Twitter Was On The Fence About Kanye West's 'Donda 2' Listening Experience
Kanye West's listening party in Miami for Donda 2 stirs up social media reactions
February 23, 2022 at 1:10 am
As music lovers, Kanye West fans and others waited several hours for the Donda 2 experience, the highly anticipated sequel to Kanye's 2021 Donda album has finally arrived—Kinda.
Late Tuesday evening, West, now known as Ye, held his Donda 2 experience at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, live in front of eager fans in person, streaming on YouTube, Amazon Prime, and his Stem Player website.
According to several tweets, if concertgoers were interested in shopping on the spot, Ye had merch items available at his show, including his Yeezy Slides and Yeezy Foam RNNRs, as well as his stem player.
— Watching the Throne (@KanyePodcast) February 22, 2022
— Donda’s Place (@dondas__place) February 23, 2022
In perfect Ye fashion, fans waited and waited for the show to finally start with Kanye's childhood home in Chicago, on fire, as in his event flyer. In addition to new songs, the rapper performed classics from his catalog, including "Hurricane," "Off The Grid," "Jail," and other tracks from his Donda album.
— Ye Media (@KanyeMedia_) February 23, 2022
The show, however, did not disappoint; Ye brought a lot of his music industry allies and friends to support him and perform alongside him at the show. Rappers such as The Game, Baby Keem, DaBaby, Marilyn Manson, Fivio Foreign, Alicia Keys, Migos, Playboi Carti, and baby-faced newcomer Jack Harlow.
He has also used popular recordings for his tracks, including Taraji P. Henson's "I have to put myself first," quote-turned-meme, and a quote from his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian. In the recording from Kardashian's SNL appearance, she says that Ye is the greatest rapper of all time and the richest Black man in America and acknowledges their children together. He cuts out the joke from Kardashian, stating that their divorce stems from his complicated personality.
Kanye just sampled this on #DONDA2
He kept the receipts!!!! pic.twitter.com/inXgeYJRzA
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 23, 2022
There was, however, a noticeable technical glitch with his microphone, which persisted throughout the show.
— Club Ambition (@ClubAmbition__) February 23, 2022
For the fans who were unable to attend the Miami show, Twitter became the hotspot for them to tune in, watch the show, and share their thoughts, opinions, and jokes about the show as usual.