Was Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ event a COVID superspreader? ONLY 13 attendees got vaccine
1,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson and recently FDA-approved Pfizer vaccines were supposed to be available at the 'Donda' listening party
Kanye West’s very first listening party for ‘Donda’ at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta saw a massive attendance of 48,000 people out of which only four people got the Covid-19 jab at the venue. Jump to the third listening event of the album, and reports have come that only 13 were vaccinated out of 38,000 who marked their presence at Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on Thursday, August 26.
Revealing the shocking figures, a spokesperson from the Illinois Department of Public Health spilled the beans to TMZ saying that the vaccinations were not great at the venue as only 13 attendees got jabbed. A rep had earlier revealed to TMZ that 1,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson and recently FDA-approved Pfizer vaccines would be available at the event. Speaking of the ‘Donda’ listening event, the Grammy-winning rapper also caught heat for calling controversial rapper DaBaby and infamous singer Marilyn Manson at the venue.
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Was Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ event a Covid hotspot?
Twitter was flooded with pictures of thousands of spectators waiting eagerly outside the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago. While masks were in place there were many who did not bother to take the precaution putting other attendees’ lives in danger. And now, we also got to know how the number of vaccinations was real low.
For the ‘Donda’ event, fans did not have to show any proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to attend the 44-year-old rapper’s album listening party. Keeping in the mind the same, many social media users pointed out that there was a chance that a majority of the attendees might have been already jabbed. After organizing a secret listening party in Las Vegas and three mega-events for ‘Donda’, Kanye is expected to release his album by this weekend. And, if not then fans might get to witness the mighty clash between two hip-hop icons on September 3 as Drake has also teased the same date as the release date of his much-delayed project ‘Certified Lover Boy’.
‘13 is better than 0’, claims Twitter
Talking about only 13 people getting vaccinated, social media users logged into Twitter to express their valuable opinion. One user stated, “Ok Americans are allowed to make their own decisions on it even if we don’t agree with it.” Whereas, one user posted, “Then those that didn't, let them pay their own medical.” One user tweeted, “I'd bet most people that were going were already vaccinated though.” And, another added, “Maybe everybody else was already vaccinated geesh.”
The next one claimed, “13 is better than 0”. Meanwhile, another shared, “I mean if they don't have the vaccine at this point they’re not gonna get it. embarrassing tbh.” One person said, “Most people who aren’t anti-vax have the vaccine already at this point I think, I for sure could be wrong tho” and another user stated, “They’re now saying if you went to the #Donda event last night to get tested for COVID. Bet you didn’t expect that listening to Donda that you will possibly meet Donda too.” While one user concluded, “Idk what was wackier last night. testing positive for Covid OR the Donda live show. both wacky.”
Ok Americans are allowed to make their own decisions on it even if we don’t agree with it— Knicks Draft Szn (@tgNBAlineups) August 27, 2021
Then those that didn't, let them pay their own medical.— Joseph Francis (@JosephF66579062) August 27, 2021
I'd bet most people that were going were already vaccinated though— lil baby my favorite rapper⛷️ (@henrysw0rld) August 28, 2021
Maybe everybody else was already vaccinated geesh 🙄— Kingj (@JamezyBaby) August 28, 2021
13 is better than 0.— Lakersform (@Lakersform) August 27, 2021
i mean if they dont have the vaccine at this point they’re not gonna get it. embarrassing tbh— IZZY- ͎F͎R͎E͎E͎YNWM͎E͎L͎L͎Y͎ (@BodyGetTheyMans) August 28, 2021
Most people who aren’t anti vax have the vaccine already at this point I think, i for sure could be wrong tho.— Calvin Clarke (@Calvin_Clarke1) August 27, 2021
They’re now saying if you went to the #Donda event last night to get tested for COVID. Bet you didn’t expect that listening to Donda that you will possibly meet Donda too.— Go Away Reap3r (@Reap3rIsTweetin) August 27, 2021
idk what was wackier last night. testing positive for covid OR the donda live show. both wacky— Coleman (@smithcoleman313) August 27, 2021