Man Sneaks Into Kanye West Album Party, Gets Better Seats Than Kim Kardashian

A TikToker has shared a video of himself seemingly sneaking into Kanye West's Donda album listening party, which took place on Thursday.

West made headlines when he premiered his 10th studio album at the event, held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta—with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian being among the attendees on the night.

And after the event, a video attributed to TikTok user called Thornton Drury—who uses the name @nonthrot—was shared on Twitter, showing him purportedly evading security to enter the venue after photoshopping a pass.

Drury, who has more than 56,000 followers on TikTok, says in the video: "So I decided to sneak into the Kanye West Donda album listening party in Atlanta.

"Didn't care or have enough time today to Photoshop a credential, and snagged a photo of a credential. So I'm walking back to the car to photoshop it."

"The photo I got wasn't good enough to use as a source, so I had to make it from scratch," he continued, as video of each of his steps was shown. "The picture is from the T-shirt that they sold at the merch booth. Took a picture from Twitter, printed it out, chopped it up, stuck it on me."

Drury was then seeing walking into the stadium as he said: "From here on out, it's just confidence and moving quickly so they don't get a good look at the pass."

Members of the security team were seen ushering Drury into the venue, with him later saying to the camera: "Like a charm, baby!"

While he explained that he didn't record footage of the other gate checks he was required to pass through, Drury then shared video of himself in view of West.

"I ended up right on the floor," said Drury. "I also had my professional cameras on me so security wouldn't think twice. So I figured, why not try get as close as I possibly could? As you can see, I got pretty close—I got better seats than Kim Kardashian."

Guy broke into Kanye’s concert and got better seats than Kim

A young legend

— The Coach Chris (@thecoachchris_) July 24, 2021

The video, which has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on Twitter, then ended with a slideshow of some of the photos Drury took at the event.

Drury's video appears to have been removed from his TikTok account, though he has shared photographs of West at the listening party on Instagram.

At the listening party for Donda—which has yet to receive a release date—attendees heard tracks featuring guest appearances from a host of musicians, including Jay-Z, Lil Baby, Pusha T, Playboi Carti, Roddy Ricch and Travis Scott.

Newsweek has contacted representatives for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Kanye West for comment.

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A TikToker has shared footage of himself sneaking into Kanye West's (pictured) 'Donda' album listening party, which took place in Atlanta on Thursday. West is pictured right at the event. Neil Mockford/GC Images;/Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music Group