Kanye West Donda LIVE: Listening party in Atlanta for new album as No Child Left Behind video stars Sha'Carri Richardson

Kanye West Donda LIVE: Listening party in Atlanta for new album as No Child Left Behind video stars Sha'Carri Richardson

KANYE West will be previewing his new album Donda at a listening party in Atlanta this week – after dropping with a music video featuring controversial athlete Sha'Carri Richardson.

The event – "Kanye West Presents A Donda Listening Event" – will be held at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, according to Live Nation.

The rapper returned to Instagram just days before his Donda album release. Rumors began swirling over whether the album will diss Kanya's ex, Kim Kardashian.

Kanye originally planned to drop his album Donda, named for his late mother, last July, but it was never released. However, he confirmed the album will now be released on July 24.

Shortly after, the 44-year-old shared his new music video for the song No Child Left Behind that featured Richardson, who starred in a Beats by Dre commercial for the song during the NBA finals Tuesday night.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the former Olympian hopeful will not be heading to the Tokyo Olympics as she was left off the US relay team after a positive drug test.

After testing positive for THC, there was still some hope that she may be able to run in the Olympics as part of the 4×100 relay team.

Read our Kanye West live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT DID KANYE SAY ABOUT KIM LAST YEAR?

    Last year Kanye West, who has bipolar disorder, claimed he had been trying to divorce Kim Kardashian for two years and compared her mother Kris Jenner to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    In a Twitter rant he claimed his ex-wife was trying to control him when it is believed he was having a bipolar episode.

     

  • Danielle Cinone

    KANYE ON TOUR?

    Yeezy also shared a picture that appeared to be him in a huge stadium. It appeared to hint that he will tour with his new album.

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  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER?

    Kanye West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016.

    Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental illness where the sufferer goes through periods of deep depression and periods of “mania” where they can be hyper, erratic and make impulsive decisions.

    Manic episodes can mean a person is happy but they can also feel anger or paranoia.

    It is not know what the exact cause of bipolar disorder is and it is believed to be a combination of genetics and environmental factors. It is not the sufferer’s fault and they did not cause it.

    You can find more information here on the NHS UK website.

  • Danielle Cinone

    IS KIM DATING SOMEONE ELSE?

    Kim Kardashian teased a mystery person “brings out the best” in her which has led fans to wonder if she is dating someone new.

    The SKIMS founder shared the cryptic caption on Saturday alongside a sexy selfie as some of her 236M followers asked who the “new man” is in her life.

    Kim, 40, looked glam in a blue snakeskin high-neck top that emphasized her chest.

    She looked straight at the camera with long lashes, countered skin and her signature nude pout.

    The reality star’s long dark locks flowed behind her as she hinted to some change in her dating life in the caption.

    “You bring out the best in me,” she wrote on the Instagram post.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WATCH: KANYE RETURNS TO INSTAGRAM WITH NEW MUSIC AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE

    Kanye west returns to Instagram with new music featuring Sha’Carri Richardson days before Donda album release

  • Danielle Cinone

    LATE RELEASE

    Kanye originally planned to drop his album Donda, named for his late mother, last July, but it was never released.

    However, he confirmed the album will now be released on July 24.

  • Danielle Cinone

    NEW FRIEND

    On Tuesday, Kanye took to Instagram to share a series of photos that included close ups of gold chains hung around his neck and snaps of the rapper posing in dark clothes.

    Shortly after, the 44-year-old shared his new music video for the song No Child Left Behind that featured the professional athlete Sha’Carri.

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that the former Olympian hopeful will not be heading to the Tokyo Olympics as she was left off the US relay team after a positive drug test.

  • Danielle Cinone

    KIM AND KANYE ARE NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS

    As Kanye West reportedly referred to his marriage Kim Kardashian as a “prison” ahead of his new album drop, the Sun revealed how the pair are no longer on speaking terms.

    Sources exclusively told the Sun last month that the KUWTK star, 40, has completely “cut ties” with the rapper, 43 and he “doesn’t exist” to her anymore.

    An insider said: “They have not spoken in months, except through third parties over the kids.

    “But Kim is trying to ensure things are as amicable as possible – because the last thing she wants is to hit a nerve with Kanye that will set him off.

    “She doesn’t want him having a meltdown and going on a rant.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    IS THE ALBUM ABOUT KIM?

    Kim filed for divorce from her hubby back in February after six years of marriage.

    Now that the album has a confirmed release date, some fans think the album will be majorly about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star.

    One fan tweeted: “Kanye album gonna be all 808 and Kim aches.”

    Another wrote: “I hope Kanye’s album that comes out trashes Kim Kardashian for the witch she is.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT ARE HIS NEW LYRICS ABOUT?

    In the song – Welcome to my Life – Kanye likens his and Kim’s marital home in Calabasas, LA, to jail, rapping: “Tell the assassins I escaped from Calabasas.”

    A source at a listening party in Las Vegas, said: “It’s a very deep, sad song about Kanye, with him reflecting on his marriage with Kim.

    “He talks about the kids and mentions her taking everything. After he played this song he paused for like, two minutes, and cried. It was really sombre.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT DID THE SUN EXCLUSIVELY REVEAL?

    The Sun exclusively revealed on Monday that Kanye broke down in tears at his album launch after playing a song about his divorce from Kim.

    His new track Welcome to my Life includes lyrics about his tough last two years, which included his split from the reality star, a meltdown on Twitter and his failed bid to become US President.

