Kanye West brought DONDA to Atlanta for his listening event on Thursday.
In addition to premiering his 10th studio album at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Ye was
honored with his own day. According to TMZ, the City of Atlanta presented the rap
icon with a plaque backstage at the event and proclaimed July 22 “Kanye West Day.”
On top of that, and perhaps more importantly to Kanye … Kevin James — President of
ATL’s HBCU, Morris Brown College — was also on hand to give Ye a token of
appreciation on behalf of his mom, Donda West, who taught at the school for nearly 2
decades and was Chair of the English Department.
The award presented to Kanye is called the Dr. Donda West Meritorious Service to
Morris Brown College. Donda started her career at Morris Brown, which was founded
in 1881 and is the only HBCU in Georgia founded by Black people.
NSL Learnt … Kanye revealed his new album, named after his mother, Thursday
night in front of a huge crowd that included Kim Kardashian and their kids, along
Our sources say his family was with him when he received the awards backstage, and
he got super emotional about it.