Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West isn’t as happy as fans might think. The hip-hop heavyweight has come forward to call out Universal for putting out his long-awaited Donda album without his full permission.
Yeezy went to his Instagram page to keep things transparent with his loyal followers. Ye blamed Universal for taking over the project’s rollout.
“Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album”
This past Thursday, Kanye put together a third and final album listening event. Along with setting himself on fire, Kanye also put the spotlight on rap’s current ‘villain’ DaBaby.
There was also West’s 40-year-old ex, Kim Kardashian, appearing onstage in a white Balenciaga Couture wedding dress, as the estranged couple re-created their 2014 nuptials during “No Child Left Behind.” And then there were the appearances by two controversial figures in Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. West brought out shock rocker Manson, who earlier this year was dropped by his label — and canceled by the rest of the music industry — after a number of women accused him of physically, mentally and sexually abusing them. (New York Post)
While it’s still premature, reports suggest Ye’s long-awaited studio effort will not face any serious retail competition on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The LP’s actual first-week projections are expected to become public knowledge at the start of the week.
Kanye West’s Donda (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) has arrived, and the 27-track set (clocking in at one hour and 49 minutes) is the favorite for the #1 spot on this week’s chart. The week’s other big release, Halsey’s Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross-produced If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Capitol), previously appeared a shoo-in for the top spot. Look for first-day projections on Kanye tomorrow. Halsey (Capitol): 95-115k total activity, 70-85k albums Lil Tecca (Galactic/Republic): 30-35k, 1-2k OneRepublic (Mosley/Interscope): 21-24k, 16-19k (HITS Daily Double)
G.O.O.D Music president Pusha T is big hyped about fans finally getting the chance to hear the new Donda album. The hip-hop veteran has stepped up to dish on Kanye West delivering the must-hear LP to the masses and dug into its meaning.
King Push hit up his Instagram page and didn’t hold back on reflecting on the LP’s importance. He also acknowledged how much it meant to help get Ye’s LP out to the masses.
“This is about power, money, influence and taste…nothing more, nothing less. Watching you “joystick the culture” makes us all proud. Continue to do things your way, congrats, and I’m honored to have been a part of the process. #DONDA”