Kanye West bags a special award for his album ‘Donda’; July 22 announced as ‘Kanye West Day’ in Atlanta

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Kanye West recently dropped an album named Donda, which is also the rapper’s late mother’s name. The album pays homage to the rapper’s mother who was very dear to him.

Not only did he release a new album, but Kanye West was also reportedly honoured with his own day in Atlanta, and was given an award for his late mother, Donda, from Morris Brown College, the school she taught at for nearly two decades. The artist was reported as ‘very emotional’ receiving the award.

The City of Atlanta also presented the artist with a plaque as they officially declared July 22 ‘Kanye West Day.’ As per Hollywood Life – Kevin James, the president of Atlanta’s HBCU, Morris Brown College, also gave him an award of appreciation for his mom, who taught at the school for almost two decades and was Chair of the English Department. It was called the Dr. Donda West Meritorious Service to Morris Brown College.

Donda West, Kanye’s beloved mother unfortunately passed away in 2007 at 52 years because of complications from plastic surgery. Since then, Kanye has been very vocal about his love and respect for his mother.

“After my parents got divorced and we moved to Chicago at age 3, I would go visit my father on Christmas during breaks and the summer. But the rest of that time, my mother was my everything, if you’re a child. That’s my everything,” West told MTV News in 2005.

At the event, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian also brought along their four children North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm with her younger sister Khloe Kardashian. With Kim K’s appearance at the event, many people were surprised, as she recently filed for divorce from the rapper.

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