In 2011, Kanye West made the home he grew up in on the Southside of Chicago the headquarters of a charity aimed at helping help the city's at-risk youth. He named it Donda House, after his late mother
Kanye put his old friend Rhymefest in charge of the charity. But their relationship deteriorated earlier this year, and Rhymefest attacked 'Ye on Twitter. (And Kim Kardashian fired right back at him.)
@Drake when G.O.O.D. Music sends the money they owe you, will you please help us rebuild Kanye’s mothers house for the youth of Chicago. I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was “fuck the youth of Chicago”— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) May 26, 2018
I’m asking @Drake to help the part of Chicago Kanye has Abandoned! Please contact @DondasHouse— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) May 26, 2018
U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s @RHYMEFEST 😂 You’re over levergenging Kanye’s name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
Two months later, the house is in shambles.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the home is still filled up with the trash from a fundraiser held in February. Its back door is broken and some of its windows have been removed, allowing squatters access to the abandoned building.
You can see photos of the mess here.
Rhymefest officially distanced himself from Donda's House not long after Kanye's controversial remarks on slavery.
Please read the attached final statement regarding the future of @DondasHouse, effective immediately: @kanyewest & @KimKardashian. pic.twitter.com/aNVWbJ1h49— Art of Culture, Inc. (@ArtofCultureInc) May 27, 2018