Kanye West had the music industry tuned in last week, to watch his final “Donda” album listening event. This went down in his hometown of Chicago, inside Soldier Field. The album didn’t release as planned at midnight, as it was delayed for a third time. Donda did finally drop two days ago, though.
For the listening event in Chicago, the middle of the venue featured a replica of Kanye’s childhood home in the city. Apparently though, Kanye wanted to bring the actual home, inside the stadium, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The city of Chicago ended up denying this request, as announced by the Chicago Building Department. The home is also said to be in demolition court.
“Moving a home in Chicago is a very technical process that requires structural engineer reports and multiple city permits,” the Building Department said in a statement. “The request to move the house at 7815 S. South Shore Dr. was denied last week because no permit application had been received to excavate and move the vacant property which is also in Demolition Court.”
In the end, fans of Ye loved “Donda,” as it contained 27 tracks in total. Appearances include Lil Baby, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch, Lil Durk, Playboi Carti, and more. It is currently heading for number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with a projection of 350,000 units sold. It woudl also be his ninth consecutive number one album.