West, Kanye - Hey Mama Lyrics




[Chorus]
(Hey Mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I'm so proud of you
Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (Hey Mama)
I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin back to school
I appreciate what you allowed for me
I just want you to be proud of me (Hey Mama)

[Verse 1]
I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine
This little light of mine and I'm finna let it shine
I'm finna take yall back to them better times
I'm finna talk about my mama if yall don't mind
I was three years old, when you and I moved to the Chi
Late December, harsh winter gave me a cold
You fixed me up something that was good for my soul
Famous homemade chicken soup, can I have another bowl?
You work late nights just to keep on the lights
Mommy got me training wheels so I could keep on my bike
And you would give anything in this world
Michael Jackson leather and a glove, but didn't give me a curl
And you never put no man over me
And I love you for that mommy cant you see?
Seven years old, caught you with tears in your eyes
Cuz a nigga cheatin, telling you lies, then I started to cry
As we knelt on the kitchen floor
I said mommy Imma love you till you don't hurt no more
And when I'm older, you aint gotta work no more
And Imma get you that mansion that we couldn't afford
See you're, unbreakable, unmistakable
Highly capable, lady that's makin loot
A livin legend too, just look at what heaven do
Send us an angel, and I thank you (Hey Mama)

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
Forrest Gump mama said, life is like a box of chocolates
My mama told me go to school, get your doctorate
Somethin to fall back on, you could profit with
But still supported me when I did the opposite
Now I feel like it's things I gotta get
Things I gotta do, just to prove to you
You was getting through, can the choir please
Give me a verse of "You, Are So Beautiful To Me"
Can't you see, you're like a book of poetry
Maya Angelou, Nicky Giovanni, turn one page and there's my mommy
Come on mommy just dance wit me, let the whole world see your dancing feet
Now when I say Hey, yall say Mama, now everybody answer me (Hey Mama)

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
I guess it also depends tho, if my ends low
Second they get up you gon get that Benzo
Tint the windows, ride around the city and let ya friends know (Hey Mama)

[Verse 3]
Tell your job you gotta fake em out
Since you brought me in this world, let me take you out
To a restaurant, upper echelon
Imma get you a jag, whatever else you want
Just tell me what kind of S-Type Donda West like?
Tell me the perfect color so I make it just right
It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday
For me to just call and say (Hey Mama)

[Chorus (with variations)]





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West, Kanye Hey Mama Comments
  1. Paulos Kidane

    This song got me feeling all type of ways!!

  2. Hershey

    How do you even dislike this? wtf?

  3. Xalted

    The only song that has made me cry easily Kanye's most heartfelt song

  4. adrianispops

    Why doesnt this song have over a million views?!?

    XxaidanxX sniperz

    YouTube uploaded this in 2018. The song was never on YouTube until they added YouTube music. Also people listen more to 808s and on. Late registration is always underplayed

  5. J P

    Im glad to know ill probably die before my mom cause i havent lived a healthy life and my mom is healthy and had me when she was kinda young. Id kill myself if my mom died

  6. Mama Marianovits

    Many days cruising around with my kids in the back while listening to this... sent just today by my girl to remind me. Love you sweet girl.💝

  7. Oras Osso

    Hey Mama > Dear Mama

    Oh Yeah Yeah

    Both are great songs

  8. ehwilliamz

    🙏🏾🖤🖤🖤

  9. Mrigank

    Idk if it's ending but it feels like it

  10. Brendan Fay

    kanyes epic. beast beautiful man

  11. lovewhispers68

    When you love your mother, this song hits you like a ton of bricks.

  12. Darren Seymour

    this song brings tears to my eyes so blessed to still have my mom in my life ❤️❤️

    Dussé McCussáy

    Love her and never sacrifice her for fame and riches. Be there when needed no matter what

  13. CUPCAKESUGARPIE

    🙌🎼♥️♥️♥️🎼🙌

  14. MrTwash

    I can not listen to this without breaking down like a child and I still have my mother.

  15. No Shoulder Skateboarding

    No rating? The rating should be perfection.

  16. Willie Partner

    To Ms.Bev my second mom.

  17. Skarlote Edge

    I just found out I'm having a son. I hope I can make him this proud.

