The plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West’s mother a day before her death has responded to the rapper’s plans to use his face as album cover art.
West posted screenshots of Jan Adams’ mugshot photo on Twitter.com on Saturday, showing a text conversation he had with a friend named “Wes”.
In the text exchange, West asked his pal for title ideas for the album cover featuring Adams.
“I want to forgive and stop hating,” he continued, before Wes replied: “LOVE EVERYONE”.
“I like that,” Kanye responded. His forthcoming album is due out on June 1st.
Adams performed liposuction, tummy-tuck and breast-reduction surgery on Donda West in Los Angeles in November 2007. She passed away at the age of 58 the next day.
A coroner’s report determined the cause of death was coronary artery disease and other post-surgery complications.
Kanye blamed Adams for his mother’s death – before ultimately blaming himself. But Adams blamed Kanye’s cousin, a nurse, who was responsible for Donda’s post-op care.
Following the hip-hop star’s announcement of his album cover plans, Adams spoke to editors at The Blast website via text message, cryptically writing that he believed West’s move was a “Macguffen (sic)”.
A MacGuffin is a term popularized by the director Alfred Hitchcock, that refers to a character who is believed to be hugely important but is really only included to further the plot.
Adams, who lost 2 malpractice lawsuits prior to Donda West’s surgery, surrendered his California medical license in 2009 after a string of 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 His license was reinstated in 2013, but it was revoked again in 2014 after he failed to comply with a court order to attend rehab.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.