Kanye West is ready to meet with the man he once blamed for his late mother’s death after the surgeon reached out to him in an open letter on Monday.
The rapper, 40, shared the letter written by Jan Adams and wrote, “Open letter from Jan Adams This is amazing. Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.”
Adams – who was the plastic surgeon who operated on Donda West in 2007 – wrote the letter, obtained by The Blast, after West announced plans to feature the doctor’s face on the cover for his new album. In his letter, Adams thanked West but declined to be on the cover “at this time.”
“Dear Kanye: Thank you for thinking of me for the cover of your next album. That is kind of you. I can truly say I have never been on an album cover before. I did do a product cover for Chanel Allure Cologne back in 2005… but never an album cover,” Adams writes.
“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,” he continues. “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.”