Kanye West ‘Donda’ without his approval: Kanye West claims that Universal Music Group, the parent company of the Def Jam label, has released his new album “Donda” without his approval.
In an Instagram post on Sunday — just hours after the long-awaited “Donda” was released at 8 am – West wrote: “Jail blocked without my consent and on those on the album.”
Universal representatives made no comment on the allegation, but sources in the company called it “preposterous.”
His reference to “Jail 2” refers to the 24th track of the album, “Jail PT2”, which was not actually available for broadcast when the album was first released. 1 p.m. ET, the song became available. Generally, when a song on an album is blocked from airing on a service such as Spotify, the song is not legally cleared due to a copyright dispute or similar issue.
The track – and its counterpart, “Jail” – has been the subject of controversy for the past few days, like Marilyn Manson, in the past, has been accused of sexual harassment by several women and Dabboi. The month with his gay comments. Manson and Dababy both appeared at the West’s fourth “Donda” Listening Event in Chicago on Thursday, which was immediately met with backlash on social media. Criticism continued Sunday, as they have noted, like label veteran Drew Dixon.
Features of “Donda” have become a focal point on social media, with J-Z’s poem on “Jail” DaBaby(replaced by a feature from J-Z’s poem) at an event heard on Thursday). On Sunday, rapper Soulja Boy announced on social media that his poem had been cut from the “Remote Control” track and that Pusha T did not even appear on the album title track.
Def Jam sent out a press release announcing the arrival of “Donda” at 10:39 ET.
Representatives from West and Def Jam did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.