Kanye West
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Nobody loves Kanye West greater than Kanye, which is why it’s no shock he desires eyes on Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, a three-part Netflix documentary chronicling over 20 years of his life and work. In an Instagram submit on Friday, West asserted that he “must get final edit and approval on this doc before it releases on Netflix.” “Open the edit room immediately so I can be in charge of my own image,” he wrote beneath a promo pic of himself evident by way of the display with the identical depth because the Miley Cyrus blue-eyes meme. “Thank you in advance 😊.”

Though West reportedly obtained a producer credit score on the upcoming movie, administrators Coodie & Chike say he initially agreed to relinquish directorial management. “‘Dude, you have to trust me,’” Coodie recounts telling West in an interview with Variety. “And he did, 100%.” Nevertheless, latest developments could point out this jeen-yuhs shouldn’t be prepared handy over the reins simply but. Presently, West shouldn’t be listed as a producer on the doc, and representatives for Netflix didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark concerning his involvement.

Acquired by Netflix final fall and premiering at Sundance later this month, Jeen-yuhs presents never-before-seen movies of West, starting from his controversial disputes with Taylor Swift to heartfelt moments between West and his late mom, Donda. The filmmaking duo, whose full names are Clarence Simmons and Chike Ozah, started gathering footage of the rapper’s mercurial rise to stardom in 2002, after Coodie featured West on an episode of his Chicago-based cable-access collection, Channel Zero. When Coodie hauled a duffel bag full of archival footage to a gathering with the manufacturing firm Time Studios in October 2019, the challenge was picked up on the spot. Ye has by no means been afraid to derail a rollout with a social-media flare-up. Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy premieres over three weeks starting on February 16.

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