Donda West and the Kanye West Siblings
Kanye West has been a huge name in the music industry for a long time. He’s a rapper and fashion designer who is also a producer.
He is married to Kim Kardashian and has three children – North, Saint and Chicago. They have joint physical and legal custody of their children.
1. Donda West
Donda West is one of the most important people in Kanye West’s life. She was a major influence on his musical career and was always a strong supporter of him.
Donda was a professor at Morris Brown College in the early 1970s and later worked at Chicago State University, where she was the chairperson of the English department. She published a book about her son, Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar in 2007.
She and her husband Ray West divorced when Kanye was young and she became his full-time manager. She quit her job as a professor to help him get his music career off the ground and later formed the charity “Kanye West Foundation” to educate children about music.
She was 58 years old when she died from complications after undergoing liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast reduction the day before her death in November 2007. Her surgeon Dr. Jan Adams had a shady history and was convicted of drunk driving in two prior incidents, so the fact that he allegedly performed surgery on her without performing a physical exam is suspicious. The tragic death of Donda West prompted Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the Donda West Act, which required patients to provide medical clearance for cosmetic surgery.
2. Ray West
Ray West was Kanye’s father and he was a famous photojournalist. He worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and photographed many famous people like President Ronald Reagan and Maya Angelou. He later became a Christian counselor and started the Good Water Foundation.
He left the media industry to focus on his philanthropic work and launched a charity to help victims of prostitution in the Dominican Republic. He also sells purified water to raise money for the foundation and other projects.
Despite his age, he’s still active and lives in the Dominican Republic today. He reportedly still has a close relationship with Kanye and has travelled with him on several occasions in recent years.
Yeezy has a strong relationship with his mother Donda, but his siblings are not as close. In fact, he has not seen his step-brother Hal Carmichael in three years, and his stepsister Aliya Jones is said to be “not very nice” about her brother.
3. Hal Carmichael
Kanye West is known as the most controlling man in showbiz, he has an unfathomable fortune and a beautiful family at his side – but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t worry about them. According to the superstar’s stepbrother, Hal Carmichael, the death of his mother Donda following cosmetic surgery drives his obsession with keeping Kim and North safe.
In his time as a pro football player, Carmichael was the Eagles’ top receiver and set an NFL record for consecutive passes caught. He was also selected to the NFL’s 1970’s All-Decade Team and received four Pro Bowl selections.
He played 14 seasons in the NFL, racking up almost 9,000 receiving yards and 79 touchdowns. He was also a part of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1980 Super Bowl run. He was a leader on the field and off the field. He is a member of the Louisiana and Florida Sports Halls of Fame and a member of the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
4. Aliya Jones
Kanye West is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He has been a very successful music artist and has earned millions of dollars from his career.
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977. He had a happy childhood, and his parents were a happily married couple before they divorced in 2022.
His step-siblings are Hal Carmichael and Aliya Jones.
In a 2015 interview with Heat magazine, she said she wouldn’t be surprised if Kanye cheated on his wife Kim Kardashian. She added that if you’re Kanye, there are women who will throw themselves at you all the time and it’s very tempting to go down the wrong road.
Jones was a psychiatrist who previously worked at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, where she served as the hospital’s chief of psychiatry for seven years. She also served on Baltimore’s Heroin and Prevention Task Force, the Maryland Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health Task Force and Maryland’s Forensic Advisory Workgroup. She earned an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
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