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Kanye West's second Donda listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was a more theatrical event than the first party.

His estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, arrived with their four children to supported Kanye at his latest listening party on Thursday, Aug. 5.

Kim, 40, and the couple's kids - North, 8, Saint, five, Chicago, 3, and 2-year-old Psalm - were in attendance for the bash.

According to TMZ, Kim was joined by family friends, including her KKW Chief Marketing Officer Tracy Romulus and her children, at the event.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared some photos on Twitter, including one picture of her designer outfit which, like Kanye's and their children's, was designed by Balenciaga.

The fashion house's artistic director, Demna Gvasalia, served as creative director for the Donda listening party.

The reality star and her children also attended Kanye's first listening party on July 22 in his birthplace Atlanta, Ga.

The 44-year-old rapper held the event at the stadium, where he has been living while finishing off the album with his producer, aspiring rappers and other hangers ons.

Thursday night's event, which was livestreamed on Apple Music, was more theatrical than the first preview.

It began with a 24-hour livestream video of the rapper's bedroom at the arena, showing Kanye and others finishing the record. Kanye was also seen sleeping peacefully in a windowless room for several hours before the show.

Out on stage, Kanye stood in a minimal set featuring a bed and was eventually circled in the stage area by a crowd of people.

The album played in a different order to the the previous event and included new songs featuring singer The Weeknd, and rappers Lil Yachty, Lil Durk and Jay Electronica.

The climax of the event saw Kanye "levitating" out of the half empty stadium while his single "No Child Left Behind" played.

According to pre-order information, the 24-track collection will be released on August 9 on Apple Music.

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Music producer DJ Toomp shared his opinion on Kanye West's long-awaited 10th studio album, Donda.

The renowned producer expressed his disappointment in the album, named for Kanye's late mother, Donda West.

DJ Toomp was in attendance during Kanye's first Donda listening party at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22.

Like many disappointed Kanye fans, Toomp was particularly irked by the lack of drums or percussion on any of the tracks.

"I hope the album doesn't sound like this," Toomp said during an interview with Big High ATL.

"If I was in the studio with 'Ye, I'd say 'Is this shit gonna drop anywhere? Cause you build us up and we thinkin' that shit finna go crazy but right when you think a beat's gonna drop, that shit go to another song. That's why I was like 'This album must not be finished.'"

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DJ Toomp previously worked with Kanye on his Graduation album (2007), producing the tracks "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Good Life" (featuring T-Pain).

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The 51-year-old Atlanta DJ also produced hits for rappers T.I. (pictured), Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Pitbull and Jay Z, among others.

Toomp is eager to work with Kanye to improve the Donda album -- but he has not heard from his old pal, who moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 23 to finish the album.

"I would really love to help him put that album together. I want to hear some more lyrics, man. Definitely beats. But as far as the artist, I want to hear lyrics. Where that shock value at that he usually brings, ya know?"

Toomp said the album doesn't sound like a personal tribute to Kanye's mom.

"He just got out of a divorce, so there's a few things that he wanna pour out personally on that album. It may be a real personal album. If you naming this Donda after your moms, where's that mom record at that's gonna make every n***a whose mom ain't here no more feel like it's their favorite shit on the album."


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Kanye West wasn't happy that his first Donda listening party, held at his temporary home in Atlanta, wasn't completely sold out.

Despite reports that the Mercedes-Benz Stadium was sold out for his first event -- the upper decks were empty, and Kanye noticed.

So he's hosting another album release party for his upcoming Donda album at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where he's been living and working on the album since July 22.

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Kanye's bedroom at the stadium is not much larger than a college dorm room or a jail cell at the nearby Fulton County lockup in downtown Atlanta.

The spartan living quarters includes a twin bed with a white comforter, a wall-mounted television, an open locker containing a few outfits, a suitcase, a small storage locker that doubles as a nightstand, and a digital clock on the cinder block wall.

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The 44-year-old mogul is still brainstorming on how to make the listening event unique to fill new seats in the upper decks.
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Sources in Kanye's camp tell TMZ, Yeezy and his production team locked down Aug. 5 as the date for another Donda album release on the eve of the album drop on Aug. 6.

Kanye pays an exorbitant $1 million per day to live in a space in the locker room with access to a shower and toilet stall.

The $1 million per day goes toward paying the salaries for 100 stadium employees who are at Kanye's beck and call while he's living there. Those same employees will work his upcoming Donda album release party.

Kanye's first listening party broke the Apple Music Global Livestream record with 3.3 million viewers.

Unfortunately, many of them didn't like what they heard.

Fans peppered their reviews with descriptive language such as "trash" and "ass."

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TMZ sources say CAA and Live Nation are putting pressure on Ye and his production company to make the second Donda event different.

They fear it won't be easy to sell tickets in Atlanta if the event is a carbon copy of the first.

Remember, Kanye gave away 5,000 tickets to white college students, but the place still wasn't packed to the rafters.

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It's unclear what Kanye plans to do the second time around. He could go with a new stage or have a choir and perform the songs live with his celebrity pals like Jay Z.

