In July 2021, Kanye West came to his hometown to arrange a listening party of his new album in his hometown's Mercedes-Benz stadium. The stadium was sold out with 42,000 people attending along with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
The concert proved one of the significant day for Ye. He was presented with a Dr. Donda West Meritorious Award.
In the backstage, he was presented a plaque in the stadium on the occasion of the declaration of 'Kanye West Day'. The then councilwoman Natalyn Archibong cited the reason to honor the rapper was to acknowledge his 'substantial contribution to arts' and his mother's goodwill.