Kanye West Says Universal Released ‘DONDA’ Without His Approval
Kanye West Says Universal Released ‘DONDA’ Without His Approval: Hours after American hip-hop billionaire, Kanye West‘s tenth studio album went live on streaming services, Ye took to Instagram with a post claiming that the label didn’t have his permission to release it.
“Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked ‘Jail 2’ from being on the album,” Ye’s Sunday-morning post reads.
He had previously shared some texts with his manager Bu and DaBaby where he claimed that DaBaby’s manager was blocking the release of ‘Jail pt. 2’ where the rapper is featured.
It’s difficult to say whether this is just a marketing ploy or something that ‘Ye is actually dealing with UMG on the backend as it’s hard to imagine the label doing something of this sort with one of their best-selling artists. We’d had to wait and find out.
DONDA features Syleena Johnson, Francis & The Lights, Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Lil Baby, Baby Keem, Travis Scott, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Don Toliver, Kid Cudi, Fivio Foreign, Lil Yachty, Lil Durk, Vory, Pop Smoke, Ariana Grande, Tony Williams, Playboi Carti, Ty Dolla $ign, Shenseea, The LOX, Jay Electronica, Conway The Machine, KayCyy, and Westside Gunn while Swizz Beatz, Boi-1da, Dem Jointz, Mike Dean, Wheezy, 30 Roc, BoogzDaBeast, Cubeatz, and DJ Khalil are some of the producers contributing to it.