    Dussé McCussáy

    Do it. <-- thats a PERIOD

  18. jose munoz

    This shit makes me tear up, i cant define how much i appreciate my mom or love her. This is to all the strong loving mommas ❤️

  19. Bobby Bleubands

    My momma still here but when I hear this song, I tear up because I think about how far she came. I'm so proud of you

  20. • ItsMrRogue •

    everytime i argue with my mom i play this song to remind myself that im blessed.

  21. Jaime Efrain Jr Galindo

    if u notice the majority is male and various generations WE ALL LOVE OUR MOTHERS AND ALWAYS SHARE IT WITH HER SHELL BEVER GET TIRED OF IT

  22. Ti Doe

    My grandma was my mom I miss you Caroyln Brittingham

  23. Walker Fam

    Sip Mama!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽😇

  24. Stuff Summed Up

    How is this masterpiece below nicki minaj on the search results?

    Mistah Bourbonson.

    Because Nicki Minaj has 1.3 billion view's and this doesn't have a million

  25. Evan Nayman

    idc what they say about kayne, he a real one

  26. Danny Bruce

    Yeah u can have another bowl hell I write off mopping stop sobbin cause like u Moms dead but smoking a fatty thinkin Jesus would be pleased as I now write probing the world wait in on money to spare my family together is low rather sit with my kind than on a stool like nothing wrong God Bless bless this song proud of you any one who's lost mom know what we goin thru

  27. Antoine Pine

    😖😔💪✌️🚶

  28. Old School

    I wish I had a chance to play this song for my mom before she passed. Love you mom and rest in peace.

  29. Dalton Remington

    Its like his music choose me, I remembering my momma bought his graduation album for me, I left outta School it was waiting in the car, we jammed in her Buick ...he lost his mom so did I ...

  30. Anthony Stewart

    Just lost my mama this week and this just made me smile

    Nico Hoinkes

    Im so sorry to hear that but keep your head. Hope you get through this🙏🏽

    Jahzeel Pino

    Damn bro, RIP to her, she's taking care of you from heaven. Love bro.

  31. karin boehlke

    I just love it..loosing my mom and my daughter 3 weeks and a day apart..I have windows open and snow outside wearing shorts..I never act a fool

    Charlie Ritkes

    If your reading this, keep going when they couldn’t. For them, seeing you happy might be all that matters in this shit world.

  32. Me, myself and I

    His best work... Shame he is now using God to benefit his bank account. Mama most certainly not happy now... Trust...

  33. LtDanYouTube

    i listen to this to honor my mom. she passed away kanye is my favorite artist to sing to. love you mama you in heaven now in the best place in the world

  34. sheneka jones

    im so sorry DONDA

  35. SlurpingJuice

    My momma was the one watching over me in resting in my cradle, and i hope she will be the one watching over me resting in my coffin. Blessed My Guardian Angel is still here with me.

  36. Danny Bruce

    Jesus Dan I Love You

  37. christian c

    Crazy how this comment section is filled of heartbreak, Kanye really is so influential

  38. Danmakoo

    Fuck man all these comments are about to make me cry on the damn bus

    I love you, mom

  39. ChiknNoodl

    Listening to this knowing that his mom is now dead is heartbreaking, love your mom folks.

  40. Barnabas Asamoah Boateng

    Nostalgia

  41. Anthony Soza

    Ye man. Came out when I was becoming a young man. From College dropout to Jesus is king at 30 years old. Music has a true inspiration during many times of my life. Long live Ye! Jesus is still king.

  42. CUPCAKESUGARPIE

    🙌🎼♥️♥️♥️🎼🙌

  43. naim sharif

    Rest in peace and in Black power to my momma Linda, who passed away yesterday in her sleep. I love you and miss you momma.

    M.R.A Ang

    I’m sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a queen🙏🏿❤️

    naim sharif

    @M.R.A Ang Thank you so very much for those very kind words. True indeed heaven has gained a queen.

    btoehonest333

    SORRY ABOUT THAT BRO, PRAYING FOR YA.

    naim sharif

    @btoehonest333 Thank you so very much family.

  44. Tofu Animations

    Amazing song! Rest in peace Donda west. She is proud of you (:

  45. andyblue2525

    My favorite Kayne song of all time soooooo good!!!!

