Kanye West has reportedly delayed the release of his album Donda to August 6. The news was shared on Twitter by internet personality Justin Laboy, who attended a private listening party at a Las Vegas church last week and was the first person to report the album was ready for release. “KANYE WEST WILL MOVE THE RELEASE DATE OF DONDA TO AUGUST 6TH,” he wrote. “THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS FANS THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT WITHOUT RUSHING ANYTHING. HE LOVES YALL WITH ALL OF HIS HEART. GOD BLESS.”
West premiered Donda, the follow-up to 2019’s Jesus Is King, at a massive listening event broadcast live from a sold-out stadium in Atlanta on Thursday night. The album was supposed to be formally released the following day, but no album materialized. During the event, fans were able to hear a new collaboration with JAY-Z – their first since they both featured on Drake’s 2016 track ‘Pop Style’ – as well as guest appearances from Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and more. West previously said Donda would drop in July 2020.
KANYE WEST WILL MOVE THE RELEASE DATE OF DONDA TO AUGUST 6TH. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE ❤️ HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS FANS THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT WITHOUT RUSHING ANYTHING. HE LOVES YALL WITH ALL OF HIS HEART. GOD BLESS 🙏🏾 #DONDA #RESPECTFULLY
— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 24, 2021