Kanye’s Got Himself A Documentary

Next year, Netflix will release a documentary on the controversial artist that’s been 20 years in the making.

During its global fan event TUDUM (I did not realise this was a thing) Netflix gave us a plethora of juicy announcements about what’s to come on the streaming platform.

If you missed the reference, ‘TUDUM’ emulates the instantly recognisable sound played at the start of every Netflix show. And yes, it took me far longer than I’d like to admit to get that.

Netflix gave us more morsels of good news than I knew what to do with: a sneak peek of the new Stranger Things, a new season of The Witcher, a date for the upcoming season 2 of Tiger King (come at us, November 17!) and a whole lot more.

Of course, one particular project has really piqued fans’ interest: a three-part documentary on the infamous Kanye West that will hit Netflix sometime in 2022.

Netflix premiered a sneak peek at JEEN-YUHS, a documentary about Kanye West containing 20 years of footage from the rapper’s personal and professional life.

"Filmed over two decades, JEEN-YUHS is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye's experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist," Netflix said in a statement.

Needless to say, there’ll be a lot to cover in JEEN-YUHS. These days, Kanye is known for far more than his music – from his confusing presidential bid, relationship with Kim Kardashian, public struggles with mental ill health, and far, far much more.

JEEN-YUHS is co-directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah (also known as Coodie & Chike), who directed West’s Through the Wire visual, and a version of the music video for Jesus Walks.

Though Kanye allowed the directors access to his life over the past 20 years, he reportedly has had no creative input into the project.

Earlier this year, Billboard reported that the documentary was sold to Netflix for $30 million and would feature never-before-seen footage of West’s over the last 21 years.

The first sneak peek for JEEN-YUHS showcases a video from New York in 2002, where Kanye West is rapping with Yasiin Bey (previously known as Mos Def).

There’s no word yet on when exactly in 2022 JEEN-YUHS will hit our screens, but it’s sure to be huge.

Written by Dani Leever, a writer and homosexual pop culture enthusiast. Find their words at @danileever or catch their gay DJ drag adventures at @djgaydad.

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