It’s Friday morning (Aug. 6) and there’s still no Donda. Kanye West once again missed the release date for his highly anticipated 10th studio album despite holding a livestreamed countdown for the record’s purported release last night (Aug. 5).
Thousands of fans tuned in to Apple Music to watch Ye’s second Donda livestreaming event, which saw him levitating above the Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium. During the stream, fans got to preview the latest version of the album and listen to never-before-heard collaborations with the likes of Lil Durk, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Jay Electronica and more. According to fans who tuned into Ye’s first Donda listening party last month, the album also features JAY-Z, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby and others.
On Twitter, fans were both amused and frustrated by Donda’s delayed release.
“The moment I heard Kanye was paying $1 million a day to stay in the stadium... just to start his career of cutting hair... I should have known DONDA aint finna drop,” DJ Akademiks wrote.
“He’s done it again lol. WHERE IS DONDA KANYE????” another added.
However, some fans held out hope that Donda could still surface at some point today after seeing a tweet from Justin LaBoy.
“Listen ima be honest… Via Kanye it’s coming out at some point August 6th… NO SPECIFIC TIME,” LaBoy, who first announced that the album would be arriving Aug. 6, tweeted Thursday night.
Elsewhere on Twitter, LaBoy also claimed that Donda will be followed up by JAY-Z and Ye’s Watch the Throne sequel.
“HOV & YE back building again,” he wrote. “They both rich enough to quit rapping, but the passion they share of making the fans happy got them back working.”
See the best reactions to Donda’s indefinite delay on Twitter below.
kanye ascending into the heavens last night forgetting to drop Donda pic.twitter.com/VhAwMzKwMQ— Cristian Zapata (@zapatabruh) August 6, 2021
So after turning the Mercedes Benz stadium into a county jail for the last 2 weeks .. Kanye West still ain’t drop Donda ?— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) August 6, 2021
The Moment I heard Kanye was paying $1 million a day to stay in the stadium.. just to start his career of cutting hair.. I should have known DONDA aint finna drop pic.twitter.com/9ukwBDQSdQ— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) August 6, 2021
It was at this moment Kanye was like “shit I forgot to send DONDA to my publisher” pic.twitter.com/wvOJsJvxzS— Ike Start (@StartIke) August 6, 2021
“Hey Mike, I just had a new creative vision for the album” pic.twitter.com/ty48aCtjHM— Did DONDA Drop Today? (@didjesusdrop) August 6, 2021