Kanye West's Charity Changes Name to 'Art of Culture, Inc.'
Kanye West is extending new changes in his life beyond his music career.
The rapper's charity named after his mother has officially been rebranded. After accusations on Twitter from the organization's co-creator Che "Rhymefest" Smith that West had abandoned the group, Donda's House will now be recognized as Art of Culture, Inc.
West's wife, Kim Kardashian, took part in a heated exchange with Rhymefest on Twitter over the future of the charity, founded in 2011 by West, Rhymefest and Donnie Smith to honor West's mother, a Ph.D. professor who died a few years earlier in 2007. Kardashian asserted that Rhymefest used her husband to help his career, among other scathing remarks.
"Over the last few months, due to Mr. West’s controversial public political statements, the organization received communications of concern from sponsors, foundations and supporters," read a statement from the charity received by Forbes. "Students, alumni, volunteers and staff of the group met Saturday to discuss recent developments and the future of the organization. The group decided that the organization will maintain its mission, but will have a new name both to avoid confusion and honor the stated wishes of the West family.