Kanye West fans may have to wait another two weeks to hear his highly anticipated 10th studio album Donda.
On Friday, social media star Justin Laboy tweeted that West was postponing the long-delayed album until August 6 in order to “release the best product possible without rushing anything.”
Earlier on Thursday, the 44-year-old rap superstar premiered a version of the album to a huge crowd at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Same old story: Kanye West, 44, has reportedly delayed the release of his 10th studio album Donda until August 6. He previously announced it would be released on Friday; seen Thursday in Atlanta
Laboy, who has been promoting Donda for the past few weeks and claiming to have heard it in full, tweeted Friday night that the album had been delayed.
It was previously announced that their album would be released digitally on Friday, after the listening party of the day before.
“Kanye West will move the Donda release date to August 6,” Laboy tweeted. ‘Thank you for your patience [heart emoji] He wants to give his fans the best possible product without rushing anything. He loves you with all his heart. God bless #Donda #respectful.’
Fans were already expecting some delay after the album was released at midnight Friday, when new music is usually released digitally.
Taking the time: Justin Laboy announced on Twitter that it would be delayed until August 6 “to give his fans the best possible product without rushing anything”
The disappointed users took to Twitter to express their frustration at having to wait another two weeks before getting a taste of Donda.
On Twitter, a user shared a humorous video of a man putting on clown makeup, captioning it: “I thought I’d wake up to a new Kanye West album #DONDA.”
Another person used Anakin and Padmé’s popular meme from Attack Of The Clones to dramatize the delayed album release.
“How Kanye made us all feel like an RN,” they wrote.
One user imagined a conversation between “regular people” and “Kanye fans.”
“Ordinary people: where is that new Kanye album that was supposed to be out today.”
For Kanye fans, they used a James Franco still from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs asking “First time?” referencing past delays on West’s albums, most notably 2016’s The Life Of Pablo, which he even tinkered with after release.
Another Twitter user joked that Kanye forgot to release the album because he fell asleep.
Can’t wait: The disappointed users took to Twitter to express their frustration at having to wait another two weeks before purchasing Donda . could taste
Donda is named after the rapper’s late mother, Dr. Donda C. West, who was an English professor before retiring to focus on managing his early career.
West’s mother died on November 10, 2007, after going under the knife for liposuction and mammoplasty.
A coroner’s report determined that she died of a heart attack due to heart disease and factors associated with the surgery.
West had not received medical clearance for her cosmetic procedures, which could have shown she was at risk due to her coronary artery disease.
Her death led to the passing of California’s Donda West Plastic Surgery Act, which requires people seeking cosmetic surgery to undergo a physical exam to determine if they are healthy enough for surgery.
In memoriam: Donda is named after the rapper’s late mother, Dr. Donda C. West, an English professor who retired to manage his early career. She died in 2007 of complications from cosmetic surgery; seen together in 2006
Blood Red: Kanye played the album in full in front of a packed crowd at Atlanta’s Mercedes/Benz Stadium on Thursday, dressed all in red with a full-face mask
The delay in Donda will likely allow for technicalities before being shared with the public.
Some listeners at the listening party speculated that the album was not fully mixed and mastered, and Kanye has previously worked right down to the last minute on previous albums, including The Life Of Pablo and Yeezy.
Rapper and producer Malik Yusef, who has collaborated with Kanye on the vast majority of his albums, confirmed on Friday that Donda is still being worked on.
“Still working but almost done, we appreciate your patience with bro nem #DONDA #badkids #goodmusic,” he wrote, posting a photo of a bad read “Production” and a photo of a young girl, who may have been West’s mother as a child.
Getting close: Malik Yusef, who has worked with Kanye on most of his albums, confirmed on Friday that they were “still working, but almost done”