Kanye West shares memory of mother Donda; wishes she had met grandchildren

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Kanye West with his mother Donda at a signing for her book 'Raising Kanye', at Waterstone's in Piccadilly, central London.

Kanye West has shared a touching story about his mother Donda and said how much she would have loved being a grandmother.

Donda West died in 2007 aged 58 from health complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Kanye, 41, who was extremely close to his mother has said how much he wishes she could have met is four children with wife Kim Kardashian-West - daughter North, 5, son Saint, 3, daughter Chicago, 16 months and son Pslam, born earlier this month.

The rapper told David Letterman on My Next Guest Need No Introduction: "This would have been the funnest time of her life, to have those kids running around that house and being able to go and buy them toys.”

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Kanye shared a story about his mother buying him a teddy bear shortly before she died which he now holds dear, and believes his mother is guiding his family.

He revealed: "I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored and I was very into [Japanese contemporary artist] Takashi Murakami at that time on that third album, Graduation.

"She said it kind of, you know, feels like Takashi Murakami. And then I was sort of like, 'I don’t want that, that ain’t no Takashi Murakami bear, and stuff like that.

“And then she passed a few weeks after and I did everything I could to find that bear and place that bear on top of all the Takashi Murakami stuff I had in the house.

"But she's here, with us, and she's guiding us."