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Kanye and Donda's Only TV Appearance

11/13/2007 1:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West and his mother Donda appeared only on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this past May to discuss "Raising Kanye," Donda's book about her experience as his mom and manager. At one point, Ellen asks Kanye if he's a mama's boy -- check out his reaction.


Dr. Donda West spent 31 years as an educator, 24 of those years at Chicago State University, before retiring to become her son's manager. She was only 58 when she died Saturday night.

Ellen will be doing a tribute to Kanye and his mother on this Wednesday's show. Check your local listings.

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Marisol    

My thing is....aren't they supposed to be so Godly and religious?......why try to enhance what God gave you?...and try to change the way he sent you to this world?....people need to practice what they preach! (in general)
who wants to look beautiful in a coffin?

2438 days ago
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JEANNIE    

KANYE

I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE LOST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOU LIFE, YOUR MOM "DONDA". I PRAY EVERYDAY THAT YOU FIND SOME PEACE IN THIS MOST HARD TIME..SHE'S STILL AND WILL ALWAYS BE RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE GUIDING YOU ALONG THE WAY... SHE'S BEEN FITTED FOR HER HALO, AND HER WINGS HAVE BEEN ATTACHED, AND SHE LEARNING TO FLY, BEING TAUGHT BY OUR FATHER GOD IN HEAVEN..SHES' A QUICK LEARNER, AND SHE'LL BE FLYING BY YOU SIDE ALWAYS AND FOREVER. I LOVE YOU KANYE, BE STRONG........

JEANNIE

2438 days ago
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veronica    

you know what......, Kanye West's mother dying is a tragedy, regardless of how it happened or why, he lost his MOTHER, if you dont have nothing nice to say then don't say it all, how dare anyone leave any message on here insulting Kanye or his mom, just pay your respect or shut the hell up. That is just mean, and Karma is a bitch so go ahead and say ignorant things and watch what happens to you. How would you feel if your mom died and stupid people come online and write dumb and insulting comments about it. Are you people really that ignorant and retarded to do something like that???? RIP Donda West, may God be with Kanye through this hard time. That is all that needs to be said. Thank You

2438 days ago
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Bradblowsgeorge    

Regardless of who you are, or what you do, when you suffer the loss of a loved one, it is devestating. I am sure Kanye is stil lin shock, however, his managers, and others to say they care for him, should have cancelled all his concert dates, until he is able to cope. It is obvious he is not. Just goes to show you........money and the want of it, has priority over everything else.

2438 days ago
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coco    

they where on ellen twice , so technicaly not ther only appearance together on tv but thats cool , they sing hey mama together on the show in park from 06 , very moving

2438 days ago
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michelle in michigan    

Sad,Sad story..... Society is seriously messed up.If there wasnt so much pressure to have the perfect body,and the greatest face,Do you think that so many of us would go to such an extream to get them??? America has focused so much on these type of things...What they really need to start focusing on is who is running our country...And what we can do togather to make a diffrence.My prayers go out to the West family...God Bless you.

2435 days ago
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joann a iduma    

What about having COMPASSION for THE FAMILY of KANYE WEST during this time of LOSS for HIS Mother!!! ARE we so insensitive to make bad remarks about his MOM and HIM during the DEATH of his MOM. YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW !!!

THE JAA FOUNDATION sends out PRAYERS and LOVE for the late Dr. Donda West...
visit www.jaafoundation.org

2435 days ago
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rebetta    

R.I.P Ms. West.

2443 days ago
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da man    

While I understand this man's great loss, why is the loss of his mom entertainment news?

2443 days ago
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CUZ    

They were on Oprah a couple of years ago, too. He sang the song he wrote for her while on the show.

2443 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Very few people talk about the dangers of plastic surgery. You see Dr. 90210 and he makes everything seem so easy, well it's not and it can kill you!

2443 days ago
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whatever tha fu*!/rockergirl    

sympathy 4 his great loss, because a mother is the most influence about life u get out of most family members 4 most people. if it was due 2 cosmetic surgery, then It's not worth losing ur life just 2 look a little better is it ?cause we've been hearing these consequences about it for years.

2443 days ago
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MOM    

He is so weird

2443 days ago
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Mary    

He is terrific as is his mom. Saying he is weird is so typical of the clueless in America. Its a great loss for Kanye and I wish him much peace in this difficult time!

2443 days ago
15.

e    

He was on Oprah with his mom and dad. Why hasn't TMZ mentioned that?

2443 days ago
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