Kanye West went to an E3 event in 2015 to pitch a video game to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. The game would be about his late mother, Donda West.
What Almost Was
Kanye West apparently went to E3 in 2015 to track down Nintendo’s video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto to pitch him a video game.
Miyamoto revealed that Kanye came to the Nintendo booth unscheduled and demanded an audience with Miyamoto. The “Donda” rapper then pulled out a prototype for a game about his late mother, Donda West, flying to heaven. The game designer had referred to it as “interesting” and “very moving.”
However, nothing came of it.
Former President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime revealed a few years ago that a meeting between Nintendo and Kanye West did occur, but Nintendo was unable to collaborate with him. Fils-Aime says he was busy with other projects and seemingly felt they weren’t the right fit for him.
“Part of it was talking about what he was up to. He was experimenting with a piece of video game content; he wanted reactions to it. He comes out and says, ‘I want to work with Nintendo,” said Fils-Aime in a podcast.
“We had so many different projects at Nintendo going on, the possibility of doing something with Kanye just wasn’t there, and so I had to find a way to politely decline this opportunity to work with him. I told him, ‘Kanye, you don’t want to work with us because we’re tough, we’re hard. All we do is push for the very best content. We would not be the type of partner you would want to work with.’ And he looks at me and says, ‘Reggie, you’re exactly the type of partner I want because of that reason!’ It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh.’”
A year later at E3 2016, Kanye West officially announced the game with a trailer, titling it Only One. The game was intended for release on mobile devices. But it was never released.
David vs. Goliath
In other Kanye news, the embattled icon has been hit with a lawsuit by Pastor David Paul Moten for sampling his voice in the song, “Come To Life,” off the recent DONDA 2 album.
Pastor David Paul sued Kanye West for using part of his speech on DONDA 2 album song “Come To Life,” according to reports. The suit mentions Kanye and other artists “willfully and egregiously sampling sound recordings of others without consent or permission.”
The pastor will not just sue West. He also comes at Good Music, Universal Music Group, and Def Jam Records. Kanye and his legal team have not yet responded to the pastor’s lawsuit.