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Kanye West Documentary 21 Years in the Making Sold to Netflix for $30M

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Rapper and designer Kanye West has just sold a documentary to Netflix for anywhere up to $30 million.

What We Know:

  • The documentary has been in the process for over two decades, capturing 21 years of Kanye’s life including his rise to fame, the loss of his mother Donda West, and his 2020 run for president of the United States. Fans might be wondering if his impending divorce to Kim Kardashian is captured in the documentary, but there have been no sources to confirm if Kim is even featured in the film.
  • According to the Independent, the project created by Time Studios is set to combine private home videos, never-before-seen footage, and other moments of Kanye’s life captured by filmmakers Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah to create a multi-part docu-series. Simmons has worked on other projects with the rapper including music videos for his songs “Through the Wire” and the third version of “Jesus Walks”.
  • Simmons has had a strong relationship with Kanye and began filming the rising star in Chicago back in the 1990s. Their friendship is expected to “serve as the backbone” of the series. 
  • Sources close to the rapper say that Kanye is not creatively involved in the project, but has supported the filmmakers by allowing himself to be filmed for the last two decades. A spokesperson for Netflix could not be reached for comment. 

The untitled documentary is expected to arrive on Netflix later this year. 

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