Kanye West Performs, Pays Tribute to Donda West

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While Amy Winehouse won the most awards, Kanye West may have captured the most hearts last night at the 50th annual Grammy Awards.

Following a pyrotechnic and effects-filled performance of "Stronger," with Daft Punk accompanying him, West sang a more low-key version of "Hey Mama" in honor of late mother, Donda West, who died in November.

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In the Grammy Awards' most poignant moment, West slowly sang the words, his voice breaking at points. The rapper's eyes were full of tears by the end. Fiancee Alexis Phifer and numerous other musicians bordered on the same.

Kanye West, who later won beest rap album for Graduation, also had the word "Mama" shaved into his hair. Here's his performance from last night ...



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