Kanye West has responded to an open letter from the cosmetic surgeon who operated on his mother the day before her death, saying “I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.”

Jan Adams, who performed a number of procedures on Donda West in the hours before her death on November 10, 2007, issued the letter after the rapper said his next album would feature an image of Adams on the cover.

Adams’ open letter expresses his wish for Kanye to cease and desist with the plan to use his photo. It also responds to West’s apparent desire to move on, saying that “if in fact this conversion to love is genuine on your part… then it’s inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past along with it.”

The Los Angeles County Coroner stated that “coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty” contributed Donda West’s death.

But Adams points to another passage, which indicates that Stephan Scoggins – Kanye’s cousin, and the nurse left charged with supervising Donda West’s recovery at home – was not present at the time of her death.

Adams highlights a report from Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Denise Bertone, who wrote “Ms. West was experiencing was experiencing symptoms that would have been concerning to a prudent nurse,” adding “it is unknown whether medical attention would have saved her life; however due to neglect this opportunity was never provided.”

The surgeon makes his point clear with the next paragraph:

So if your journey is true… “to forgive and stop hating”… start by dealing with the facts. 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.

You can read the full letter HERE. 

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