In the lengthy letter, Jan Adams thanked Kanye as if he was flattered he wanted to use the photo and commended him for saying he was ready to forgive him.
Thank you for thinking of me for the cover of your next album. That is kind of you. I can truly say I have never been on an album cover before. I did do a product cover for Chanel Allure Cologne back in 2005…but never an album cover.
Unfortunately, I have to decline at this time, and I ask that you cease and desist using my photo or any image of me to promote you album or any of your work. I don’t want to seem ungrateful…I just think that if in fact this conversion to love is genuine on your part…then it’s inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it.
From there, Jan Adams went on to use details for coroner reports and published articles to show he was not at fault in Ms. Donda West’s death and revisited the upsetting details of her post-operative nightmare that ultimately lead to her death.
Lastly, he advised Kanye to use his cousin’s photo because Stephan Coggins was the one to blame for her death. Yikes!
So if your journey is true…’To forgive and stop hating’…start by dealing with 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 truth.
Over the past ten years, I have tolerated all the errors, misinformation and frank lies told by reporters, journalists and people on the street out of respect for the doctor-patient privilege and your mother. Nonetheless, do not mistake kindness for weakness.
Kanye thought the letter was amazing: