Kanye West is hosting a listening party for his new album Donda at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Thursday (July 22) at 8pm ET. According to an ad for Beats Studio Buds that debuted during Game 6 of the NBA Finals last night, the event will be livestreamed globally via Apple, and the album is out on Friday. Check out the ad below.
The ad stars America’s fastest woman, Sha’Carri Richardson, who was banned from competing at the Tokyo Games earlier this month after testing positive for marijuana. “Sha’Carri doesn’t need you to let her do anything,” the YouTube caption reads, adding, “DONDA is officially out in 48 hours!” The video is soundtracked by a song called ‘No Child Left Behind’, which is set to appear on Donda.
Kanye West’s most recent album was 2019’s Jesus Is King. The rapper previously claimed its follow-up would come out in July 2020, but no album materialized.