For several months now, Kanye West and Soulja Boy haven’t seen eye to eye. This has been one of the most unlikely feuds in the music industry, but it was caused by Ye allegedly taking Soulja off of his “Donda” album.
Soulja claimed that Ye reached out to him, and wanted a verse recorded for the album. Once that was sent, Soulja didn’t see his collaboration with Ye, on Donda. That ended up resulting in Soulja throwing a tantrum on Instagram.
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Kanye Dissed Soulja’s Verse In Latest Interview
Kanye had social media buzzing last week, due to his two and a half hour interview, on Drink Champs. There, he was asked about the Soulja Boy feud, and why he was taken off of Donda. Kanye asked Drink Champs host, N.O.R.E, if he heard the verse. Ye was hinting that Soulja didn’t do a great job on it.
Ye did acknowledge Soulja Boy’s impact on the music industry, though. Many agree that Soulja helped pioneer the way artists promote their music on the internet, as his breakout 2007 hit single, “Crank That,” put that on full display.
Kanye And Soulja Come To A Truce
On Wednesday, Kanye shared a text message conversation, to Instagram, between himself, and Soulja. There, it showed the two deciding to end their feud, as Ye apologized for not letting Soulja know, that he wouldn’t appear on the “Donda” album.
“Yo, it’s Ye,” said Kanye, in his first message to Soulja. “Love you bro. I should have told you I wasn’t gonna use the verse.”
For Soulja Boy, he was more than happy to put things behind himself, and Ye. He replied back “Love you too bro. That’s all I wanted.” In Ye’s IG comments, fans applauded the two, for doing the right thing. Others also wondered how the song that the two have together sounds, and if it will ever be released.
Soulja ended up joking on Twitter, by saying he’s the first rapper to ever get an apology from Kanye. This comes as he’s been saying all year, that he was the first rapper to do plenty of other things, as well.
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Kanye’s ‘Donda’ Album Was Number One In The US
The rollout for “Donda,” definitely caught the world’s attention. From late July through late August, Kanye had three album listening events. Two were held in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the final one was in his hometown of Chicago, at Soldier Field. These were all sold out events, but at the same time, the release of Donda was delayed three times.
Donda was finally released on August 29, but Ye claimed that it was done so, without his permission, by Universal Music Group. Nonetheless, it was still overwhelmingly successful. It debuted at number one, on the Billboard 200 chart, and was Ye’s 10th consecutive number one album. 27 tracks were available, with star-studded appearances from Jay Z, DaBaby, Lil Durk, Playboi Carti, The Lox, Travis Scott, and more.
There has since been rumors that Kanye will release a Donda deluxe edition, but that has yet to happen. Apple Music recently teased about this being on the way, but there is still no official release date.