If you're not one of the many celebrities flying back from Kanye West's Ye listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you can still relive the experience thanks to the wonderful world of social media.
While it's tempting to go through everyone's updates with the seven tracks of Ye playing in the background, I highly advise you to put a pause on the album and enjoy the sounds of Chris Rock talking about petting a moose, the crackle of the bonfire, or whatever Scott Disick was trying to say on Kim's Instagram Stories.
1. Kim Kardashian
According to Kim, Kanye shot the album cover for Ye while on their way to the listening party. Per her tweet, she thought it was hilarious, hot, and lovely. Kim spent most of the evening close to Kanye's side and provided a whopping 35 video updates on Instagram Stories. Way to go, Kimmy!
2. Chris Rock
Not long after arriving in Wyoming, Chris provided a video update of the crazy weather (it hailed!) and the general scene before other guests arrived at the Diamond Cross Ranch. Once things got started, he gave a little speech and talked about how he touched a moose.
3. Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill, whose friendship with Kanye goes way back, spent part of the pre-listening gathering both in front of and behind his iPhone camera. Here he is trying to unlock his phone, perhaps to take a photo. Jonah, don't you know about the shortcut?
You already saw Nas in Jonah's Instagram, but as you can see, he also joined Kanye outside when the music started playing. Here they are jamming to the infectious "No Mistakes." FYI: Nas' 11th studio album, produced by Kanye, comes out June 15. Here's hoping for another bonfire celebration.
5. Scott Disick
Lord Disick and his man bun showed up to party. Scott, did Kim capture the moment you realised you overdressed for the occasion? A mini mosh like that can get pretty hot…
6. Teyana Taylor
Ahead of her sophomore album's release date (June 22), Teyana showed up for her producer's party in style.
7. Candace Owens
Perhaps the most surprising guest of the evening (or not), Kanye invited conservative commentator Candace Owens to the Wyoming gathering. Not only did Kanye smile for their photo together, she also got THISCLOSE to the bonfire.
The GOOD Music/Def Jam family (current and former members) was well represented on Thursday. Here's Desiigner announcing his arrival with Teyana Taylor, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Terrence J.
9a. 2 Chainz
The only thing you need to know about 2 Chainz going to Kanye's listening party is that he brought a special guest (see next entry).
9b. His dog Trappy.
Here's Trappy looking the other way (or looking for Kanye?) at the listening party while his human, Jonah Hill, and Terrence J hammed it up for the camera. And according to this video, Trappy was a very good boy on Thursday.
10. Kid Cudi
Blink and you might miss Kid Cudi in this sea of famous people bobbing their heads to one of the seven new Kanye tracks.
11. Terrence J
As previously mentioned, Terrence J (of BET fame) attended the party. This is also another excuse to enjoy that photo of Trappy again.
12. Ty Dolla $ign
Kanye's listening party was basically a giant sing-along. Here's a screenshot of Ty Dolla $ign doing this thing on his Insta Stories.
13. Big Sean
A longtime member of the GOOD/Def Jam family, Sean must've said something funny before Kanye showed his pearly whites. Look at that smile!
14. Lil Yachty
Lil Yachty, who also might have said something to produce that rare Kanye smile, brought an entire crew to Wyoming. Here they are pre-Ye.
Pusha, who's had his own big week of music and headlines with Daytona, showed a ton of love for Chris Rock and Kanye via Insta Stories.
16. Damon Dash
17. Scooter Braun
So... is he still Kanye's manager or what?
SOURCE: Cosmopolitan US