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.