Kanye West has published the letter that Jan Adams sent him after the rapper revealed plans to use the surgeon's mugshot on an upcoming album.

What Happened

The 40-year-old rapper was causing quite a stir on social media in the past week. However, he has also made efforts to reconcile the public despite differences in political affiliations. He is extending this effort to unite everyone and stop the fighting by setting an example.

In a screenshot of a text conversation, Yeezus revealed that he plans to use the image of Adams as the cover art of his upcoming seven-track album. He explained that the action was a way to "forgive and stop hating."

Adams is the plastic surgeon who had operated on the rapper's mother, Donda, a day before she died at the age of 58 in 2007. The former professor had liposuction, breast reduction, and a tummy tuck.

According to the autopsy, Donda died of a heart disease and multiple post-operative factors. The plastic surgeon has spoken at length about the death and the procedures he performed on Donda.

He told Inside Edition back in 2015 that he advised Donda to recover in a medical facility, but she opted to stay at home with West's cousin, a nurse, to care for her. Because of the tragic incident, Adams was hit with charges of malpractice that forced him to surrender his license.

Forgive And Forget

In a text message to The Blast, Adams said that the move to use his photograph on the album was a "McGuffin," a word used to describe an object that serves no further purpose than to drive the plot.

The surgeon penned a longer response via The Blast in which he declined the opportunity to be on the cover of West's upcoming seven-track album.

"I ask that you cease and desist using my photo for any image of me to promote your album or any of your work," Adams said. "I don't want to seem ungrateful... I just think that if in fact this conversation to love is genuine on your part... then it's inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it."

He also added that he is impressed with the rapper's decision to let go of the past, forgive, and move on. He wishes that more people adopt the same philosophy in their lives.

Adams again insisted that the death of Donda more than a decade ago was not his fault. He pointed out the entry to an interview with Glenda Lee, Donda's longtime friend, who told investigators exactly what happened the day that West's mom died.

He explained that the death could have been avoided if her nurse, the rapper's cousin, was present at the scene. The nurse, who was at a party at the time, should have elevated the patient's head at a 30-degree angle, which any nurse would know, according to Adams.  Instead, Donda had a single pillow beneath her head.

By the time Lee found Donda, she had black stuck all over her face, something that he said could have been avoided if her head was elevated at a 30-degree angle as instructed.

Adams also slammed TMZ founder Harvey Levine whom he said took the role of the "lead dog" in narrating the event to the press and gave wrong information. He closed the open letter by giving West an advice: to look into the facts.

"If you want to heal, first call out the people in your own camp who knew better and persisted with the charade in order to hide their own guilt," he stated.  West responded by posting Adams's open letter on Twitter. He thanked the surgeon for reaching out.