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Kim Kardashian and her four children have arrived to Kanye West's DONDA album listening party in Atlanta -- but Kanye is still not in the building.

The event started at 8 p.m. It's 9:28 p.m. and the crowd is growing restless inside the sold-out Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, as fans await Kanye's appearance at his album listening party.

Not much is going on. The crowd has been chanting and cheering whenever a vehicle arrives at the stadium.

Watch the full listening party below.

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Kanye West previews a snippet of his single "No Child Left Behind" in a Beats By Dre commercial featuring sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson.

The 21-year-old Team USA athlete was banned from the Tokyo Olympics squad after testing positive for marijuana use last month. She is seen preparing to run a 100 meter dash while Kanye sings:

    "Back again, I used my back against the wall
    Never called on y'all, Never count on y'all
    Always count on God
    He's done miracles on me
    He's done miracles on me..."

Kanye used the commercial to announce his highly-anticipated album Donda set to release on Friday, July 23.

The trailer aired during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, where the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 to win its first ever NBA championship.


Kanye shared the video on his Instagram page - one of only two posts since returning to the site. The other post is a series of pictures of the rapper wearing an all-black outfit and elaborate gold chain featuring the names of his four children.

While Kanye's reactivated Instagram page had 5.6 million followers as WENN went to press, the Yeezy star is only following one account himself - that of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian.

Kanye will treat fans to snippets from Donda at a listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday night, July 22.

He donated 5,000 tickets to the event to faculty, staff and students of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, Morris Brown College and ITC.

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Kanye West will host a listening party for his long-awaited new album, Donda, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The rapper and mega producer will play tracks from the album, named after his late mother, for paying fans on Thursday, July 22.

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The cover art from the album was unveiled on Monday, July 19, just before tickets for the album listening party went on sale.

Kanye, 44, has hosted elaborate album parties for The Life of Pablo album at Madison Square Garden in 2016 and he flew journalists and celebrities to his ranch in Wyoming for his Ye listening bash in 2018.

A few tracks from the Donda album leaked online over the weekend.

Donda marks West's first album since the release of gospel hit Jesus Is Born in 2019.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Kanye produced Lil Nas X's new single, "Industry Baby," which drops on Friday, July 23.

Kanye is in the midst of a divorce from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, 40. The ex power couple share four children - daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and 2-year-old Psalm.


The 44-year-old rapper reportedly reunited with Kim and their children to visit the Asian Art Museum on Saturday.

An insider said the former couple had bodyguards with them but no nannies or other help.

Speaking to E! News, the source said:

"They were excited to be there, and everyone seemed to be getting along great between Kim and Kanye. They were there for the kids as the museum is a very family friendly environment, and this specific exhibit brings out the childlike wonder in us all. By all accounts they were gracious, appreciative, and had a great time!"

Kanye is reportedly disappointed that his relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk, 35, isn't generating buzz like he'd hoped.


Cardi B took her 2-year-old daughter Kulture to attend Teyana Taylor's exclusive album listening party for her new album entitled The Album.

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Cardi looked chic as she sported a custom canary yellow hazmat suit created for Teyana’s guests. Cardi's husband Offset arrived later and the three enjoyed their time with Teyana's family and friends who attended the listening party.


Cardi dressed Kulture in a Pride jumper. The toddler nodded off early since she was up past her bedtime. Offset embraced his sleeping daughter and smiled for the camera. The guests wore custom hazmat suits and custom face masks during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Other party guests included NBA Lakers star Kyle Kuzma and his girlfriend, model Winnie Harlow.

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Karruche Tran attended the party with a mystery man. Last we heard, she's dating Victor Cruz.

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Kanye West treated lucky fans to an advance preview of his album Jesus Is King in Detroit, Michigan on Friday night.

The rapper was supposed to drop his highly anticipated gospel album on Friday, but instead, he hastily organized a mystery fan get together in Detroit.

Earlier in the day, a spokesperson at the Fox Theater told Rolling Stone magazine the star booked the event on the same day and refused to share further details.

The spokesperson said he usually doesn't book the theater on the same day - but it's Kanye West!

Lucky ticket holders who attended the gathering, dubbed Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience, enjoyed a sneak preview of the long-awaited gospel album.

The event was free but ticket holders were asked to surrender their phones during the secretive event to prevent leaks. The preview session also featured a video clip from Kanye's upcoming IMAX documentary, Jesus Is Lord.

The Yeezy mogul's wife Kim Kardashian shared a clip online of fans cheering the star as he made a special appearance.

She later took to her Instagram stories to announce the project was set to drop on Sunday, in addition to more listening sessions to be held in his native Chicago and NYC.

"Kanye's doing a listening session in Chicago tomorrow, then NYC (New York City) Sunday. He's dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes."

The 12-track album reportedly includes the previously released track "Water", which he debuted at one of his Sunday Service gospel gatherings earlier this year, along with tunes including "Follow God", "New Body", "Up From the Ashes", and "Sunday".