Kanye West has accepted an invitation to sit down with the surgeon who operated on his mother the day before she died in 2007. Kanye said he is excited to sit down with his late mother’s surgeon to “start healing”.
Donda West died in November, 2007 – a day after disgraced surgeon Jan Adams performed liposuction, tummy tuck and breast-reduction surgery on her at a Los Angeles clinic.
Kanye is currently working on the follow-up to his 2016 album The Life of Pablo, and during a Twitter spree on Saturday, he revealed plans to use Adams’ mugshot image as the artwork for his forthcoming album, set for release on June 1st.
“I want to forgive and stop hating,” Kanye text to a friend named Wes, believed to be his artist collaborator Wes Lang, who suggested the album title, LOVE EVERYONE.
In an open letter to Kanye, published via TheBlast.com, Adams resented Kanye’s camp for persisting with “the charade” to blame him for Donda West’s death.
He placed the blame on Kanye’s cousin, Stephan Scoggins, a nurse who was responsible for Donda’s post-op care.
“Perhaps you should put your cousin’s picture on your next album,” Adams wrote. “Don’t put my picture out there and claim you are about love. Love deals with the truth.”
Adams claimed he has “tolerated” inaccurate reports suggesting he is to blame for Donda’s death out of respect for Kanye’s mom, but added, “If you want to heal, first call out the people in your own camp who knew better and persisted with the charade in order to hide their own guilt.”
Adams went on to ask Kanye to “cease and desist using my photo or any image of me to promote your album or any of your work”, and urged him to be “intellectually honest” as he deals with the trauma from his past.
Adams then offered to meet with the rapper to begin the healing process – an offer that Kanye happily accepted.
“This is amazing,” Kanye tells The Blast in response to the news. Addressing Adams directly, the musician added, “Thank you so much for this connection, brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.”
Adams, who lost 2 malpractice lawsuits prior to Donda West’s operation, surrendered his California medical license in 2009 after a string of alcohol-related DUI arrests.
His license was reinstated in 2013, but it was revoked again in 2014 after he failed to comply with a court order to attend rehab.
Adams, 64, can no longer practice medicine in California.