This past Tuesday I had a very special surprise visit at my house, and what a surprise! My dad's friends Michael, Marcus and Allison were able to get my favorite hip-hop artist and probably favorite celebrity, Kanye West, to come to my house so I could meet him. As if that wasn't enough, Lupe Fiasco, another one of my favorite hip-hop artists, was with him. My dad had been trying to get me VIP tickets to a Kanye West show, but because of the stem-cell transplant treatment and my compromised immune system, travelling and large crowds are both things I have to avoid. When my dad's friends Michael, Marcus and Allison found out about that, they were able to arrange it so that Kanye West would come to me! I want to say thank you to all of them and my dad for putting this thing together. If you guys are reading this: Thank You!!!
Kanye and Lupe were both incredibly nice, and despite the fact that it was Kanye's birthday and they were probably very busy, they stayed for well over two hours. Also, Kanye's friend(/manager?) Don was really nice too. My two friends Aidan and Jesse happened to be visiting, so they were able to meet Kanye too. We all had a great time and afterwards we were still kind of in shock.
During his visit, my mom and Lupe Fiasco talked for a while. One of the things they talked about was the restaurant Pappadeaux's that he liked in Texas. My mom told him there was one in the suburbs of Chicago to which he replied, "Well you have to go there!" So Lupe Fiasco gave my mom some money to take us all (Me, my dad, my brother, and my friends Aidan and Jesse) out to Pappadeaux's.
Overall it was a pretty awesome experience and I'm so thankful to everyone who was involved. It is definitely something I will never forget.
Below are some pictures from their visit, but I have to ask that you only view to photos on my blog, please don't download them or send them around. It was totally cool for Kanye to do something like this, and I don't want random pictures of him getting spread around on the web. Thanks.