Site Claiming to be First Project Under Kanye West’s DONDA Company is Fake
It has only been a couple of months since Kanye West revealed on Twitter plans to launch his DONDA design company and already a fake website claiming to be affiliated with the company has popped up.
Whodat.biz, dubbed the “Facebook of Websites” on its homepage, is claiming to be DONDA’s first public product, offering its customers a database that allows readers to look up information on the registered owners of websites. But Yeezy’s publicist tells XXLMag.com the site is in no way affiliated to Kanye.
On Wednesday (March 28), Kanye’s creative director, Virgil Abloh, tweeted about the fake site, posting, “If a site existed, it’d be obvious that it was real.”
Whodat.biz, which uses block letters similar to the ones The Louis Vuitton Don used to promote his G.O.O.D. Friday singles, is even being promoted on Twitter by way of the handle DondaMedia Twitter account and has interacted with Kanye friends like Azealia Banks, Hollywood Holt and Kim Kardashian.
Back in January, Kanye first tweeted about DONDA, writing, “I have started a new company and I’m so excited about the name… it’s got the best name ever of all companies of all time! The name of the company is DONDA. DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce there dreams and ideas… I used to blog all the time an fit was a way to get my opinion out.. Dr Dre redesigned headphones and made more impact off of one product.
“I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts,” he continued. “… app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist … doctors, scientists, teachers.. DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford… care about people who have never heard of me… There are over 7 billion people on the planet now…I want to put creatives in a room together with like minds that are all the waaaay doper than me. We want to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel. …To dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need.. To marry our wants and needs. This will all take time but I wanted everyone to know what I really care about… I care about people. I care about my fans..”—Gina Montana