Kanye West has been haunted by the death of his beloved mother Donda following plastic surgery more than a decade ago.
And as part of his controversial return to Twitter this week, in which he’s fired off tweets on a variety of topics, the rapper, 40, alluded to the cover of his new album which might possibly feature a photo of the plastic surgeon, Dr. Jan Adams.
On Monday, Adams penned an open letter to Kanye, published on TheBlast.com, in which he asks the Yeezy designer to stop using his image to promote his work and urges him to ‘deal with the truth’ of what really happened to his mom.
The husband of Kim Kardashian responded positively to Adams’s outreach to him, tweeting: ‘This is amazing. Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.’
Kanye West responded positively Monday to an open letter from Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who operated on his late mother Donda West the day before she died in 2007
‘Start by dealing with the facts’: Adams urged the rapper, who has been on a Twitter blast talking about love, to start dealing with the truth about Donda’s death
Donda West passed away on November 10, 2007, a day after undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Adams.
A final autopsy released in January 2008 by Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Luis Pena of the LA County Coroner’s Office stated the cause of death as ‘pre-existing coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors following surgery.’
In his open letter, Adams explained that the surgery itself was successful and that it was the post-operative care arranged for Donda West that contributed to her demise.
Untimely passing: Donda West passed away on November 10, 2007, a day after undergoing elective cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Adams. The coroner concluded cause of death to be ‘pre-existing coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors’
Unique: Kanye had revealed a series of tweets alluding to the cover of his new album, possibly featuring a photo of Adams, and saying he wanted ‘to forgive and stop hating’
He urged the rapper to read the coroner’s report and he pointed out failings and negligence on the part of Kanye’s cousin Stephan Scoggins who had been left in charge of her care at home.
‘So if your journey is true… “To forgive and stop hating” …start by dealing with the facts,’ Adams wrote to Kanye.
‘Perhaps you should put your cousin’s picture on your next album. Don’t put my picture out there and claim you are about love. Love deals with the truth.’
Adams goes on to encourage the music star to be ‘intellectually honest’ and to focus on being a father and cherish his family.
He adds that for the past ten years, he has ‘tolerated’ the erroneous account of Donda’s death out of respect for Kanye’s mom, but is adamant: ‘Do not mistake kindness for weakness.’
He also told Kanye to make up with John legend who had texted him after his tweets supporting Trump offering a different perspective.
Make Twitter great again: The Gold Digger hitmaker burst back onto the trending lists again last week when he suddenly professed his support of Donald Trump i
The Gold Digger hitmaker, who is no stranger to controversy, burst back onto the trending lists again last week when he suddenly professed his support of Donald Trump in a series of bizarre typically tweets, after a long social media hiatus.
Coincidentally he had announced a new book and two new albums on Twitter just days beforehand.
Despite insisting he is not partisan or even political, Kanye has previously met with the president and has been proudly showing off his Make America Great Again red baseball cap.
Trump publicly thanked Kanye for his support on Friday via a tweet.
He wrote: ‘Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community – Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades – Legacy Stuff!’
Adams penned the open letter in part to ask Kanye to stop using his image to promote his new album and to urge him to place blame where it was warranted
Adams pointed out the coroner’s conclusion about the cause of death and the negligence of Kanye’s cousin Stephan Scoggins who had been left in charge of her post-operative care
Adams added a p.s. exhorting the rapper to make up with musician John Legend over his Trump comments