Kanye West has shared a photo of his shockingly humble private living space inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Instagram. The mostly-bare cinderblock room consists of a twin bed, a TV and a small closet space.
The 44-year-old “Stronger” singer hosted a listening party at the stadium for his upcoming 10th studio album Donda on Thursday, July 22, and has been living there since. But the album, which was expected to release on July 23, still can’t be found on music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. Reportedly, West will not vacate his living space at the stadium until he finishes putting the final touches on his album.
Page Six reported that West is “holed up at the venue to finish his artwork.” The outlet’s sources also revealed that a suite inside the building has an official stadium placard outside the door labeled “Donda Studio at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.”
The highly-anticipated follow-up to West’s 2019 Grammy-winning gospel album Jesus Is King is named after his late mother Donda West, who passed away in 2007. The album will include celebrity features from Pusha T, Lil Baby and Jay-Z. It marks West’s first collaboration with Jay-Z in 10 years.
West debuted the album at a listening party last week to a sold-out crowd of 42,000 fans. He took to the stage wearing a full face mask and red Yeezy attire, barely speaking a word during the event as his album was played. In attendance were his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, their four children, and her sister Khloé Kardashian. Other celebrities in attendance included 50 Cent, Lil Kim, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, CeeLo Green, Big Boi, Shaquille O’Neal and Caitlyn Jenner.
West, who is in the midst of a divorce from Kardashian, appeared to cry and fell to his knees while “Love Unconditionally,” a track about his failed marriage, played at the event. The song includes the lyric, “I’m losing my family.”
TMZ reports that the Donda listening party, which was livestreamed exclusively by Apple Music and not yet made available since, broke the Apple Music Global Livestream record with 3.3 million viewers.
Sources also tell TMZ that Donda is projected to release on August 6.