According to rapper/producer
Kanye West, his song "Through The Wire" is much more than a dedication
to the accident that nearly cost him his life, because he is getting his jaw
"I gotta get
my jaw re-broken in a couple weeks. They didn't put it in the right place,"
West told AllHipHop.com. "I'm going to have to go on tour with Twista with
my mouth wired shut. Some of these performances are going to be through the
wire for real."
West broke his
jaw in October of 2002, after a late night session with State Property. The
accident happened just two weeks after he officially signed with Roc-A-Fella.
"I got the
wide ass cheeks right now," West said. "My friends look at me like
a Cabbage Patch Kid."
And despite having
a potential career ending injury as a rapper, West maintained high spirits and
said that he is actually using the ordeal to his benefit.
a management side, I capitalized on [the accident]. I based a whole career off
this accident," he joked. "I said 'What, I almost died? I'm about
to get famous off this sh*t. F*ck that."
West is preparing
to drop his solo album, College Dropout, slated for a February release