Kanye West releases music video with throwback footage of late mom Donda on Mother’s Day


Kanye West releases music video with throwback footage of late mom Donda on Mother’s Day

Kanye West has paid tribute to his late mother Donda West in a new music video for his song Life of the Party.

The Chicago-born rapper fittingly posted the visual on Mother’s Day and paid tribute to his mother while incorporating his upcoming Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection.

The line is set to drop on May 25, and Sunday Gap’s Instagram content was entirely dedicated to the video’s premiere.

Mothers’ Day; Kanye West paid tribute to his late mother Donda West in a new music video for his song Life of the Party

A press release for the video and the collection said, “In seamless alignment between the creative platforms of Ye[,] new visuals bridge the past and future of the multidisciplinary artist.

“Ye’s childhood photos have been updated to inlay pieces from the upcoming creative exploration Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga.”

The Gap Instagram account created a series of posts that formed a photo montage of a still from the video.

Each caption read: “YE LIFE OF THE PARTY YEEZY GAP ENGINEERED BY BALENCIAGA 5 25 22”.

Precious: The Chicago-born rapper aptly posted the visual on Mother's Day and paid tribute to his mother while incorporating his upcoming Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection

Precious: The Chicago-born rapper aptly posted the visual on Mother’s Day and paid tribute to his mother while incorporating his upcoming Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection

Coming soon: The queue is set to drop on May 25, and on Sunday, Gap's Instagram content was entirely dedicated to the video's premiere.

Coming soon: The queue is set to drop on May 25, and on Sunday, Gap’s Instagram content was entirely dedicated to the video’s premiere.

Portions of the video also appeared in the first television commercial for the brand’s collaboration.

Life of the Party was included in the musician’s deluxe edition Donda and features a verse by André 3000.

The video takes viewers through Kanye’s life, from birth to childhood, including milestones like birthdays and graduations.

Creative: The Gap Instagram account created a series of posts that formed a photo montage of a still from the video

Creative: The Gap Instagram account created a series of posts that formed a photo montage of a still from the video

Adorable: A still from the video showed baby Kanye sucking his fingers

Adorable: A still from the video showed baby Kanye sucking his fingers

Photos with his mother, who was an English professor at Chicago State University, are sprinkled throughout the two-minute clip.

The slideshow of Kanye’s portraits has been edited to look like the young West is rapping over the lyrics to the song.

The artwork ends with a 1990 recording of the superstar rapping in a house while wearing a polka dot shirt.

At the end, his mother is heard laughing as she encourages her son, “Go ahead, Kanye!”

Clever: The slideshow of Kanye's portraits has been changed to make it look like the young West is rapping over the lyrics of the song

Clever: The slideshow of Kanye’s portraits has been changed to make it look like the young West is rapping over the lyrics of the song

Donda died suddenly in November 2007 following cosmetic surgery.

The mother-of-one, who was her son’s caretaker, died of heart failure due to multiple postoperative factors.

Kanye’s mourning and grief around his mother’s death has been widely documented in music ever since.

He first spoke of his death musically on the album 808s and Heartbreak, and his two most recent albums, DONDA and DONDA 2, are named after him.

Music man: The video showed a young Kanye concentrating on music in a studio

Music man: The video showed a young Kanye concentrating on music in a studio

New gear: Video features old photos of the musical artist wearing pieces from his upcoming Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga range

New gear: Video features old photos of the musical artist wearing pieces from his upcoming Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga range

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