Dónde está DONDA?
After waiting for over a year, fans hoping to finally hear Kanye West‘s DONDA album — which was slated to drop Friday at midnight — were left disappointed and sometimes angry when the collection was nowhere to be found.
Kanye teased the album’s release in a Beats by Dre commercial, which aired during Tuesday’s NBA Finals, but as of early Friday morning ET, the album is MIA.
Twitter was abuzz with reactions to the latest delay.
“Absolutely got baited. don’t want to talk about,” wrote one user.
“Ah s***, here we go again,” complained another.
“All you’ve got to do is drop the album, drop it today,” another livid fan shouts repeatedly in a video clip.
DONDA, named after Ye’s late mother, Donda West, will be his 10th studio effort. The Grammy winner first teased the album in March 2020 and it was originally slated to come out that July. However, Kanye cancelled the release and announced he was further tweaking the album when the album didn’t materialize on the promised release date.
Kanye has yet to address why the album failed to drop at midnight. Earlier on Thursday, however, he shared an image depicting his silhouette sitting in what appears to be a stadium and captioned it, “TODAY’S THE DAY.”
We do know DONDA exists. Kanye held a listening party in Atlanta Thursday night at Mercedes-Benz stadium, where some 42,000 fans paid anywhere from $20 to $100 a head to be the first to hear the album. For his part, Kanye — who showed up nearly two hours late — walked silently around the stadium floor as the album played over loudspeakers, USA Today reports.
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