Kanye West’s gotten away with some pretty egregious feats of merchandising in the past, so it makes sense that one of the main talking points surrounding his Atlanta listening event for Donda was a rapidly-circulating photo of a snack menu that purported Kanye was charging $50 for chicken tenders, among other outrageously priced snacks. After all, this was the man who overpriced Coachella Sunday Service merch by quite a lot and convinced fans to pay through the nose for whatever the heck these are so much that Walmart knockoffs became a thing.
Kanye west is selling chicken tenders at his listening party for $50 & a hotdog for 40????? Chileee the way I would just be watching everyone eat will I slowly sip on lemon water.
— The Real Destiny Marilyn ➐ (@sweetnovacane) July 23, 2021
Kanye charged 50 for chicken tenders? pic.twitter.com/t2eJBsuaCi
— lex ♡ (@iamlexxiss) July 23, 2021
However, on closer inspection, that doesn’t appear to be the case here, as the text on the bottom of the menu reading “Please see your suite attendant to order” suggests that these are the prices for attendees who sat in suites at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which means the prices are for sharing size orders (usually, enough for four people). This is usually pretty common practice at most arenas, which overcharge for food anyway (a McDonald’s Big Mac, which would normally be around 2 bucks in LA, is about twice as expensive in Staples Center). Still, the reactions are pretty funny, all things considered, and illuminate just how little patience people have for Kanye — who still hasn’t actually released Donda despite holding a listening event in an arena to premiere it — these days.
Check out more reactions to the $50 chicken tendies below.
Kanye West charging $50 for chicken tenders?! pic.twitter.com/LpR24SSsV7
— Kevín (@KevOnStage) July 23, 2021
Paying $50 for chicken tenders to hear Kanye rap some shit like “I got divorced and fed to the tigers—Carole Baskin/New girl got a bleached asshole—thanks for askin” https://t.co/l60yRzrSPF
— torii (@toriimacdaddy) July 23, 2021
2005 Kanye would’ve had a killer lyric making fun of $50 chicken tenders https://t.co/zhZkeE7Uxh
— Eric Renner Brown (@ericrennerbrown) July 23, 2021
LOLOLOLLL imagine paying $50 for some Kanye West *crispy* chicken tenders… 😭😭😭😭 boy BYE https://t.co/7eeIBCbZnD
— ESHA KNOWS ✈🔜 #UFC265 (@eshaknows_) July 23, 2021
You mean to tell me mfs was charging FIFTY AMERICAN DOLLARS for some chicken tenders at Kanye event last night???? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Larry WithTheWaves™ (@Mr_LQ) July 23, 2021
Boys really went out to Mercedes Benz Stadium and bought $50 chicken tenders from Kanye West. Don’t ever talk to me about cancel culture.
— Chadillac on 22s (@chadstanton) July 23, 2021
Nothing makes me happier to not listen to music anymore than seeing the $50 chicken tenders and $40 kosher franks for Kanye.
— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) July 23, 2021
they was selling chicken tenders at kanye listening party for $50 lmfao that must be chickén ténders not chicken tenders
— asia carter. (@badassfrench_) July 23, 2021