Kanye West: A 21 Years in the Making Documentary Lands on Netflix
The streaming service paid about USD 30 million
Kanye West is one of the most renowned rappers in the world who knows how to stay in the news, for good reasons and the bad. Now, Netflix has decided to cover his unusual journey via a documentary that will include events covering 21 years of his life.
The Kanye West documentary
According to reports, the Netflix documentary would cover everything from his mother’s death in 2007 to his most recent presidential bid that failed. It will also include home videos from Kanye West’s life that are yet unseen. They were shot by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah. They also directed Kanye West’s music videos Through the Wire and Jesus Walks.
It is unclear whether the Netflix documentary will cover West’s marriage and the pending divorce with Kim Kardashian or not. If you are not a great fan of Kanye West, you should know that he first gained popularity as a producer when he worked on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, released in 2002. After that, he became known for solo albums like Late Registration, The College Dropout, and Graduation that helped him become a global star.
In 2010, Kanye West again made the headlines with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Autotune was highlighted and even criticized, but now it is defining a new generation of sound. A few other events that kept him in the news were incidents like interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech in 2009 during the MTV video music awards, coming out as a Trump supporter in 2016, saying slavery was a choice in 2018, and the latest 2020 presidential bid that might have violated the violated fundraising rules.
The Netflix documentary is not going to be cheap. As per reports, the streaming service paid about USD 30 million, and it is expected to release sometime this year. We will let you know the exact date when it is shared. Only time will tell whether the Netflix documentary is a success or not. Rest assured, it will catch the interest of everyone who loves or even hates Kanye West. After all, the Netflix documentary covers more than two decades of the life of one of pop culture’s most polarizing figures.
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