After DMX's heartwrenching episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, we're looking back at other instances of MCs getting emotional like Carl Thomas. Yes, rappers have feelings, too—except thousands of people are watching anytime they shed a tear. From Lil Mama's emotional tirade on The Breakfast Club to Kanye West performing "Hey Mama" a week after his mother passed, here's A Recent History of Rappers Crying in Public. Grab a tissue.
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DMX on Iyanla: Fix My Life
Lil B in His "I Love You" Video
Date: January 2013
The YouTube description reads:
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND DONT EVER DENY MY LOVE FOR YOU! I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE SAFE, I LOVE YOU WATCH THIS WHOLE VIDEO, IF YOU REALLY LOVE LIL B AND CRIED TO THIS OR REALLY HAVE BEEN EFFECTED BY THIS VIDEO HIT LIL B UP!
In "I Love You," Based God cries in a pet store surrounded by amphibians. The break down comes at the three-minute mark.
Big Sean Performing "Memories" in Detroit
Lupe Fiasco on MTV's RapFix Live
Soulja Boy at the BET Awards During the Whitney Houston Tribute
Date: July 2012
At the 2012 BET Awards, a 20-minute tribute to Whitney Houston—which included a very emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" from Cissy Houston—ended with 10 seconds of Soulja Boy crying, and this one single tear from Beyonce: