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Netflix buys Kanye West docuseries 21 years in the making for $30M

April 7, 2021 | 1:49pm | Updated April 7, 2021 | 1:53pm Enlarge Image Kanye West performs onstage at the Power 106 Powerhouse show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on June 3, 2016. FilmMagic This doc has been in the works since before the birth of Yeezy. Netflix has reportedly shelled out $30…

April 7, 2021 | 1: 49pm | Updated April 7, 2021 | 1: 53pm

This doc has been in the works since before the arrival of Yeezy.

Netflix has reportedly shelled out $30 million for a decades-in-the-making documentary about Kanye West, Billboard first reported Tuesday. 

The still-untitled project is the work of Clarence”Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah — also known as Coodie & Chike — who worked with West, 43, early in his career. The group directed two of West’s first music movies,”Through the Wire” and the third variant of”Jesus Walks.”

The two have been documenting the billionaire rapper’s life for over 20 decades, and it’s really paid off: A source told Billboard the streaming giant obtained their job out of Time Studios for over $30 million. Another insider, nevertheless, informed Variety that this”is not an accurate figure,” although the publication offered no further comment regarding if the figure was too high or low.

The 21-year documentary will be presented as a multipart series and is set to become available on Netflix later this season, according to Billboard. The docuseries — that is generated by the duo’s Creative Control company, an Emmy-winning subsidiary of Time — will charter West’s ascension to the top of the charts, his relationship with his mother, Donda West, his response to her death, unseen home video clips and footage of him in Chicago at the 1990s. The show will cover his failed 2020 presidential conduct as well as the effects of fame — and his celebrity on the planet. It’s uncertain if it will delve into West’s ongoing divorce from Kim Kardashian or keep its focus on his early life and livelihood. 

Kanye West performs onstage at the Power 106 Powerhouse show at Honda Center on June 3, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
Kanye West performs onstage in the Power 106 Powerhouse series at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on June 3, 2016.
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West will not be involved in the creation, yet another source told Billboard, however he’s contributed Coodie & Chike his proposed consent for them to proceed forward with the project by way of granting them access to his lifetime for the past 21 years. 

Netflix didn’t respond to The Post’s request for comment.

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