Ye was live streaming his weekly spiritual event Sunday, which was being filmed in the same fisheye lens he used during his big set at Coachella a few weeks back. It began with the rapper making his way to the stage with Tupac‘s “Dear Mama” track as walk-up music.
Fitting … seeing how he followed with his own shout-out to his mom in “Hey Mama.” Kanye rapped the song all the way through, keeping his eyes closed through most of it.
Donda was a crucial part of Kanye’s life until she passed away in 2007 due to complications from a surgery she’d undergone at the time. It left Kanye an emotional wreck for years to come — and her death even served as a catalyst for his mental breakdown in 2016.
Still, it’s good to know he’ll never forget the original. #HappyMothersDay