Kanye West‘s leaked documentary reveals threat to remove Jay-Z from ‘Donda’ during production.
On Wednesday (June 7), a five-minute mini-documentary on the making of Donda was leaked online. It provides an inside look at Kanye’s unorthodox creative process, which involved turning Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium into a makeshift recording studio.
The documentary, which includes never-before-seen footage, shows Ye reflecting on his late mother, Donda West, while visiting his childhood home in Chicago, tinkering with various songs in the studio, delivering impassioned speeches and prayers to his team, and linking with Pusha T, Playboi Carti, Fivio Foreign, Rick Rubin and Mike Dean, among others.
One particularly noteworthy scene captures the Chicago rap mogul threatening to remove JAY-Z from the album if he doesn’t attend his listening party while on the phone in a locker area.
“Everybody that’s not here, I’m taking their verses off,” he says. “I’m taking JAY-Z verse, I’m taking — if there’s anybody not here on the porch with me, they’re not on this version.”
After hanging up, Kanye looks to the camera and adds with a laugh: “How do you even describe these kind of conversations, bro?”
On June 3, TMZ shared a picture of Cube and Ye giving each other their daps, and the outlet also revealed that the two had first met on June 2 in the Friday star’s Los Angeles home.
The photo was taken outside of Cube’s house as Ye was leaving for the evening, and both seemed to be pretty happy that their disagreement had been resolved.
“It’s unclear if Ye apologized to Cube — but whatever was said, they clearly parted on good terms,” reported the outlet.