After bizarre Apple Music Event, Kanye West's 'Donda' is still not streaming

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited July 23
Apple Music held a live-streamed listening party for Kanye West's new "Donda" album, but West came two hours late, said nothing -- and the album is still absent.

Kanye West
Kanye West


Apple Music held a rare live event to promote artist Kanye West's tenth album, and it was a sell-out success, in terms of Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium being filled. In every other way, however, it was bizarre even by West's standards.

About 42,000 people in the stadium and an unknown number of listeners on Apple Music waited around 110 minutes for West to appear. His album was played after arrival, and West walked around the stage listening to its full 48 minutes.

He didn't perform, didn't speak, and certainly didn't stick around. Once the album finished playing, West simply left.

.@kanyewest presents: #DONDA.
Watch it now, only on Apple Music.https://t.co/w5603YUviT pic.twitter.com/6OxhJBpdm9

-- Apple Music (@AppleMusic)


Apple Music's link to the livestream is still active, but with no footage. The album has not been released on Apple Music, nor seemingly anywhere else. The official launch date is July 23, so it may appear later in the day.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 15
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,745member
     Probably for the best that he didn't speak.
    tmaybeowulfschmidtstevenozbaconstangmagman1979FileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 15
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 1,725member
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    lkruppp-dogravnorodombyronlstevenozbaconstangmagman1979FileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 15
    harrykatsarosharrykatsaros Posts: 39unconfirmed, member
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    Pretty well documented that he’s been battling Bipolar Disorder for a long time. He’s even rapped about having suicidal thoughts in previous albums during bouts of extreme depression.
    byronl
  • Reply 4 of 15
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,466member
    This guy is certifiable. He needs to be in a rubber room.
    magman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 15
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 1,725member
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    Pretty well documented that he’s been battling Bipolar Disorder for a long time. He’s even rapped about having suicidal thoughts in previous albums during bouts of extreme depression.
    But he’s obviously not getting the treatment he needs. He’s getting people excusing, and enabling, and forgiving because he’s rich and powerful. 
    p-dogbyronlwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 15
    p-dogp-dog Posts: 100member
    DAalseth said:
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    Pretty well documented that he’s been battling Bipolar Disorder for a long time. He’s even rapped about having suicidal thoughts in previous albums during bouts of extreme depression.
    But he’s obviously not getting the treatment he needs. He’s getting people excusing, and enabling, and forgiving because he’s rich and powerful. 
    This is not totally dissimilar to Michael Jackson in his day. Nobody stepped in to stop the repeated bouts of Jackson’s self-mutilating plastic surgeries or increasingly bizarre, extravagant “indulgences“ and, in fact, there was always somebody around to profit from it.
    Cesar Battistini Mazieroravnorodomnarwhalbaconstangmagman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 15
    Cesar Battistini MazieroCesar Battistini Maziero Posts: 198unconfirmed, member
    Apple should sue his management and label, what a nightmare.
    Spitbathmagman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 15
    genovellegenovelle Posts: 1,268member
    This is all a part of the plan. Think about it. Apple insider has people talking about his album. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 15
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 1,725member
    p-dog said:
    DAalseth said:
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    Pretty well documented that he’s been battling Bipolar Disorder for a long time. He’s even rapped about having suicidal thoughts in previous albums during bouts of extreme depression.
    But he’s obviously not getting the treatment he needs. He’s getting people excusing, and enabling, and forgiving because he’s rich and powerful. 
    This is not totally dissimilar to Michael Jackson in his day. Nobody stepped in to stop the repeated bouts of Jackson’s self-mutilating plastic surgeries or increasingly bizarre, extravagant “indulgences“ and, in fact, there was always somebody around to profit from it.
    Very true. Jackson was another one that needed help not fans.
    narwhalmagman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 15
    stevenozstevenoz Posts: 269member
    DontDa release it, my advice.

    magman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 15
    DAalseth said:
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    Pretty well documented that he’s been battling Bipolar Disorder for a long time. He’s even rapped about having suicidal thoughts in previous albums during bouts of extreme depression.
    But he’s obviously not getting the treatment he needs. He’s getting people excusing, and enabling, and forgiving because he’s rich and powerful. 

    The entertainment industry by its nature attracts those who are mentally outside the norm. Their abnormalcy (for lack of a better term) can be what gives them the ability to 'create' for the "normal". But that same entertainment industry has been using up and spitting out people for many years. Go back 80 years to Judy Garland. Hell, they even badly used the Three Stooges. It's often a very ugly business behind the scenes. If one don't have someone seasoned that is looking out for you and you can trust, you generally are wide open to be used up by an industry that will seam bigger than life to the next big 'star'.
    magman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 15
    bg009bg009 Posts: 4member
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    I think a lot of the so called geniuses who werent recognized in their times throughout history were probably often said to have been 'crazy or 'unstable' during their time...its food for thought is all. "They keep humouring him and going along with his antics" well the truth about that statement is that even thougj everyone likes to talk on social media and comments like they actually know whats going on with these ppl, the truth is that you really dont, you have no idea whats going on and you have no idea who's doing what to help either...again food for thought ....but everyone's gotta have an opinion i get it....
  • Reply 13 of 15
    bg009bg009 Posts: 4member
    DAalseth said:
    DAalseth said:
    West is beginning to remind me of Howard Hughes. Hew's clearly mentally ill but because he has money and fame nobody is willing to step in and get him the help he so desperately needs. They keep humouring him and going along with his antics. It's clear this won't end well.
    Pretty well documented that he’s been battling Bipolar Disorder for a long time. He’s even rapped about having suicidal thoughts in previous albums during bouts of extreme depression.
    But he’s obviously not getting the treatment he needs. He’s getting people excusing, and enabling, and forgiving because he’s rich and powerful. 

    You know how ridiculous you sound? Are you within his inner circle? What do you know about what happens in the background with him? Ppl like you need to stop pretending like you are speaking based on facts. Essentially you need to get over yourself, the truth is that you have no clue, you are not his doctor and you are not privy to information you delude yourself into thinking you have. This is actually likely more factual than what you said. 

  • Reply 14 of 15
    bg009bg009 Posts: 4member
    Apple should sue his management and label, what a nightmare.
    Apple is going to sue him because he managed to fill out an arena JUST for a live album preview??? Lol i hope you arent in the business world because you would go bankrupt in a month. 
  • Reply 15 of 15
    bg009bg009 Posts: 4member
    William Gallagher really looks like someone who's well versed in hip hop.......
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