Kanye West had an emotional new year as he took wife Kim Kardashian and their two young children, North, 3, and Saint, 1, to the grave of his late mother, Donda West.
The Wests were spotted touching down in LA after a whirlwind trip to Oklahoma City, where his mother is laid to rest.
According to TMZ it was the first time that his family had visited Donda’s resting place.
Kanye was incredibly close with his mother, who died in 2007 after complications from an elective, cosmetic surgery. He became involved in lawmaking after her death, and helped pass a bill known as Donda’s Law, which requires patients to undergo a physical before plastic surgery.
Happy Holidays pic.twitter.com/fxLFQQWJG7— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 27, 2016
Back in 2014 — when North was only an infant — he said it was his “biggest regret in life” that his mother never got to meet his daughter.
“These past 10 years have been amazing,” he told the crowd during a stop on his Yeezus tour. "There’s some ups and downs. I made some mistakes and I’ve made some accomplishments. There’s only one thing I regret — there’s only one thing I wish I could change out of everything that’s ever happened. I wish that my mother could’ve met my daughter.”
Even though they never met, Kanye has previously revealed that his daughter feels a special connection to her late grandma.
Back in July, he tweeted a pic with his mother and wrote, “Nori asked if the airplane could take her to heaven to see you for you birthday, I love you mom.”
NORI ASKED IF THE AIRPLANE COULD TAKE HER TO HEAVEN TO SEE YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY, I LOVE YOU MOM pic.twitter.com/4W9htygzXg— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 13, 2016
Nori and Donda are also the subjects of Kanye’s deeply personal song, “Only One,” which Kim has described as her favorite. In the beautiful song, Kanye sings as Donda and begs her son to “tell Nori about me." Seems like he did.