"Kanye West, his family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country since the death of his mother, Dr. Donda West.
"After working in higher education for 31 years, Dr. Donda West and Kanye West co-founded the Kanye West Foundation with the mission of helping to combat the severe dropout problem in high schools across the country. The first and signature initiative of the Kanye West Foundation is Loop Dreams. Designed to capitalize on students existing interest in hip-hop, Loop Dreams challenges students to learn more about what's behind hip-hop culture in order to help them develop skills, express themselves creatively and be empowered.
"In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dr. West's name to the Kanye West Foundation/Loop Dreams Teacher Training Institute. Those donations can be made by visiting the Foundation's Web site, www.KanyeWestFoundation.org or by mail at Kanye West Foundation, 8560 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069."
November 13, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Kanye West has issued a statement regarding the sudden death of his mother and manager, Dr. Donda West. Donda passed away on Saturday from complications possibly due to a tummy tuck and breast reduction.
Kanye issued this statement:
TMZ reports that the plastic surgeon who performed the surgeries claims he did nothing wrong and it was not his fault. Dr. Jan Adams said Donda changed her mind several times about the surgery. He's not sure what she passed away from, but said it could have been caused by a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or massive vomiting. Another plastic surgeon came forward saying he passed on Donda's surgery, because of her past medical condition. Dr. Jan Adams has called this surgeon "sleazy."
These doctors needs to shut the hell up. They are coming out of the roach motels to get their quick 15-minutes. Let the investigation happen, let Donda be properly buried and then you can come out and start bitching at each other.