It’s been a little over three years since the untimely death of Kanye West‘s mother, Miss Donda West, but much like the rest of the us it’s pretty tough coming to grips with losing a parent. On a tour stop in Chicago, as a part of the Watch The Throne Tour, West dedicates the evening’s performances to his late mother and states his appreciation for Jay-Z and Beyoncé–who he says stood by him when the world turned its back.
“It’s a glorious occasion,But right now I want ya’ll to put two fingers in the air right now. I wanna dedicate this show to the lady that brought me to Chicago at age three, the first black female chair of the English department at Chicago State University, Dr. Donda Claire Ann West. I know she up there looking down right now. She helped me get through these last four years, when America turned their back on me, when the world turned their back on me for telling y’all the motherf*cking truth and now I’m leading Grammy nominations. I just wanna thank Beyoncé 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 standing by my side.”
Catch the clip below…
It’s refreshing to know that these people aren’t just industry buddies, they’re actually supportive friends.