What you need to know
- Kanye West is hosting another album event on Apple Music.
- A bizarre muted livestream has been running for hours ahead of a launch later tonight.
Kanye West will reportedly hold another Donda listening event on Apple Music on Thursday night, but a bizarre muted stream has already been running for several hours.
Overnight Apple Music announced the event:
.@kanyewest prepares and presents his 10th album #Donda, live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during an exclusive livestream event.
Watch it now, only on Apple Music:https://t.co/w5603YUviT pic.twitter.com/HR4tRd0YZC.@kanyewest prepares and presents his 10th album #Donda, live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during an exclusive livestream event.
Watch it now, only on Apple Music:https://t.co/w5603YUviT pic.twitter.com/HR4tRd0YZC— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) August 5, 2021August 5, 2021
Donda was set for release July 23, but was delayed following a live Apple Music event at Mercedes Benz stadium following which the album didn't surface. Kanye has since been living in a dressing room at the Stadium for two weeks in order to finish the album. It looks like another streaming event is going down tonight.
The stream is available live right now on Apple Music, and has reportedly been intentionally muted. NME reports:
.@kanyewest doing push-ups on the #DONDA livestream tonight. (8.5.21) pic.twitter.com/a2bHUkq1TE.@kanyewest doing push-ups on the #DONDA livestream tonight. (8.5.21) pic.twitter.com/a2bHUkq1TE— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) August 5, 2021August 5, 2021
The previous event broke Apple Music streaming records with 3.3 million people tuning in. The strange event saw him walk around the stage for around forty minutes whilst his new music played, and West didn't speak the whole time.
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