‘DONDA,’ Kanye West’s new album releases on 23 July
Kanye West has premiered his new album, which marks to be his 10th album as well, with a very special name ‘Donda’ in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta. The event was streamed live by Apple Music at 8 p.m. Eastern and has ended now. However, the official release of the album that gets its name from Kanye’s late mother will be released on Friday, 23 July. The album consists of around seven songs and also features Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, as well as Jay Z.
Kanye West performed at the center of the stage as his new album played in the event with the second song featuring a prominent sample of Kanye’s late mother Donda West. The sixth song of the rapper’s upcoming album features losing his family and the divorce from ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
West announced the release of the album just last week along with an Apple ad featuring the new track “No Child Left Behind.”
Kanye also donated thousands of free tickets to several Atlanta-area HBCUs including students at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.
What was Kim’s reaction about it?
Apart from an absolutely wonderful and energetic event, another special thing about it was that it was attended by Kim Kardashian along with her four kids, who were spotted cheering for their father Kanye West as he performed for his new album. According to the reports, the ‘Flashing Lights’ singer included a song about his divorce in ‘Donda’ and already gave Kim a heads up about it.
“Kanye did write a song about Kim and their marriage and Kim gave her input about it,” an insider revealed to E! News. “He was respectful and gave her the heads up, and did not want to blindside her.” However, Ye held a party for his album at the US city’s ChurchLV recently where he sang this song and was heard comparing Kim’s home in Calabasas, LA, to jail. “He talks about the kids and mentions her taking everything. After he played this song he paused for like, two minutes, and cried. It was really sombre,” a source said.
Reality Tv star, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West earlier in February. After which, some sources claimed that the exes are not on speaking terms anymore. The reports even claimed that Kanye has changed his phone number. However, it now looks like all is good between the ex-couple. “Kim and Kanye are doing great now. Now that the pressure of the marriage is off, they are on the same page as friends,” a source claimed. “They reconnected a few months ago and have been easing into a friendship now.” The couple reportedly also had a small family trip to San Franciso with their kids and are really doing good with the co-parenting job.