Brooklyn Nets’ Forward Kevin Durant Gives Honest Reaction to Kanye West’s Donda

Published 08/29/2021, 2:13 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – United States v Czech Republic – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 31, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States applauds to celebrate after the match REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Kanye West has finally released his much-awaited album, ‘Donda. As thousands of listeners anxiously anticipated the release of the album, West had several listening parties and events as teasers to the album before he released it. And he also played his entire album in front of a few select celebrities who are close to him. Among them was the Brooklyn Nets Forward Kevin Durant. Other than Kanye, Kevin Durant is also close with several other rappers like Wiz Khalifa and Drake.

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Kevin Durant expresses his opinion about Kanye West’s new album

On a virtual press conference during the Tokyo Olympics, Kevin Durant expressed what he felt about Kanye’s new album. Tyrell Thomas from These Urban Times asked Kevin Durant if Kanye had sent him any new music to listen to in Tokyo. This was the fact’s context that Kevin Durant was one of the first people to listen to Kanye West’s album before he released it.

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Kevin responded to Tyrell’s question by saying, “No, of course not, that’s Kanye West, he’s a master at his craft. I mean, I was just sitting back and just taking in the vibes listening. And he’s so humble that he was playing for everybody just wanted to hear their input.” 

Apr 10, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The fact that Kanye asked him for his input took Kevin by surprise. He asked Kanye if he was actually going to make the changes he suggested in the album. And even though the rapper said he would, Kevin could not believe it. However, at the listening parties, Kevin heard Kanye made the changes he suggested. Therefore, he concluded by saying, “It’s going to be incredible when he drops it.”

Finally, Kanye has now released the album. It is not up to the listeners to decide whether Durant’s reviews were correct.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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