News RIP Donda West
posted by November 12 at 9:21 AMon
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.