Kanye West Documentary Picked Up by Netflix

Kanye West Documentary Picked Up by Netflix

04/06/2021

Music video directors Coodie & Chike who worked with Ye on “Jesus Walks” are at work on the untitled, multipart project

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Kanye West is getting his own documentary series about his life and career, and Netflix has acquired the multi-part project that’s expected to debut later this year, an individual with knowledge of the project and the sale told TheWrap.

Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, better known as music video duo Coodie & Chike, are directing the still untitled project that’s been put together from never-before-seen home movie footage spread out over 20 years about the rapper turned. And Billboard is additionally reporting via a source that the deal for the docuseries is for upwards of $30 million.

Coodie & Chike’s production company Creative Control is producing alongside TIME Studios. The two music video directors have worked with West on several music videos, including the third iteration of “Jesus Walks.”

TIME had no comment on the price reported by Billboard. Reps for Netflix did not immediately respond for a request for comment but declined to comment to Billboard, which originally reported the news.

Kanye himself according to Billboard is not said to have creative control in the docuseries, but he has allowed Coodie & Chike to film over the course of 21 years. Simmons originally started filming West back in the ’90s during his days in Chicago, and the film traces his relationship with the rapper throughout the years.

Billboard also reports that the project will address the death of Kanye’s mother Donda West and how he has evolved and changed over the years into a fashion mogul as well as his 2020 Presidential run. It’s unclear whether the series will address West’s recent divorce from Kim Kardashian.

More to come…

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