Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is opting out of his Twitter fingers to speak out and instead is relying on the power of Instagram to confirm a massive Donda album-making rumor. Ye has stepped up with a sneak peek at his living quarters as he hits the finish line for his much-needed studio effort.
Kanye West Confirms Huge ‘Donda’ Rumor
Mr. West hit up his Instagram page with a caption-less snapshot presumably of where he’s sleeping during the completion of Donda. Recent rumors claimed West would remain at the same grounds he previewed the LP last week – Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia – until the project is set to go to the masses.
As anticipation for the album grew beyond belief last week, one of SOHH Squad’s youngest members tuned into last week’s Donda album listening event.
Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Album Release Date
Barring any wild and crazy last-minute changes, the world will hear Kanye’s audio masterpiece a week from this Friday. The rap star’s LP would actually arrive 14 days from its original rollout.
Kanye West is moving the release of his long-awaited new album Donda to August 6, a representative for West tells Pitchfork. Media personality Justin Laboy and West collaborator Malik Yusef posted about the August release date last week; TMZ also previously reported an August 6 release date. Donda had been slated to come out on Friday, July 23, via G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Recordings. (Pitchfork)
Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Could Drop Any Day
Release date buzz initially circulated online last week courtesy of media personality Justin Laboy penciling in an August 6th drop date. The popular influencer – who first broke news of Kanye having a new album on deck earlier in the month – claimed production needs ultimately delayed the LP from an initial July 23 release.
“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”
However, fellow media personality and influencer Dylan Farella had a different perspective. Heading into the weekend, Farella said the project could arrive before this past Monday.
“DONDA been in production all day. Finishing up mixing now. Soon to the DSPs. Should drop by midnight. Worth the wait. … Remember the album drops on Kanye’s time and Kanye’s time alone. Unless this is your first rollout you know anything can happen. One tweet about Kanye and I’ve got a couple dozen death threats in like 30 mins. I’m waiting just as eagerly as everyone else but sheesh, y’all crazy. Tweeted what I’ve heard latest on the project. Didn’t realize fans would then want to kill me for sharing? Anyway, too much negativity so imma delete that tweet. But enjoy the album!”
Following some backlash for possibly prematurely suggesting the album would drop ahead of fans’ weekend goals, Farella returned to Twitter to apparently address Laboy’s promise of an early August Donda release.
“Nothing is ever confirmed. Not today. Not August 6th either.”
The $65 Donda Album Listening Party Snacks
One of the craziest headlines from the Donda album listening party had zip-zero to do with the music. Social media freaked out after finding out Kanye had $65 assorted snack basket options which included a basket of gluten-free chips, bars and jerky.
“This is really a lot of y’all’s first Kanye album rollout”
“Kanye had mfs pay $65 for a snack box to then proceed to not drop the album”
“Imma just eat when I get home … because I can’t … $35 … for some popping corn?!”