Kanye West is asking for “final edit and approval” on the new documentary Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy. West, who is now legally known as Ye, wrote on Instagram:

I’m going to say this kindly for the last time

I must get final edit and approval on this doc before it releases on Netflix

Open the edit room immediately so I can be in charge of my own image

Thank you in advance 😊

The first part of Jeen-Yuhs—called Act 1 (Vision)—is slated to premiere at the virtual Sundance Film Festival this Sunday, January 23. Act 1 will then hit theaters across the United States on February 10. The first part of Jeen-Yuhs will be available on Netflix beginning on February 16, with the subsequent acts to follow in weekly installments.

Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah (aka Coodie & Chike). The directors recently revealed to Variety that West was not given the final cut on the documentary. “I said, ‘Dude, you have to trust me.’ And he did, 100%,” Coodie told the publication. “Mind you, when his team and the business-people have gotten involved, they’re of course going to have their say. But I needed to tell this story. It’s not about making Kanye likable or not. The footage doesn’t lie. What makes the film special is that it’s not something definitive; it’s his journey through my vision.”

Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Kanye West, as well as Sundance Film Festival, Netflix, and film distributor Iconic Events.


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