UPDATE (July 24): After planning a performance Sunday at Rolling Loud Miami, Kanye West has decided not to hit the stage at the festival after all, Billboard has learned. West’s decision not to perform follows a social media report that he has pushed back the release of his 10th studio album, Donda, to August after the project didn’t materialize on Friday as planned.
On Tuesday, long-term collaborator Consequence went on social media and posted a sketch of Kanye’s possible stage design for his performance at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami this weekend. “DONDA Experience Rolling Loud Miami, FL 07.25.21 Via KW Summer ’21,” read the now-deleted caption from Cons.
The drawing featured a pyramid design, which could allude to West’s stage setup. Sunday’s concert will also mark West’s first festival appearance since 2019’s Sunday Service at Coachella.
West’s 10th studio album DONDA was officially announced Tuesday during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. He previewed a snippet of his new song “No Child Left Behind” through a Beats by Dre commercial that he scored and edited himself and starred American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson.
On Thursday, West will have his album listening at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of Donda‘s Friday release. Last weekend, West previewed his project in Las Vegas after attending a Big3 basketball game. Tickets for Atlanta’s listening session is currently available on Ticketmaster.
Billboard reached out to the reps of Rolling Loud for comment. Check out Consequence’s deleted post below and in any case, buy Rolling Loud tickets here.
Kanye West will perform his new album “Donda” this weekend at Rolling Loud. pic.twitter.com/ilvj1XZ2Nx
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