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Kanye West docuseries coming to Netflix

It will also cover his career in music and fashion, his 2020 presidential bid and the death of his mother

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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep West off presidential ballots in Virginia. Attorneys for Perkins Coie filed a lawsuit in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on behalf of two people who say they were tricked into signing an “Elector Oath” backing West's candidacy. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Netflix has purchased a multi-part docuseries about the life of Kanye West featuring 20 years of footage and home videos. 

According to Billboard, Netflix acquired the project from Time Studios. 

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The publication reported that Netflix purchased it for $30 million, but a source familiar with the project told Variety that the number is inaccurate. 

The docuseries, which is not yet named, will include never-before-seen footage from West’s life. 

It will also cover his career in music and fashion, his 2020 presidential bid and the death of his mother. 

Music video producing duo Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah produced the project. 

The two produced the music video for West’s 2004 hit Jesus Walks (Version 3) as well as videos for Lupe Fiasco and Erykah Badu, Variety reported. 

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