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Kanye's Gotta Mop Up Mama's Mortgage

6/26/2008 9:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An Illinois trust company is giving Kanye West an unwelcome reminder of his mom's death -- they're demanding more than $600K to settle the mortgage on her condo.
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According to the creditor's claim, Donda owed more than $600,000 plus interest when she died, and now they want to get it back. They've targeted the estate of Donda to get the jack back, and guess who the co-executor is? Kanye.

Donda died last year with, as TMZ reported, less than $250,000 in cash and without a will.

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distrongker    

yeah

2248 days ago
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Lolita    

That's what happens when a parent dies, you have to settle up their finances. Sometimes that works to your benefit, or like in this case, to your detriment. Not too surprising.

2248 days ago
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Toria    

Why didn't he sell it immediately after she died? If they're coming after her estate, that's not the same as coming after him. If he didn't co-sign the mortgage, he should have nothing to worry about. They can't get blood out of a turnip. I'd sell it and move on. Or. let it go into forclosure and let the bank deal with disposing of it.

2248 days ago
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wtf    

I'm really confused about as close as Kanye was to his mother and as successful as he is why he didn't provide her with a better life.

2248 days ago
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TMZ is stupid    

The fact that he is the conservator of her estate does not make him liable for the debt. The creditors can't sue an individual who is dead, so they have to sue the individual in charge of that deceased individual's assets, which in this case is Kanye. Creditors can only look to the assets of the estate.

2248 days ago
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anonymous    

co-executor ? Who is the executor ?? Kanye does NOT have to pay for this but I'm sure he will for his mom.RIP Donna.

2248 days ago
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Hweenie    

I can't see that as being a 'problem or detriment' to this guy, who has more money than God, right? so its not news, and no big deal. He SHOULD take care of anything his mother had. Since most inheritances are the parents dying and giving the kids a bunch of money, this is a case where he has lots of money, and should be happy to settle this matter before it incurs anymore late fees, and penalties. He should take the sentimental things, and unload the rest. Its time now, she's been dead for almost a year, right?

2248 days ago
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Hweenie    

Some readers are saying that Kanye should "have provided mom with a better life style"....Well, this woman had a DOCTORATE DEGREE, and she raised him in the suburban lifestyle, he has always been a spoiled brat, never wanting for nothing; NOT an inner city Projects baby! He was supposedly so "close" and loved moms? then why didn't he know about all this before? When he made his first big record sales and hit? that is the first thing he should have done is BUY HIS MOM A NEW HOME. That is what almost all athletes, stars, or lottery winners do for their family. So, he is still an egotistical little self-centered brat. Her home should have been paid for yrs. ago! Shame on him.

2248 days ago
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how dumb    

Unless that state's laws are different, the executor of an estate if NOT responsible for the payment of the decedent's debts. Nor are children responsible for the debts of their deceased parents. If you die owing money and are not married, no one is required to pay off your bills. If there is no money in the estate, the creditor is out of luck. Unless Kanye's name was on the mortgage, he will not have to pay the $600,000.00.

2248 days ago
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Willie    

TO THE PERSON WITH THE RACIST REMARK, IM WHITE AND I HAD TO PAY MY MOTHERS MORTAGE OFF AND SHE HAD NO MONEY WHEN SHE DIED, SO COLOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING, IGGNORANT ASSWHOLE

2248 days ago
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Lolita    

I agree with #4. He should have hooked her up with a better plastic surgeon too! And she shouldn't have even HAD a mortgage, her boy should have bought her a house.

2248 days ago
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hoochie mama    

HEY WILLIE, I THINK HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC !
BUT NO 4 IS RIGHT. WHAT DID KANYE'S MOM DO, TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THIS HOUSE. I WOULD THINK IF KANYE CO-SIGNED FOR THIS HOUSE, HE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE.
so THERE YOU GO !!!

just my opinion..

2248 days ago
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meshgiath    

She's a victim of her own ego, and her ego is a victim of her son's uncontrollable self-centeredness. Ultimately I fault Kanye for over inflating his worth and making his mama feel invincible, thus she got carried away and is now dead. Good job Kanye! Grats on your ignorance of millennia of human knowledge of pride and vanity! You're a winner!

2248 days ago
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Tick    

Everyone's talking about how he should have provided better for his mother. Anyone think, she lived the life SHE wanted? She had a job and was well-respected in that field. Maybe she felt she could and should pay her own way in the world. Undoubtedly, Kanye gave is mother whatever she wanted. Maybe she didn't want that much. Not all people are freeloaders.

2248 days ago
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Tick    

She's a victim of her own ego, and her ego is a victim of her son's uncontrollable self-centeredness. Ultimately I fault Kanye for over inflating his worth and making his mama feel invincible, thus she got carried away and is now dead. Good job Kanye! Grats on your ignorance of millennia of human knowledge of pride and vanity! You're a winner!
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LOL! She raised him. Not vice verse. He has an overly inflated ego because she raised him that way. She likely felt invincible because she always had. Not because of him.

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