Kanye West, despite his unusual and erratic behaviour throughout the course of 2016, just wants what everyone else wants in the new year: to be happy. A cameraman recently caught up with him after a workout in Los Angeles and asked him about his plans for the new year. The famous rapper, who just recently dyed his hair blonde and pink, had his head down but remained cordial. When the cameraman asked Kanye if he had a new year’s resolution, Kanye gave him a very un-Kanye-like answer.
“I just want everyone to be happy.”
Kanye has had a whirlwind of a year, particularly in the last month, after he was hospitalized for exhaustion as well as sleep deprivation. Kanye displayed erratic behavior in the days leading up to his hospitalization, revealing in a rant during a concert on his Saint Pablo Tour that had he voted, he would have voted for Trump. During this rant he explained that “we are all great people. We are people. But sometimes we be playing politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win.”
Kanye also met with President-Elect Donald Trump earlier this month to discuss “multiculturalism”, not long after he cancelled the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo tour.
Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles in November and was put under observation. Sources say that the rapper was suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation, and that he was hospitalized under his own free will.
Both Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian have been relatively quiet on social media since Kardashian’s Paris robbery in October. Kanye did, however, release a virtual Christmas card on his Twitter, wishing everyone a happy holiday. The picture features Kanye, Kim and their two children North and Saint.
Though Kanye seems to be going through a lot, one can only hope for and wish him the best in the upcoming new year.