In August 2021, more than a year after it was first promised, Kanye West released his album DONDA.
In the years since Donda passed away in 2007, West has struggled to cope with the loss.
The 45-year-old has long spoken about the close relationship they had.
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After West's parents divorced when he was three years old, he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois, where she raised him alone.
"My mother was my everything," West told MTV News in 2005, reflecting on his childhood.
From a young age, West had a creative side. And from the very beginning, his mother supported that.
"We were coming back from a short vacation in Michigan when he was five, and he composed a poem in the back seat," Donda told The Chicago Tribune in 2004.