According to a tweet from Mike Dean, Kanye actually called him during August 5's listening event and told him he heard something he didn't like.
Mike Dean Might've Just Revealed Why Kanye West Didn't Drop 'Donda' Published on:Aug 8, 2021, 9:43 AM by 1 Atlanta, GA Veteran producer Mike Deanwas a driving force behind several Kanye Westalbums, including 2007s Graduation, 2008s 808s and Heartbreaks and 2010s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. So it makes sense Kanye would call on Dean to help him finalize his tenth studio album, Donda, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. During Thursdays (August 5) listening party with Apple Music, Ye delivered a much different version of the 24-track effort than what fans heard at the listening party on July 22. But after multiple delays, Donda still hasnt surfaced and now, theres a little insight into why. According to a tweet from Dean, Kanye actually called him during the event (which has since been turned into a meme) and told him he heard something he didnt like. He was actually calling me a mix mistake!! he wrote in response to one of the memes. Lol. As reactions poured in on Deans post, the 56-year-old quickly closed his comments. He was actually calling me from a mix mistake!! Lol