Including 20 years of never-before-seen family footage and details about his fashion collection, the death of his mother, and a failed presidential run, a Kanye West documentary has been funded by Netflix.
Including highly-sought-after clips of the music and fashion mogul, according to one outlet the film’s price tag stands at $30 million, though another contact familiar with the film mentioned that the figure is accurate.
The as-of-yet untitled multi-part docuseries, comes from music video producing duo Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, better known as Coodie & Chike, who directed and produced West’s 2004 music video “Jesus Walks (Version 3)” and “Through the Wire.” While no firm release date currently exists, the production is expected sometime this year.
In March, West won his first gospel Grammy and 22nd career Grammy for his Jesus Is King album marking the first time since 2013 that rapper has received honors from the Recording Academy. Continuing his foray into the realm of religious music, West also picked up honors for Jesus Is King and rap/hip-hop recorded song for “Follow God” at the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Awards.
Stay tuned for updates on the Kanye West documentary.