DONDA has been delayed yet again.
Kanye West’s long-awaited album was scheduled to drop Friday, but in true Kanye fashion, it didn’t arrive. Now a new report suggests that Ye’s latest work won’t drop for another two weeks.
According to web personality Justin Laboy, Kanye is not done with DONDA and has set a new release date of Aug. 6.
“KANYE WEST WILL MOVE THE RELEASE DATE OF DONDA TO AUGUST 6TH,” tweeted Laboy. “THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS FANS THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT WITHOUT RUSHING ANYTHING. HE LOVES YALL WITH ALL OF HIS HEART. GOD BLESS #DONDA #RESPECTFULLY.”
Laboy was first to share details about the album after attending a private listening with Kanye in Las Vegas earlier this month. “The production is light years ahead of it’s time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again,” tweeted the host of Revolt’s “Respectfully Justin.”
KANYE WEST WILL MOVE THE RELEASE DATE OF DONDA TO AUGUST 6TH. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS FANS THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT WITHOUT RUSHING ANYTHING. HE LOVES YALL WITH ALL OF HIS HEART. GOD BLESS #DONDA #RESPECTFULLY
— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 24, 2021
The prior night, Theophilus London claimed that Kanye was still tinkering with the album and adding a “bunch of new features.”
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— Photos Of Kanye West (@PhotosOfKanye) July 23, 2021
DONDA was originally announced one year ago. Kanye premiered the album, named after his late mother, during a live-streamed event at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night. The project features appearances from Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Don Toliver, Roddy Ricch, Baby Keem, and Pop Smoke. Kanye and JAY-Z also reunited on a surprise collaboration, which was reportedly recorded just hours before the listening.