Kanye West has claimed that Universal Music Group released his new album “Donda” without his approval.
After finally releasing his Donda Album, The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday, August 29, to write:
“UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM.”
His mention of “JAIL 2” refers to the album’s 24th track, “Jail Pt 2”. The song was initially unavailable to stream
when the album was first released on Sunday, August 29. However, later in the day, the song became available.
In a now-deleted Instagram post from early Sunday, Kanye West shared screenshots of text messages saying
Due to clearance issues from DaBaby, they were holding up the track
Typically, blocking a song on an album from streaming on a service such as Spotify, the song has
to be having legal clearance issue because of a copyright conflict or similar issue.
“Jail Pt 2” has been a cause for controversy over the past few days as it features both Marilyn Manson,
who is on sexual assault accusation by several women, and DaBaby, who made headlines earlier in
the month with his homophobic comments.
Both Manson and DaBaby made appearances at West’s fourth “Donda” listening event on Thursday, August 26,
in Chicago, causing immediate backlash on social media, especially when it was revealed that Jay-Z’s verse
on “Jail” had been replaced by a new one from DaBaby.
However, when the album was released on Sunday, Fans were pleased to learn that Jay-Z’s verse had been
reinstated on the original “Jail.”
By Taiyelolu A