When disgraced rapper Kanye West was fine-tuning his 10th album, “Donda,” he took up residence, of all places, in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Now his makeshift recording studio he created inside the stadium can be rented out, via an app called Stufinder, for $50,000 an hour. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the official stadium of the NFL Atlanta Falcons.
Many are wondering is this high-priced opportunity is real. The posting, even after major media coverage, remains up on Stufinder. The postings on the app are all void of details as to the posts’ owners, so there is little info about who has made this listing and who will be paid the $50K.
Finurah has reached out to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for comment via phone and email, but as of press time had not received a reply,
West, the former billionaire who now goes by the name Ye, produced his 10th studio album “Donda” in 2021 in the stadium studio, and reportedly, he slept inside, according to TMZ.
Just a year later, in 2022, he would go one to lose billionaire of dollars worth of deals over anti-Semitic remarks. He currently has a net worth of an estimated $400 million.
His Mercedes-Benz Stadium studio supposedly is now available for musicians seeking the same quality.
“The iconic Donda room. Comes with recording set up. Past clients include Kanye West ** Studio does not include Kanye West**, bookings aren’t guaranteed,” the Stufinder posting reads.
The studio space was fitted to host West and his team. It also accommodated enough room for his private chef to cook their meals. Pictures of West’s bedroom shows that the rapper slept on what could be a queen-size bed.
It was reported that West allegedly paid $1 million per day to sleep inside the customed studio.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Soldier Field in Chicago hosted three “Donda” album listening parties between July and August 2021. The first two events were in Atlanta, where he wore the infamous red jumpsuit with a mask that covered his entire head, USA Today reported.
According to Screenrants, he held the listening parties as a series of events so he could determine which songs would make it onto the album’s final version. The album was named for his late mother, who died in 2007 at age 58. Fans paid between $20 and $100 to attend the listening party events.
‘Donda” Studio for You
The Donda Studio listing on Stufinder took some renters by surprise; even the app’s management took notice of the post.
“We are aware someone has listed the studio room Kanye West recorded ‘Donda’ on our app. We will update you when someone books it! Stay tuned,” Stufinder tweeted.
Although some app users have expressed concerns about the legitimacy of the post, StuFinder assured users that interested parties would not be charged until the host accepts the booking. Stufinder issued a statement, “You’ll never have to worry about being scammed on Stufinder.”