The Donda rollout was undoubtedly a messy yet mesmerizing experience. From debuting two separate versions of the project at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium to its finale in Chicago, Kanye West created a spectacle out of the rollout. However, it didn’t go without its headaches and outbursts. A new documentary clip surfaced this morning that shows some of the behind-the-scenes antics surrounding the project as he rounded up an elite list of collaborators including Fivio Foreign, Playboi Carti, Pusha T and more.
Kanye West left fans disappointed when he replaced Jay-Z on “Jail” with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson, both engulfed in controversy at the time. Apparently, Ye needed his collaborators on stage at the Chicago listening party. “Everybody that’s not here, I’m taking their verses off,” he said. “So, I’m taking Jay-Z verse off. I’m taking – if there’s anybody not here on the porch with me, they’re not on this version.” Afterward, Ye looks at the camera and asks, “How do you even describe these kinds of conversations, bro?”
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Kanye West’s Donda Documentary
Although Ye debuted Donda in Chicago without Hov, he released the project with both versions of “Jail.” It marked the return of The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West’s first collaboration since their underwhelming appearance on “Pop Style.” Earlier in the documentary clip, there’s a scene where Kanye’s working in a classroom-like setting with engineers and producers as they tweak the final product of “Jail.” Around the time, Ye also confirmed that Watch The Throne II would arrive before the year came to an end, but that never actually happened. There’s still no real update on whether that project will ever come to fruition.
In addition to insight into “Jail,” the behind-the-scenes clip provides some interesting looks into Ye’s creative process at the time. Alongside footage from the studio, the clip also shows Ye visiting his childhood home in Chicago and delivering a passionate sermon to his collaborators. During the speech, he thanks God for his now-estranged wife, kids, and mother, and for becoming alcohol-free. It’s overall an interesting clip that will likely have you revisiting Donda. Check out the snippet above and sound off with your thoughts.