Netflix acquires Kanye West docuseries for $30 million

The project has been 21 years in the making.

Netflix has bought the rights to a multi-part documentary series which chronicles the life of rapper Kanye West for $30 million.

The currently untitled project has been in the works for the past 21 years and will use never-before-seen footage and home videos to explore his controversial career. 

Significant events it’s set to cover include last year’s failed Presidential campaign and the death of his mother Donda in 2007 following complications from plastic surgery. 

It’s not clear whether or not it will include West’s divorce from reality star Kim Kardashian which was announced back in February.  

Duo Choodie & Chike, who previously helmed the music videos for West’s 2004 singles Through the Wire and Jesus Walks, directed the project. 

The celebrated rapper has accomplished a lot in the last two decades having released several critically acclaimed albums and launched the successful global fashion brand Yeezus. 

He’s also been the subject of plenty of criticism and controversy from coming out in support of Donald Trump and other right-wing American commentators to suggesting that “slavery was a choice” in a 2018 interview with TMZ. 

Most recently he won his 22nd Grammy award for his ninth studio album Jesus is King which was named Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. 

A release date for this Kanye West documentary series is not yet known. 

Source: The Guardian

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