In a swift turn of events, it seems Kanye West has finished his long-awaited tenth studio album, Donda, named after his mother. And no, in true Ye fashion, it's still not released yet. The rapper hosted a listening party at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and, to the surprise of many, his supposedly estranged ex-wife of seven years, Kim Kardashian, was in attendance. Of course, the Internet had some thoughts on the situation.
One of the biggest online reactions to Kim Kardashian attending Kanye West’s Donda listening party involved the lyrics of one of the tracks. Viewers interpreted them as directly speaking to Kardashian, in fact. See below:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's issues were widely speculated on before and after their divorce announcement in February. But it wasn't until Keeping Up with the Kardashians' final season aired that it was revealed that the two were arguing, as well as no longer living in the same state. At one point, Kardashian said on the show that she wanted someone who could do the “little things” with her.
Their problems are kind of over and done with now, though. The divorce is being finalized, and Kanye West has reportedly already moved on. Which is why the Internet couldn't help but point out the likely awkwardness for Kim Kardashian being at the new album’s listening party. Check out this user's post here:
Yet fans should note that the album listening party is only a continuation of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West making an effort for their four kids, who were also in attendance at the event. Supposedly, the Kardashian-Wests had a private family outing together last week. West even took on babysitting duty a few weeks ago, just so Kardashian could travel to Rome.
Kim Kardashian's Rome trip and other recent Instagram snaps sparked a lot of online speculation regarding whether she was returning to her “old Kim” style from the years before Kanye West started to allegedly dress her. At the album listening party though, Kardashian and West were seen matching in red jumpsuits. This led some to wonder if the formerly married couple still share at least a friendship when it comes to fashion:
Another interesting twist at the Donda album listening party was that a track featured Jay-Z. Kanye West and Jay-Z had an infamous falling-out that was allegedly over Jay-Z and Beyoncé not attending West and Kim Kardashian's wedding. So fans couldn't help but poke fun at the auspicious timing of their collaboration with West’s divorce to Kardashian. See this user's reaction here:
It's hard to know if these comparisons and digs are fact or fiction for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Just her mere presence at his events with their kids, and sister Khloe, shows some level of support and camaraderie as they move forward as individuals and co-parents.
The official release of the Donda album has yet to be determined. Conflicting reports indicate it could be as early as today or as late as August 6 (opens in new tab). There are also no updates as of yet concerning the Kardashian-Jenners’ new Hulu project. When it comes to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, you just never know what the heck is going on.
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