Kanye West Donates 5,000 ‘Donda’ Listening Party Tickets to HBCUs Across Atlanta
By: ShaCamree Gowdy
Kanye West reserved 5,000 tickets for his “Donda” listening party on Thursday to Historically Black Colleges and Universities across Atlanta.
The 44-year-old Through the Wire rapper is hosting the event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, per PageSix’s Francesca Bacardi, and set aside the tickets for students, faculty and staff at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, Morris Brown College and Interdenominational Theological Center.
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During the NBA Finals on Tuesday, West confirmed that his highly-anticipated album will be released on Friday. The announcement was made in a commercial featuring American track star Sha’Carri Richardson, who was recently banned from competing in the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana.
“The production is light-years ahead of its time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again,” web personality Justin LaBoy tweeted of the album. “Any artist who plan on dropping soon should just push it back.”
Kanye played his new album for me & @KDTrey5 last night in Vegas. Man listen! The production is light years ahead of it’s time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again. Any artist who plan on dropping soon should just push it back ? #Respectfully
— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 18, 2021
“Donda” is the 22-time Grammy winners’ 10th studio album and is named after his late mother Donda West, who died from plastic surgery complications in 2007.
The sold-out event will be also broadcast live on Apple Music, per The Associated Press.