Kanye West is the definition of “I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit.” Anyone who’s followed his project over the last few years should not at all be surprised that “DONDA” didn’t drop when it was supposed to but it’s Jay-Z’s apparent reunion with Ye that has the internet satisfied in the meantime.
After a weeklong hype about the album’s release, DONDA has yet to hit streaming services. Fans are holding out hope that when Kanye West said it was arriving on “Friday,” he possibly meant later on in the day and not at the stroke of midnight as everyone expected. Thursday (July 22) evening was an incredible moment for those that were able to make their way to the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta because they, at least, were able to hear DONDA in all of its glory at the mega-listening event.
There were plenty of noteworthy moments as attendees took to social media to share that Lil Baby, Playboi Carti, Pusha T, and *possibly* Kendrick Lamar were on the record. However, no one expected Jay-Z to make an appearance, and when his voice boomed over the speakers, Hov stole the show.
There are reports that Mr. Carter had only completed his verse on Thursday afternoon, which may play into DONDA’s delay. There have been speculative reports regarding the alleged dissolution of Ye and Hov’s friendship over the years, and with this DONDA collaboration comes talks that Watch The Throne II may actually arrive. Kanye and Jay-Z’s 2011 joint album has been hailed as arguably one of the best Hip Hop records to date, so to hear these two back in action has fans excited.
A quick search for “Kim/Kanye” on Twitter will show you exactly how people are reacting to last night’s exciting event, with many even joking that Kim has been “traded in” for JAY-Z’s friendship, and those saying that Hov only reunited with his bestie because Kim is no longer in the picture. Why are y’all like this?
Check out some of the reactions below and let us know what you think in regards to the many questions that could be asked here. Are you glad to see Jay and Kanye reunite? Would you be here for a sequel to ‘Watch the Throne’? And most importantly, when the hell is Kanye dropping this album?
Am I high or did Kanye not drop his album ?
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) July 23, 2021
Kayne this you? 😪 #DONDA pic.twitter.com/GtELtipTZP
— William Benouattas (@frenchyallday) July 23, 2021
not kanye divorcing kim to get jay z back
— kym (@crownmora) July 23, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: KANYE WEST HAS TRADED KIM K FOR JAY Z, THE THRONE HAS RETURNED pic.twitter.com/nrjZrBjQOz
— itswilkyway (@itswilkyway) July 23, 2021
How Jay jumped back into Kanye's life after Kim left #DONDA pic.twitter.com/u2UgPuKixf
— Vikţêr Då Mystroh (@DaMystroh) July 23, 2021
Soon as Kanye stopped fucking with the Kardashians, he got a HOV verse again. I’m crying 😭😭😭😭😭
— Still here for a reason. (@bsmoove) July 23, 2021