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Kanye West gets emotional while paying tribute to fashion mentor

Kanye West showed off his emotional side during the taping of a BBC radio interview earlier this week (23Feb15) when he wept as he paid tribute to one of his fashion mentors.

The rapper was remembering Louise Wilson, a professor of fashion design at London's Central St. Martins college, who died last year (14), when he lost his composure.


Breaking down as he spoke to radio host Zane Lowe in the interview, which aired in the U.K. on Thursday night (26Feb15), West said, "I went to Louise Wilson's memorial, the greatest fashion instructor of all time. Louise Wilson was the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school ever, notorious for not letting people stop at a seven or an eight, pushing people to a 12."


Stating, "I didn't know we were going to lose her", Kanye admitted his emotions had surprised him, adding, "That's never happened to me in an interview before."