IT turns out that it was not Kanye who 'levitated' at his second DONDA performance in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Rather, a stunt double took his place.

Kanye's new album was released on iTunes pre-orders as the rapper's listening event was live-streamed at Mercedez Benz stadium.

It comes after the rapper wowed in his performance of DONDA in the Atlanta stadium. At his second performance, the album sounded distinctly different than it did when he first debuted it.

Kanye's Apple Music Livestream of the performance inside the Georgia stadium – where he is rumored to have been living for the last two weeks – has still not been publicly available on services like Apple Music or Spotify.

Donda is a tribute album to his late mother who passed away in 2007 and features cover art designed by the late French-born artist Louise Bourgeois.

Read our Kanye West Donda live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Katie Balevic

    KIM KARDASHIAN AND FAMILY WERE PRESENT AT LIVE STREAM

    Kim filed for divorce from Kanye back in February after six years of marriage.

    Despite their split, she has made an active effort to remain in the rapper's life as even attended the rapper’s encore album listening on Thursday.

    Kim and their four kids – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm – returned to Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium two weeks after the first listening event for Donda.

  • Katie Balevic

    FANS JOKE THAT KANYE 'LEFT EARTH' TO COMPLETE 'DONDA'

    As Kanye was propelled into the air, fans joked that he "went to the moon" to finish his Donda album.

  • Katie Balevic

    KANYE COLLABORATED WITH DR DRE IN 'GLORY'

    Dr Dre collaborated with Kanye West in his highly-anticipated “Donda” album.

    Their collab is called “Glory” and it features athlete Sha’Carri Richardson.

  • Katie Balevic

    FANS JOKE ABOUT WHERE THE ALBUM IS

    Some fans took to Twitter to joke about how long Kanye is taking to drop his newest album.

    "Shoulda named that s–t Dónde cause where tf it at," one person joked.

    Dónde is the Spanish word for "where?"

  • Katie Balevic

    FANS SLAM KANYE AS HE 'STILL HASN'T RELEASED HIS ALBUM'

    "one of my best friends went into labor yesterday and birthed a whole a– human being but kanye still hasn’t released his album," one person tweeted.

    "Kanye is the greatest magician ever. He shows us the album then makes it disappear," another said.

  • Debbie White

    KANYE’S FATHER STRUGGLING WITH PROSTATE CANCER

    While he is likely still struggling to heal from his mother’s death, Kanye has received an abundant amount of love and support from Ray.

    The rap genius has also been very present for his father who, as it was announced back in 2018, has battled with prostate cancer.

  • Debbie White

    24 TRACKS EXPECTED ON DONDA

    West's Donda album is expected to be 24 tracks long, reports NME.

    The music website adds that it "appears to include a string of features, some of which were previewed last month, like Playboi Carti, Pusha T, Roddy Ricch as well as a highly anticipated collaboration with Jay-Z.

    "However, West has since added some other artists on the album.

    "Kid Cudi previously said he wasn’t on the original cut of ‘Donda’, but [has recently] revealed that West reached out and they 'made it work'."

  • Debbie White

    WHEN IS DONDA BEING RELEASED?

    Confusion remains over the exact new launch date of Kanye West's ‘Donda’ album.

    iTunes is now showing that ‘Donda’ will be available from August 13.

    Apple Music, meanwhile, has instead earmarked August 15.

  • Debbie White

    DONDA WEST LAW

    On November 10, 2007, Donda West died of coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty.

    Records indicated that in 2001, two malpractice lawsuits against Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who performed procedures on Donda, ended in judgments of $217,337 and $250,000.

    Then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger subsequently signed the "Donda West Law," legislation which makes it mandatory for patients to receive medical clearance through a physical examination before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.

    Kanye was extremely close to his mother, and her death seemed to impact him greatly.

  • Debbie White

    CLOSE TO BELOVED MOM

    Kanye was extremely close to his mother, and her death seemed to impact him greatly.

    Kanye told Q magazine in 2015: “My mother was my everything. 

    “If I had never moved to LA, she’d be alive. I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”

    In 2020, Kanye released the song Donda, a testament to his late mother, a year before unveiling his 10th album.

  • Debbie White

    HOW DID KANYE WEST'S MOTHER DIE?

    On November 10, 2007, Donda died of coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty.

    She underwent liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast reduction the day before she died.

    She was 58 years old at the time of her death.

  • Debbie White

    WHO IS DONDA NAMED AFTER?

    This is Kanye West's 10th studio album to date and the title is a tribute to his late mother, Donda West, who passed away 14 years ago.

    Donda was born on July 12, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    She was married to Ray West, father of Kanye, but after their divorce, she moved with her son to Chicago in 1980.

  • Debbie White

    KANYE'S TRIBUTE – WHAT IS DONDA?

    Donda is Yeezy's new album that fans have been waiting patiently to be released.

    The album marks West's first full-length album of new material since 2019's Jesus Is King, which debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

    Donda was due to be released on Friday, July 24, 2020, but Kanye missed the deadline, despite saying he was “focusing on music”.

    It was then earmarked for an August 6 release date – which didn't happen.

    West's new album has now been given yet another new release date.

  • Debbie White

    DR DRE COLLABORATED WITH KANYE ON NEW DONDA ALBUM

    Dr Dre collaborated with Kanye West in his highly-anticipated "Donda" album.

    Their collab is called "Glory" and it features athlete Sha'Carri Richardson.

  • Debbie White

    FANS' REACTION TO DONDA PERFORMANCE

    Fans erupted with excitement as DONDA closed out, sending gratitude and high accolades to Kanye for his tenth album.

