Denzel Curry Explains Previous Criticism of Kanye’s ‘Donda’ and Drake’s ‘CLB’

The South Florida artist explained why he slammed the rappers for failing to use their resources to produce quality albums in 'Donda' and 'Certified Lover Boy.'

Denzel Curry on Kanye x Drake Criticism

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Denzel Curry on Kanye x Drake Criticism

Denzel Curry caused a stir last month when he shared his hot take on Kanye West’s Donda and Drake’s Certified Lover Boy projects. The South Florida rapper highlighted the fact that both artists had the means to deliver solid albums, but for some reason or another, they completely dropped the ball.

Donda and CLB could’ve been better yall niggas rich and got the greatest musicians at your disposal

— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 14, 2022

Donda and CLB could’ve been better yall niggas rich and got the greatest musicians at your disposal,” he tweeted at the time. 

The artwork for both projects were booty

— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 14, 2022

“The artwork for both projects were booty,” he added.

To no one’s surprise, Ye and Drake’s respective fan bases were not pleased with Curry’s assertion, and immediately began trashing his own body of work, which led to a few tense exchanges with Twitter users. However, Curry has since made it clear his comments didn’t come from a place of hate, but rather a place of disappointment. He explained his position in his newly released cover story for Spin magazine.

“I was looking forward to Drake’s album, ’cause Drake always got something. But then, when you get them albums, you’re like, ‘What the fuck are you doing?’” Curry said.

The rapper, who dropped his Melt My Eyez See Your Future album back in March, pointed to several Drake albums he enjoyed, including 2011’s Take Care and 2015’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. But when asked to further explain his thoughts on Ye’s Donda effort, Curry instead chose to focus on the rapper’s legacy.

“We don’t even really need to talk about Kanye West, it’s Kanye West,” he said. “But for [Kanye and Drake] to go out, and go against each other and make that subpar work with the resources they have. These are the same producers it’s hard for me to reach out to because they don’t see the return. You’ve got all these resources, and y’all made subpar albums. I had limited resources, and I made a great one. That shouldn’t happen.”

You can read Curry’s full Spin interview here. The 27-year-old made headlines this week for his stellar performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. He’s also in the midst of his Melt My Eyez Tour and is set to make a few appearances on Kid Cudi’s To the Moon trek.

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