Billionaire Kanye West buys back childhood home in Chicago

Kanye West has reportedly bought back his childhood home in Chicago after a charity failed to turn it into an arts hub. Kanye bought the house in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood for KSh 24 million just a few days after he reached billionaire status.

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According to reports by the Mail Online, Charity Donda’s House Inc. named after West’s late mother had bought the home in 2016. The organisation had planned to turn the house into a community arts incubator for at-risk youth.

The rapper purchased the home for around KSh 24 million and will need at least KSh 6 million for repairs after it had been left in ruins.

Kanye West posing
Kanye West posing

The All Of The Lights hitmaker cut ties with the charity, following his feud with childhood friend rapper Rhymefest, who served as the creative director.

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Kanye’s late mother, Donda, reportedly died in 2007 following complications with a cosmetic procedure. Donda, who was an English professor at Chicago State University, purchased the home back in the early 1980s and sold it in 2004.

Kanye West posing

She is said to have mentored Rhymefest whose real name Che Smith while he was growing up with her son in Chicago.
Kanye officially earned his billionaire badge on Friday, April 24, after an announcement by Forbes. According to Forbes Kanye’s sneaker brand, Yeezy, and record label, G.O.O.D Music as the source of his wealth.

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