News Kanye West Pens Emotional Message to Late Mother Donda on Her Birthday By Zach Seemayer 12:08 AM PDT, July 13, 2016 Getty Images Kanye West got emotional on Tuesday, with a message for his late mother, Donda, on her birthday. The 39-year-old rapper took to Twitter to commemorate what would have been her 67th birthday, posting a throwback photo of himself and his mother from what appears to be his teenage years. "NORI ASKED IF THE AIRPLANE COULD TAKE HER TO HEAVEN TO SEE YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY," Kanye captioned the photo. "I LOVE YOU MOM."WATCH: Kanye West Pays Tribute to Late Mother in Paul McCartney Collaboration Donda died due to complications from a cosmetic surgery procedure in November 2007, almost six years before Kanye and wife Kim Kardashian welcomed their daughter, North, in June 2013.In February, the Life of Pablo artist paid tribute to his mom during his Yeezy Season 3 event in New York City, rocking a t-shirt with his mom's face airbrushed on the front.ETONLINEWATCH: Kanye West Pays Tribute to His Late Mother at Yeezy Season 3 EventAdditionally, a picture of his wife's late father, Robert Kardashian, Sr., was airbrushed across the back of the shirt. Check out the video below for a look at the superstar's meaningful tribute. Kanye West Honors His Late Mother and Robert Kardashian Sr. During Yeezy Season 3 This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.