Posted by Bossip Staff
Kanye may have been somewhat comforted during his grief knowing that his mom heard “Hey Mama” shortly before she passed:
KANYE WEST’s song HEY MAMA was the last tune the rapper’s mother heard before she died from cosmetic surgery complications last year (Nov07), according to her own mother. Concerns for her daughter’s wellbeing prompted Jean Roberson to rush to Donda West’s bedside after the professor failed to regain consciousness after eight hours of surgery. To wake her, Roberson took out her cell phone and played the version of West’s Hey Mama she had downloaded as a ringtone. In an exclusive interview with U.S. TV news show Access Hollywood, Roberson says, “I put the phone to her ear and said, ‘Donda, listen… “Wake up, listen. Kanye’s singing to you.'” The patient eventually did come round and was wheeled out of surgery in “an executive chair”. Donda West died the following evening.
This is a bittersweet story if ever there was one. No doubt Yeezy will use this whole experience as material for some new and creative music in an effort to continue to make Moma West proud.