Kanye West’s Mother Dies


Kanye West, one of my very most favorite musicians, gets a spot tonight, for the loss of his mother, Donda, who encouraged his career, and supported him throughout his life, in all aspects. Although it might not be Britney Spears, screwing her mailman, this truly is, ladies and gentlemen, thoroughly heartbreaking. From People:

Donda West, the mother and onetime manager of rapper Kanye West, died Saturday in Los Angeles.

A spokesperson for the family had no other details at this time.

West, 58, a retired professor and former chairwoman of the Chicago State University English department, was a tireless supporter of her son as he both earned success and stirred up controversy.

Kanye likes to think as a hobby and speak his own mind. He was always like that,” Donda West told InStyle earlier this year. “He came out of the womb looking like he had that attitude.”

As CEO of West Brands LLC and co-founder of the Kanye West Foundation, she teamed with her son to develop a nonprofit that aimed to combat the dropout problem in high schools in 2005. In May, she released the book Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar.”

I honestly think, that despite all the criticism that Kanye West receives for his songs, and the lyrics of his hip-hop, and even some ofthe crazy stuff he has said, that he is a great person, and has done more for the world than a lot of celebrities can say. His mother was a beautiful woman who changed the world by bringing her son into it, sticking with the job, and making tomorrow brighter for countless millions. Our consolations, Kanye, at HH.

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#1 Jennie on 11.12.07 at 9:02 am

Godspeed, Dr. West, my sympathies to Kanye and all of your family and friends.


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#2 Matt on 11.12.07 at 9:45 am

My best wishes go out to him and his family

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