According to rapper/producer Kanye West, his song “Through The Wire” is much more than a dedication to the accident that nearly cost him his life, because he is getting his jaw broken again.
“I gotta get my jaw re-broken in a couple weeks. They didn’t put it in the right place,” West told AllHipHop.com. “I’m going to have to go on tour with Twista with my mouth wired shut. Some of these performances are going to be through the wire for real.”
West broke his jaw in October of 2002, after a late night session with State Property. The accident happened just two weeks after he officially signed with Roc-A-Fella.
“I got the wide ass cheeks right now,” West said. “My friends look at me like a Cabbage Patch Kid.”
And despite having a potential career ending injury as a rapper, West maintained high spirits and said that he is actually using the ordeal to his benefit.
“Just from a management side, I capitalized on [the accident]. I based a whole career off this accident,” he joked. “I said ‘What, I almost died? I’m about to get famous off this sh*t. F*ck that.”
West is preparing to drop his solo album, College Dropout, slated for a February release date.
Source: All Hip Hop