Paris, Nov 17 (7 days after his mother’s death):

Kanye breaks down during show
Stuff.Co.Nz | Monday, 19 November 2007

Kanye West broke down in tears during a concert in Paris after dedicating a song to his late mother, it has been reported.

People.com said Kanye returned to the stage in Paris on Saturday night and performed for an hour before the intro to his song Hey Mama began.

“This song is for my mother,” West said, before breaking down in tears and leaving the stage.

An onlooker told People: “He just cracked. He was at the end of his concert and had just started to dedicate the song and then he just lost it completely.”

West returned after a 15 minute break to finish the show with his hit single Stronger.

Brussels, Nov 18 (8 days after his mother’s death):

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watch them (and related clips on YouTube) before corporate pulls them off — from what I can tell these might be some of the most electric moments in recent live music.