Kanye West is ready to forgive the plastic surgeon who operated on his mother just before her sudden death…but he also wants to use his mug shot as the cover of his new album.
Donda West, a former university professor, died in 2007 at age 53 a day after undergoing a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast reduction performed by Dr. Jan Adams. He has said he is not responsible for her death and an autopsy did not fault him, as it found no sign that her death stemmed from a surgical error. The report showed that Donda’s death was caused by preexisting coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors, including pain-control medication and the tight bandaging of her chest, which may have limited her breathing, the Los Angeles Times said.
A year and a half later, the physician gave up his medical license due to unrelated alcohol-related offenses. It was reinstated under probationary restrictions in 2013 but revoked in 2014.
On Saturday, Kanye, who recently returned to Twitter following an almost year-long hiatus, tweeted a text exchange with an unknown recipient, in which the rapper posted one of the doctor’s former mug shots and wrote, “This is my album cover. This is plastic surgeon Jan Adams. The person who performed my moms final surgery…Do you have any title ideas? I want to forgive and stop hating.”
“LOVE EVERYONE,” the person responded.
“I love that,” Kanye said.
The doctor has not commented.
It is unclear whether the rapper will be legally allowed to use the mug shot, which was issued by a state law enforcement agency following the doctor’s 2006 arrest for DUI, for commercial use.
Kanye announced on Twitter last week that is eighth solo album will be released on June 1.
He recently released two new singles, including one called “Ye vs. the People,” which features rapper T.I. and deals with their disagreement over President Donald Trump.
Kanye had shocked scores of his fans when he posted a series of pro-Trump tweets earlier this week and also prompted T.I. and John Legend, who do not support the president, to reach out to him personally.
Kanye later hung out with both artists separately. He and Legend danced to his new track at the singer and Chrissy Teigen‘s surprise baby shower.