@kanyewest/Twitter

@kanyewest/Twitter

Kanye West is holding his head high as he two-steps into 2017.

This week, the rapper revealed his short and sweet wish for the new year — “to be happy.” In case you missed it, the 39-year-old was asked to reveal his resolution on his way out of a health club in Los Angeles. “Ye if his resolution was to take over the world,” a X17 cameraman asked the “Famous” recording artist; to which he simply replied “Nah.”

“I just want everybody to be happy,” he continued. Some may say it’s a tall order considering the year the controversial artist has withstood. However, in hindsight, a little time to cool down may be just what the doctor ordered.

As previously reported, the last several weeks have been quite eventful for West. Prior to being admitted to the UCLA Medical Center in November for what reports called a “psychotic break,” the hitmaker canceled his highly anticipated Saint Pablo tour — on the anniversary of his mother, Donda’s death.

Most recently, the father of two made headlines after taking a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss what he called “multi-cultural issues,” including violence in his hometown of Chicago. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” the rapper tweeted of the meeting. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculum, and violence in Chicago.”

He added, “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”

Despite sharing a festive holiday greeting featuring himself, wife Kim Kardashian and their adorable tots, North and Saint West, during the Christmas holiday (pictured above), Yeezy has been somewhat quiet as we close yet another year in Hollywood.

Hapy New Year, Mr. West. Show him some love in the comment section below.

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