New York (AFP)

Rapper Kanye West presented his tenth album, "Donda", on Thursday evening during a listening session in a packed stadium in Atlanta, but the official release scheduled for Friday did not take place, a now usual move in the world. 'artist.

Kanye West, 44, showed up two hours late to that sold-out party, announced a few days earlier, where he performed without a microphone, just walking and dancing on stage, all dressed in red , while his songs were played through the speakers.

In this opus, which bears the name of his mother, who died in 2007, Kanye West again addresses religious themes and makes several references to his high-profile separation with Kim Kardashian, who was in the public Thursday night in Atlanta, while like their children.

Rapper Jay-Z makes an appearance on the album, in a verse where he appears to refer to Kanye West's support for Donald Trump.

"I told him to stop with this red cap," he says in particular.

Other contributions include those of Travis Scott, Pusha T, Lil Baby and Pop Smoke, who died in 2020.

Ahead of Thursday night's event in Atlanta, clips of one of the tracks, "No child left behind," had already aired Tuesday during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, in an ad featuring sprinter Sha'Carri. Richardson, deprived of the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive test for marijuana.

But Friday, the official release day of the album, nothing happened and the mystery hangs over the date on which we will be able to listen to the songs.

Kanye West is not at his first attempt, since "Jesus is King", his latest album, crowned with a Grammy Award in 2019, was released after the postponement of several planned release dates.

Kanye West, who is one of the most famous rappers in the world, also formed with the American television star Kim Kardashian one of the most prominent couples on the planet, until their divorce announced this year.

This week, the artist-turned-businessman was also busy releasing Lil Nas X's latest track, "Industry Baby", which he produced.

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