On Wednesday a clip titled “Donda Mini Documentary” was uploaded to YouTube, showing behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process of Ye's 10th studio album. It's unclear who's responsible for the video, but various scenes show the Chicago hitmaker busy crafting the record while working and meeting with the likes of Rick Rubin, Playboi Carti, and more.
At one point in the documentary, the 45-year-old is on a phone call where he says whoever doesn't attend his event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Atlanta will be removed from that night's iteration of Donda.
"Everybody that's not here, I'm taking they verses off. So I'm taking Jay-Z verse off, I'm taking—there's anybody not here, unfortunately, they're not on this version," Ye says before speaking to the camera. "How do you even describe these kind of conversations bro?"
It turns out Kanye had a change of heart as Jay-Z's feature on "Jail" was kept on Donda. However, given the constant changes Ye made to the album, it's unclear how many people were removed. One of the most infamous cases of an artist getting taken off Donda was Soulja Boy, who had a verse on "Remote Control."
Big Draco got so upset that he was removed from the album that he dragged Kanye and called him "lame as fuck” and a "bitch ass n***a." He even insinuated he was the first rapper to sleep with the mother of West's four children, Kim Kardashian.
During his controversial appearance on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's Drink Champs podcast in November 2021, Ye cleared the air and explained he removed Soulja Boy off "Remote Control" because his verse just wasn't good. The two have since buried the hatchet with Soulja confirming so on his Instagram Story last year.