Kanye West has announced the release of a follow-up to 2021’s ‘DONDA’, titled ‘DONDA 2’.
“DONDA2 COMING 2 22 22 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE” Kanye - now known mononymously as Ye - posted on Instagram last night.
While fans are excited to get a second album from Ye in the space of six months, others are speculating that this record might be aimed at his ex-wife’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
“Pete Davidson is gonna have to leave the country after this one,” one person joked on Twitter. “If Kanye does rly drop Donda 2 and it’s good….We all owe Kim and Pete a huge thank you,” said another.
If Kanye does rly drop Donda 2 and it’s good….We all owe Kim and Pete a huge thank you— Buzz Mars™ (@isballin) January 28, 2022
The ‘DONDA’ sequel is set to be executive produced by fellow rapper Future which is due to drop on February 22, although Ye’s last studio record was famously pushed back time and time again, leaving fans on edge for its release.
“Ye has started working on his new masterpiece Donda 2,” said Steven Victor, former chief operating officer of Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music, in an interview with ComplexComplex ahead of the rapper’s official announcement.
“Listen, [Donda 2 is] coming sooner than you think. The procession is starting and it’s not stopping,” he added.
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Ye’s 11th studio album comes just a week after the release of Jeen-YuhsJeen-Yuhs, a three-part documentary spanning over 4 hours, first screened at Salt Lake City’s Sundance Film Festival last weekend.
The rapper requested final edit approval of the film in an open statement on Instagram, addressed to the documentary’s creators. Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is due to release on Netflix on February 16.
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