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Kanye West Pays Tribute to his Mother Dr. Donda West at Chicago Show

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During the second Chicago stop of the ‘Watch the Throne’ tour, Kanye West took time out to remember his late mother Dr. Donda West who passed away four years ago. The 58-year-old retired English professor died following complications from cosmetic surgery. Yeezy thanked Jay-Z and Beyonce for helping him get through such a tragic situation at that time.

In a video posted by Get in Tune Stupid, West reflects on the past four years and what he has accomplish, so far. “I wanna dedicate this show to the lady that brought me to Chicago at age 3,” he told the audience. “The first black female chair of the English department at Chicago State University — Doctor Donda Claire-Ann West. I know she up there looking down right now and she helped me get through these past four years, when America turned their back on me, when the world turned their back on me for telling y’all the m—–f—in’ truth.”

“And now I’m leading Grammy nominations. I just wanna thank Beyonce and Jay-Z for standing by me in my darkest hours. And you, Chicago, for standing by me in my darkest hours … And giving me a reason to feel like I should stay alive when the world thought I should die and staying by my side.”

West has been very chatty during his Chicago performances. On the previous night show, West blamed himself for being shut out of the Album of the Year category at the Grammys despite being nominated seven times.

Watch the ‘Kanye Dedicates WTT Chicago Show To His Mom’ Video

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