KANYE CLAIMS LABEL RELEASED DONDA WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION
Written by Rev Noni on August 30, 2021
Kanye West is claiming that Universal Music Group, the parent company to the label Def Jam, released his new album “Donda” without his approval. Hours after Kanye West’s tenth album went live on streaming services, West 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,” the Sunday-morning post reads.
West originally announced Donda, named for his late mother, in 2020. The release date was eventually announced as July 23, 2021, before being moved to Aug. 7, 2021. It finally dropped overnight on Sunday. Def Jam sent a press release announcing the arrival of “Donda” at 10:39 a.m. ET on Sunday Morning.
The album includes contributions from Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Jay Electronica, The Lox, Travis Scott and others. Kanye West’s last album, the Grammy-winning gospel record “Jesus is King,” was released in 2019.