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Monday, November 12, 2007

RIP Donda West

posted by on November 12 at 9:21 AM


Say what you will about the gall, hubris, and questionable flow of Kanye West, but the man clearly loves his mother, delivering intricate and eloquent props to his mom Donda throughout his career.

On Saturday, Donda West died of complications from cosmetic surgery. She was 58.

No official word from Kanye yet. (His Saturday blog post concerns Hennessy Ellipse Cognac.) But clearly it’s a devastating loss, with a horrible potential for mind-fucky self-blame thrown on top, and here’s hoping he gets through this without losing his mind.

I’ve celebrated my love for vulnerable rap anthems before, and Kanye West’s “Hey Mama” is one of the greats. I can’t find any decent YouTube footage of West performing the song live (it wasn’t a single, so there’s no official video), but here are the lyrics.

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This may sound callous, but I'm interested in seeing how Kanye deals with this hard blow (in his career). Anyone in his position would linger on the possibility that Donda may have not been in a position to elect to have that particular surgery if Kanye didn't have piles and piles of money around. Those would be tough demons to battle.

Posted by Carollani | November 12, 2007 4:56 PM


Posted by lar | November 12, 2007 6:16 PM

RIP Ms West

Posted by ndrwmtsn | November 12, 2007 7:49 PM

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