Kanye West reveals 'Donda' release date amid Instagram comeback, fans say 'drop it now'

An hour after returning to Instagram, a new song from Kanye West's album ‘Donda’ called ‘No Child Left Behind’ was debuted during Game 6 of NBA Finals


                            Kanye West reveals 'Donda' release date amid Instagram comeback, fans say 'drop it now'
Kanye West is finally releasing his album 'Donda' (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Kanye West is making sure he does everything possible to hype his new album ‘Donda’, which is hitting the internet on Friday, July 23. After holding a secret listening party in Las Vegas a few days ago, the hip-hop icon has now deleted all his Instagram posts to start afresh.

The multiple Grammy award-winning rapper returned to Instagram on Tuesday, July 20, after deleting his more than 200 posts. The 44-year-old rapper, who currently enjoys more than 5M followers on the photo-sharing app, shared a post with multiple pictures where he flexed thick gold chains with the name of his children. Interestingly, a few social media users also noticed how Kim Kardashian was the only person he was still following on Instagram. The two recently filed for divorce after seven years of marriage. An hour after sharing the new post, a new song from the album ‘Donda’ called ‘No Child Left Behind’ featuring Sha’Carri Richardson was debuted in a Beats by Dre ad during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, ultimately confirming his new project.
 
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Kanye West attends the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 2, 2018, in New York City (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Kanye West returns to Instagram but still follows Kim Kardashian

Kanye, who had earlier shared a lot of pictures from his presidential run in 2020 and Sunday service, decided to clear all the pictures. He first deleted a few snaps leaving 100 photos on his profile. However, a few hours later, the ‘Life of a Pablo’ hitmaker completely cleaned his page before ultimately sharing a post. In his latest pictures, we can see a few close-ups of the chains he is wearing on his neck which has the name of all his kids. West also shared mid-shot pictures of him where he can be seen posing in an all-black outfit while also covering his face with a full mask, a style which he has recently adopted. Amidst all this, the rapper still follows Kim and she is the only person he is following on the photo-sharing app.
 
It was recently reported that the rapper had apparently dissed Kim on his new album ‘Donda’ but it turned out to be false after a few sources quashed the rumors. Though the official tracklist of ‘Donda’ is yet to be announced, apparently a song from the new project called ‘Welcome to my Life’ talks about the rapper comparing his marital home with ex-wife Kim to a “prison”. The news comes after it was reported that he apparently broke down in tears on stage at his album listening party. Kanye and Kim, who got married in Florence, Italy, in 2014, officially filed for divorce in February 2021 citing “irreconcilable differences”. They share joint custody of their daughters North, 8; Chicago, 3; and sons Saint, 5; and Psalm, 2.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York City (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

When is Kanye West dropping ‘Donda’?

‘Donda’ is Kanye’s 10th studio album and is a follow-up to his 2019 gospel album called ‘Jesus Is King’. The brand new full-length project is will hit the internet on Friday, July 23. The ‘Life of a Pablo’ hitmaker is yet to spill the official details on the tracklist. The rapper, however, has planned an album release party on Thursday, July 22, in Atlanta as revealed by Pusha T’s Instagram post.

Media personality and former basketball player Justin Laboy was apparently present at the very private listening party along with Kevin Durant and if we believe his most recent tweets then West is dropping his new album this week for sure. Laboy had shared a few insights while an invitation card of the private event also got circulated on Twitter. Basketball icon Kevin Durant also marked his attendance at the event.



 



 

‘So f**king excited for Kanye West’s new album’, says Twitter

Social media users first quickly noticed West’s return to Instagram and also spoke about him confirming his new album as they rushed to Twitter to comment on the same. One user said, “Ladies and gentlemen @kanyewest just broke Instagram.” Another stated, “Kanye west only follows Kim on Instagram so his whole feed is full of Kim's pictures, yikes!” Meanwhile, one said, “@kanyewest stop posting & deleting s**t on instagram nd just release ur album,” adding an emoji of a tired face.
 
The next one tweeted about his new pictures and said, “Kanye looking like HIP HOP BATMAN,” whereas, another stated, “@kanyewest Unfollow Kim on Instagram and Archive the videos.” One suggested, “Now it’s time to back on twitter.” One again spoke about the newly-shared snaps, “Wow Nike Black Crewneck socks are completely sold out after Kanye posted them on his instagram. How insane that is! #KanyeWest #nike,” One user said, “Kanye West 20 years into his career can post a single Instagram picture and have the whole world’s attention. That’s power that only a GOAT can have.” One spoke about him confirming his new album, “Y’all peep the marketing scheme for @kanyewest new album featuring sha’carri richardson(probably misspelled her name) the message and all is dope and giving me old Kanye vibes.” One added, “i do need some good beats on this new album though.” One fan tweeted, “I'm so f**king excited for Kanye west new album." One said, "pls @kanyewest drop it now. pls."

Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019, in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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