West – who lives at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta as he wraps up his delayed latest album “Donda” – now has a contract in place with the venue to stay there while he finishes his music, insiders exclusively said. to Page Six.
We hear that initially West was essentially squatting in the stadium after having a huge listening party there, then decided to move into the huge 71,000-seat arena to put the finishing touches on the recording.
He shared an image on social media of the cinder block room he’s presumably staying in, which includes just a twin bed, a TV, and a small closet.
But sources also tell us that the rapper also brought in a private chef. (In case you were worried that it would incur the usual sports stadium fare.)
Reports have indicated that West, 44, will now release the record on August 6. We noticed that the Atlanta NFL team, the Falcons, have paid practice at the stadium on August 7th. West has been to the stadium in a professional football game before. Game.
Meanwhile, West’s team announced on Friday that they are also planning an August 5 release event at their temporary home in Atlanta. Reports indicated that he wanted to cook up something different from the last event in order to give fans another experience.
The latter grossed 3.3 million streams on Apple Music, and the stars of the first listening night included West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian and their children, as well as Shaquille O’Neal, CeeLo Green, Big Boi and Jadakiss.
At the previous event, West – who appeared with his head covered in a mask – cried as he rapped a track about “Losing My Family.”
Representatives for West did not comment. A stadium representative told us: “We are not free to divulge details regarding Mr. West’s stay at the stadium.