‘The Trouble with KanYe’ Documentary to Hit Binge in August

The Trouble with KanYe

“The Trouble with KanYe” documentary will hit streaming service Binge and subscription television channel FOX Docos on Aug. 9.

Ahead of its debut, Binge has released the official trailer for the film, which “explores the rollercoaster life and career of Ye”.

“The Trouble with KanYe” is produced by Forest – which recently won Emerging Indie of the Year at the 2023 Broadcast Awards – for BBC Music. Catey Sexton and Jez Lee are executive producers, while Laura Kaye is producer and Stefan Mattison is producer and director. It will be distributed by Abacus Media Rights

Publicity for the documentary film said: “Unfolding against the backdrop of Ye’s 2024 election campaign, and at a time when his behaviour has sparked outrage and a re-evaluation of his place in popular culture, this one-off documentary follows award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar as he attempts to understand the complex journey that led Ye to become one of the most famous and creatively successful artists of his generation. But more recently, to condemnation and notoriety.”


In recent years, West, or Ye, has attracted condemnation for a series of problematic outbursts and behaviours, including antisemitic comments.

Producer Lee recently told Variety it was a “revelation-driven film”.

“Ye’s recent behavior has prompted both condemnation and a re-evaluation of his place in popular culture. With recent events as a starting point, the documentary and accompanying eight-part podcast series explore Ye’s two decades in the public eye amid a rumoured YE2024 election campaign,” he said.