2:00 PM PT — Kim tweeted another lengthy response, saying, “Kanye and Donda started a charity called Loop Dreams. When Donda passed, they changed the name to Donda’s House. Kanye paid Rhymefest a salary to run it. After several years of lack of performance from the organization and Kanye going through personal financial issues, he could no longer fund salaries. Rhymefest asked to take it over and Kanye agreed with no financial strings attached. Kanye gave his “friend” an opportunity to run an organization on his own. So now that Kanye is being publicly shamed for not being involved makes no sense and, at this exact time, just seems very calculated. I have and will always applaud any efforts to give back to the community. To fight for justice and to help uplift the youth. But I will never tolerate someone who was close to Kanye who attempts to use his late mother’s name to publicly shame him while pretending to do good. I will always ride for my man!
Donda’s House — the non-profit organization in Chicago named after the mother of Kanye West — announced Saturday night they will no longer use her name after Kim Kardashian attacked them and their creative director in a savage Twitter rampage.
“Due to recent events that occurred over the last 48 hours, we have decided to longer use the name Donda’s House Inc.,” the non-profit tweeted. “This has been an incredibly difficult situation but the social media quotes from Kim Kardashian West, as well as the expressed interest in her family running the organization, has brought us to this decision.”
The beef began Saturday morning when Rhymefest, a longtime friend of Kanye’s and the creative director of Donda’s House — tweeted at Drake to “please help us rebuild Kanye’s mothers house for the youth of Chicago. I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was f**k the youth of Chicago.’”
Kim Kardashian did NOT take that well and unleashed a series of tweets (quite possibly with Kanye sitting over her shoulder) saying, “U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s @RHYMEFEST ? You’re over levergenging [sic] Kanye’s name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation.”
She continued, “I saw you at our studio a few weeks ago so why didn’t you bring this up then @RHYMEFEST ? You were trying to get Kanye to listen to your sub par beats. You have the audacity to use Kanye’s mom name to try to shead a negative light on Kanye … You better believe I will make it my mission to take Donda’s House from you and let my children run it the way it should be run! @RHYMEFEST.”
And she concluded with her hardest tweet of all: “Sorry to all of my followers for flooding my timeline I know you have no idea who Rhymefest is.”
“I don’t care if no one on your timeline knows who I am,” Rhymefest responded back via Twitter. “The people in my community and in my city do, and that’s what truly matters to me.”
He continued, “At this point, if you and Kanye want us to dissolve the organization so that you can do the work, we welcome that. As we will continue from our home on the South Side of Chicago, to do what we can to support the community we’ve worked for five years to build in spite of you & Kanye’s lack of interest or support.”
Donda’s House had begun to distance itself from Kanye West on Friday, saying they had “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.”
They also said Kanye’s recent tweets had caused them harm and they asked people “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.”