Kanye West Attends Netflix’s ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Screening, Ending Feud

After previously threatening to block the release of his documentary, the rapper was seen kissing the directors of the project.

All eyes will be on Netflix this Wednesday when the streaming service releases the first episode of its “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy.” Kanye West’s highly anticipated docuseries, which has been in the works for more than two decades, recently debuted to strong reviews at Sundance. But the rollout has hit a few snags recently as the rapper publicly bristled at Netflix about the series.

However, it looks like all could be forgiven between Ye and “jeen-yuhs” directors Coodie and Chike Ozah. Variety reports that the rapper attended a screening of his documentary on Friday night, where he was seen hugging the two directors and addressing the celebrity-filled crowd after the screening ended. He continued to express his distrust of Hollywood executives as a whole, but said he appreciated the trust Coodie and Ozah had in him and the 20-year relationship he shares with them. The controversy-loving star also found time to offer words of support for DaBaby, who spent much of 2021 under fire for homophobic comments.

“When you have people next to you who believe in you and a community that sticks together, that’s how we can protect each other,” West said. “Hollywood a lot of times, like I had my man DaBaby here, people try to cancel us out and we all run away and we scatter or we don’t talk to each other, we don’t communicate.”

Last month, West took to Instagram to demand final cut privileges, threatening (seemingly without legal basis) to block Netflix from releasing the film. “I’ll say it nicely for the last time,” he wrote. “I need to get final editing and approval for this document before it is released on Netflix. Open the editing room immediately so I can be in charge of my own image. Thanks in advance.” Netflix denied granting him the finale, but West continued to express his desire for creative input into the documentary, later calling on Drake to record new narration for it in a since-deleted Instagram post.

West is no stranger to trying to prevent the release of his own projects. Immediately after his 2021 album “Donda” was released, he posted that Universal had dropped the record “without my permission” and unsuccessfully requested that his label remove the album from streaming services. His public embrace of “jeen-yuhs” suggests he’s worked out his grievances with Netflix, paving the way for a smooth exit.

“jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” begins streaming on Netflix on February 16, with new chapters airing each subsequent Wednesday.

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