There are many speculations to what may have actually sent Kanye to the sunken place. Some blame his initiation into the Kardashian family—while others lean on the possibility he has yet to fully process his mother’s death. Donda West, a college professor died in 2007—from post-operative factors (liposuction & mammoplasty)—24 hours after having those procedures done.

At the helm of his week-long Twitter tantrum, West tweeted out a picture of the doctor who performed his mother’s surgery—asking his followers’ thoughts on using the doctor’s face as his album cover. Many people responded to West, including Dr. Jan Adams—the plastic surgeon he was referring to. Monday evening, Dr. Adams sent Kanye a cease and desist letter, along with information about his mother’s procedure and who really was to blame for her death.

In a letter obtained by the Blast, Dr. Adams expressed his issues about his face being used for the album cover, as well as concrete evidence that Kanye’s cousin, Stephan Scoggins, also a medical professional, was the person responsible for his mother’s death. According to the information sent, Scoggins took charge of Donda West’s care following the surgery—therefore, dissolving him of all post-op responsibility.


Dr. Adams stated it was Scoggins who didn’t live up to his medical responsibilities as his mother’s caregiver after the surgery. Adams continued with stating he gave explicit instructions on the post-op care she should receive—one of them being never to leave her alone—which he did.

Adams also stresses that he does not want to seem ungrateful, but he believes if Kanye’s proclamation for love is genuine—then its inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it.

“Perhaps you should put your cousin’s picture on your next album. Don’t put my picture out there and claim you are about love. Love deals with the truth,” Adams wrote.

In the letter, Adams also points out key information on the official corner’s report—which highlights the negligence of West’s nurse after the surgery. He stated for the past ten years, he has tolerated inaccurate accounts and backlash regarding Donda’s death out of respect; however, he’s has reach his point of tolerance with Kanye’s BS.

Adams pointed out to Kanye that true healing comes from pointing the blame where it should really be—towards the people in his camp. Adams states he is willing to have a more in-depth conversation with Kanye.

In true Kanye fashion, he tweeted his response to Adams with a hopeful response that mimics a semi-sane person. Hopefully, this will be the step Kanye needs to seek out the professional help he needs (definitely not from his cousin) so the healing can truly begin. Though, one can only imagine what those family gatherings are going to be like for him and his cousin.


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