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Report: Kanye West Opening Restaurant Inspired by Mama Donda’s Cooking

From music to fashion, Kanye West always has a development deal in the works, his latest being a restaurant inspired by his late mother, Donda West.

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The controversial figure is reportedly opening up an establishment focused on elevated soul food, according to sources at RadarOnline.

“Kanye’s shopping for the ideal premises to create a flagship restaurant in Calabasas. He has this vision of creating high-end comfort food just like his mom used to make – but with a price tag that’s as eye-watering as it is mouth-watering, of course.”

In addition to keeping his mother’s legacy alive, West was also reportedly inspired by fellow MC Nas, whose restaurant, Sweet Chick, recently expanded to five locations located on both coasts, specializing in delish fried chicken and strong cocktails.

“The New York locations are hipster havens, and the new LA outlet has become THE place to be seen among Hollywood’s rappers,” the source continued. “Kanye watched him build that business practically overnight and it lit a fire under him.”

Will you be patronizing West’s latest establishment when it opens?

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.