Kanye West Says He Made 'Mistakes' While Married to Kim Kardashian During L.A. Mission Thanksgiving Event - PEOPLE.com

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The Donda rapper spoke candidly about his family during a visit to Skid Row in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Eve

Kanye West is making his case to win back his estranged wife.

The "Believe What I Say" rapper, 44, took the mic at the Los Angeles Mission's Annual Thanksgiving event on Wednesday alongside L.A. Mission CEO Troy Vaughn, and gave a speech about his family, the mistakes he's made, and how God wants him to reunite with his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian.

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"The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed in all these relationships," West said during the charity event to help those living near Los Angeles' Skid Row. "We've made mistakes. I've made mistakes. I've publically done things that were not acceptable as a husband, but right now today, for whatever reason — I didn't know I was going to be in front of this mic — but I'm here to change the narrative." 

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The "Praise God" rapper, who was dressed casually in a black leather jacket, a black glove, and baseball cap, then said he wasn't going to let E! And Hulu – the two networks that the Kardashian-Jenner family have had and will have shows on – "write the narrative of his family," adding, "I am the priest of my own home."

"If the enemy can separate Kimye, there's going to be millions of families that feel like that separation is okay… but when God brings Kimye together, there's going to be millions of families that are going to be influenced to see that they can overcome the work of the separation, of trauma the devil has used to capitalize to keep people in misery while people step over homeless people to go to the Gucci store," the rapper concluded. 

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West also revealed that even though he moved into a house near Kardashian, 41, to be next to his kids as much as possible, he ultimately "needs to be back home." The rapper and reality star share four children together: North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.

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West's speech about Kardashian at the L.A. Mission's Annual Thanksgiving event comes less than a year after the reality star filed for divorce from the polarizing rapper.

During an appearance on Drink Champs earlier this month, West suggested that he hasn't given up on his marriage with Kardashian just yet, saying that he's "never even seen the papers" and "we're not even divorced." 

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"They sat very close to each other and Kim kept giggling," an insider dished to PEOPLE of the new couple's recent dinner date. "He was very pleasant and ordered a lot of food for them. They shared several pasta dishes. He had his arm around Kim and they were very flirty. You could tell that Kim had the best time. They very much acted like a couple." 

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