Kanye gifts Kim Kardashian West with $1 million donation to charities

The rapper-turned-filmmaker made the donation in his wife’s name as a 39th birthday present for her Monday. He also released a behind-the-scenes trailer for his Imax movie.

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016 in New York City.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016 in New York City.

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Kim Kardashian Westturned 39 on Monday and her husband Kanye West spared no expense when it came to a birthday present.

The rapper-turned-filmmaker made a $1 million donation in his wife’s name to four of her favorite charities/social justice organizations, including one with high-profile ties to Chicago.

Benefiting from Kanye’s generosity will be the Oakland, California-based Cut 50; the Buried Alive Project that works to “end life without parole sentences through transformative litigation” at the federal court level including the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago; the Atlanta-based Equal Justice Initiative; and the Los Angeles-based Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

“I got amazing gifts from my whole family and Kanye [got] me the most amazing bags,” Kardashian West tweeted. “But he also donated $1 million to my favorite charities that work so hard on prison reform on my behalf from him and the kids. This makes my heart so happy!”

In other news from the West household, Kanye’s long-awaited album “Jesus Is King” will now drop on Friday to coincide with the release date of his IMAX film of the same name. Both the album and film will premiere Wednesday night at a special screening/listening party set for the Forum in Los Angeles. Fans can pre-order the album in a limited-edition blue vinyl or CD or digital formats at shop.kanyewest.com.

Kanye West’s long-awaited album “Jesus is King” is now scheduled to arrive Friday.

Kanye West’s long-awaited album “Jesus is King” is now scheduled to arrive Friday.

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Kanye also released a behind-the-scenes look at the film in which he proclaims: “We are here to spread the gospel. I’m not here for your entertainment. I’m a evangelist, so my music, my films, every conversation, every room I go at, we’re here to save souls, to save people from eternal damnation.”

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