Last night Kanye West unveiled Donda, his 10th album to a sold-out crowd in Atlanta.
Kanye (of course) was late to his own party showing up at 9:50 wearing Yeezy Gap with a mesh pantyhose-like head covering. (The night was billed for 8PM.) Why not keep 40,000+ paying fans waiting for two hours…?
But West didn’t utter a word. He just paced in a circle, trotted a few steps here and there as songs played. Very loudly.
The album is named after his mother, Donda, who died in 2007 and is on the album in a recorded speech introducing a song.
Some songs seem he might have returned his gospel phase with references to
“snakes and money pits… the holy fountain, holy water.”
I Know God Breathed on This was released earlier this week and repeated the title. His claim from last September is repeated more than once that he is
“the new Moses.”
Religiousity seemed to motivate Kanye’s movements as he occasionally stopped to raise his hands overhead or kneel.
48 minutes later, he was gone.
Donda comes out today.
(Photos, Apple Music, Instagram; via USA Today)