Kanye ‘Ye’ West seems to have cold feet after giving Coodie Simmons complete directorial control over the final cut of his documentary.
The release date of the highly-anticipated tell-all titled “Jeen-Yuhs” is almost here, and Ye wants to okay the final cut before it drops.
The “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper wants Netflix to unlock the doors of its edit room so he can inspect the final footage.
Kanye West Wants Final Say On ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Documentary
As the past 20 years of his life are about to be told by a third party, Ye has reconsidered not having an input in the creative process.
The billionaire took to social media to demand the final say on his soon-to-be-released documentary “Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy.”
The three-part series airs on Netflix 16 and gives a deep insight into the last two decades of Ye’s life.
The “Famous” artist seems not to have been granted his editorial wishes and took to Instagram with his complaints on Friday, January 21. He wrote:
“I’m going to say this kindly for the last time. I must get final edit and approval on this doc before it releases on Netflix.”
In case the popular streaming service, as well as the directors behind the production, did not comprehend his statement, Ye buttressed:
“Open the edit room immediately so I can be in charge of my own image. Thank you in advance [smiley face emoji].”
Despite the smiley, it sounds like the “Power” star is not amused or happy with his lack of say-so regarding his upcoming production.
“Jeen-Yhus” is no small feat and has been in the making for 21 years. The three-part series is directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, containing footage from the rapper’s music career.
Simmons explained to Variety that Ye previously said he “100%” trusts him with the final cut, and the documentary has nothing to do with “making Kanye likeable or not.” [sic]
The director believes the footage speaks for itself, adding, “what makes the film special is that it’s not something definitive; it’s his journey through my vision.”
Two teasers have dropped for the documentary. The first showed the “Graduation” icon and Mos Def rapping together in 2004.
The other trailer includes unseen footage of the rapper following his tragic 2002 car crash. Also included is a behind-the-scenes of “Donda.”
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The first part of “Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” made its debut on Sunday, January 23, at the Sundance Film Festival.
Most critics complained about the length of the film is too long. Perhaps, Ye will apply his creative genius to make the Netflix premiere more memorable.
More Details On “Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy”
In 2021, Netflix purchased rights to Ye’s docuseries and called the project “an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye West’s experiences,” through both his past and previous selves.
The Blast shared that, following the Sundance premiere of “Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” at Sundance Film Festival, the first installment of the documentary will be available at nationwide theatres on February 10.
A well-received teaser for the soon-to-be-released documentary was uploaded on YouTube. The opening scene showed young Ye arguing with hip-hop artist Rhymefest.
The “Praise God” star said he felt disrespected because Rhymefest did not believe he was a genius. The hip-hop personality responded, “But who are you to call yourself a genius?”
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Other scenes showed several moments in Ye’s life, including personal incidents like his 2002 car crash and professional experiences with artists including Jay-Z, Pharrell, and Kid Cudi.
“Donda” Rapper Receives Priceless Nike Sneakers From DJ Khaled
Fans can expect more than a documentary from Ye this year as he and DJ Khaled are working on an anthem together.
While at his Florida home, Khaled asked, “You are a size 12, right?” and Ye replied, “Yes sir,” before showing the bright blue sneakers to the camera.
Only 100 pieces of the “Father of Asahd” shoes are available worldwide, and the “Off The Grid” rapper got the last stunning pair.