Kanye West Reportedly Living in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium to Work on 'Donda' Album

Kanye West seemed to be spotted at an Atlanta United soccer game at the stadium over the weekend

"DONDA By Kanye West" Listening Event
Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music Group

Kanye West is focused on fine-tuning his new music, but apparently, not in a traditional recording studio.

The 44-year-old rapper is said to be staying at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to complete his 10th studio album Donda, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

West held a massive listening party there on July 22, introducing his new music before a sold-out crowd. His ex Kim Kardashian West and their four children – daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2 – were in attendance, as well as Khloé Kardashian, Shaquille O'Neal, CeeLo Green, Big Boi and Jadakiss.

Over the weekend, the artist was spotted in the stands of Mercedes-Benz Stadium during Atlanta United's Saturday soccer game, wearing the stocking-like mask and red snowsuit he was pictured in two days prior at the listening party.

"So apparently Kanye West is still walking around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in his #DONDA release party fit," one person commented on Twitter.

<a href="https://people.com/tag/kanye-west/" data-inlink="true">Kanye West</a>; Donda West
Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Donda is named after the Grammy winner's late mother Donda West, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007. The album is his first since Kardashian filed for divorce in February after six years of marriage, which he alludes to in a song called "Losing My Family."

The track begins with the voice of the rapper's late mother offering words of advice about love and marriage.

"Two lessons that he passed along to his children," she says. "The first is that no matter what, you never abandon your family. The second was that no matter what, you love unconditionally."

West then repeats the lyrics "I'm losing my family" as the track continues.

"She's screaming at me / Honey, why could you leave?" he raps. "Darling, how could you leave? / Come back tonight, baby / Come back tonight, darling, please / Darling, how could you leave?"

The new album, which is due Aug. 6, according to the AP and Variety, is his first since the release of his 2019 gospel album Jesus Is King, which earned him a best contemporary Christian album Grammy. A rep for West did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Related Articles