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Kanye West sparks controversy after inviting DaBaby, Marilyn Manson on stage during 'Donda' listening party

Some on social media poked fun at the appearances, while others condemned West's choice to include the two controversial artists.
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Kanye West flabbergasted fans at yet another listening party Thursday night after inviting controversial musicians DaBaby and Marilyn Manson on stage with him.

West's third listening party for his yet-to-be-released album "Donda" featured a replica of his childhood home in the middle of Chicago's Soldier Field. Kim Kardashian West, who filed for divorce from West in February, also made an appearance.

The artist — just as he did at two shows at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium — danced to, but did not perform, the album, which was originally set to be released July 23. West, who is in the process of changing his legal name to "Ye," spent most of the show in a full face mask.

DaBaby, who recently faced widespread backlash after making homophobic comments about people living with HIV/AIDS, is featured on a song that had originally included Jay-Z.

It wasn't immediately clear why Manson, who faces accusations and lawsuits from several women alleging sexual assault and abuse, was invited on stage.

A representative for Manson told NBC News on Friday that his voice is featured on Donda, "and he will continue to conceptually collaborate with Ye on the Donda project."

Some on social media poked fun at the appearances, while others condemned West's choice to include those two particular artists.

"Kanye about to assemble the cancelled avengers with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson," one person wrote.

Others surmised Manson probably wasn't too fond of West's more religious tracks.

West's finale also appeared to shock those who attended the event. According to people who tweeted about the listening party, the singer emerged from the house on fire before he was extinguished. It's unclear if the person on fire was West or a stunt double.

For his last stunner, Kardashian West appeared on stage in a wedding dress and veil. West, finally mask-less, greeted her with a few words and a huge smile.

A representative for Kardashian West confirmed it was her and said she was wearing a Balenciaga gown.

A representative for West did not immediately respond to NBC News' request for comment.