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Kanye’s late mom gets a heartbreaking birthday wish from his daughter Nori

It will melt even the iciest hearts.


Christine Friar


Published Jul 13, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 11:17 am CDT

On Wednesday Kanye West took a break from tweeting about screenings of his “Famous” music video and cheeseburgers to share something a little more personal.

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On what would have been his late mother Donda West‘s 67th birthday, the rapper tweeted a birthday wish from his 3-year-old daughter North that should melt even the iciest hearts.

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The tweet is only the latest of West’s public commemorations for his late mother. Earlier this year, he released T-shirts with Donda’s face on them as part of his Yeezy season 3 fashion line, and in 2015 he collaborated with Paul McCartney on a song called “Only One” in her memory.

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*First Published: Jul 13, 2016, 5:47 pm CDT