Under the knife. Kanye West revealed he had liposuction to avoid being made fun of for his weight.
“I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for ya’ll,” the Grammy winner, 40, told TMZ in an explosive new interview in the outlet’s newsroom on Tuesday, May 1.
West added that his brother-in-law Rob Kardashian’s battle with body image was the driving force behind the procedure. Rob made headlines in May 2014 for skipping out on sister Kim Kardashian and West’s wedding in Paris because he was feeling insecure with his appearance.
“I got liposuction cause I didn’t want ya’ll to call me fat like you called Rob at the wedding and fly home before me and Kim got married,” the Yeezy designer said. “I didn’t want ya’ll to call me fat so I got liposuction.”
West also revealed that doctors gave him opioids following the procedure. “I was drugged the f—k out, bro. I was drugged out,” he said. “I was on opioids. Two days after I got off of opioids and I was addicted to opioids.”
The interview comes nearly one week after the “Famous” rapper tweeted his desire to meet with TMZ. Since rejoining the social sharing platform last month, West has gone on several rants about supporting President Donald Trump, parting ways with his team members and writing a “book” based on his free thoughts.