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Kanye Debuts Love Lockdown Video On Ellen Show

Posted By on October 7, 2008

    Mr. West visted the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday and opened up about the way he looks at life since his mother, Donda West, died last November from complications following a cosmetic-surgery procedure. Kanye says the new outlook on life is what made him decide to work with MTV again, after he said he would never do so following the 2007 Video Music Awards. "Well, a lot of things changed and, you know, with my mom passing … one of her goals was, she really supported me and she always wanted me to be the best that I could be and not get hung up on the small things," Kanye told Ellen. "So, with her not being here to try and talk me into doing things, I … just try do things she would want me to do," Kanye continued. Ellen even commented on Kanye's mom (who she actually met), saying "She was amazing. … She was just lovely, and you were as close to her as I am with my mom."

    Things did get more positive when Kanye started talking about fashion. West praised Ellen for her wardrove choices saying "You have really great style," and even admitted that he would "completely wear" her outfits. Kanye gave advice to viewers who don't know how to find their own style, saying "Seriously, [DeGeneres] is one of the people you should look at whenever you're trying to figure out how to put together an outfit — especially for guys."

    The main reason for Kanye's visit to Ellen's show was to debut his new video which DeGeneres called "brilliant." Kanye West let Ellen debut his new video for "Love Lockdown" [watch here] on the show and her website. "Love Lockdown" is the first single from his new album 808s and Heartbreak, due in stores on November 25th. Watch It Now!