Kanye West treated fans to a listening party, so the City of Atlanta treated him in return.
The “Donda” listening one-of-a-kind event was a real treat for all Kanye West fans in Atlanta. The ATL rapper revealed his new album, named after his mother, Thursday night in front of a huge crowd at Mercedez Benz Stadium. The crowd included Kim Kardashian with their kids, along with sister Khloe. The album brought an insane energy to the stadium, with adoring fans who’ve been praising the superstar’s new sound since. But it wasn’t just the fans who showed love for Kanye, the city did too…
— Post Bad Swag (@PostBadSwag) July 23, 2021
The City of Atlanta presented the rapper a plaque backstage honoring his work within music, proclaiming July 22 Kanye West Day.. Kanye West was born in Atlanta on June 8, 1977, and as an ATL native, must be very proud to accept this honor.
Although, during the plaque exchange, his face was covered. However, you can definitely see a smile under the mask. Especially when he received a second token from the city honoring his mother, who taught at HBCU, Morris Brown College and was Chair of the English Department.
The city of Atlanta announced July 22 as “Kanye West Day” going forward 🔥
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) July 23, 2021
Kevin James, President of ATL’s HBCU, presented Kanye with the Dr. Donda West Meritorious Service to Morris Brown College. The school was founded in 1881, being the only HBCU in Georgia founded by Black people.
The star is now reportedly living inside the Stadium to wrap up the album, with his own studio space at the ATL’s iconic stadium. He was even spotted at a soccer game at the stadium over the weekend, in the exact outfit he wore for his listening party performance.
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