Kanye West 'POSTPONES' album after Taylor Swift drops surprise music

Kanye West ‘POSTPONES’ Donda: With Child album after arch rival Taylor Swift drops Folklore on his scheduled release date… and is now set to reach number 1

  • The rapper, 43, missed the midnight release on streaming services
  • Kanye had previously tweeted his 10th studio album would be released on Friday
  • Taylor made the surprise announcement on Thursday, her album Folklore would drop at midnight
  • She is set to reach number 1, with critics deeming the album ‘near-perfect’
  • Taylor and Kanye have had a feud for more than 11 years
  • It began in 2009 when he stormed on stage during her VMA acceptance speech
  • They fell out again in 2016 when he called her a ‘b***h’ in his single Famous
  • Concerns have grown for Kanye’s mental health in recent weeks after a series of Twitter rants  
  • Kim Kardashian released a statement on Wednesday, saying the family felt ‘powerless’  

Kanye West has appeared to postpone the release of his latest album Donda: With Child after Taylor Swift made the surprise announcement she was dropping her new album at midnight.

Taylor, 30, revealed on Thursday she would release her eighth album at midnight, with Kanye’s being scheduled for release on Friday. 

The rapper, 43, had taken to Twitter for the past few days to promote his new album but it missed the midnight release on streaming services. 

Clash: Kanye West (pictured on Thursday) has appeared to postpone the release of his latest album after Taylor Swift made announced she was dropping her new album at midnight

Kanye it yet to confirm if the album has been postponed or if it is scheduled to be released later in the day.

MailOnline has contacted Kanye’s representatives for comment. 

Taylor is set to reach number 1 in the charts with the release of her indie pop album Folklore. 

Battle: Taylor, 30, revealed on Thursday she would release her eighth album at midnight, with Kanye’s being scheduled for release on Friday (pictured in 2019)

Postponed? The rapper, 43, had taken to Twitter for the past few days to promote his new album, Donda: With Child but it missed the midnight release on streaming services 

The songstress stunned her legion of ‘Swifties’ around the globe when she announced she was set to release her eighth album, consisting of 16 songs penned during lockdown to help her pour out her ‘whims, dreams and fears’.  

While fans flooded her with praise for the ‘masterpiece’, critics were equally favourable as early reviews deemed the album ‘near-perfect’.

Meanwhile, Kanye’s fans were furious he didn’t release the album as promised. 

Thousands took to Twitter to question the Stronger hitmaker. One wrote: ‘WHERE IS DONDA,@kanyewest?! YOU PROMISED DONDA.’

Another added: ‘Woke up and DONDA still ain’t out not angry just disappointed’. 

A third chimed: ‘Donde esta donda? You realized Taylor’s got #1 clinched and you postponing, huh?’. 

Where is DONDA! Thousands took to Twitter to question the Stronger hitmaker. One wrote: ‘WHERE IS DONDA,@kanyewest?! YOU PROMISED DONDA.’

Meanwhile, Kanye’s 10th studio album is a tribute to his late mother, Donda West, who sadly died 13 years ago.

It doesn’t include his latest single, Wash Us In The Blood, but it will include New Body, which saw him collaborate with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.  

Superstar: Taylor’s new album Folklore has won huge praise from fans and critics following its surprise release at midnight on Friday

Outpouring: The songstress, 30, stunned her legion of ‘Swifties’ around the globe when she announced she was set to release her eighth album

Latest music: Kanye previously tweeted a track-list made up of 20 songs, before deleting it and then sharing 12-track list for Donda

Kanye previously tweeted a track-list made up of 20 songs, before deleting it and then sharing 12-track list for Donda.  

Taylor and Kanye have had a well-publicised feud for more than 11 years. 

It all began in 2009 when Taylor accepted the Best Female Video award for You Belong with Me at the MTV Video Awards and Kanye stormed on stage and interrupted her speech.

Glowing: Away from social media, official reviews from a host of publications were equally glowing just hours after the release of the track

Taylor Swift and Kanye West: A look back at their 10 years of Bad Blood

Taylor Swift has hinted that she will never make amends with Kanye West as she branded him ‘two-faced’ and claimed that she used to seek approval from him when he disrespected her. 

Now MailOnline has taken a look back at the decade-long feud that appears to show no signs of being resolved anytime soon. 

