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Kanye West Says His Label Released Donda Without His Approval

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There appears to be more controversy surrounding Kanye West’s just-released album, Donda.

On Sunday (Aug. 29), just hours after ‘Ye’s 10th album arrived on streaming platforms, Kanye jumped on his Instagram page and posted a message claiming his distributor Universal Music Group released his project without his permission.

“UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM,” ‘Ye wrote in all caps.

What Kanye is referring to in regards to “Jail, Part 2,” a track featuring DaBaby, Francis and the Lights and Marilyn Manson, apparently, the song was initially removed from Donda when it hit DSPs on Sunday morning. Kanye then shared on his IG page images of text messages revealing why the 2019 XXL Freshman was not featured on the project.

In a series of texts, it appears that DaBaby’s team didn’t want to clear his verse for the song “Jail, Part 2,” which momentarily held up the release of the project.

“On another Note, DaBaby manager isn’t clearing ‘Jail’… So we won’t be able to Upload unless we take him off…What’s ur thoughts,” reads one text.

“Why he won’t clear jail,” reads another text apparently from Kanye.

“I don’t know. And neither is answering there[sic] phone,” reads another text.

“I’m not taking my brother off…He was the only person who said he would vote for me in public,” reads another text apparently from Kanye.

Hours later, the song was added to the Donda album on all streaming platforms.

As for Kanye being upset that Donda is now available to the public, there’s nothing much he can do. The Chicago rapper-producer’s album is currently a trending topic on Twitter and there’s plenty of chatter on social media about the LP.

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