Kanye West is way more than just a rapper. Ye is a legitimate business mogul. West has been involved in everything from fashion to activism and even the tech industry. Kanye was set to make his debut as a documentary film producer at the Sundance Film Festival. That will now have to wait.

An outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases around the United States has led to several postponements and cancellations of major events. The Grammy Awards recently announced that their ceremony would be placed on hold. Sundance has joined the growing list of big-time entertainment destinations that will need to be rescheduled because of the virus.

That includes Kanye West’s “Jeen-Yuhs” documentary. The public premiere of the movie will now be pushed back. Sundance announced on their website that in-person elements of the festival will transfer to an online format.

“We have been looking forward to our first fully hybrid Sundance Film Festival and our teams have spent a year planning a festival like no other. But despite the most ambitious protocols, the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility rates is pushing the limits of health safety, travel and other infrastructures across the country. And so, today we’re announcing: the Festival’s in-person Utah elements will be moving online this year.

While we’re disappointed to not provide the full hybrid experience and gather in-person as intended, audiences this year will still experience the magic and energy of our Festival with bold new films and XR work, the discovery of new storytellers, direct encounters with artists, and an innovative globally accessible social platform and gallery space. Our partner community will also be adding a vibrant dimension to the festival with a rich mix of conversation, talent talks and events.”

Jeen-Yuhs chronicles 20 years in the life and career of Kanye West. The three-part series follows Yeezy from his formative days as a young rapper through his rise to global stardom. Kanye will be disappointed that he can’t premiere the film in front of a live audience, but it will be coming to Netflix soon.

What do you think of Kanye West’s premiere getting postponed? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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