The BBC has commissioned a documentary and podcast exploring “the rollercoaster life and profession” of Kanye West.
The undertaking, which at present has the working title of We Want To Discuss About Kanye, will air on BBC Two. Will probably be fronted by the investigative journalist Mobeen Azhar, who beforehand made an award-winning documentary in 2021 about Britney Spears‘ conservatorship, The Battle For Britney.
Per a press assertion by BBC’s media centre: “Unfolding in opposition to the backdrop of Ye’s 2024 election marketing campaign, and at a time when his behaviour has sparked outrage and a re-evaluation of his place in in style tradition, this one-off documentary follows Mobeen as he makes an attempt to know the advanced journey that led Ye to turn out to be probably the most well-known and creatively profitable artists of his era. However extra lately, to condemnation and notoriety.”
An eight-part podcast sequence, The Kanye Story, will accompany the documentary. Every episode will deliver on company “who can deliver an perception into Kanye’s life and dig deeper into his place in tradition; beginning with the early stratospheric success to the condemnation of later years”.
A transmission date for the documentary has not but been confirmed however can be introduced “within the coming months”.
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Elsewhere, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a global NGO, launched a report earlier this week that linked West’s current spate of anti-Semitic remarks to 30 completely different hate incidents within the US.
“These incidents — which embrace vandalism, banner drops, focused harassment and campus propaganda distributions — exhibit the continuing affect of Ye’s conspiratorial, bigoted rants,” the ADL wrote within the report.
It continued that “instantly following Ye’s antisemitic feedback” which included “inflammatory tropes about Jewish energy and Holocaust denial”, the slogan ‘Ye is Proper’ surfaced on-line in hashtags and anti-semitic accounts.
West’s spate of anti-semitic feedback started when he tweeted that he was going to go “dying con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE” again in October.
The rapper was lately declared ‘Antisemite Of The 12 months’ by the watchdog group StopAntisemitism, and has been broadly condemned by many figures within the leisure world, in addition to a number of political figures and organisations that characterize Jewish communities.