Fans Thrilled as Kanye West Makes Shock Appearance at Atlanta United FC Game

Published 07/25/2021, 10:56 AM EDT
FILE – This Nov. 17, 2019 file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. West has donated $2 million dollars to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died last month after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)


Rapping legend and celebrity, Kanye West was in attendance at the match between Columbus Crew and Atlanta United FC. However, his presence was not enough to help Atlanta win the match as they lost the game 1-0.

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West has set up a studio at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as he aims to finish work on his 10th studio album, “DONDA,” with 2 Chainz among other collaborators.

There was a lot of controversy surrounding the album, as it was supposed to be released on Friday the 23rd, but the release was delayed. However, this wasn’t the first time West has delayed the release of an album.

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Around 42,000 fans were present at the listening party in the stadium as Kanye West unveiled a song with another legend in Jay-Z. They were waiting for the release of the entire album but were left disappointed.

It was another disappointing result two days later, as they had to watch their team lose. There is no official release date for the album yet, but fans hope that Kanye puts it out as soon as possible.

 

Kanye West and his impressive listening party

This event was a huge success for West as the crowd listened to every single word from the songs he played. Despite his several controversies, Kanye West has a huge fan following, and it was evident on Thursday night.

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West put out the advertisement for the album on Tuesday. The one-minute video featured U.S. track star Sha’Carri Richardson and played ‘No Child Left Behind’, a song from the album.

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West has some experience in hosting live listening events for his albums as he did the same thing for his album ‘The Life of Pablo’ in 2016. That event was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It featured several notable attendees like Kim Kardashian West, 50 Cent, and Caitlyn Jenner.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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