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Kanye West is engulfed in flames in new “Come to Life” video

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Kanye West survives being engulfed in flames in his new “Come to Life” video, which he dropped Thursday.

The clip captures one of the most memorable scenes from his Donda listening event at Solder Field in his hometown of Chicago on August 26. 

Yeezy is sitting in a replica of his childhood home when fire suddenly erupts throughout the structure. He walks out on the stage, completely on fire. Then the video flips to his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, walking slowly in a long white gown and a veil, as wedding music plays. Kanye emerges, fire-free and apparently unscathed, to greet her. Their four children are also in attendance: daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, plus sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2.

Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian, reacted to the scene, tweeting, “Damn…I’ve never seen anything this sick!!!!!”

As previously reported, despite West claiming that Def Jam released Donda without his permission, the album shattered an Apple Music record within its first day of release. Billboard reports that fans streamed Ye’s 10th studio effort a whopping 60 million times over the course of 24 hours. In addition, the rapper overtook the top 20 spots in Apple’s Daily Top 100 Global songs chart. This milestone officially makes the “Stronger” rapper the service’s most-streamed artist.

In addition, Donda debuted atop the streamer’s albums charts in 152 countries.

The studio effort also made a splash on Spotify, racking up 94 million global streams in its first 24 hours of release, becoming the album with the second-best debut in the streaming service’s history.

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