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Explained: Why Kanye West is living in Atlanta United’s stadium

The famous rapper is staying inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium as looks to complete his upcoming album Donda

Kanye West raised eyebrows after being spotted in the crowd for Atlanta United’s match against the Columbus Crew at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

His appearance came shortly after the stadium hosted a listening party for his upcoming album Donda and it soon emerged that the legendary rapper’s stay inside the home of the Major League Soccer side is set to be an extended one as he’s set to live in the venue for the foreseeable future.

Goal takes a look at why exactly West is domiciled in the venue, as well as his plans.

Why is Kanye West ‘living’ in Atlanta United’s stadium?

Kanye West’s stay in Atlanta began with a massive listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at the end of July 2021 as he began to unveil his highly-anticipated new album Donda.

The album is the rapper’s 10th studio album and is named after his mother, Donda West, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007.

On July 24, West was spotted in the crowd during Atlanta United’s 1-0 loss to the Crew, with the rapper sporting a face covering in the Atlanta supporters’ section.