Kanye West's highly delayed Donda album unexpectedly arrived on Sunday (August 29), six days before its most recent release date.
release date. But according to an Instagram post from the eccentric Hip Hop billionaire, it wasnt supposed to drop yet. UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL, he wrote. AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM. Jail 2 refers to Kanyes collaboration with DaBaby, which was supposedly cut at the last minute. Fans only learned of its existence on Thursday (August 26) during Yes third public album listening partyat Chicagos Soldier Field. The song originally featured a verse from Kanyes Watch The Throne collaborator JAY-Z,but the new version found him noticeably absent, completed with DaBabys verse instead. A post shared by ye (@kanyewest) Kanye Wests Donda rollout has already been marred by controversy. The project was originally expected to drop on July 23, then August 6 and finally, August 27. Anticipation for the album was at a fever pitch on Thursday night after Yes manager promised Donda would be uploaded to digital streaming platforms promptly at midnight EST on Friday (August 28). Unsurprisingly to many of his fans, it didnt materialize. With its sudden release, fans were confused JAY-Z was once again on the song Jail and DaBaby wasnt. Kanye blamed the debacle on DaBabys manager Arnold Taylor, claiming he wouldnt clear the song. But Taylor emphatically denied the accusationswith an Instagram post, writing, This is CAP. I woke up this morning to this social media bullshit. I never got a call or email from @kanyewest @__bu @johnmonopoly I just received it today and Cleared it in 2 seconds.