Kanye West claims Universal released “Donda” without his permission
A day after the long-awaited 10th studio album from Kanye West dropped on streaming services the rapper says he didn’t give his permission for the Donda album release.
Kanye West reportedly claimed that his record company, Universal, released the album, which arrived after three listening events and numerous postponed release dates, disappointing fans on multiple occasions without his consent, reports FarOut.
“Universal put my album out without my approval,” he abruptly posted on Instagram. Yeezy went as far as claiming that the label even ‘blocked’ ‘Jail, Pt. 2’ from appearing on Donda.
In recent weeks, the rapper has been hosting listening parties while staying at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, reportedly paying $1 million each day to stay there. It all preceded the album’s release yesterday, August 29.
According to UNILAD, the 27-track album, boasting 108 minutes of new music from West, is now available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.
It packs a large roster of guest features, with The Weeknd and Lil Baby on “Hurricane”, Travis Scott and Baby Keem on “Praise God”, the late Pop Smoke on “Tell the Vision” and Ariana Grande on the album’s titular track, “Donda”.