Andre 3000 Responds To Drake Leaking Unreleased Kanye West ‘Donda’ Collaboration Song
WASHINGTON — American rapper and songwriter Andre 3000 has clarified his contribution to the unreleased “Donda” track “Life of the Party” after Drake leaked the song on a radio show.
On “Life of the Party,” West raps, “I put Virgil and Drake on the same text, and it wasn’t about the matching Arc’teryx or Kid Cudi dress / Just told these grown men to stop it with the funny shit (sic).”
He continues, hinting at a collaboration that never came to be in the lyrics further.
“Thought we were the new Abu Dhabi / Told Drake don’t play with me on GD, and he sent that message to everybody / So if I hit you with a WYD, you better hit me with, ‘Yessir, I’m writing everything you need.’ (sic)”
The rare appearance from Andre 3000 on the track, however, consisted of a moving tribute to his mother, in line with the theme of “Donda.”
In a statement obtained by a news organization, Andre 3000 explained why the track didn’t make it on to the final cut of “Donda” and said the version of the song he wrote his verse to did not contain the Drake diss.
“A few weeks ago, Kanye reached out about me being a part of the ‘Donda’ album,” he said.
“I was inspired by his idea to make a musical tribute to his mom. It felt appropriate to me to support the ‘Donda’ concept by referencing my own mother, who passed away in 2013.”
“We both share that loss. I thought it was a beautiful choice to make a clean album, but, unfortunately, I didn’t know that was the plan before I wrote and recorded my verse.”
“It was clear to me that an edited ‘clean’ format of the verse would not work without having the raw, original also available. So, sadly, I had to be omitted from the original album release.”
“The track I received and wrote to didn’t have the diss verse on it, and we were hoping to make a more focused offering for the ‘Donda’ album, but I guess things happen like they are supposed to.”
“It’s unfortunate that it was released in this way, and two artists that I love are going back and forth. I wanted to be on ‘Certified Lover Boy’ too. I just want to work with people that inspire me. Hopefully, I can work with Kendrick on his album. I’d love to work with Lil’ Baby, Tyler, and Jay-Z. I respect them all,” concluded Andre 3000.
West had teased “Life of the Party” at his “Donda” listening event in Las Vegas, United States; however, it remains unknown how Drake got his hands on the song, as per reports.
(With inputs from ANI)
Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil
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