February 2, 2023

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Kanye Claims ‘Donda’ Was Released Without His Permission

Kanye West at Donda Listening Party

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 22: Kanye West is seen at ‘DONDA by Kanye West’ listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)

The long-awaited Yeezy album is finally here, but according to Kanye’s Instagram, it wasn’t ready to be released. Mere hours after ‘Donda’ hit streaming services, West shared a post that states, “Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album.” In doing so, West was referring to the song Jail pt 2, which was not initially released on the album’s tracklist, and was only added in around 1 P.M. ET on Sunday. The track features DaBaby and Marilyn Manson – two artists who have come under controversy in recent weeks. Both Manson, who has been accused of sexual assault, and DaBaby, who is under fire for homophobic comments, were present at the fourth and most recent of Kanye’s ‘Donda’ listening parties.

When it comes to anything Kanye West-related, you can be sure to expect some sort of overdramatic flair. Universal Music Group responded to West’s claims on the day of ‘Donda’s release, stating they were “preposterous.” Some fans on Reddit have compared the situation to the release of the rapper’s 2016 album, ‘The Life of Pablo,” when West applied changes to several songs and the album tracklist days after the initial drop. So who knows, in a week or so we could have a totally different project on our hands.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JULY 22: Kanye West is seen at ‘DONDA by Kanye West’ listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)

Aside from Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, ‘Donda’ boasts several featured artists such as Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Don Toliver, Ariana Grande, Jay Electronica, and more. With a tracklist of 27 songs, ‘Donda’ is set to break records as listeners worldwide stream the lengthy yet soulful homage to West’s late mother.

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