Although the pair’s feud came to a head in 2016 with an all-out Twitter war that saw Taylor and Kanye fans divided, the pair’s falling out is far more complicated than it once appeared to be. 

You Need To Calm Down: Taylor Swift has hinted that she will never make amends with Kanye West as she branded him ‘two-faced’ amid their decade-long feud

SEPTEMBER 2009 

The feud begins, seemingly out of the blue, when 19-year-old Taylor was at the MTV Video Music Awards, accepting the Best Female Video award for You Belong with Me. 

Suddenly, in the middle of her acceptance speech, Kanye jumped on the stage, grabbed the microphone out of her hands and bellowed: ‘Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!’

In a bid to diffuse the tension, Beyonce later called Taylor up on stage when she won Video of the Year for Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), and allowed the country music star a moment in the spotlight. 

SEPTEMBER 2010 

A year after the infamous incident, Kanye apologises in a lengthy tweet, as he penned ‘I’m sorry, Taylor/ We’re both artists, and the media and managers are trying to get between us. 

‘She deserves the apology more than anyone. Thank you [Twitter co-founders] Biz Stone and Evan Williams for creating a platform where we can communicate directly.

Bad Blood: The feud begins when Taylor, 19, was at the 2009 VMAs accepting the Best Female Video award and Kanye interrupts claiming Beyonce deserved the gong

NOVEMBER 2010

Kanye backtracks on his apology, claiming that interrupting Taylor was ‘selfless’ as she didn’t deserve to win, and adding that she was exploiting the incident for publicity

MAY 2011

The pair appear to be on better terms, as they’re spotted giving each other a high five at the Met Gala.

JUNE 2013

Kanye reignites their feud by claiming ‘I don’t have one regret,’ over crashing Taylor’s VMA’s win, telling The New York Times that he didn’t want to apologise, but only tweeted as a result of ‘peer pressure’. 

Everything Has Changed: A year after the infamous incident, Kanye apologises in a lengthy tweet claiming ‘I take the responsibility’ 

FEBRUARY 2015 

Two years on, it appears all bad blood is lost, as Kanye reveals he wants to collaborate with the songstress, telling Ryan Seacrest ‘She wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in.

‘I don’t have an elitism about music, I don’t discriminate.’

AUGUST 2015

Their reconciliation is short-lived, as Kanye humiliates Taylor at the 2015 VMAs after she presented him with the Video Vanguard Award.

It appeared the pair were getting on, and Kanye seemed to be joking by announcing ‘You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award ’cause it got them more ratings?’

However, Taylor has since announced that his statement truly irked her, as he made out in public that it was for ratings, but in private, asked her to be on stage with him as it would ‘mean so much’. 

Taylor told Rolling Stone in 2019: ‘I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. 

‘That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk s**t. And I was so upset.’

All Falls Down: Their reconciliation is short-lived, as Kanye humiliates Taylor at the 2015 VMAs after she presented him with the Video Vanguard Award

SEPTEMBER 2015

Taylor accepts Kanye’s apology after he sends her a giant arrangement of flowers, with the singer jokingly offering to be his running mate in the next Presendential election. 

Sharing a snap of the bouquet, she penned: ‘Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFF’.

FEBRUARY 2016

Taylor and Kanye’s feud reaches its most explosive point to date as Kanye references the star in the lyrics of his hit, Famous.  

Taylor took offense at the rapper’s lyric: ‘For all my South Side n****s that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b***h famous’.

Kanye defended the line, claiming he had a conversation with Taylor about the lyrics in question.

JUNE 2016

Kanye releases the music video for Famous, which depicts a naked Taylor lying in his bed next to him, with nude Kim on the other side. 

Other nude celebrities who make an appearance in the fictional bedroom setting are Rihanna, Chris Brown, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, George W Bush, Anna Wintour, Ruby Rose, Ray J and Bill Cosby. 

Shake It Off: Taylor accepts Kanye’s apology after he sends her a giant arrangement of flowers, with the singer jokingly offering to be his running mate in the next election

JULY 2016

Taylor continues to accuse Kanye of lying about asking her permission to reference her in his lyrics, so Kim released a partial recording of the conversation in question.

‘I’m really glad you had the respect to call me that and tell me that as a friend, about the song. It’s just a really cool thing to do, and a really good show of friendship’ Taylor is heard saying.

