Kanye West seems to have been the center of trouble lately. His recent breakdown in front of the media had already made people concerned regarding his mental health. Now, there is another trouble that the rapper is facing. His scheduled album ‘Donda: With Child’ is now postponed. The reason for that is the surprise drop of Taylor Swift’s album, ‘Folklore’.
Taylor Swift and Kanye West have bad blood between them for quite some time now. There have been public insults during the award show, allegations of copyrights, leaking personal conversations, and a lot more. So it obviously seems rather suspicious for Taylor to surprise release her album on the very same day when Kanye was supposed to. Let’s have a closer look at the details.
Donda & Folklore
Donda: With Child is a Kanye West’s 10th studio album that he has dedicated to his mother Donda West. Donda West died 13 years ago but the people saw Kanye getting emotional while talking about his mother during his campaign.
Kanye West had been promoting the release of his album for quite some time now on Twitter. He had announced earlier that he would be releasing the album on July 25, 2020. He even updated a list of 12 songs that would be in the album.
Kanye West has also collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign for his album and those songs were to be included in the album too. But as it turns out, Donda never released.
Fans were surprised and shocked to see that Kanye West has bailed on them. On any other occasion, people would have thought differently, but the situation got all heated up when Taylor Swift arrived in the picture.
The ‘Love Story’ singer announced on Thursday that she will be releasing her 8th home studio album, ‘Folklore’ at midnight. The fans went crazy when Taylor said that she has written the songs during the quarantine period and it reveals her whims, dreams, and fears. The album released just as she promised and her loyal fan base did not hold back their excitement.
The album has already made it to the No.1 spot and even the critics are calling the album near perfect. Meanwhile, we still don’t know where Kanye is. His fans vented their agitation regarding the delay and barged him Twitter asking ‘where is Donda’.
Some of Kanye’s fans did not miss that Taylor’s album is already reaching No.1 and pointed it out on Kanye’s account as well. Whether the move was the intention from Taylor’s side, we don’t know for sure, but wouldn’t be surprised if it was.
Kanye West & Taylor Swift Feud
Kanye West and Taylor Swift’s feud started back in 2009. Taylor received an award at the MTV Video Music Award for the Best Female Video for her track, ‘You Belong with Me’. While she was giving her acceptance speech, Kanye hijacked the stage and said that is happy for her but it is Beyonce who deserves the award, not Taylor.
Ever since then, Kanye has apologized and then retreated his apologies several times. At VMA 2015, Taylor presented the award to Kanye for Video Vanguard Award. Kanye said that Taylor was presenting him with the award for publicity.
Taylor replied saying that Kanye is two-faced as he had earlier told her that it would mean a lot if she gave him the award. Taylor announced that things will never normalize between the two of them.
Things peaked to another level when Kanye released his controversial hit, ‘Famous’. In the video, it appears that Taylor is lying naked on side of Kanye while on the side, it is naked Kim.
Even the lyrics of the song openly dissed Taylor and called her a b***ch. Taylor did not take this lightly and said that she had not agreed for this. Later, Kim leaked a phone conversation where Taylor is thanking Kanye for sharing the song’s detail with her prior.
Taylor retorted saying that she was not informed about the dissing part correctly but it was too late already. Kim’s fans were celebrating ‘Snake Day’ in honor of Taylor Swift and she was feeling helpless about it. Maybe Taylor’s release of her album ‘Folklore’ is another hit in their long-running feud.