Last night the world was captivated by rapper Kanye West‘s Donda listening party which took place in Atlanta and was livestreamed on Apple Music for those of us at home. The event comes at the heels of Ye’s divorce from his wife of seven years Kim Kardashian West who surprisingly showed up to support her soon to be ex-husband.
Kim K Supports Ex-Husband Kanye West at Donda Listening Party
Ye’s Donda event was one for the books. It was an emotional roller-coaster for all involved. From the last minute verses, the tear-jerking songs about family and the fire features on several tracks. One especially significant moment was seeing Kim Kardashian come through with her and Kanye’s children to support him on this special night.
While this doesn’t mean the two of them will be patching things up, still supporting each other as a family is important. Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian also appeared at her side at making it a true family affair.
Kanye West Allows JAY-Z To Check Him
Arguably the biggest moment of the night is when Kanye ended the show with speculated estranged friend and collaborator JAY-Z’s verse on a song. Kanye West doesn’t just let anyone check him on his own music but there’s always an exception when Young Hov’s name is involved.
Toward the end of the event, an unexpected JAY-Z collaboration raised more than just eyebrows courtesy of what Hov rapped about.
“Stop all of that red cap,” Hov actually raps on the song he apparently turned into Kanye just hours prior. Over the past few years, Kanye has proudly flexed major support for former president Donald Trump and even appeared at the White House during his presidency to declare how much he loved him.
During Ye’s Donda album listening party, West shocked attendees at Atlanta, Georgia’s Mercedes Benz Stadium with the unexpected Young Hov bars. JAY appears to be featured on the project’s final song.
While details are still coming together as Kanye’s project has social media buzzing, one thing is certain and it’s JAY getting a spot on the LP. On his verse, he also makes reference to another collaborative project coming together. “This might be the return of The Throne” which could be the much-needed teaser of a follow-up to 2011’s Watch the Throne album.
Hov’s longtime engineer Young Guru let loose a huge revelation about the bars getting turned in to Ye.
“HOV did the verse today!!!! At 4pm”
Kanye West’s In The Zone
A few hours prior, Yeezy went to his Instagram page with a snapshot of himself presumably from Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium. The pic was caption-less but ignited thousands of pro-West comments.
“TODAY’S THE DAY.”
“AHHHHH MY GOOOOOOAT”
The sold-out concert was set to tease the new album just a few hours before it officially arrives on streaming services. The festivities were set to take place at 8 PM ET and live-streamed through Apple Music.
Kanye West is set to drop his highly anticipated tenth studio album DONDA (G.O.O.D Music/ Def Jam Recordings) TONIGHT during a sold-out listening event at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta and fans all around the world can tune in to Apple Music’s livestream to celebrate with Kanye and watch it all go down in real time. DONDA follows Kanye West’s 2019 album JESUS IS KING, which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Album and made history with #1 debuts on the Rap Album, Gospel Album and Billboard 200 charts; surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.
Kanye West Reveals ‘Donda’ Tracklist
This week, Kanye went to his social media pages with a shot of himself and a white board featuring all the songs on it behind him. Not every track is visible, but Ye is rocking a Donda jersey – in honor of his mother Donda West – so it’s surely for the album. There’s also speculation rapper Playboi Carti is featured in the pic.