September 24, 2023

Kim Kardashian And Donda’s House Co-founder Rhymefest Clash On Social Media

Kim Kardashian isn’t here for social media attacks on her husband.

Yesterday, Donda’s House, the foundation co-founded by Kanye West in honor of the rapper’s late mother, issued a statement Saturday in response to West’s recent pro-Trump tweets. The statement from Donda’s House reads:

“Over the last few months due to Kanye’s statements and tweets, we have fielded requests for interviews and statements. We have been tagged in comments on social media about Kanye West, and we have been questioned by our foundational supporters and corporate supporters about Kanye’s public involvement in our organization. While we cannot and do not speak for Kanye West and his views, we can and will speak up for the youth that we serve. We ask that those who feel hurt, angered by or frustrated with Kanye West not penalize or throw away their support, respect and advocacy for us.

We ask that as you boycott and protest Kanye West, that you not forget that we are a non-profit organization that like other non-profits needs donations, corporate support and volunteers. We do not want your rejection of Kanye West, to be a rejection of Dr. Donda West and the thousands of lives she impacted including her own son.

As we prepare to launch our summer programming, we have been bombarded with inquiries about Kanye West. As we seek support to convert Kanye’s childhood home into a recording studio, museum and learning space – we have been unable to secure the financial support of Kanye despite multiple attempts, and despite those early conversations about his plan of support and advocacy for the youth in our programs.”

A former Kanye West collaborator Rhymefest, who is also the co-founder of Donda’s House, the nonprofit organization the rapper started in 2011 to pay tribute to his late mother, Donda West, and serve the youth of his hometown of Chicago also wrote on Twitter.

West has yet to comment publicly on Rhymefest’s tweets, but Kim Kardashian defended her husband and fired back in a big way, tweeting:

Rhymefest later issued a response to Kardashian’s tweets, sharing a lengthy statement in which he slammed the reality star for “criticizing an organization that you’ve never physically been to OR that you’ve never even talked to the Executive Director or any of the team.” He wrote:

While Kanye remained visibly silent throughout the ferocious exchange, many assumed it was  the G.O.O.D Music founder who was tweeting from his wife’s account. None the less, Twitter seemed to roll its eyes at Mrs. West entering the feud. How do you feel about Rhymefest’s actions? Was he wrong to publicly out his one time friend, or is this further proof Kanye West needs help?