Donda’s House, the Chicago-based non-profit named after Kanye West’s mother, has announced they will be undergoing a name change.
This announcement comes after Kim Kardashian West had a few choice words for the organization’s co-founder, rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith, and vowed to have Donda’s House taken from him.
This feud started because yesterday (May 26) Rhymefest inserted himself in the beef between rappers Pusha T and Drake. After these two exchanged diss tracks, Drake took his antics a step further and sent Pusha T’s resident label, Kanye’s G.O.OD Music, an $100,000 invoice for “Promotional assistance and career reviving.” Rhymefest then asked Drake to donate that money once the invoice was fulfilled because Kanye is no longer interested in helping the youth of Chicago. Since the invoice was clearly a joke, this tweet was a way of calling Kanye out for not being involved.
Kanye didn’t respond, but this didn’t sit well with his wife and she proceeded to respond in a series of tweets.
Rhymefest then responded objecting to Kardashian’s claims that he hasn’t been able to sustain the organization.
“How can you criticize an organization you’ve never been to OR that you’ve never even talked to the Executive Director or any of the team,” read his statement. “I actually knew and was mentored by Dr. Donda West personally and have met and spoke to hundreds of her students and mentees who not only support the work that we are doing in Chicago, but compel it. ”
After this fallout, it was announced that the name Donda’s House, Inc will no longer be used due to “social media quotes from Kim Kardashian West, as well as the expressed interest of her family running the organization.”
Read the full statement below.