February 12, 2016 12:54 am
Updated: February 12, 2016 10:23 am

Kanye West debuts new album, fashion collection in extravagant show

Kanye West presents his Yeezy collection at Madison Square Garden during Fashion Week, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. West played songs from his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," out on Friday.

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Kanye West debuted Yeezy Season 3, his third clothing collection along with his new album, The Life of Pablo, at Madison Square Garden in New York City Thursday.

Guests at the sold-out show included his wife, Kim Kardashian West, along with her sisters and mother, and the couple’s daughter North West.

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Jay-Z was reportedly in the house, as were Anna Wintour, Lil’ Kim and Lamar Odom.

It was the first public appearance by Odom since being found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel last October.

West showed a clip of a video game called Only One, showing people in white clothing flying through the sky, which he said was inspired by his mother entering the gates of heaven.

Donda West died suddenly in 2007 due to complications from cosmetic surgery.

Models stand on stage as Kanye West presents his Yeezy collection at Madison Square Garden during Fashion Week, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. West played songs from his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” out on Friday. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)

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Dozens of models appeared in the New York Fashion Week show, many standing statue-still for the duration of the album release.

Iconic supermodels Naomi Campbell and Veronica Webb were among the models showcasing West’s new clothing collection.

The whole thing was livestreamed, with a reported 20 million viewers.

Reaction to the 38-year-old rapper and designer’s show was mixed.

West’s new album will be officially released Friday.

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