UPDATED 7/24, 9:10 p.m. ET: Kanye West has made Mercedes-Benz Stadium his temporary home—at least, that’s what sources claim.
TMZ reports the multi-hyphenate decided to stay at the Atlanta venue as he completes his long-awaited 10th studio album, Donda. Ye arrived at the stadium earlier this week to host a second listening party for the project, which was expected to arrive on Friday; however, he reportedly decided to push the effort back after being inspired by the Atlanta crowd.
According to the outlet, Ye also scrapped his plans to perform at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, presumably to complete Donda. Kanye’s team has yet to confirm the reports.
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If the fact that it didn’t drop Friday didn’t convince fans enough, now Justin Laboy and Malik Yusef are saying Kanye West’s long-awaited upcoming studio album Donda has been pushed to August 6.
Kanye has pushed—and completely scrapped—albums in the past, but this latest information from his friends comes just days after Yeezy played a handful of fresh material to fans at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during an album listening event. With features from Lil Baby, Travis Scott and even a mini reunion with Jay-Z, buzz around the album has been major despite it not releasing on Friday as many anticipated.
“Kanye West will move the release date of Donda to August 6th,” Laboy wrote on Twitter, days after sharing that the album would drop last week. “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.”
Complex has reached out to a rep for Kanye for comment.
Collaborator Malik Yusef then reiterated what Laboy wrote in an Instagram caption on Saturday, also teasing the August release date and sharing that Donda will be his ninth effort he’s worked on with Yeezy.
“We R super grateful, thankful and appreciative of all the love we’ve been getting for the new upcoming album #DONDA,” he shared. “This is the 9th album I’ve worked on with @kanyewest , Me and bro weren’t communicating during the process of Jesus Is King so I missed that one. But in my opinion it’s our best work thus far.Also, as a side note my homie @Justinlaboy is more kind and caring, than he is toxic.”