Kanye West’s Donda Album Has Finally Arrived, But not without a host of controversies and accusations.
After a delay of more than 13 months, fans of the 44-year-old rapper were happy to hear that his highly anticipated 10th studio album, Donda, had finally been released on Sunday morning, August 29.
However, one person who isn’t too thrilled after getting a first listen was vocalist Chris Brown, who was seemingly cut from the album.
The 32-year-old singer believed he would be included in a verse of the song New Again, which was listed as number 18 of the 27-track album, as Ye later revealed that the project was released “without my approval.”
Harsh words: Chris Brown banged on Kanye West shortly after Ye’s new album Donda came out on Sunday morning; the duo is pictured in October 2014
Just hours after Donda became available on streaming platforms, Brown appeared to blast West, writing “Kanye a whole h*e” in a post on his Instagram Stories.
Apparently the Say Goodbye star didn’t regret his first post and followed up on the post: “No, he’s tweaking.”
While Brown didn’t go into detail about his collaboration on New Again, The shadow room reports that a source close to the situation has revealed that he was “a little excited about removing the verse” from the song.
You blasted! Just hours after Donda fell on Sunday, Brown took to Instagram and called West “a whole h*e”; sources told The Shade Room he was “a little heated” that his verse was cut from the number 18 song New Again
He did it again! Brown followed with another message seemingly aimed at West
According to the text posted on Genius, West is listed as the lead singer in the intro, verse one, and pre-chorus.
Brown and West are credited with both being the performers for the chorus.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for your grace, make me new – Make me new again, make me new again – Make me new again, make me new again,” the chorus reads, which becomes like most choruses amplified with added singing tracks.
“I repent of all that I do again – Make me new again, make me new again – Make me new again.”
Brown and West have worked together on two songs over the years.
Contributors: Brown and West had previously worked together on Down, which was featured on Brown’s second studio album Exclusive (2007), and Waves, which was released on West’s acclaimed seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo (2016).
Ye co-wrote and performed on the song Down, which was featured on Brown’s second studio album Exclusive (2007).
Brown and Kid Cudi were featured on West’s song Waves which was released on his acclaimed seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo (2016).
Rapper Soulja Boy also speaks out with claims that he also had a verse in a song that was not included in the final version.
“I know how to feel, Kanye sent me that song ‘remote control’ and I can’t hear my verse on it. Hmm f**k that n****a,’ Soulja (born DeAndre Cortez Way), 31, tweeted.
‘This n****a Kanye smh. Tell homie to stop pressing my phone.’
Accusation: West sued Universal, claiming Donda was released ‘without my approval’
Not long after Donda, named after West’s late mother – Donda West, fell, West took to his Instagram page and called out his record company.
“Universal released my album without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from the album,” he wrote.
Universal representatives have reportedly told Variety that the allegations are “ridiculous.”
Jail Pt 2, the 24th track on Donda, would eventually be available on streaming services just hours after the rest of the album debuted.
Tribute: Donda, named after West’s late mother, Donda West, was delayed by 13 months