Kanye's mother Donda bought the house in the early 1980s, but sold it in 2004. Since then, the property has gone through quite a journey.
"It went through a lot of trouble after that," real estate report Dennis Rodkin said. "It's on South Short Drive in the South Shore neighborhood. It went through foreclosure and several years ago a foundation that Kanye was involved with, but Rhymefest — one of Kanye’s collaborators — bought it."
In 2018, Kanye and Kim Kardashian got into a very public spat with Rhymefest over Donda’s House, a charity that West founded in 2011 with his former collaborator. After both sides aired out their grievances over social media, all parties involved hashed everything out in person, in front of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians camera crew. Skip ahead to the 2:55 mark on the video below.
Their feud started when Rhymefest reached out to Drake over Twitter, asking if the Canadian artist could contribute some of the $100,000 he was seeking from G.O.O.D. Music for the label's president Pusha-T's "career revival" to help rebuild Kanye's childhood home. This occurred two years after Rhymefest announced in 2016 that he planned on turning Donda's House, which eventually changed its name to Art of Culture, Inc., into an "community Arts incubator."
"Then they announced, 'We're going to have to tear the house down because it would cost less to build a new one than to rehab this because it’s been empty for years,'" Rodkin explained.
There's no word on what West plans to do with the home.