Kanye West’s New Album, ‘Donda,’ Is a Testament to His Late Mother
Donda West pushed Kanye when he dropped out of college (the same university where she worked) but supported his music as a manager and was often at her son’s side, including at Grammy Award. West called her His “fans first”, among the first to appreciate his lyrical gifts. “We came back from a short vacation in Michigan when he was 5 years old, and he wrote a poem in the back seat,” said Donda. speak Chicago Tribune in 2004. “One line that sticks with me is ‘black melting trees.’ It was late autumn, the trees were bare. He saw how those limbs were carved in the sky, and he described them the way a poet would do.”
Three months after Donda’s death, West made a twisted expression of “Hey Mama” at the Grammys, adding the lyrics: “Last night, I saw you in my dreams / Now I can’t wait to go to sleep.” I also remember this performance — its visceral pain, when witnessing someone live in real life, in a public forum, is perhaps my greatest fear: living without mom. Must continue to function in a world without her.
West continued to share his grief over his mother’s death in the years that followed. In 2015, he seemed to blame himself, speak NS magazine, “If I had never moved to LA, she would be alive… I don’t want to go into it because it would bring tears to my eyes.”
In comment About West’s mental health last year, his then-wife Kim Kardashian called West “a wonderful yet complex person who is under the pressures of being an artist and a man of skin.” black… went through the pain of losing her mother. I really hope Donda help West in its eponymous grieving process.
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