Charity changes name to distance self from Kanye West

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on JUL 28, 2019

Donda's House, a charity that is named after Kanye West's mother and focused on providing arts education to children in Chicago.

Donda's House, a charity that is named after Kanye West's mother and focused on providing arts education to children in Chicago, announced that it would be changing its name on Sunday.

The decision came in the wake of a public feud among Kanye West, hip hop artist Rhymefest -- who co-founded Donda's House -- and rapper Drake.
West produced and recently released "Infared" by Pusha T, and the song accuses Drake of using a ghostwriter for his songs. Drake responded in a diss track, "Duppy Freestyle," and postedan invoice on Instagram for $100,000 addressed to West's music label G.O.O.D. Music for for "promotional assistance and career reviving" following the track's popularity.

Rhymefest, whose real name is Che Smith, tweeted a plea to Drake after he saw the invoice. "@Drake when G.O.O.D. Music sends the money they owe you, will you please help us rebuild Kanye's mothers house for the youth of Chicago," the tweet read. "I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was 'f--- the youth of Chicago.'"

Kim Kardashian West also got involved, responding to Rhymefest and saying that her husband couldn't sustain the charity alone, and needed more support from Rhymefest to ensure its success. She offered to remove Rhymefest from his responsibilities at Donda's House and run the charity herself.

Rhymefest countered by offering to dissolve the entire organization before it responded, writing in a statement that Kardashian West's social media posts and expressed interest in running the charity ultimately led to the name change decision