One of Chicago rapper Chance The Rapper’s best-known lines almost never reached the public. In a new interview with the Recording Academy, aka the Grammys, he revealed what Grammy-winning star Kanye West tried to do to lyrics from his famous “Ultralight Beam” verse.
Kanye West Tried To Cancel One Of Chance The Rapper’s Biggest Lines
Chano says Yeezy himself tried to remove his “I met Kanye West, I’m never going to fail” line from the song, but an argument ended in the lyrics being kept. He didn’t cite the reason ‘Ye wanted the line nixed, but either way, fans can be thankful the full verse was left on the song.
“I rapped on Kanye’s sh*t right before it came out that I was working on these three GRAMMYs, and I was like, ‘If I keep rapping like that, and just saying shit’s gonna happen, that’s just gonna happen.’ And it started happening. Kanye didn’t want me to say that [line] on that song. And I had to go back and forth with him about keeping my line on there. Just being in a position to rap [with] the person who probably is the reason I became a rapper—to be able to produce and write and to be featured on the intro, the first real rap verse you hear on the album, was crazy to me. I was, at that time, speaking it into existence like, ‘Kanye gonna hit us up soon. You gonna be working with ‘Ye soon.’ And when that happened, I had to keep doing that. I had to keep being like, ‘I’m gonna just say what’s gonna happen.” (GRAMMY.com)
Kanye West’s Go-To Mike Dean Clears Up Drama
While that was the past and thankfully the lyric was kept, Kanye is focused now on Donda. His go-to producer and longtime friend Mike Dean isn’t falling back from adding his signature touch to the much-needed Donda album. The hitmaker has come forward to shut down speculation about quitting the production on Ye’s LP.
Dean hit up his Twitter to keep things 100. Instead of leaving things to rumors, Dean promised he is sticking to the album rollout.
“I haven’t quit anything. The album continues. Lol. People read too much into tweets. Lol”
Hours prior, Dean appeared to suggest he might have fallen back on working on Donda.
“Don’t ask me about utopia or any other albums drop date. Ask the artists. I’m not the decision makers here ! !”
Kanye West Delays ‘DONDA’ Release Again
Fans of hip-hop icon Kanye West are no longer amused. The legendary rapper has – once again – delayed his upcoming Donda project.
The newest release date on Apple Music shows the album is supposed to drop on August 22. Most recently, the pre-order noted a release date of the 15th, but this was pushed back a week.
Kanye West Mysteriously Removes Hit Single
Kanye sure knows how to make fans wait. In light of the upcoming release of Donda – or perhaps another major controversy – one of his recent hit singles has been removed from streaming services.
Ye has taken “Nah Nah Nah (Remix)” offline, which features none other than 2 Chainz and DaBaby. Perhaps the song will be on Donda (whenever it actually drops, which is hopefully August 22), or perhaps the moves comes in light of DaBaby’s recent homophobic rant at Rolling Loud Miami that saw over seven festivals remove him from their lineups.