The doctor who operated on Kanye West's late mother, Donda, shared an open letter on Monday in which he stated he's flattered that the rapper would use him as a poster child for forgiveness on his new album. But that doctor, Jan Adams, also stated that if Kanye wants to dole out forgiveness for his mom's death, he should begin with the person Adams claims is responsible.
The letter was written to Kanye and provided to media outlet The Blast. In the message, Adams says he does not wish to be featured on Kanye's upcoming record, while also stating that he must "cease and desist using my photo or any image of me to promote your album or any of your work.” On Saturday, Kanye tweeted a text conversation in which he says Adams' face was going to be the cover of his upcoming album.
Adams further states that he doesn't wish to appear "ungrateful," but adds that if Kanye's words are true, then it's "inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it." Adams also states that in the official coroner's report on Donda's death, Kanye's cousin— Stephan Scoggins, who was his mother's nurse and primary caregiver following the surgery—was called out for being negligent.
Adams goes on to say he's "tolerated" the blame he's received for Donda's death out of respect for her, but he wrote in his open letter to "not mistake kindness for weakness."
He concludes by stating he is willing to have a longer conversation in a face-to-face meeting with Ye.
In response to The Blast's publication, Kanye tweeted "This is amazing. Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing."