Kanye West, Donda West

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Kanye West is getting his late mother's affairs in order.

Six months after the sudden death of Donda West, a California judge today signed off on the rapper's request to assume control of her estate.

In court documents filed April 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, the rapper requested that he and business manager Shawn Gee be designated coexecutors of Donda's assets, valued at $150,000.

The elder West died without having a will. Per state law, her son was named her sole heir.

Meanwhile, California lawmakers are considering new regulations in the wake of Donda West's death to protect patients from potentially dangerous nip/tuck procedures.

Donda West died Nov. 10 after suffering complications from liposuction and breast reduction the day before. The coroner's report noted that she had serious blockages in two arteries and "multiple postoperative factors" as a result of the surgery, but ruled the final manner of her death inconclusive.

Yolanda Anderson, Donda's niece and Kanye's cousin, has lobbied legislators to introduce a bill requiring physical examinations before all cosmetic procedures.

Anderson says her aunt did not receive one before Dr. Jan Adams performed the operation. While the surgeon did thoroughly question her, other doctors who had earlier seen West had refused to operate, citing a risk of heart attack.

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