Netflix buys Kanye West documentary

Netflix has bought the rights to a Kanye West documentary that’s been 21 years in the making.

The documentary is set to be comprised of unseen home videos shot by Clarence Simmons and Chike Ozah, who’ve previously directed West’s music videos.

It’s confirmed that the documentary will cover the death of his mother in 2007 and his failed presidential bid in 2020. It’s unknown however, as to whether the documentary will include any details about his separation and impending divorce from Kim Kardashian-West.

This split has been confirmed to be featured in the final upcoming series of reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, by Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner.

Kanye West has sold more than 20 million albums and 140 million singles worldwide, and has won 22 Grammy Awards. Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in both 2005 and 2015.

Largely due to his income from his fashion brand, Yeezy, he was also recently crowned as the richest black man in US history, with a net worth of $6.6bn, despite having claimed he was $53m in debt three years ago.

West is also well-known for his controversies, including:

  • His attack of George Bush on TV following Hurricane Katrina
  • His interrupting of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs and ensuing beef with the singer
  • His feud with Wiz Khalifa
  • His support of Bill Cosby following sexual assault charges
  • His support of Donald Trump during his time as President
  • His multitude of interesting tweets

The list goes on…

Safe to say, the documentary is set to be a must-watch upon its release…

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