Netflix buys Kanye West documentary for a reported R435 million

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A Kanye West documentary that has been 21 years in the making has reportedly been bought by Netflix for a whopping $30 million (R435 million).

"Sources familiar with the project say the streaming service has acquired the yet-to-be titled project from TIME studios and Clarence "Coodie" Simmons and Chike Ozah - more commonly known as Coodie & Chike - who directed two of West's first videos, Through the Wire and the third version of Jesus Walks," Billboard reports. 

According to Entertainment Tonight Canada, one source told Billboard that Netflix purchased the documentary (which will stream as a miniseries) "for upwards of $30 million (R435 million). 

While another source gave more detail, claiming that Clarence started filming Kanye in Chicago in the 90s, "and their relationship will serve as the backbone of the documentary series, which will tell the story of the rapper and producer's rise to success and fame's impact on him as well hip-hop's impact on popular culture and the world's evolving relationship with celebrity." 

The series will also reportedly address the death of Kanye's mother, Donda West, and the impact it had on the rapper.  

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