He made the unusual move of setting up a studio in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium after premiering an unfinished version of his upcoming album Donda there on Thursday.
And now Kanye West has shared a glimpse of his shockingly spartan bedroom, which looked minimal even by dorm room standards.
The 44-year-old rapper posted a photo of his room on Instagram, just a week after returning to the platform to promote Donda.
New digs: Kanye West, 44, revealed his ultra-minimalist bedroom at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Instagram on Tuesday. He has moved in to continue work on his album Donda
In typical Kanye fashion, he didn’t caption the post and simply let the photo speak for itself.
The room had bare walls aside from a digital clock display and a wall-mounted TV near the ceiling, along with an opening dresser in which he had hung some outfits.
The room was outfitted with a simple single mattress with a white comforter and a black storage case next to it with a glass and a bottle of water on it.
The rapper had some dumbbells, clothing and shoes lined up neatly against the wall, and there was an open black suitcase next to them.
Although Kanye has proven himself to be a fan of minimalist design when it comes to his clothing label, the small room is presumably a significant departure from how the billionaire has been accustomed to living in recent years.
Minimal: The room has little more than a bed, some clothes from a suitcase and a TV. On Thursday, Kanye premiered an unfinished version of Donda for a packed house
Where the magic is made: The stadium shared a photo of the plaque outside his studio, though it deleted it shortly afterward
The makeshift room isn’t normally a bedroom, and Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium doesn’t have the ultra-luxurious suites or hotel rooms that some large stadiums feature.
It’s unclear where in the stadium Kanye’s living quarters are located, and an insider told Page Six that ‘He’s in a private space inside the building.’
The stadium’s Instagram account shared a photo of the red plaque by the room, which reads ‘Donda Studio at Mercedes-Benz Stadium’ and has an image that is reportedly the cover for the album in the upper right corner.
‘#DONDA in progress,’ the photo was captioned.
However, the stadium’s account appears to have deleted the photo sometime afterward.
Well stocked: In addition to his small room, the Monster rapper has a personal chef preparing his meals, and there’s also a makeshift studio that has been set up to complete work on Donda
Stands out: Fans even spotted him wandering around the stadium on Saturday during an Atlanta United soccer match in the same red puffer coat and pantyhose-like mask
TMZ reported on Saturday that Kanye had decided to move into the stadium to finish up work on his latest album shortly after sharing what appeared to be a nearly finished version with a massive audience.
In addition to his small room, the Monster rapper has a personal chef preparing his meals, and there’s also a makeshift studio that has been set up to complete work on Donda.
Fans even spotted him wandering around the stadium on Saturday during an Atlanta United soccer match, wearing what appeared to be the same red puffer jacket and pantyhose-like mask that he wore to his listening party, which surely made him stick out among the crowd.
Kanye was apparently so moved by his fans’ support at the listening party that he wanted to stay in the stadium to put the finishing touches on his album.
However, it’s not known if the rapper is simply working on mixing and mastering, or if he’s creating new songs that weren’t played at his event.
Nothing new: Kanye worked frantically with producer Rick Rubin in 2013 to complete Yeezus two weeks before its release, while 2016’s The Life Of Pablo was changed even after it hit streaming; seen in 2019 in NYC
He’s no stranger to last-minute tinkering. Two weeks before releasing his 2013 album Yeezus, Kanye brought in superproducer Rick Rubin to help strip away some of the music for a more minimalist, abrasive sound.
With his 2016 album The Life Of Pablo, Kanye’s tinkering extended even past the official release date.
That album also had a massive listening party, this time at Madison Square Garden, but it wasn’t ready for release until a few days later.
But Kanye adjusted the mixes, changed and added verses and even put a whole new song at the end of the album for weeks afterward, before seemingly letting it stick.