Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is a documentary film that looks at Kanye West’s life and work.
The three-part Netflix documentary series will follow the rapper from his early days as a musician to his current status as an international celebrity.
West’s late mother, Dr. Donda C. West, had such an impact on his life and career that he dedicated his most recent albums to her: Donda and Donda 2 (due out on February 22).
Donda West Cause Of Death
Autopsy results released on November 10, 2007, revealed that Donda West died in Los Angeles from “coronary artery disease and other post-operative variables due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty.”
The day before she passed away, the 58-year-old decided to receive cosmetic surgery, including liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast reduction.
Dr. Jan Adams, her chosen plastic surgeon, had a checkered past and two sizable malpractice judgments against him, totaling over $500,000, which he ultimately had to pay.
The Medical Board of California was looking to suspend or revoke Adams’ license at the time of West’s surgery due to his history of alcohol-related offenses.
If Dr. Adams had given West a thorough physical examination, he would have found that she was not “well enough” for surgery due to chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and coronary artery damage.
An anonymous second surgeon told the Los Angeles Times that West had contacted him about cosmetic surgery months before, but that he had declined because of an underlying disease that could induce a heart attack.
The “Donda West Law” was subsequently passed into law by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California. This law requires individuals to obtain medical approval via a physical examination prior to receiving elective cosmetic surgery.
RapCaviar giver tribute to Donda West through a tweet:
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— RapCaviar (@RapCaviar) August 29, 2021
Was It A Heart Attack That Killed Donda West?
The surgeon claims that everything went smoothly during West’s operation and that she likely suffered a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or accidental overdose of pain medication following the operation.
The coroner’s office determined that, despite finding Vicodin in her system, the death was not due to an accidental overdose.
This suggests that a cardiac issue was the final cause of her death, which may have been avoided if she hadn’t been subjected to so many invasive procedures.
Kanye West feels responsible for his mother’s decision to have plastic surgery because of her exposure to the public eye.
“If I had never moved to LA, she’d be alive. I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears,” he said in an interview with Q Magazine in 2015.
Videos of the rapper hanging out with his mom surfaced online before the release of his new album on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
A year before the release of his tenth studio album, Kanye released the song Donda in 2020 as a tribute to his late mother.
Who Was Mother Donda In Kanye West’s Life?
For 31 years, including 24 in the Department of English, West’s mom, Donda, taught at Chicago State University.
She brought West up in Chicago after she and his father, the musician Ray West, divorced when he was three.
Since 2004 when West’s music career took off, his mother has lived in Los Angeles as his full-time “momager,” having retired from her employment at Chicago State University.
Donda reminisced on the first time she heard her son’s music in her book Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar.
Of his debut album “The College Dropout,” per El Pais, she wrote: “I sat in the parking lot and listened to the whole CD. I couldn’t pull off. I wanted to be still and take it all in.
“I sat there, listening halfway holding back tears— halfway jamming. I had the music turned up real loud. I wanted to open my window and scream to everybody walking by, ‘Hey, this is my kid!'”
In 2004, West said of Donda in an interview with MTV: “This is my mother. I love her. She is my best friend in the whole world.
“My mother let me work on music, she helped me out, she used to drive me to the studio. She was really my first manager. She’s still my general manger.”
West performed the song “Hey Mom,” which he wrote especially for Donda, in front of her on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005.
Donda West was frequently spotted at her son’s events, and she was instrumental in his 2003 establishment of the Kanye West Foundation, which supports his mission of providing music instruction to disadvantaged youngsters.
After his mother passed away in 2007, West renamed the organization the Dr. Donda West Foundation in 2008, but it eventually shut down the following year.
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