    “This is the most Kanye s**t, he literally ASCENDED into Heaven,” joked one person while posting a video of Kanye ascending into the arena’s top as taken from the seats.

    “I know it’s way too early to be saying this but Donda looking like it got potential to be Kanye’s best album ngl,” wrote another.

    Someone else wrote “Kanye really assembled the Avengers for this one. This is his best album since TLOP. Honestly one of his best works I think.

    "This gonna grow on me so much.”

  • Debbie White

    NO MORE FEUD

    While promoting the album, Kanye shared his new music video for the song No Child Left Behind that featured track star Sha'Carri Richardson

    According to the track list for the album, Kanye and Jay-Z have put an end to their feud and rekindled their bond with a new track.

    The two rappers dominated radio play with their collaborative tracks like Otis, Made In America, and No Church In The Wild.

  • Debbie White

    KANYE'S NEW CRIB

    Ahead of releasing Donda, Kanye West posted a photo inside of his “minimal” room while living in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

    The minimal room included a bed with a white comforter placed in the back right corner, a small closet, a flat screen TV and a digital clock.

    Kanye made no effort to decorate the room, though he noticeably lined his sneakers and an opened suitcase against the bare wall.

    Many of his fans took to the comments section to question his choice to live in the tiny room, as one person commented: “Not even a window?”

    Another jokingly asked: “Are you gonna play in the Falcons preseason games?”

  • Debbie White

    BROKE DOWN

    The Sun exclusively revealed last Monday that Kanye broke down in tears at his first album launch after playing a song about his divorce from Kim.

    The controversial star's new single Welcome to my Life includes lyrics about his difficult last two years.

    Over that time period, Kanye dealt with his split from the reality star, a meltdown on Twitter, and a failed bid to become US President.

    After the initial listening party in Las Vegas, an insider revealed: “It’s a very deep, sad song about Kanye, with him reflecting on his marriage with Kim.

    “He talks about the kids and mentions her taking everything. After he played this song he paused for like, two minutes, and cried. It was really somber."

  • Debbie White

    KIM STILL SMITTEN?

    At the listening party, Kanye unveiled his new song Love Unconditionally which claims Kim's "still in love" with him

    He raps: “Time and space is a ­luxury but you came here to show that you’re still in love with me.”

    The couple married in Italy in 2014 but started divorce proceedings earlier this year after ­drifting apart

    Fans also believe Kim's continued support of her ex-husband is a sign of a rekindled romance.

    One Twitter user asked: "Are mommy and daddy getting back together?"

  • Debbie White

    HOW CAN YOU PRE-ORDER DONDA?

    Donda was initially due to be released on July 24, 2020, but Kanye missed the deadline, and it was then was scheduled to drop on Friday.

    You can pre-order the album through iTunes right now.

    If you have an Apple Music subscription, you were able to preview the album from Saturday.

  • Debbie White

    'MENTAL CONDITION'

    Earlier in 2018, the Jesus Is King rapper admitted to suffering from a "mental condition."

    “I think everybody got something. But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability. It’s a superpower," he remarked, referencing his 2018 release of Ye.

    In November of 2016, Kanye experienced a "nervous breakdown" which led to the cancellation of 21 of his tour dates.

    Set off by the anniversary of his mother Donda West's death, the singer was overwhelmed by stress from trying to balance his The Life of Pablo tour, album, and his Yeezy fashion line.

    After recovering, he told Charlamagne Tha God in an interview: “I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was after the breakdown or, as I like to say, the breakthrough.”

  • Debbie White

    WHO WAS DONDA WEST?

    Donda was born on July 12, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    She was married to Ray West, father of Kanye, but after their divorce, she moved with her son to Chicago in 1980.

    The single mother earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the Virginia Union University, in Richmond Virginia.

    She received a Master’s degree at Atlanta University, Georgia.

    Donda furthered her education and received a Doctorate in English at Auburn University, Alabama.

  • Debbie White

    SHOUT OUT TO MY EX

    Kim Kardashian displayed a secret sign of support for her ex husband Kanye West at his Donda event.

    The star's touching gesture comes as the rapper claims the 40-year-old reality queen is "still in love with him" in his new song Love Unconditionally.

    Kim and their four kids – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm were there for the second release party of Kanye's 10th studio album.

    Showing respect for her ex Kanye, she was dressed in his Balenciaga's collection, which matched his.

    She shared a her outfit on social media and rocked a zipped black face mask, matching gloves and a matching jacket. Kim completed her daring look with a long braid in her hair.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    KANYE'S PROFILE PIC CHANGED ON MAJOR MUSIC PLATFORMS

    A Twitter user noted on Saturday that Kanye's profile photo had changed on several music streaming platforms.

    "Kanye’s profile picture on Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. have been changed to black. Black large square #DONDA," Photos of Kanye West wrote.

    Some fans speculated that the album cover for DONDA will simply be black.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    KANYE GOT EMOTIONAL ABOUT MARRIAGE, FAMILY DURING LIVESTREAM

    During the livestream on Thursday, Kanye became emotional while begging his ex Kim Kardashian – who was in the audience – to "come back."

    Some of the emotional lyrics in the song Love, Unconditionally included "Never abandon your family," "I'm losing my family" and "She’s screaming at me, ‘Daddy, how could you leave?'"

    At one point during the performance, Kanye got on his knees as he sang: “I’m losing all my family, darling come back to me."

    The performance marks the second time Kanye has performed the emotional song, which he debuted at the DONDA launch event in July.

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