kanye West 2012

Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch The Throne tour hit Yeezy’s hometown of Chicago.

Yeezy dedicated the entire show to his late mother, Dr. Donda West and thanked Jay-Z and Beyonce for sticking by him.

“I wanna dedicate this show to the lady that brought me to Chicago at age three, the first black female chair of the English department at Chicago State University, Dr. Donda Claire Ann West.

I know she up there looking down right now. She helped me get through these last four years, when America turned their back on me, when the world turned their back on me for telling y’all the motherf*cking truth and now I’m leading Grammy nominations.

I just wanna thank Beyoncé and Jay-Z for standing by me in my darkest hours and you Chicago for standing by me in my darkest hours and giving me a reason to feel like I should stay alive…. when the world thought I should die…and standing by my side.”