Kanye West has opened up to TMZ about the circumstances surrounding his hospitalization in 2016, revealing he had become addicted to opioids after getting liposuction. “I was addicted to opioids. I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for y’all. I got liposuction because I didn’t want y’all to call me fat like y’all called Rob [Kardashian] at the wedding and made him fly home before me and Kim got married.I didn’t want y’all to call me fat so I got liposuction, right? And they gave me opioids, right? And I started taking two of them and then drive into work on the opioids, right? And then my boy … and I’d always ask my boy, you know, “we on tour give me some weed blah, blah, blah,” so he had to go get me the opioids. And there was talks amongst my camp like Ye’s popping pills, so when he handed them to me he said you know this is used to kill genius, so I didn’t take it. Two days later I was in the hospital”, he said.
West was hospitalized in November 2016 following an onstage meltdown during the Saint Pablo tour.