Kanye West initially refused to drop his highly-anticipated album “DONDA” without a verse from DaBaby, who West says was “the only person who said he would vote for me in public.”
West, 44, took to Instagram to share screenshots between himself and manager, Abou ‘Bu’ Thiam early Sunday morning, where the handler informed Yeezy that DaBaby’s management didn’t sign off on his verse for new song, “Jail,” — which originally featured West’s “Watch the Throne” collaborator, Jay-Z.
“Dababy manager isn’t clearing ‘Jail’ so we won’t be able to upload unless we take him off. What’s your thoughts?” Bu asked the Chicago rapper, who wanted to know exactly what was the hold up.
“I don’t know,” Bu replied. “And neither is answering there [sic] phone.”
“I’m not taking my brother off,” West replied. “He was the only person who said he would vote for me in public.”
Last year, West put in his bid for the presidency alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump, with most of the designer’s peers dismissing his chances. The 29-year-old “ROCKSTAR” rapper, however, tweeted at the time, “Ima let y’all finish…. But you got me f–ked up you think I ain’t voting for Ye.”
West then reached out to DaBaby himself, letting him know that the album has been put on hold while waiting for the song to be cleared.
“Did you know about this?” West asked, to which DaBaby replied, “Hell nah I ain’t know. I’ma hit em now.”
“Yo manager cap,” West added, calling DaBaby’s manager a liar. “They tried to stop you from coming in. The people next to you trying to destroy you. But God gotta bigger plan.”
“A plan that can’t be stopped!! DaBaby agreed.
West ultimately released “DONDA” Sunday morning, including the version of “Jail” featuring Jay Z, while “Jail pt 2” isn’t yet available for streaming.
The North Carolina artist is currently under fire for homophobic comments he made during July’s Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. He has since been dropped from several other music festivals,” but was present during West’s most recent “DONDA” listening session.