Surgeon says Kanye West can’t use his photo for album cover: ‘Don’t put my picture out there and claim you are about love’
The doctor who performed Donda West's last surgery is taking legal action to protect his reputation.
Kanye West just got shut down…again.
It turns out, the doc is not interested in having his likeness plastered on Yeezy’s latest project, and he’s taking legal measures to prevent it from happening.
“Unfortunately, I have to decline at this time, and I ask that you cease and desist using my photo or any image of me to promote your album or any of your work. I don’t want to seem ungrateful…I just think that if in fact this conversion to love is genuine on your part…then it’s inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it,” he wrote in a cease and desist letter.
“Perhaps you should put your cousin’s picture on your next album. Don’t put my picture out there and claim you are about love. Love deals with the truth.”
Dr. Jan Adams performed cosmetic surgery on Kanye’s mom, Donda West, hours before she died at age 58.
The surgeon also cited a Los Angeles County deputy coroner as saying West’s cousin, Stephan Scoggins, was supposed to be her primary caregiver during her recovery but left her house the day after her surgery.
He contends that he has taken tons of heat for Donda’s death but cautioned West “Do not mistake kindness for weakness.” He also urged the troubled artist to tell the truth. “Everyone can get past this but you have to be intellectually honest,” he wrote.
“If you want to heal, first call out the people in your own camp who knew better and persisted with the charade in order to hide their own guilt.”
Kanye West shared the letter on social media and included a peculiar response, proving he’s still oblivious to just about everything.
“This is amazing,” the rapper posted on Twitter. “Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.”