Kanye West has teased plans for the construction and launch of Donda University.
Kanye West Alludes To Opening Donda University: “I Got 2 Chainz Calling The Mayor Now”
Kanye West is expanding his empire to include public education. The Yeezy founder is planning to open a school in California called the Donda University. The donda academy is named after West’s tenth studio album of the same name, Donda, though it also honors his late mother.
In an Instagram post, Ye shared a screenshot on Thursday (Sept. 8.) of a text exchange with an unnamed individual who asked him about adding onto the property in California that’s currently used for the Donda Academy school, which serves students ranging in education level from pre-K to 12th grade.
Ye previously mentioned property in Georgia offered, free of charge, by Young Thug amid Yeezy retail expansion discussions earlier this month ─ Young Thug offered to help. “@KanyeWest I got over 100 acres,” Thugger wrote on his Instagram Stories. “However many you need they’re yours free of charge. On GOD.”
“I’d rather move [to] the trees on Young Thug property,” West said. “I got 2 Chainz calling the mayor now. To launch build Donda University.”
While additional information wasn’t shared, Ye did add in the post’s caption, “God told me build the campus.”
Kanye’s Donda Academy was first revealed in October 2021, Billboard reports. The school is named after Kanye’s late mother, Dr. Donda West, former professor and English department chair at Chicago State University.
The K-12 school has a special focus on leadership skills and basketball and will focus on “equipping students with an education that will last in the ever-changing world.” The school plans to find the “intersection between faith and the innovation of the future,” according to the academy’s official website.
“‘Donda Academy’ prepares students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving,” the admissions portion of the website reads.