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Netflix Picks Up New Documentary About Kanye West

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Netflix Picks Up New Documentary About Kanye West

By Movieguide® Staff

Netflix reportedly bought an upcoming documentary series about rapper Kanye West. The series will use home video and never-before-seen footage that spans 21 years of West’s life. 

Video producing duo Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, known as Coodie & Chike, will take on the project. The duo directed and produced West’s 2004 music video “Jesus Walks (Version 3)” and also directed the 2012 ESPN “30 for 30” documentary BENJI and 2019 documentary on former professional basketball player Stephon Marbury, A KID FROM CONEY ISLAND. 

Billboard, who initially reported the news, said that the docuseries will be released this year. 

West is not shy of the spotlight and has garnered controversy over his Christian beliefs and conservative values from believers and non-believers alike. 

Movieguide® previously reported

Kanye West made history at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with his faith-filled music. West is the first artist to win both Billboard’s Top Gospel Album and Top Christian Album awards with his Christian album Jesus is King.

“The controversial star won for both top gospel album and top Christian album for Jesus Is King. West is the first artist to win in both categories,” reported Billboard.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were held Wednesday, and West was nominated for nine Billboard awards. The 43-year-old entertainer took home four. West won all three of the Gospel categories including, Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, and Top Gospel Song for “Follow God.”

Although West got nominated for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song, the awards went to Lauren Daigle and For King & Country.

Movieguide® hopes that this documentary will showcase West’s authentic salvation and repentance.