Kanye West stirred controversy when he brought out DaBaby and Marilyn Manson at his DONDA listening experience, but that wasn’t the only surprise he was planning.
According to a new report, Ye invited former President Donald Trump to take the stage with him at Chicago’s Soldier Field, where he debuted his 10th studio album.
“Kanye reached out to Donald Trump’s team to get the former President to make an appearance alongside him and join DaBaby, Marilyn Manson, and Kim Kardashian in Chicago,” a source tells Radar.
“Getting a former President to help sell his new album would have been huge for Kanye, who was a big supporter of Donald Trump. As far as Kanye is concerned, all press is good press,” adds the insider.
Kanye was an outspoken supporter of Trump’s and even met with the former president at the White House in 2018.
“This is a man who ran for President after everyone told him not to do it,” said another source. “This is a man who wore a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and visited the Oval Office. Kanye loves to press buttons. Expect a lot more press stunts over the next few days. I wouldn’t put it past him to turn up with Bill Cosby.”
In addition to DaBaby and Marilyn Manson, Kim Kardashian made a surprise appearance at Kanye’s DONDA listening event in a wedding dress while recreating the couple’s 2014 wedding. Other guests at the event included Travis Scott, Don Toliver, and Shenseea.
Kanye had other lofty plans for his Chicago party. Earlier this week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that he wanted to move his mother’s actual house into Soldier Field, but the city denied him permission. Instead, he built a replica of the 1,600-square-foot home in the stadium.