Donda’s House, a Chicago charity founded by Kanye West, announced that it wishes to distance itself from the rapper and change its name.
The charity was co-founded in 2011 by West and fellow rapper Rhymefest to honor West’s late mother, Donda.
However, after Kim Kardashian slammed Rhymefest for calling Kanye out, and indicating her interest to take control, the foundation has severed ties with the rapper.
The foundation wrote in a statement.
“While we cannot and do not speak for Kanye West and his views, we can and will speak up for the youth that we serve,”.“We ask that those who feel hurt, angered by or frustrated with Kanye West not penalize or throw away their support, respect and advocacy for us. . . . We do not want your rejection of Kanye West, to be a rejection of Dr. Donda West and the thousands of lives she impacted including her own son.”
The charity noted that it had been unable to secure “financial support” from West for a construction project that would convert West’s childhood home into a recording studio, museum, and learning space.