Kanye West Honors Late Mom With New Song "DONDA"

The rapper paid tribute on what would have been Donda West's 71st birthday

By Brett Malec Jul 13, 2020 4:02 PMTags
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Kanye West is honoring his late mother Donda West and what would have been her 71st birthday.

The rapper took to Twitter on Sunday, June 12 to share a new song and video simply titled "DONDA."

In the clip, fans can hear Donda reciting lyrics from rapper KRS-One's "Sound of Da Police" over a gospel choir in the background for over a minute before her song comes in to finish the song.

"The devil is using you, confusing you/Our job is to understand who is who," Kim Kardashian's husband raps. "Righteous indignation in this nation/We 'gon start a revolution in this basement."

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"Mama I need you to tuck me in/I done made some mistakes and they rubbed it in/I know you and grandma had enough of them/Why I gotta be so stubborn then," Kanye continues. "I'm doin' this one for ya'll so we can end racism once and for all."

"In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday," he captioned the video on Twitter. "My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA."

Donda, a former college professor, passed away back in 2007 at the age of 58 after complications from plastic surgery.

Just last year, Kanye opened up to David Letterman about how his mother is still very much a part of his life to this day.

"This would have been the funnest time of her life to have those kids running around that house and being able to like go and buy them toys," the Grammy winner said, later adding, "You know, she's here with us and she's guiding us."

Check out Kanye's new song "DONDA" above.