The BBC has commissioned the production of a documentary and podcast on Kanye West’s “life and career roller coaster.” The working title of the documentary is We Need To Talk About Kanye. It will be broadcast on BBC Two. NME writes about it.
The film was directed by investigative journalist Mobin Azhar. In 2021, he directed Britney Spears Custody’s award-winning documentary Battle for Britney.
Mobin will attempt to trace the rapper’s journey to becoming the most famous and recognized artist of his generation, “and more recently, to condemnation and notoriety.” The film’s plot will take place in the context of his 2024 election campaign.
The release of the documentary will be accompanied by The Kanye Story podcast. It will include eight episodes, each with a new guest to explore Kanye’s life and help understand his place in the culture, “from early success to doom in later years.”
The release date for the documentary has yet to be confirmed, but it will be announced in the coming months.
Earlier, the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) decided to withdraw an honorary doctorate from American hip-hop artist Kanye West, which was awarded to the musician in 2015. The reason was anti-Semitic statements and offensive comments by the rapper. The administration of the institution described them as “disgusting and reprehensible.”