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Kanye West’s Dad Ray: Everything To Know About The Rapper’s Father & Their Relationship Now

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Right here’s all the things that you must find out about Kanye West’s father Ray West and the person Ye calls ‘my greatest good friend.’

Kanye West is concentrated on elevating a family of four however who’s the person that raised Ye himself? The “Gold Digger” rapper has made it clear that he’ll do no matter it takes to maintain his household collectively amid his tumultuous divorce with Kim KardashianMost not too long ago, he spent Tremendous Bowl Sunday together with his youngsters North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. He took them to his weekly Sunday service and introduced his eldest two youngsters to the large sport.

Nonetheless, the Grammy Award-winning artist claimed the Holding Up With The Kardashians star had tried to maintain him away from his kids. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped him from preventing for his household and he even despatched the SKIMS founder roses on Valentine’s Day. Ye could also be struggling to maintain his family collectively however right here’s all the things that you must find out about his relationship together with his dad.

Ray West

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Kanye West’s dad is Ray West. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Ray West, 73, is a person who has lived many lives. He began off as a photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal-Structure and captured many well-known faces like Maya Angelou, Ronald Reagan and civil rights activist Ralph David Abernathy. He additionally picked up a slew of different careers alongside the way in which together with being a paparazzo, marriage counselor and retailer proprietor.

He additionally has been a passionate advocate for social justice for his total life. He launched into his activism journey when he joined the Black Panthers within the 60s and 70s. Whereas he put that a part of his life to the facet when he began his photojournalism profession, he returned to it when he based his personal charity. He created the Good Water basis within the Dominican Republic. Kanye disclosed the extent of his father’s charitable coronary heart throughout an interview with BBC when he stated his father moved right into a homeless shelter “not as a result of he was homeless, as a result of he needed to assist the ex-drug addicts, he needed to get that shut.” Ray returned to the US in 2018 when he was recognized with most cancers however has since moved again.

Ray West’s relationship with son Kanye

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Kanye West performs on stage. (Cindy Barrymore/Shutterstock)

Ray married Kanye’s mom Donda and so they welcomed Kanye into the world on June 8, 1977. The pair acquired divorced three years later and the household was separated when Donda introduced Kanye along with her to Chicago. Though Kanye was primarily raised by his mom and was extraordinarily near her, he spent summers together with his dad in Atlanta and all the time maintained that his father helped maintain them regardless of their cash woes.

Kanye was devastated when Donda handed away at 58 years outdated because of a beauty surgical procedure that went incorrect in 2007. We all know that Kanye has devoted not one however two albums to his mother however that doesn’t imply he doesn’t recognize his father. In actual fact, Ye referenced his dad’s exhausting work through the years in his music “Father Stretch My Arms.”

Kanye and his dad weren’t all the time shut however as soon as his mother handed, they grew nearer. Kanye tried to attach together with his dad, particularly after he overcame most cancers and spent a while in America. Ray even filmed for Kanye’s “Comply with God” music video. They bonded whereas filming and on the finish of the music video, Kanye says, “It took me 42 years to understand that my dad was my greatest good friend.”

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