  • Danielle Cinone

    A NEW ALBUM

    Kanye recently shared his latest ad for Beats By Dre, starring track star Sha'Cjarri Richardson.

    In the minute-long spot, he revealed that his latest album Donda will be released on Friday, July 23.

    The ad – scored and edited by Kanye – features a snippet of his new song No Child Left Behind.

  • Danielle Cinone

    RETURN TO INSTAGRAM

    Kanye West returned to Instagram wearing a black face mask and a necklace bearing his children's names.

    The rapper – who recently compared his home with Kim Kardashian to prison – cropped up on social media in a series of moody shots to promote his new album Donda.

    Kanye shared close-ups of his gold chain necklace, which had the names of his four kids with Kim – North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

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  • Katie Balevic

    FANS 'FEEL FOR KIM' AS ALBUM RELEASE IS ANTICIPATED

    Kim filed for divorce from Kanya back in February, after the two were married for six years, and now some fans think the album will be about her.

    Some fans expressed concern for Kanye’s ex regarding the possibility of what might be included on the album.

    One Twitter user wrote: “I feel for Kim today. I know her and her fam on pins and needles with this Kanye album drop."

  • Katie Balevic

    FANS PREDICTED KANYE MAY DISS EX KIM KARDASHIAN

    Along with some snippets of songs, the supposed invite, which was leaked on Twitter, revealed attendees were not allowed to bring cell phones into the “private album launch party.”

    One fan tweeted: “Kanye album gonna be all 808 and Kim aches.”

    Another wrote: “I hope Kanye’s album that comes out trashes Kim Kardashian for the witch she is.”

    A third said: “I wonder whether there's a song about Kim on the album Kanye will be dropping… or maybe a descriptive song about why they split… *anxiously waiting.*”

  • Katie Balevic

    KANYE'S LISTENING PARTY

    Kanye reportedly threw an album listening party for fans and friends in Las Vegas on Sunday after the long-delayed release of Donda.

    After hearing about the 44-year-old rapper’s first post-divorce album, many fans believe he’ll “trash” ex Kim Kardashian and her family on the new songs.

    Kanye originally planned to drop his album Donda, named for his late mother, last July, but it was never released.

    It’s unclear whether the listening party was for this delayed project or a new one altogether, as only small clips of video and information were leaked from the event.

  • Katie Balevic

    KANYE ON TOUR?

    Yeezy also shared a picture that appeared to be him in a huge stadium. It appeared to hint that he will tour with his new album.

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by ye (@kanyewest)

     

  • Katie Balevic

    KANYE POSTED BEATS BY DRE COMMERCIAL WITH SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON

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  • Katie Balevic

    YEEZY'S BACK ON INSTAGRAM

    Kanye West returned to Instagram wearing a black face mask and a necklace bearing his children's names.

    The rapper – who recently compared his home with Kim Kardashian to prison – cropped up on social media in a series of moody shots to promote his new album Donda.

    Kanye shared close-ups of his gold chain necklace, which had the names of his four kids with Kim – North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

    Saint was seen wearing a similar necklace with his name on it in a photo Kim posted on Instagram this week, captioned: "Just how?"

    In other photos from the shoot, Kanye wore leather pants, a black hoodie, gloves and a black mask that covered his entire head as well as goggles, while crouching on top of two silver drums.

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  • Katie Balevic

    'DONDA' NAMED AFTER KANYA'S MOM

    Kanye originally planned to drop his album Donda, named for his late mother, last July, but it was never released.

    However, he confirmed the album will now be released on July 24.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHAT HAPPENED TO SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON?

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that the former Olympian hopeful will not be heading to the Tokyo Olympics as she was left off the US relay team after a positive drug test.

    After testing positive for THC, there was still some hope that she may be able to run in the Olympics as part of the 4×100 relay team.

    However, a roster released by USA Track and Field earlier this month did not include the athlete.

  • Katie Balevic

    KANYE'S NEW FRIEND IN SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON

    On Tuesday, Kanye took to Instagram to share a series of photos that included close ups of gold chains hung around his neck and snaps of the rapper posing in dark clothes.

    Shortly after, the 44-year-old shared his new music video for the song No Child Left Behind that featured the professional athlete Sha’Carri Richardson.

  • Katie Balevic

    'HE'S DONE MIRACLES'

    In Kanye’s video, Sha’Carri, 21, worked up a sweat as Kanye sang: “He’s done miracles on me.”

    Text then appeared onscreen that read: “Live Your Truth.

    “DONDA Listening Event. Livestream on Apple Music. Thursday at 8PM ET.”

    The video concluded by promoting Beats by Dre.

  • Katie Balevic

    LISTENING PARTY IN VEGAS

    Just before the rapper threw a listening party in Las Vegas, Kanye and Kim reunited to spend some family time with their children – North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, one – in San Francisco.

    Since his split from Kim, Kanye was recently linked with supermodel Irina Shayk, 35.

    While they were linked together back in April, the two were spotted enjoying a trip to France to celebrate his birthday two months later – however, things have “cooled off.”

  • Katie Balevic

    IS THE ALBUM ABOUT KIM?

    Kim filed for divorce from her hubby back in February after six years of marriage.

    Now that the album has a confirmed release date, some fans think the album will be majorly about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star.

    One fan tweeted: “Kanye album gonna be all 808 and Kim aches.”

    Another wrote: “I hope Kanye’s album that comes out trashes Kim Kardashian for the witch she is.”

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