Artistic variations? After Kanye West’s extremely anticipated Donda album was launched on Sunday, August 29, the rapper apparently wasn’t as enthused as a lot of his followers.

The musician, 44, posted a curious message by way of Instagram on Sunday afternoon, hours after the tracks had been launched and extensively mentioned by way of social media.

“Common put my album out with out my approval,” the rapper wrote. “They usually blocked ‘Jail 2’ from being on the album.”

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It isn’t clear what West means by “blocked” since there are songs titled “Jail” and “Jail Pt 2” because the second and twenty fourth tracks, respectively, on the 27-song LP. Selection reported that “Jail Pt 2” was initially unavailable to stream when the album was first launched at 8 a.m. ET, but it surely was later added to the tracklist round 1 p.m. ET.

Hours earlier, West’s estranged spouse Kim Kardashian shared her assist for the album. The Skims founder, 40, posted screenshots by way of Instagram Story that she listened to his new songs “Donda,” “Come to Life,” “Lord I Want You,” Hurricane” and “Okay Okay, Pt. 2.”

The “Gold Digger” performer’s current claims usually are not the primary time he’s gone toe-to-toe together with his report label. One yr prior, the Yeezy designer went on a Twitter rant about his contract.

“I’m not placing no extra music out until I’m executed with my contract with Sony and Common … On God … in Jesus title … come and get me ,” he tweeted in September 2020.

In a second Twitter message, he wrote, “I’m not business bro … I don’t care… I’m in service to Christ … we want world therapeutic … I miss my brothers… I refuse to argue with black males on labels we don’t personal… even twitter.”

He then added one other message to the thread, “I’ve the utmost respect for all brothers … we have to hyperlink and respect one another… no extra dissing one another on labels we don’t personal.”

West has teased his tenth LP for greater than a yr, from an unique preview in a July Beats industrial to internet hosting listening events for his followers. His third listening expertise occurred on Thursday, August 26, at Soldier Subject in Chicago the place he recreated his 2014 nuptials to his estranged spouse.

In the course of the occasion, Kardashian wore a white Balenciaga marriage ceremony robe and a veil as she held palms with the “Well-known” crooner.

“Kim helps Kanye and was completely happy to be on stage in a marriage gown,” a supply solely informed Us Weekly on the time. “She has all the time revered his artwork and concepts and was all in for the efficiency.”

On the occasion, the Illinois native appeared ecstatic to have the KKW Magnificence founder — who filed for divorce in February after seven years of marriage — on stage with him.

“He was smiling so onerous you possibly can really feel his power radiate as he was her,” an eyewitness informed Us on the time. “In case you watch the video from the [event], you will note he mentioned, ‘You look fairly.’”

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