Kanye West gets his own day in Atlanta
On the heels of his 10th studio album, Donda, preview at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday night, the City of Atlanta is honoring the rapper in a one-of-a-kind way by declaring that July 22 is now Kanye West Day.
Thousands of fans attended the event, and even more Livestream it on Apple Music as Donda the highly anticipated album becomes ready for fans.
Kanye West has been noted as one of the G.O.A.T.S of this generation’s music and art, and following the mega event, the City of Atlanta showed its appreciation to the rap mogul with a plaque denoting the declaration of Kanye West Day.
A video of the ceremony shows Kanye West in red merino and trousers as he dons a nude face mask backstage after his performance and receiving the plaque as his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, his children, and members of the Kardashian clan look on.
Kanye West was born and raised in Atlanta until he was three years old, when his parents divorced. His parents Ray West is a resident of the City of Atlanta and was a photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while his mother, Donda West, was a professor at Clark Atlanta University.
The rapper now lives between California with Kim and his children and Wyoming, where he owns a ranch home.
The new album is named after his late mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007. However, there was an honor for his mother by Clark Atlanta University, where Donda spent a significant amount of time as a professor.