Iconic Rapper Kanye West Once Bewildered Nintendo’s Chief With a Bizarre Video Game Pitch

Published 05/06/2022, 1:15 PM EDT

Who hasn’t heard the Kanye West? Right? Over the years, he has earned his place in the hip-hop industry by releasing some of the best-selling albums. To date, most of his songs still rank well on the Billboard list. Popularly known as ‘Ye’, he is a professional rapper, and also the owner of an American fashion brand, Yeezy. He recently released Donda 2, a sequel of the previously released album exclusively on the Stem Player.                                 

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A few years back, the Donda rapper approached the Japanese game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto at the E3, to pitch his own video game. The topic gained little attention, as there was not much information about it until recently.

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Now, Twitter user Zachary Ryan brought it into the limelight. The twitch producer posted an entire thread talking about what went down between the two celebrities, but never really shared Miyamoto’s opinion of the game. After all, it was Kanye West asking for something like this.

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Talking about Miyamoto’s story, the former IGN producer said, ‘Miyamoto was telling a story about the previous E3. He said that Kanye had shown up at the Nintendo booth unannounced and asked for an audience with Miyamoto specifically, right then and there. But more so in the way that he just sorta couldn’t believe that Kanye West was pitching him a video game. He described, incredulously and in great detail, what the game looked like and how it played. I was laughing because I sorta couldn’t believe it either.’ 

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To all those who are wondering what the video game was, here is what it was. The game featured the rapper’s late mother flying toward heaven. With a game’s very serene and light-hearted theme, Kanye himself gave the background music.

With the game releasing two weeks later, the rapper also launched an album in 2020, dedicating it to his late mother.

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Atharv Phadke

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Atharv is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University, Atharv has a keen eye for writing engaging content. He enjoys all kinds of games but thoroughly follows FPS games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

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