Why Atlanta Celebrates 'Kanye West Day?'

Why Atlanta Celebrates 'Kanye West Day?'

Since 2021, Atlanta marks July 22nd as 'Kanye West Day'.

Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Chicago, Illinois. His mother was a member at Morris Brown College and teacher at HBCU for 20 years in Atlanta. 

In an unfortunate incident, Kanye West's mother Donda died in 2007 due to surgical complications. After 14 years, Kanye dedicated his tenth studio album to her mother, Donda West

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.

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