The doctor who operated on Kanye West‘s mother the day before she died is flattered the rapper wants to use him as the poster child for forgiveness, but says if Kanye really wants to forgive someone for his mom’s death he should start with the person actually responsible.
In a letter penned to Kanye West and provided to The Blast, Dr. Jan Adams says he must decline the opportunity to be featured on Yeezy’s upcoming album and asks that Kanye “cease and desist using my photo or any image of me to promote your album or any of your work.”
Dr. Adams stresses that he does not want to seem “ungrateful,” but he believes if Kanye’s proclamation for love is genuine, then it’s “inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it.”
He says, “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.”
Dr. Adams also points to the official coroner’s report on Donda West’s death, which highlights the negligence of West’s nurse following the surgery, Kanye’s cousin Stephan Scoggins. Scoggins was supposed to be the primary caregiver for Donda following her surgery, but left her alone because she “had appeared to be better.”
Adams says for the past ten years, he has “tolerated” the erroneous account of Donda’s death out of respect for Kanye’s mom, but is adamant: “Do not mistake kindness for weakness.”
As for Kanye looking to heal, Adams says, “If you want to heal, first call out the people in your own camp who knew better and persisted with the charade in order to hide their own guilt.”
The doctor points out that Kanye is a “father and a family man,” and advises him to “cherish those things.” He says, “Everyone can get past this but you have to be intellectually honest.”
Lastly, he includes a plea for Kanye to mend fences with his buddy, John Legend, who he says was only trying to offer a different perspective.
Good news, it looks like that relationship has already been patched up.
Dr. Adams says he is willing to have a longer conversation with Kanye, including a face-to-face meeting.
Kanye has already responded to our story and says, “This is amazing. Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.”