Kanye West's latest musical efforts, 'Donda', were released over the weekend, but as you'd expect with anything Ye puts his hands to, there's controversy inbound.
In an Instagram story over the weekend, the self-proclaimed musical genius has slammed Universal for allegedly releasing the album without his knowledge and for blocking a song from the album playlist too. The track in question was 'Jail, pt.2' and featured DaBaby and Marilyn Manson on the track. DaBaby slapped a woman in a nightclub and recently made wildly homophobic remarks, while Marilyn Manson has been accused of sexual and physical abuse by his former fiance, Evan Rachel Wood. Manson was dropped by his label and his agents shortly after Wood's allegations broke.
Ye has been holding large-scale listening parties for 'Donda' in Chicago's Soldier Field Stadium, and Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
So far, Universal have not yet publicly commented on Ye's claims, but inside sources told Variety that the rapper's claims are "totally preposterous". What's more, DaBaby's manager responded on social media to rumours that the reason for the song being blocked was due to legal issues with a firm denial.
At any rate, the album is now available and the reviews so far appear to be relatively lukewarm. NME, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Variety all claimed the album had glimmers of promise, but was mostly overstuffed with a total of 27 songs and collabs with the likes of The Weeknd, Jay-Z, Chris Brown (yes, really) and the aforementioned Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, which once again proves that "cancel culture" is just a bullshit term made up by middle-aged media commentators to keep themselves relevant.