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Kanye West Says He “Contemplated Suicide,” Recruits Elton John for New Single

Yesterday (October 18), during an Los Angeles screening for “Runaway,” Kanye West told audience members that he had thoughts of ending his life, reports the Associated Press.

“There were times that I contemplated suicide,” Mr. West told theater goers on Monday, before adding, “I will not give up on life again.”

“There’s so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard,” he continued. “I do it for them.”

That wasn’t the only shocker the Louie Vuitton Don dropped on the crowd last night, he also revealed that “All of the Lights” will be the next single from his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, hitting stores on November 22. An unfinished version of the song recently leaked, but the finished track will include vocals from such big name pop stars as Elton John, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Fergie, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie and Kid Cudi, among others.

As previously reported, the 35-minute clip for “Runaway” is set to premiere on MTV, BET, VH1 and their respective websites this Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m. Kanye will also engage in a live question and answer period on both the television and online formats afterwards.

Narrated by Nicki Minaj and directed by the Chicago rapper/producer, the short film will also include portions of nine new KW songs.

’Ye will be appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show this afternoon with a preview of the highly anticipated clip. Check your local listings for show times. —Elan Mancini

View a snippet of the Ellen interview below

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