Kanye West Documentary Coming To Netflix This Year, Report Says
A documentary series about the popular and controversial rapper is reportedly headed to Netflix.
A Kanye West documentary is in the works, and it just recently sold to Netflix for a huge price tag, according to Billboard. The documentary is planned as a series, and it is said to feature "over two decades" of footage regarding West's life, including home videos.
Separately, Variety reported that the price tag that Billboard reported for the series--$30 million--is "not an accurate figure," though the site didn't say if it was too high or too low.
Whatever the case, the documentary series is said to reveal brand-new videos that cover topics like the death of West's mother, his career in music, and what really happened with his run for president in 2020.
The series doesn't have an official title yet, but we know it's made by Clarence "Coodie" Simmons and Chike Ozah. They directed West's music video for "Jesus Walks (Version 3)" and "Through the Wire." The pair have also directed an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary and also music videos for the rapper Lupe Fiasco.
Billboard reported that the documentary will be released this year. A spokesperson for Netflix declined to comment.
Netflix has continued to invest in documentaries about famous musicians. The streaming company has the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, the Blackpink documentary Light up the Sky, and the Shawn Mendes movie In Wonder.