“I take accountability…” That Time When Kanye West Dropped ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’ to Apologize to Kim Kardashian

Published 11/25/2023, 11:22 AM EST

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Kanye West has had one interesting run of a career. The rapper, who started out freestyling in the early 2000s, transformed himself into one of the most definitive figures of hip-hop. In due time, the singer also had himself running amok and headfirst into a string of controversies. From his infamous mic-snatch incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to a long list of controversial statements made ever since, he prominently raked up headlines. At the center of all such hoopla was his then-wife, Kim Kardashian, who was growing increasingly wary of his activities.

In his defense, despite his shortcomings, the rapper always made a point of going back and fixing his mistakes. He followed the same approach for Taylor Swift, as well as his ex-wife, on one fateful Thanksgiving.

That Thanksgiving when Kanye West apologized to everyone

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The air smelled of fallen leaves as back in Thanksgiving 2021, a monumental shift was taking place within Kanye West. Fresh off his still popular and award-winning Gospel album and months ahead of releasing ‘Donda’, the rapper took to his Instagram to drop ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’. The five-minute video featured his Sunday Service choir in full resplendence as Ye recounted his “Misactions”. Close on the heels of a lurking divorce from Kim Kardashian, the singer dropped an unexpected line with “I take accountability for my actions.”

The “actions” referred to his then-recent controversial statements, running for an unplanned presidential campaign, and “Self-righteous Christian behavior”. Additionally, the hymn also had him acknowledging his bipolar disorder, alcohol addiction, and uncontrollable anger. In what appeared as his one final pursuance to get Kim Kardashian to stay, the rapper held nothing to himself. The “ super, super, super super super long Thanksgiving Prayer” also had him make a plea to get things right for his family in a remarkable display of self-awareness.

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Years down the line, this Thanksgiving also had an emotional Ye. Except that it truly broke him this time around.

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The tables turned when, in a shocking revelation, Kim Kardashian shared that her 10-year-old daughter, North West, actually preferred living with her father. The socialite had long harbored a good mom outlook as she stepped out on many occasions, taking her four kids with West to all the places they ever thought of. However, on watching the shocker air on The Kardashians, the ‘Flashing Lights’ singer was moved to tears.

As a repercussion, he took North West along with him to Saudi Arabia. The father-daughter duo enjoyed their time together in the Middle Eastern kingdom, humbling fans with selfies. The visit also saw the junior walking confidently amidst an army of Yeezy executives. Additionally, it also had them share business meets in what looked to be preparing the girl for an ambitious future.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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