#Roommates, as the City of Atlanta filled the Mercedes Benz stadium last night to capacity for Kanye West’s “DONDA” listening party, backstage before the show Ye was given an incredible honor from the city where he was born. As he was preparing to premiere his new album, Kanye West was honored by Atlanta city officials—who formally declared that from now on, July 22nd is “Kanye West Day” in the city.
Dressed head-to-toe in an all-red Yeezy ensemble reminiscent of his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” era back in 2010, Kanye West was smiling behind his mask while estranged wife Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, members of his entourage, as well as his family and friends witnessed the official proclamation from the city of Atlanta—making it official that he now has his very own day.
In case you didn’t know, Kanye was born in Atlanta and lived in the city until he was three years old following his parents divorce. His father, Ray West, was a photojournalist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and his mother, the late Donda West, was an English professor at Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown College—so his ties to Atlanta run very deep.
As for the music, fans are still in a frenzy after hearing “DONDA” for the first time, which features a surprising reunion between Kanye West and Jay-Z that literally broke the Internet last night. Other artists featured on the album include Rihanna, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch and Travis Scott.
Meanwhile, the wait continues, as “DONDA” has still not dropped on streaming services…likely because Kanye is still putting the perfect finishing touches on it.
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