News of the name change follows a high-profile Twitter war between Rhymefest and West's wife Kim Kardashian West over the weekend.
Donda's House Inc. issued a statement on Friday (May 25) distancing the company from the controversial rapper and urging those who have turned against West in recent months to boycott his music and not the non-profit organization he co-founded.
"While we cannot and do not speak for Kanye West and his views, we can and will speak up for the youth that we serve," the statement reads. "We ask that those who feel hurt, angered by or frustrated with Kanye West not penalize or throw away their support, respect and advocacy for us."
It goes on to accuse West of shirking previous financial commitments to help with the plan to convert his childhood home into a studio.
The last month has been incredible difficult for us, so we are releasing this statement: https://t.co/q2oDWABtiC.— Donda's House, Inc. (@DondasHouse) May 25, 2018
Kardashian then stepped in to defend her husband, telling her side of the story.
U haven't been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy's @RHYMEFEST 😂 You're over levergenging Kanye's name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven't been able to sustain the foundation— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
I saw you at our studio a few weeks ago so why didn't you bring this up then @RHYMEFEST ? You were trying to get Kanye to listen to your sub par beats. You have the audacity to use Kanye's mom name to try to shead a negative light on Kanye.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
Fuck i spelled leveraging wrong. Typing while pissed will do this to you 😂— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
You better believe I will make it my mission to take Donda's House from you and let my children run it the way it should be run! @RHYMEFEST— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
Oh and lastly your flight cancelled to Wyoming. You thought you were really worthy to be on this album 😂😂😂— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
Let me break this all the way down ...— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2018
Kanye and Donda started a charity called Loop Dreams. When Donda passed, they changed the name to Donda's House. Kanye paid Rhymefest a salary to run it.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2018
After several years of lack of performance from the organization and Kanye going through personal financial issues, he could no longer fund salaries. Rhymefest asked to take it over and Kanye agreed with no financial strings attached.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2018
Kanye gave his "friend" an opportunity to run an organization on his own. So now that Kanye is being publicly shamed for not being involved makes no sense and, at this exact time, just seems very calculated.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2018
I have and will always applaud any efforts to give back to the community. To fight for justice and to help uplift the youth. But I will never tolerate someone who was close to Kanye who attempts to use his late mother's name to publicly shame him while pretending to do good.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2018
I will always ride for my man!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2018
Rhymefest then attempted to invoke the power of Drake — presumably in reference to his recent West and Pusha-T diss track "Duppy Freestyle" and the accompanying $100,000 invoice to G.O.O.D. Music (it was a response to Pusha's West-produced DAYTONA track "Infrared").
I'll take the Heat because I know who & what I'm dealing with! I also have Proof! What do you do when your brother turns into #DarthVader— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) May 26, 2018
He has since issued a longer statement in response to Kardashian, asking how she could "criticize an organization that you've never physically been to OR that you've never even talked to the executive director or any of the team."
Following that, Donda's House released a final statement announcing its decision to change the organization's name and urging Kimye "to indeed pick up the baton of service."
Read that statement below.