Kim Kardashian honored her late mother-in-law, Donda West, with a sweet tribute to mark what would’ve been her 71st birthday on Sunday (July 12). The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared a vintage video of husband Kanye West singing his song “Hey Mama” off 2005’s Late Registration via Twitter and Instagram Stories.
In the clip, the rapper can be seen smiling broadly as he sings and dances alongside Donda in a home kitchen. West told Oprah Winfrey in 2005 that he wrote the tune for his mother in 2000. “It’s one of my favorite songs,” he said at the time.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 12, 2020
The rapper has previously performed the song on Mother’s Day 2019 during a special edition of his Sunday Service events.
Donda died in 2007 from post-surgery complications. She was 58.
The “Wash Us in the Blood” rapper, who has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, made headlines on July 4 when he made the surprise announcement that he was jumping into the 2020 presidential race four months before the election. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” he tweeted on the holiday.
Since making his declaration, Elon Musk has thrown his support behind the artist and fashion designer, who has not yet filed the required paperwork. Others, such as Jamie Foxx and Katy Perry, have criticized his announcement.