Throughout his career, Kanye Westhas always placed his hometown of Chicago at the forefront of his music. Even now, as he's slipped into his most controversial phase yet, he's still considering the kids growing up in the city, and trying to do what he thinks makes sense to help them, even if it doesn't in reality.
According to Chicago rapper and politician, Rhymefest, this is not only not the case, but Kanye has actually expressed his contempt for the kids in his hometown. In a bizarre continuation of the Drake and Pusha T beef from last night, Rhymefest has reached out to Drake on Twitter, asking him to consider donating the 100K he invoiced from G.O.O.D. Music to go to his Donda's House charity, and claiming that Kanye told him "Fuck the youth of Chicago" when asked for money to help convert his mother's old home into a recording studio.
The Donda's House charity was started in 2011, when Rhymefest worked with Kanye to start the non-profit in order to help foster artistic talent and opportunities for Chicago youth. While Kanye helped with legal fees and securing donations initially, the non-profit's website no longer lists Kanye on the board of directors, and claims that he has completely refused to donate any more to the organization. In their statement on their website, they ask for people not to discount the work their doing, just because of Kanye's controversial statements.
Rhymefest hasn't provided any actual proof that Kanye said the things that he claims he did, but Kanye is seemingly capable of saying anything nowadays. That being said, Kanye has already announced his plans to try and improve conditions in his hometown, so it's still unclear as to who is telling the truth.