Kanye West Is Reportedly Living In The Stadium Where His ‘Donda’ Livestream Took Place
We live in the weirdest timeline.
It wouldn’t be a Kanye West album cycle without one bit of extremely bizarre news, so here’s your Donda mind-scrambler — the rapper is apparently living in the stadium where he live-streamed the record last week.
According to reports, Kanye has set up both living quarters and a recording studio in the stadium, and is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the record.
Donda was rumoured to drop in the hours after the livestream finished, but again, Kanye being Kanye, the thing has been delayed, with internet personality Justin Laboy taking to Twitter to allege that it won’t come out for at least another few weeks.
KANYE WEST WILL MOVE THE RELEASE DATE OF DONDA TO AUGUST 6TH. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE ❤️ HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS FANS THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT WITHOUT RUSHING ANYTHING. HE LOVES YALL WITH ALL OF HIS HEART. GOD BLESS 🙏🏾 #DONDA #RESPECTFULLY
— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 24, 2021
The rapper is no stranger to making last-minute tweaks to his records — The Life of Pablo got some late-in-the-day edits too, with the song ‘Wolves’ in particular going through multiple revisions.
But living in a stadium? That’s new. New and very funny: it’s extraordinary to imagine the rapper going full Phantom of the Opera and living in the halls of a giant stadium.
Not that he’s been living in total seclusion. On Saturday, the rapper emerged from the dark corners of the venue and wandered around a soccer game, still dressed in the clothes that he wore during the livestream.
Kanye has reportedly set up a recording studio and living quarters inside of the Atlanta's Mercedes Benz Stadium, and on Saturday he was seen wandering around the building during a soccer match. https://t.co/LyTYYQ81e8 pic.twitter.com/b3L4pbqhFD
— Consequence (@consequence) July 25, 2021
Of course, as probably could be predicted, this new piece of news has become a meme online, with Kanye fans and critics alike noting the parallels to the Phantom of The Opera — reclusive genius, living in a venue, obsessed with art.
So Kanye just haunts the stadium now; some say that if you stand on the 50yd line at midnight with a plate of fish sticks and say his name 3 times while your friend hums the tune of “gold-digger,” he’ll appear behind you.
— 🚗 😡👁☀️ (@themaddestson) July 25, 2021
Kanye has become the Phantom of the Mercedes Benz Stadium
— Watching the Throne (@KanyePodcast) July 25, 2021
Wild to think Kanye West will be living in a stadium permanently, for the foreseeable future, with no end in sight whatsoever. https://t.co/uxnrP6IdUs
— Daddy DeVito (@queerdorito) July 25, 2021
living in a stadium, kanye is a myth bruh https://t.co/GAvgIKtqXV
— 𝘁𝗼𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗮. (@tontho_lucy) July 25, 2021
kanye west is living at the falcons stadium to finish this album. this timeline is so weird.
— charles (crying online) mcdonald (@FourVerts) July 25, 2021
Fan recounts seeing Kanye at the Mercedes Benz Stadium pic.twitter.com/RICSFSlJmv
— dondasplace (@dondasplace) July 24, 2021
Like we always say around these parts: Kanye is gonna Kanye.
Photo Credit: @photosofkanye