Kanye West has announced a fresh performance for his upcoming new album ‘DONDA 2’ in Miami on the album’s anticipated release date. West, who is now legally known as Ye, was said to have had a private listening party for the ‘DONDA’ sequel in Los Angeles on 9th February. That night, Drake, Travis Scott, and Yung Lean were believed to be in attendance, with Ye posting a snapshot taken by Samuel Alemayhu that showed him with the three aforementioned musicians as well as Baby Keem.
West shared a photo of a house on stilts engulfed in flames on Instagram over the weekend (February 12), which appears to be resembling the house he grew up in that he built inside Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium ahead of his planned ‘DONDA’ listening party last summer, while he also set himself ablaze in a recent music video. It’s now official that the ‘DONDA Experience Performance’ will take place on February 22 at Miami’s LoanDepot Park.
Future is reported to be the executive producer of ‘DONDA 2,’ while Marilyn Manson is also working on the project. Kid Cudi, on the other hand, will not be featured on the album, as West stated in a since-deleted letter on social media that Cudi will not appear on the record owing to his friendship with Pete Davidson, the SNL comedian and Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend.
In the handwritten note shared to Instagram on 12th February, he told fans: “Just so everyone knows Cudi will not be on Donda because he’s friends with you know who.” ‘You know who’ appears to refer to Davidson, who is in a relationship with West’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. West then re-posted a photo of himself, Cudi, Davidson, and actor Timothée Chalamet at a dinner party in 2019, but with Davidson’s face crossed out.
In the caption, he wrote: “I JUST WANTED MY FRIEND TO HAVE MY BACK. THE KNIFE JUST GOES IN DEEPER.”
Meanwhile, over the weekend, West made a surprise cameo at the LA premiere of the Netflix documentary jeen-yuhs on 11th February. Following the screening, the celebrity addressed those attempting to cancel him and DaBaby, who was present, and claimed that Apple Music had given him $100 million (£74 million) to release ‘Donda.’
In a four-star review of the first part of jeen-yuhs, NME said: “With footage dating back to 1998, the story of West’s momentous move from Chicago to New York in search of a big record deal is caught on film by Coodie. He grants us access to West’s Newark, New Jersey home and follows the budding star on the streets and into the studios of NYC.”