Kanye West’s “Donda” Is FINALLY Out (And It Got Some Last-Minute Promo From Drake Fans Who Vandalized His Childhood Home)
After several delays and many promo stunts (including threatening us with the return of KimYe), Kanye West’s tenth studio album Donda was finally dropped in the middle of the night. Donda has 26 songs on it (!!!!!) and features guest vocals from The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, and Chris Brown. Kanye’s friends, gay-hating rapper DaBaby, and accused rapist Marilyn Manson, are also featured on a fittingly titled track called Jail, Pt.2. Yup, Chris Brown, DaBaby, and Marilyn Manson are all on Kanye’s album. I guess Kevin Spacey must have been too busy to guest on it.
There was a rumor that Kanye was going to keep his lukewarm beef with Drake going by releasing Donda on the same day that Drake’s album Certified Lover Boy comes out (there’s a rumor that Drake will release it next week). That obviously didn’t happen, but fear not, that lukewarm beef lives on thanks to Drake’s fans leaving signs on the steps of Kanye’s childhood home. I guess this is their way of getting revenge on Kanye for “leaking” Drake’s home address. How badass (/sarcasm) of them.
TMZ reports that after Kanye’s bizarre final listening party for Donda in Chicago, a few overzealous Drake fans decided to take it upon themselves to keep his feud with Drake going by leaving some signs on the front steps of his childhood home. The three signs all took aim at Kanye, with one referencing lyrics Drake recited in the diss track he recorded with Trippie Redd titled Betrayal, one reminding everyone that Drake’s album CLB (Certified Lover Boy) will be dropping soon, and another taking a shot at a writer named Justin Laboy who is a noted Yeezus fanboy.
Kanye West’s childhood home is vandalized by Drake fans pic.twitter.com/ZsgxRPE7QN
— 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙. (@StrappedHH) August 28, 2021
Drake probably loves this because we all know he loves to hang around underage teenagers and this is some juvenile shit. Surprisingly, they didn’t also toilet paper and egg the house.
No real damage to the home was done … but it still feels like crossing the line into a space that’s obviously sacred to Ye. Unfortunately for him, the address is widely public … and doesn’t seem to have any barricades or security around to keep nosy prowlers out.
Normally Kanye would be ready with his Twitter fingers to slap down Drake, his fans, and the entire country of Canada. However, he’s busy with Donda’s release. Right before Donda was unleashed onto ears, Kanye shared text messages that claim Donda’s release was delayed because of DaBaby’s manager. Apparently, DaBaby’s DaManager wouldn’t clear his verse on Jail, Pt.2. and Kanye refused to leave him off of the album because he publicly said he’d vote for Kanye for President.
Kanye also posted a text chat between him and DaBaby where he accuses DaBaby’s manager of trying to sabotage a trick:
So Donda’s delay was over Kanye refusing to leave a homophobic rapper off of his album and all because DaBaby stroked his presidential ego? Yup, that sounds about right.