  46. L I L B L A R T

    These comments are so sweet and wholesome

  47. corailgris

    I find it terribly sad that both Kanye and his mother felt obligated to go through plastic surgery, with the latter dying from it and the former getting hooked on painkillers. WTF’s wrong with them not accepting the inevitable process of aging, huh? If only they hadn’t been so narcissistic, they would be fine today. Sad alienated world indeed.

  48. Zappy425

    So beautiful.

  49. Deryn de Temple

    My daughter dedicated this song to me today x this 58 year old woman never cried so hard x my girl had a hard life because her pa was hard on us and I never thought I would ever get a dedication and especially not one like this x thank you beautiful Kayne for your love, for finding Jesus and guiding us x thank you Kayne mum for doing such a good job and giving us this angel x loved you long time Kayne and my love for you just keeps getting bigger x rapture time soon x see you in the air 144

  50. Babydoll Shavonn

    When I get married I’m dancing with my mama!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️😭❤️❤️❤️❤️💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💯

  51. alzx

    fucking hell im crying to kanye west song

  52. Tina

    I sincerely miss old Kanye 💔💪🏾

    btoehonest333

    Sameeee!

  53. Daniel Krienke

    One of the realest Songs out there !

  54. Joshua Diaz

    Love you momma.

  55. wight

    turn one page and theres my auntie 📖 👼

  56. E. Cov

    hey mom, i miss you!

  57. Spades DePass

    RIP Mom I love you 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  58. wazzup

    [Chorus]
    (Hey Mama)
    I wanna scream so loud for you, 'cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do
    (Hey Mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me
    (Hey Mama)

    [Verse 1]
    I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine
    This little light of mine and I'm finna let it shine
    I'm finna take y'all back to them better times
    I'm finna talk about my mama if y'all don't mind
    I was three years old when you and I moved to the Chi
    Late December, harsh winter gave me a cold
    You fixed me up something that was good for my soul
    Famous homemade chicken soup, can I have another bowl?
    You work late nights just to keep on the lights
    Mommy got me training wheels so I could keep on my bike
    And you would give anything in this world
    Michael Jackson leather and a glove, but didn't give me a curl
    And you never put no man over me
    And I love you for that, mommy, can't you see?
    Seven years old, caught you with tears in your eyes
    'Cause a nigga cheatin', telling you lies, then I started to cry
    As we knelt on the kitchen floor
    I said mommy I'ma love you 'til you don't hurt no more
    And when I'm older, you ain't gotta work no more
    And I'ma get you that mansion that we couldn't afford
    See you're unbreakable, unmistakable
    Highly capable, lady that's makin' loot
    A livin' legend too, just look at what heaven do
    Send us an angel, and I thank you (Hey Mama)


    [Chorus]
    (Hey Mama)
    I wanna scream so loud for you, 'cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do
    (Hey Mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me
    (Hey Mama)

    [Verse 2]
    Forrest Gump mama said, "Life is like a box of chocolates"
    My mama told me go to school, get your doctorate
    Somethin to fall back on, you could profit with
    But still supported me when I did the opposite
    Now I feel like it's things I gotta get
    Things I gotta do, just to prove to you
    You was getting through, can the choir, please
    Give me a verse of "You Are So Beautiful To Me"
    Can't you see, you're like a book of poetry
    Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, turn one page and there's my mommy
    Come on mommy just dance wit' me, let the whole world see your dancing feet
    Now when I say Hey, y'all say, Mama, now everybody answer me (Hey Mama)

    [Chorus]
    (Hey Mama)
    I wanna scream so loud for you, 'cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do
    (Hey Mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me
    (Hey Mama)

    [Bridge]
    I guess it also depends though if my ends low
    Second, they get up you gon get that Benzo
    Tint the windows, ride around the city and let ya friends know (Hey Mama)

    [Verse 3]
    Tell your job you gotta fake em out
    Since you brought me in this world, let me take you out
    To a restaurant, upper echelon
    I'ma get you a Jag, whatever else you want
    Just tell me what kind of S-Type Donda West like?
    Tell me the perfect color so I make it just right
    It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday
    For me to just call and say: (Hey Mama)

    [Chorus]
    I wanna scream so loud for you, 'cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do
    (Hey Mama)
    You know I love you so
    I never let you go
    Wrote this song just so you know
    No matter where you go our love is true
    Mama mama mama mama mama...
    Mama mama mama mama mama...

