FANS of Kanye West were furious when his Donda 2 album was not released at midnight on Tuesday.
Kanye has set up a live performance of the album scheduled to take place in Miami during the last week of the month.
Plus, Kanye’s documentary, Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, debuted on February 16 amid the rapper’s ongoing divorce from Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian, who filed for divorce from West in February 2021 after seven years of marriage, also unfollowed Ye on Instagram after the rapper slammed her boyfriend Pete Davidson yet again on the social media platform.
Read our Kanye West and Kim Kardashian divorce live blog for the latest news and updates…
Kanye West fans furious over Donda 2 news, part three
While sharing another photo on Instagram that showed Donda 2 was trending on Twitter, the rapper explained: “Go to stemplayer.com to be a part of the revolution I feel that same feeling like when I first moved to New York to make it in Music.
“I ain’t know what was gonna happen but I knew had to move. After 10 albums after being under 10 contracts. I turned down a hundred million dollar Apple deal. No one can pay me to be disrespected. We set our own price for our art.
“Tech companies made music practically free so if you don’t do merch sneakers and tours you don’t eat. Jay Z made Tidal and fake media attacked him.
“Well in the words of my big brother. Come and get me. I’m willing to die standing cause I ain’t living on my knees no more.”
Kanye continued: “God please cover me. I run this company 100% I don’t have to ask for permission. This is our 2nd generation stemplayer We have more things we working on. I feel like how I felt in the first episode of the documentary.”
Kanye West fans furious over Donda 2 news, continued
Shortly after he shared the post, Kanye’s fans rushed to the comments section to slam the rapper for not making the album available everywhere.
One person wrote: “Nah that’s bulls**t.”
Another insisted: “I’M NOT BUYING THAT.”
A third Instagram user chimed in: “bro what is ur problem?”
The backlash continued as another upset fan commented: “Still not buying one ye I’m sorry can’t justify spending $200 for 1 album.”
Kanye West fans furious over Donda 2 news
Kanye West fans were left furious after the rapper revealed Donda 2 will only be available on the $200 Stem player.
Fans of the 44-year-old rapper didn’t hold back when complaining that the upcoming album won’t be available on other platforms.
Kanye took to Instagram on Thursday night to reveal that Donda 2 will only be available on Stem.
Alongside a video of flashing purple and blue lights that featured Kanye rapping, he wrote: “Donda 2 will only be streaming on my own platform, the stem player.
“You can download new music from stemplayer.com. You can play 4 different elements of the track: vocals, drums, bass and music.
“It also has a MP3 player available. We currently have 67,000 available and are making 3,000 a day. Go click the link in my bio to purchase.”
Kim unfollows Kanye on Instagram
In the midst of Kanye West’s tirades about her, their family, and her current boyfriend, Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian unfollowed him on Instagram on Thursday.
According to Page Six, the reality star unfollowed Kanye after he posted his all-caps attacks directed at Davidson.
Donda 2’s release on tragic date for Kim
Donda 2 is set to drop on February 22, 2022, which also happens to be the birthday of Kim Kardashian’s late father Robert Kardashian Sr.
The former lawyer tragically passed away in September 2003 at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer.
What is Donda 2?
Donda 2 is the eleventh studio album from Kanye, who now goes by the name Ye.
The album will be released through GOOD Music, the record label founded by West himself in 2004.
The album can only be heard through Kanye’s Donda Stem Player which allows users to listen to music and even control vocals drums, bass, and samples.
The Stem Player is available for purchase on the device’s website for $200 in the US.
Will Drake be at the Donda 2 listening party?
One Kanye West fan claimed Drake, 35, had jetted into Miami following an almost four-hour flight, ahead of the listening party for the album on Tuesday.
The user shared what appeared to be the Toronto native’s flight records on a Reddit thread, writing: “DRAKE WILL BE THERE TOO.”
Kanye and Drake ended their infamous feud back in November after years of warring.
Kanye arrives in Miami before Donda 2 party
Kanye West has been spotted arriving in Miami ahead of his Donda 2 listening party.
Kanye, 44, was seen heading into rehearsals at a recording studio in Miami on Tuesday ahead of the performance.
Some of the rapper’s fans are convinced his former nemesis Drake will also make a surprise appearance at the concert on Tuesday night.
‘I take accountability’
Kanye issued an apology to Kim and Pete last week for airing his comments on a public forum, writing on Instagram: “I’ve learned that using all caps makes people feel like I’m screaming at them. I’m working on my communication.”
“I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders.”
After he thanked “everybody for supporting” him, Kanye continued: “I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim.”
“I take accountability. I’m still learning in real time.”
The post concluded: “I don’t have all the answers. To be good leader is to be a good listener.”
Kanye West’s apology
Kanye West took accountability for his actions regarding Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, in an Instagram post last Tuesday.
As of 2pm ET that day, it was the only live post on his Instagram account.
However, he has since added more posts and that post is no longer live.
Kanye’s leaked texts
The text read: “You are creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will all be your fault.”
Kanye also shared another alleged text conversation with the KUWTK alum, where she thanked him for taking her request seriously.
