Kanye is coming home again.
West is still working on his highly-anticipated album “Donda,” inspired by his late mother and, possibly, his childhood home in Chicago.
Over the weekend, the 44-year-old rapper sent fans a cryptic tease of the house as the long-delayed release of “Donda” looms, hinting at what fans can expect when it comes to his forthcoming music. The Grammy-winning rapper deleted all of his past Instagram photos centered around the new album to post only one picture of the home he grew up in.
The Post has tracked down interior images of the property in the South Shore neighborhood.
The 1,600-square-foot house has changed hands several times since it was last owned by West’s mother over 18 years ago when she sold it for $121,000 in 2003, property records show.
West lived in the house for about eight of his childhood years, according to his mother’s 2007 memoir, “Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar.”
“I didn’t know it, but South Shore, and especially South Shore Drive, where we lived, was considered ‘the sh–,’ a prestigious area in a coveted part of town,” she wrote at the time. “We were within walking distance of Lake Michigan and our backyard backed up to Rainbow Park. It’s in the kitchen of that house that Kanye talks about kneeling on the kitchen floor and saying, ‘Mama, I’m gonna love you ‘til you don’t hurt no more.’”
Over the last two decades, the home has since gone into foreclosure and languished — even when it was featured on a 2018 episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
In 2011, a camera crew even followed West as he visited the home with Jay-Z.
Initially built in 1905, the home is situated on a 7,000-square-foot lot and is made up of three bedrooms and one bathroom.
Donda sold the home after her son had a run-in with some boys at Rainbow Beach Park, who demanded his bike and then slashed his tires when he refused to give it up.
“Call it black flight or whatever, I was ready to go,” Donda wrote. “What if the next step was to recruit him for some gang or something? I wasn’t having it. It didn’t take long to find the house in Blue Island.”
The home was sold less than a year before Kanye released his debut studio album, “The College Dropout.”
His mom died five years later after undergoing cosmetic surgery.
In 2013, West launched Donda’s House with co-founder Rhymefest, a nonprofit youth arts organization. Donda’s House would then purchase the South Shore home in 2016 to turn it into a community arts incubator. But the organization said in 2017 the house had to be demolished because it suffered from “significant structural damage.” The home had already gone through foreclosure in the years prior.
After some controversy with the organization, Kanye officially purchased back the home for $225,000 with plans to renovate it in 2019 under his LLC, Donda Services.
Shortly after, the city took notice of the South Shore house and filed a demolition court complaint in January 2019. The report from July 2018 found roof damage, missing siding and issues with the stairs, among other alleged problems.
But fortunately, the city approved a permit in October 2019 to replace the roof; a permit in November 2019 to fix electrical wiring and a renovation permit in April 2020, nearly two months after the stop-work order was issued.
While the home continues renovations, Kanye still appears to be working on the album.
Earlier this month, the star live-streamed another listening party for “Donda” from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but the album has yet to hit streaming services.
In his first listening party last month, Kanye got emotional when performing one of his songs from the album — “Love Unconditionally” — crying as he was rapping about “losing my family.”
But fans aren’t holding their breath, including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Tinashe, whose anticipated new album, “333,” actually did drop on time.
“I’ve been a Kanye fan in the past,” she previously told The Post, “but I’m definitely not a fan of maybe some of the decisions he’s made throughout his career. But I’m excited to see what he brings sonically with the new album because if there’s one thing Kanye does, it’s art well.
“So I’m interested to receive his art whenever he’s ready to give it to us,” she said.
The Post has reached out to West’s reps for comment.