  59. Aidan Cain

    226 people missed when trying to hit the like button

  60. Jim Mayes

    Hunter love be free fly my son

  61. relley Orockk

    💪🏽🙏🏽

  62. Joel V.

    Still can't get past this song without tearing up. Love you, mamá

  63. stale memes

    just here for memories

  64. matthew kincaid

    I lost my mom to Lupus!! On The Real!! I was 24 at the time!! I'm 32 Now!! Plz!! 10,000 Likes please!!!???

  65. Linwood Holloway

    Rest Easy Tracy Dugger... HEY MOMMA...💃💃💃💃💕💕💕💕I LOVE YOU MOMMA 😢

  66. Ghost

    i pause/skip this song everytime. not because it’s bad.. it’s too powerful, i’m too weak to handle the frequency this song has

  67. Connected Giving

    Pat Mosley I appreciate what you did for me.... I sure hope you proud of me!!! I wanna scream so loud for you.....cuz I'm so proud of you. Enjoy your wings baby

  68. Marcel Hall

    We miss you Donda West!!!!!😥😭

    Dussé McCussáy

    You knew her?

  69. RazorbackMan

    "Still supported me when I did the opposite" makes me tear up every single time

    Steven Mantey

    Omahogs ftw

  70. Rudy Rude

    After reading these comments, just the thought of loosing my mom made me tear up

  71. C Burch

    Sometimes growing up in a broken home isn't such a bad thing.

  72. Crooks

    Holdin my tears back thinking of how I could make my mom's proud of me before she passes

  73. micah sells

    I haven’t cried in years. This did it. I don’t know. I just, I don’t know

    Andre

    micah sells 😢😔😳😳😳😳

  74. Wise Woman

    Powerful.

  75. builder jack 1

    Not a fan of Kanye as a person but always loved his music.. especially this album. Always loved getting high af and driving around to these songs when I was like 18-19. Great memories

  76. Sonny

    I gotta show some more love to my mom while she here damn

    MaNoLiToS !!!

    true af

  77. fuckyou

    my hearts broken

  78. m m

    This comment box is more depressing than the song itself .. its hard to resist my tears reading you people's comments while listening to this song. God bless u all.

  79. pactastic

    My momma hasn't passed but it sickens me and tears me to know I'll play this it at her funeral with tears dripping from my eyes For nothing else could explain how I feel about my momma

  80. skippy Roo

    Me deggsy rolling good days forever

  81. Ryan DeCarlo

    miss my mom

  82. Tasha York

    Nobody will ever understand how the loss of your mother affects you untill you loose your mother.... I'm tierd of people calling kanye crazy... I am one of those young black women who lost my mother to cancer... Amd just recently lost my aunt on my birthday to cancer... So, till you suffer a loss as great as your mother.... Stop calling kanye crazy... I was a strong independent young black female who had my daughter and son at an early age... But, through God's grace and the support of my mother and stepfather... I made it... Than, my mother waa diagnosed with cancer.... Not only did it break me, it broke my stepfather, my little sister and my little brother.... A lot of people started saying i was loosing my mind... But, I'm not about to explain my life story... Just know this much... I basically was like a only child till the age of 13... And like i said... My story is my testimony.... So, till anyone without sin cast the first stone..... Nobody can pass judgement apon #kanyewest.... That's the problem with people today... If your black... and you don't agree with what other black people's views... Then your a sell out.... Like #kanyewest said... (Everything he's not, made him everything he is)....

  83. Marqueshia Knox

    My Mother still walking this earth and this song make me think of her in a happy place!!!2019💕💕Hey-Ma'Me!!!

  84. Loose Hammock

    Abdullah ammalah🏜️

  85. Angel Flores

    Best song ever

  86. Juan G

    I must of heard this 10000 times but everytime i hear it its like the first time i hear this

  87. Journey Fonseca

    i ❤this

  88. Journey Fonseca

    I love this song

  89. Phoenixtbh

    I'm 13 and havent lost my mom. But she got breast cancer a few years ago, so we havent had a steady source of income since, she divorced my dad for being a woman abuser. still gonna cry tho this is too beautiful..

  90. Charlene Smith

    Oh really

  91. Cameron Bran

    I tried not to cry. I just wanna make her proud

  92. BrandonThaGod

    I cried for an hour after hearing this. I’m so blessed I have my mom in my life still

  93. Roman Jirec

    Such a beautiful song, always brings tears to my eyes