The rapper opened up about the passing of his mum Donda in a new Q magazine chat, revealing his ambition led to her death.

He says, "If I had never moved to L.A. she'd be alive," adding, "I don't want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears."

The English professor passed away after suffering complications from a plastic surgery procedure in California.

And West tells the publication his late mum instilled in him the importance of family, admitting his wife Kim Kardashian and their daughter North are his top priority at all times.

He adds, "I have to have six hours a day with her (North) because otherwise I'll just work and she'll get scheduled around meetings. Instead, the meetings get scheduled around her."

Kardashian recently confirmed reports she's pregnant with the couple's second child - a boy.