Britain’s BBC is ready to host a documentary and eight-part podcast concerning the cultural reckoning over the life and profession of rapper turned trend mogul Kanye “Ye” West.
With the working title We Have to Speak About Kanye, the BBC Two movie shall be produced by investigative journalist Mobeen Azhar, who explored Britney Spears’ conservatorship in one other documentary, The Battle for Britney.
An eight-part podcast collection The Kanye Story, from U.Okay. producer Forest Sounds, may also be launched together with the documentary, which comes because the music artist has sparked controversy with latest feedback which have been condemned for being antisemitic.
Towards that backdrop, Azhar will look to reassess West’s place in fashionable tradition as his music and enterprise success has been accompanied by condemnation and notoriety, the BBC stated in its announcement.
In Oct. 2022, West made quite a few feedback about Jewish folks on a number of platforms, together with a since-deleted tweet on Oct. 8. In response, Meta imposed a restriction on West’s Instagram account and content material had been eliminated following a submit, now eliminated, which customers criticized as being antisemitic.
West additionally made controversial feedback on Tucker Carlson Tonight, and Vice later reported on purportedly leaked, unaired parts that included extra antisemitic feedback. We Have to Speak About Kanye is produced for BBC Music and shall be distributed by Abacus Media Rights.
The chief producers are Catey Sexton and Jez Lee, whereas Laura Kaye will produce alongside director Stefan Mattison. The BBC has but to set a launch date for the documentary and podcast collection, which is able to host company speaking about West’s life and his place in fashionable tradition.