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Report: Kanye West moves into Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium to finish ‘DONDA’ — now due out August 6

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After Kanye West‘s tenth studio album DONDA failed to materialize on Friday, reports have surfaced that the singer has set up shop in the most unlikely of places to finish the LP — Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

On Thursday, Ye held a sold-out listening event at the stadium with the intent of releasing the complete album a few hours later at midnight.  However, as of Monday, DONDA is still not out and it appears the Grammy winner is once again tweaking the album.

TMZ reports that the “Stronger” rapper has not left the stadium and has made the venue his new home until the studio effort is finalized.

The outlet reports that Ye’s team has renovated parts of the venue into a designated recording and living space.   Sources to TMZ say Kanye has, again, changed the album’s release date and anticipates to have DONDA out on August 6.

In addition, fans who attended the Atlanta United soccer game on Saturday snapped photos of Kanye walking around the venue.  In addition, Ye shared a video of the Saturday match to his personal Instagram, further backing up claims that he hasn’t left the stadium.

This marks the second time DONDA has been delayed.  Ye first teased the album in March 2020 and said it was originally slated to come out that July, but the offering never came.  It was later announced that the release was canceled because the rapper was further tweaking the LP.  

At last week’s NBA finals game, Ye confirmed DONDA‘s new release date, promising in a Beats by Dre commercial featuring sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson that the LP would drop on July 23.

Kanye has yet to reveal why he held off on releasing his album for a second time.

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