Mr. West is in the building: Kanye West living in Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Emily Olsen
USA TODAY Sports Plus

Red clothing hardly stands out at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Fans of Major League Soccer's Atlanta United typically sport the team’s traditional red and black colors every home game, but during Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Columbus Crew, one patron’s puffy red coat (and ski mask) couldn’t be missed. 

Wearing the same outfit he wore two days prior during his livestreamed listening party, megastar Kanye West was among the 67,000-plus sellout crowd in Atlanta and has taken the term home team to a new level. The Grammy-winning artist is currently living in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to Atlanta United and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.

Call MTV Cribs because West's new temporary pad is worth a jaw-dropping $1.5 billion. West's set-up reportedly includes a recording studio and living space where his personal chef prepares meals, according to The LA Times.

Kanye West was his usual enigmatic self at his "Donda" album listening event in Atlanta on July 22, 2021.

The hitmaker debuted several songs from his forthcoming 10th studio album, Donda, Thursday at the venue. West is reportedly finishing his album which is set to be released Aug. 6, according to TMZ, which first reported the news.

For Saturday's match, the Columbus Crew used a locker room typically reserved for visiting NFL teams because the one they normally occupy was in use, an Atlanta United spokesperson confirmed to USA Today Sports+. The locker rooms have the same dimensions.

“The facilities were great. It was a visiting team NFL set up, so we didn’t have any issues,” Columbus Crew Director of Communications Tim Miller told USA Today Sports+. “It wasn’t a problem for us. We were in touch with the league and Atlanta about it beforehand.” 

Atlanta United is no stranger to VIP guests. Hip hop artist Waka Flocka Flame acts as the team’s ambassador, sharing his passionate fandom at home and away games. Afrobeats musician Davido was also in attendance Saturday and hit the honorary Golden Spike, a tradition for the MLS expansion team. 

No word on whether Mr. West is interested in coaching the MLS side during his stay. Atlanta United is now winless in its last 10 matches and recently parted ways with the team's third full-time head coach in five years.