This Home Video Of A Young Kanye West Rapping With His Mom Will Make You Want To Hugs Yours

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Say what you want about Kayne West, but never say that he doesn’t love his mamma.

Donda West died in 2007 of heart disease, but her son has made sure her legacy remains alive and well. Kayne named his creative agency after her and has alluded to her in countless songs.

And Larry Fitzmaurice of Fader shared an emotional firsthand experience highlighting Kayne’s immense love for his mother:

“During one of the NYC stops of the Glow in the Dark tour, he blasted Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ after performing ‘Hey Mama’ and turned the house lights up in Madison Square Garden, sitting on the edge of the stage with his head in his hands, in total silence. It was and still is one of the most profoundly sad moments I’ve ever experienced at a concert.”

This video was taken from an MTV special documenting the making of Late Registration (2005) and it makes me want to hug my mom.

Encore.

[H/T Fader]

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