Taylor hits back, claiming that although Kanye spoke through some aspects of the lyrics, she did not consent to being referred to as a ‘b***h’ in the song, 

After that Taylor said she felt publicly shamed and ‘cancelled,’ most of the 2017 album Reputation was aimed at her experience during the ordeal.

Can’t Tell Me Nothing: Kanye releases the music video for Famous, which depicts a naked Taylor lying in his bed next to him after she denied consenting to the lyrics

JULY 2017

Kim’s fans mark the year anniversary of ‘National Snake Day’, when the reality star released the recording of Taylor. 

AUGUST 2017

Taylor deletes her social media content with the exception of sharing several snake videos on her Instagram.

She then releases the first single from her sixth album, Reputation, Look What You Made Me Do, a clear dig at Kanye and Kim. 

Not-so subtle lyrics include ‘I don’t like your little games / Don’t like your tilted stage / The role you made me play / Of the fool / No, I don’t like you /I’m sorry. The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead!’

MARCH 2019

Taylor dubs Kim and Kanye ‘bullies’ who started an internet hate campaign against her.

She tells Elle magazine: ‘I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. 

‘The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.’

Monster: A social media campaign of hate took off in 2016 when Kim and Taylor went head to head in a dispute over Kanye West’s song lyrics about the singer 

AUGUST 2019

Taylor dregs up the feud again as she discusses the extreme ‘isolation’ she felt and attacks she endured in the weeks after Kim likened her to a snake. 

She went on to state: ‘When you say someone is canceled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, kill yourself.’ 

SEPTEMBER 2019 

Taylor brands the rapper ‘two-faced’ in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine and states she is no longer willing to pretend they are on good terms

 She explains ‘Some events took place to cause me to be p***ed off when [Kanye] called me a b***h. That was not just a singular event. 

‘Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I’.

Never Ever Ever making up: Taylor dregs up the feud again as she discusses the extreme ‘isolation’ she felt and attacks she endured after Kim likened her to a snake

He said ‘Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!’ 

While they made several public attempts to patch things up, their rivalry rumbled on over the years and was heightened when he called Taylor a ‘b***h’ in his 2016 single Famous. 

Kanye’s wife Kim then got involved as she said ‘National Snake Day’, when the reality star released the recording of Taylor seemingly agreeing to the lyrics. 

Last year, Taylor branded the rapper ‘two-faced’ in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine and states she is no longer willing to pretend they are on good terms

She explains ‘Some events took place to cause me to be p***ed off when [Kanye] called me a b***h. That was not just a singular event. 

‘Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I’.

Rude: Taylor and Kanye have had a well-publicised feud for more than 10 years. It all began in 2009 when Kanye stormed on stage and interrupted her speech at the MTV music awards

Meanwhile fears have grown over the rapper’s mental health after he launched his election campaign on Sunday, where he revealed the couple had wanted to abort their daughter North, seven, before bursting into tears. 

What followed was a series of rambling and since-deleted tweets in which he revealed he had been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim and accused her of trying to get him ‘locked up’.  

He deleted all of the tweets about his wife and her family soon after posting.

That same day, Kanye’s wife Kim was pictured shooting the family reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Malibu, where she was with sister Khloe and Khloe’s ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. 

Worried: Concern has grown over Kanye’s mental health after he launched his election campaign on Sunday and broke down in tears 

Split? Kanye claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel

Meltdown: In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’ and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’

 Distressing: The rapper also claimed Kim was trying to fly out to Wyoming with a doctor to ‘lock me up’

Kim publicly addressed her husband’s bipolar battle with an Instagram statement on Wednesday, explaining ‘her family is powerless.’ 

Despite his current issues, Kim described her husband as ‘brilliant but complicated.’

‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,’ she wrote.  


Upset: Kim took to Instagram Wednesday morning following husband Kanye West’s late night Twitter meltdown, saying she is ‘powerless’ and calling her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’

Important: She finished off the post, saying: ‘We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole’

‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. 

‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’

Kim – who shares children North, Saint, Chicago and Pslam with the artist – did not mention Kanye’s divorce comments in her statement.   

It comes as insiders say the couple have been considering getting a divorce for weeks prior to his Twitter meltdown. 

Family: The couple are pictured with their children North, 7; Saint, 4; Chicago, 2; and Psalm, 14 months

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