Gird your loins: Another Kanye West documentary is coming. We Need To Talk About Kanye, a look at the disgraced rapper's rise and fall, will premiere on BBC Two later this year.
Directed by Stefan Mattison, the film will use West's (or rather, Ye's) decision to run as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election as a jumping off point to investigate how the artist became one of the most polarizing — and problematic — public figures in the world.
According to producer Jeremy Lee, Ye is aware of the documentary but "has no editorial control" over the feature. "Underpinned with world class journalism and unique access to members of Ye’s inner circle, this is a revelation driven film which sheds new light on recent events," Lee told Variety.
British journalist Mobeen Azhar, who has led several investigative reports and documentaries for BBC, will front We Need To Talk About Kanye (a working title that references 2011's We Need To Talk About Kevin, a thriller starring the equally controversial Ezra Miller). The documentary will be accompanied by an eight-part podcast series exploring Ye's fall from grace.
While the makers of the film haven't specified what "recent events" the title will shed light on, it's safe to assume that Ye's antisemitic comments — which led collaborators including adidas and Balenciaga to cut ties with him — will be discussed.
We Need To Talk About Kanye follows jeen-yuhs, a three-part documentary on Ye's life and career, that released via Netflix in 2022.