Kanye West's Mother Dies
A spokesman for the Chicago native says Dr. Donda West died early Sunday (Nov. 11) in Los Angeles. Sadly, the rapper was reportedly in London filming a music video for his song "Homecoming" when it happened but immediately flew back to L.A.
Kanye has always publicly celeberated his close relationship with Dr. West. He even dedicated a song to her on his sophomore album, "Late Registartion." In the song he rhymes:
"(Hey Mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I'm so proud of you / Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (Hey Mama) / I know I act a fool, but, I promise you I'm going back to school / appreciate what you allowed for / I just want you to be proud of me (Hey Mama)."
Donda West served as chief executive of the parent company of her son's business enterprises, West Brands LLC. She also chaired the Kanye West Foundation. In addition, she was the former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department and recently published the book "Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star," which details Kanye's childhood and her experiences as her son's manager.
A cause of death hasn't been released.
J.I. sends prayers to both Kanye and his family.