Netflix Reportedly Buys Kanye West Documentary Two Decades in the Making

The series, featuring unseen footage spanning 20 years, is said to be due later this year.


Netflix has bought a Kanye West documentary series covering the last 20 years of his career. News of the documentary was first reported by Billboard with the suggestion that the streaming company paid $30 million for the rights. However, in a follow-up report, Variety said that figure is innacurate.

The documentary series was made by directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, who first met West when they made his “Through The Wire” video in 2003. They continued to work with the rapper, collaborating on a video for “Through The Wire” and filming him at intermittent moments over the coming decades. The series is said to include unseen footage covering the death of West’s mother, Donda, plus his failed 2020 presidential bid.

The Netflix project is currently untitled but is expected to be released this year, according to Billboard. It is not the only televised document of West’s private life expected in 2021, with the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians due to cover his divorce from wife Kim Kardashian.



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