Kim wrote: “Well thank you. There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be.”
He then replied: “I will always do everything to protect you and our family forever.
“And I listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete.”
Kanye has been referring to the comedian as “Skete” in his numerous rants.
Pete Davidson shades Kanye, continued
While the YouTube video was initially posted in 2016, several fans took to the comments section to discuss Pete’s response to the rapper.
One person wrote: “Jokes aside, Pete is handling this with class. Ye keeps punching himself.”
Another added: “Honestly, drama aside (well, drama from one side) this is how you handle situations. Some people will do anything to get what they want or who they think they own.”
Pete Davidson shades Kanye with cryptic video
Pete Davidson shaded Kanye West with a cryptic new video on Instagram amidst their “feud.”
The 28-year-old comedian recently re-joined the social media platform following a four-year absence.
The Saturday Night Live star seemed to throw shade at Kanye, 44, by adding a YouTube video of Rupert Pupkin from the King of Comedy performing into his bio.
In the clip, the character — played by Robert DeNiro — said: “Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.”
Some fans believed the clip was a message for Kanye, who has been targeting his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, and Pete in numerous social media posts.
Kanye follows models on Instagram amid Kim feud
Kanye West followed dozens of models on Instagram amid his ongoing feud with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.
Kanye, 44, has followed several models on the social media platform in his latest attempt at revenge.
Fans noticed his much-larger “following” list on Instagram, taking to Reddit to share the news.
“Kanye just followed a bunch of random girls on Instagram,” one wrote, alongside a screenshot of the dozens of models.
“Looking for his next muse,” one joked in the comments, referring to his short-lived relationship with Julia Fox.
“Really committing to the divorced dad vibes,” a second remarked.
Kanye criticizes streaming services, continued
He continued, writing: “Some say I’m the only one who can make this change. So as the leading innovator in music of the past 20 years. I’m putting my own work on the line to change it.
“I’ve already won by not being afraid to move. Now we’re winning because there are true supporters that have invested their hard earned money in my vision of freedom.”
Kanye criticizes streaming services
Kanye West said that in the 24 hours since announcing that Donda 2 will only be accessible to stream on his Stem Player, he had sold over 6,200 units, worth $1.3million.
Along with disclosing the sales figures, he also slammed streaming platforms, explaining why his forthcoming album won’t be accessible there when it drops on February 22, 2022 (2/22/22).
The Stem Player sales data, which include $8.6million in total purchases since the $200 gadget was debuted in August 2021 for Donda, were shared on Instagram.
He wrote: “I walked away from Apple right after having the most number 1’s in Apple history. Song Writers have been really hurt by streaming platforms.”
What has Kanye said about Donda 2?
On February 17, 2022, Kanye posted a video teasing the release of Donda 2.
Ye wrote: “Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player.”
“Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube.”
There will be two listening parties for Donda 2: the in-person event in Miami and the IMAX experience.
The IMAX experience will only be available in 15 different cities according to Rolling Stone.
How much are tickets for the IMAX event?
The price for an IMAX Donda 2 seat is listed on Fandango for a total of $30.
Customers are only allowed to reserve a total of nine tickets per transaction, according to the ticket site.
The rapper’s 11th project will be performed live from Miami.
How can I buy IMAX tickets for Donda 2?
Initially, fans could only listen to the new Ye album via a Stem Player.
The Stem Player is a new music device created so that listeners can customize songs to their preferences.
Donda 2 is hitting theaters on Tuesday in case some cannot get their hands on a Stem Player.
What’s the Jeen-Yuhs premiere schedule?
Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy The first chapter (also known as Act I) focuses on Kanye West before fans knew who he was.
The following two episodes (also known as Act II and Act III) will go through other moments in West’s career, including his 2002 car crash and his support for Donald Trump.
The premiere dates for the acts are as follows:
- Jeen-yuhs episode 1 (Act 1: Vision): February 16, 2022
- Jeen-yuhs episode 2 (Act II: Purpose): February 23, 2022
- Jeen-yuhs episode 3 (Act III: Awakening): March 2, 2022
What is Kanye West’s net worth?
The star is now worth $1.3billion according to Forbes magazine.
His wealth includes $17 million in cash, $35 million in stocks, $81 million in “buildings and improvements” and $21 million inland.
A couple of years ago, he was estimated to be worth $250 million, with the majority of his earnings coming from music, merchandise, and touring.
His reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian, who is divorcing him, is holding up just fine with her own net worth, which currently stands at $750 million.
Did Donda 2 drop today?
Donda 2 was scheduled to drop on February 22, 2022.
The rapper previously revealed Donda 2 will only be available on the $200 Stem player.
Apple reportedly cuts ties with Ye
Kanye West’s endorsement arrangement with Apple has apparently been terminated, according to HotNewHipHop.com.
It comes after Kanye confirmed earlier this week that his upcoming album Donda 2 will only be available through his own Stem Player.
While the statement was not made public, it was conveyed privately to Kanye and then made public – by him – as a result.
Someone texted Kanye to let him know “Apple is no longer doing the sponsorship deal,” according to a screenshot posted to Instagram by Kanye.
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