Kanye West Samples Kim Kardashian’s Voice During ‘Donda 2’ Event
Kanye West featured a number of samples for his Donda 2 listening event last night (February 22) — one of which was an interlude using his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s voice taken from her Saturday Night Live debut.
Per E! News, Ye, 44, celebrated the release of his follow-up album at the LoanDepot Park in Miami, surprising fans to hear Kim’s voice as the opener for his track “Sci-Fi.” At the start of the single, Kim can be heard saying, “I married the best rapper of all time. Not only that—he is the richest Black man in America.” In reference to the former couple’s four kids: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, she continued, “A talented, legit genius who gave me four incredible kids.”
Part of Kim’s quote stems from her hosting debut monologue for SNL back in October, when the former couple were “in a good place” following their split.
The stadium’s set design for the Donda 2 event resembled Ye’s previous listening parties for Donda (which was released in August), with a burning house center stage surrounded by water. The home served as an ode to Ye’s childhood residence in Chicago. Among the list of album’s collaborators in attendance included Alicia Keys, Jack Harlow and The Game, with other well-known faces in the audience including Elon Musk, French Montana and Rick Ross.
Watch the Donda 2 listening event below: