Apple Music has launched an exclusive livestream channel for Kanye West’s upcoming premiere event of his album Donda, taking place Thursday, August 5th at 8:00 p.m. ET from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) August 5, 2021
On Apple Music’s homepage, the music service advertised the stream as: “Watch Kanye finishing Donda in Atlanta” — and that’s exactly what it appears to be showing. (Although, given West’s perfectionism, one never knows.) Since launching at 1:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, the stream — which has been “intentionally muted” the whole time — has shown West’s tiny living quarters within Mercedes-Benz Stadium where he’s reportedly finishing the album, with a countdown clock on the wall.
Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Mike Dean, Fivio Foreign, and others have stopped by the room, according to Complex. (As of writing this, at 9:00 a.m. ET, Lil Yachty has also shown up, watching what looks like a different stream of the outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on a TV mounted to the wall.)
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As for what Kanye himself has been up to, he was previously seen positioning a vocal mic above his bed (the bed has since been removed), and later did push-ups in a Donda vest, which Lil Yachty and Vic Mensa are also wearing.
The bedroom livestream continues until later tonight when West is expected to play his 10th album for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium crowd and later drop it onto streaming services.
From Rolling Stone US