly positive rant during New York Fashion Week and this tear-filled moment, it's like Kanye is becoming a whole new person who we can (kind of) sympathize with.

Check out the full interview below.

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