Soulja Boy and Chris Brown have responded after their verses were removed from Kanye West’s new album Donda. The long-delayed LP arrived on streaming services on Sunday (Aug. 29), but without a few key voices, they claimed.
On Twitter, Soulja alleged that Kanye removed his verse from the Donda song, “Remote Control.” The rapper posted screenshots of his text message conversations with Kanye, in which Ye reached out to plan the collab and praised Soulja’s verse. In the texts, Kanye even invited Soulja to work on his upcoming Yeezy Gap campaign.
However, the official version of “Remote Control” that dropped on Sunday only features Young Thug and not the “Crank That” star.
“This ni**a Kanye smh,” Soulja tweeted. “Tell homie dont hit my phone no more.”
On Monday (Aug. 30), Soulja leaked the version of “Remote Control” that includes his verse on Twitter.
“If he didn’t like the verse he should of said that don’t text me acting like u fuck wit it then secretly take it off,” he wrote. “What kind of shit is that I was working on my album too I don’t got time for this shit.”
Chris Brown also took to social media to air out his frustrations. According to Rap-Up, the singer’s voice was heard on the Donda track “New Again” when it was first released on Sunday. However, the song was later replaced with a version that only features the voices of Kanye and the Sunday Service Choir, while Chris is now only credited as a songwriter.
Multiple outlets reported that Chris posted and then deleted, “Kanye a whole hoe” on his Instagram Story. He later added, “Nah he tweakin.” A source allegedly told The Shade Room that Chris “was a little heated about his verse being removed from one of the songs on the new album.”
Although Chris and Soulja didn’t make the cut, Ye’s collaboration with DaBaby, “Jail pt 2,” is now available to stream. At first, only the version of the song that features JAY-Z, “Jail,” was included on the album. However, the second version that features DaBaby, which was played during Kanye’s Chicago listening event, was later added to streaming services.
See Soulja Boy and Chris Brown’s posts below.