Kanye West Is Lifting Weights on a Livestream Ahead of Releasing 'DONDA'

Another listening event for the album takes place in Atlanta tonight

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 5, 2021

Kanye West is expected to release long-awaited album DONDA tomorrow (August 6) after taking up residence in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium to finish the LP following a July 22 listening event. Ahead of a second event at the venue this evening, he has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at his preparation with a pre-show livestream.

An Apple Music livestream that began in the wee hours of the morning has shown West dialling in mixes with Mike Dean, modelling new Balenciaga outfits, hanging out with Chance the Rapper, curling weights and doing push-ups — all while wearing a full facemask. He's even found time to work in some beauty sleep.

You can tune into West's day in the life through Apple Music here, and can find select clips of the action from fan accounts below.

West's first listening party for DONDA found a number of the performed tracks sounding unfinished. While it remains to be seen what collaborators will be involved this evening, the artist recently shared that he was calling up the Weeknd to get to work.

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