Kanye West debuts “Donda” in an Atlanta Stadium

Kanye West played his new album Donda for its first public audience at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night in Atlanta. Named for West’s late mother the album includes recordings of her speaking. 

The listening party, which was also livestreamed, was an opportunity to hear the slate of features on the album, including appearances from Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Pusha T, and Baby Keem.

Jay-Z has a verse on the record’s final song. West and the Roc Nation head were longtime collaborators and friends, a relationship that reached its high-water mark with their 2011 album Watch the Throne and its subsequent tour. 

According to the New York Post, Shaquille O’Neal, CeeLo Green, Big Boi, and Jadakiss were among the attendees. Also in attendance were Kim Kardashian West and the four children she and West have, as well as Khloe Kardashian.

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