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Kanye West for the December 2005 issue of Dazed
Kanye West for the December 2005 issue of DazedPhotography Matt Holyoak

A decades-spanning Kanye West documentary lands at Netflix

The series will cover the rapper’s career in fashion and music, as well as his failed presidential campaign and the death of his mother in 2007

A documentary covering Kanye West’s life and career, which has been in the works for more than two decades, has finally found a home at Netflix. The as-yet-untitled series will reportedly cover the death of the rapper’s mother, Donda, in 2007, as well as his ill-fated presidential run in 2020.

West’s career in fashion and music will also be captured in previously-unseen home videos, alongside footage shot over the course of 21 years by Coodie & Chike — AKA Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, the duo behind West’s videos for “Jesus Walks (Version 3)” and “Through the Wire”.

According to Billboard, the documentary is set to arrive sometime this year, though a spokesperson for Netflix declined to comment. Billboard also initially reported that it was picked up by Netflix for $30 million, though a source has since told Variety that this is “not an accurate figure”.

Last month, Kanye West received the 22nd Grammy Award of his career, with his first win in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category, for Jesus Is King.

The album — on which he considers his newfound commitment to religion — followed regular Sunday Services, which have seen him perform at various events and locations, including Coachella, Paris Fashion Week, and controversial Christian gatherings.

The extent to which the forthcoming documentary will deal with West’s reignited Christian faith, his tumultuous relationship with Donald Trump, and his strained marriage to Kim Kardashian, is yet to be revealed.