Eagle-eyed fans reportedly noticed over the weekend that the streaming service’s Italy and Germany pages for ‘DONDA’ read, “A deluxe version of Yeezus’ tenth recording miracle” and, “Ye expands his epic artwork with new songs” respectively.
However, when accessed today (November 1), the descriptions appear to have returned to the notes that are standardised across the ‘DONDA’ pages worldwide – with no mention of a deluxe version of the album.
NME has reached out to Apple Music and West’s representatives for comment.
"Ye expands his epic artwork with new songs."
— nintendult 🎀 (@nintendult) October 29, 2021
The iTunes description for Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ suggests a deluxe version is on the way 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/sGz09Hf90p
— STRAPPED! | Hip-Hop/Rap News (@STRAPPEDUS) October 29, 2021
Apple Music has been updated for Kanye West in multiple countries including a description of 'new songs' and a 'deluxe version' of DONDA. Some users are reporting three versions on streaming services.
Friday is the typical album release day of the week.
DONDA Deluxe tonight? pic.twitter.com/RKz9tiwh4z
— i think i see heaven ⛩️ (@SubToOptimus) October 29, 2021
D’après iTunes Music Italia, Donda de Kanye West va avoir le droit à une version Deluxe qui arrivera prochainement 🕊 pic.twitter.com/Ot1uyOsGTc
— TrenteTroisDegrés (@33Degres) October 31, 2021
If a deluxe version did materialise, it could see Ye expand on his already mammoth 10th studio effort, which runs at 27 tracks and clocks in just shy of an hour and 50 minutes.
Elsewhere, yesterday (October31) West announced a last-minute Halloween Sunday Service livestream.
The rapper, who is now legally known as Ye, sparked controversy because the event featured Marilyn Manson who has been accused of sexual assault, misconduct and abuse by multiple women in the past year, including his former partner Evan Rachel Wood. Manson has denied the allegations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality”.
West also brought out the musician at a listening party for new album ‘DONDA’ at Soldier Field in Chicago in August. When the album in question finally dropped, Manson was credited as a co-writer on the songs ‘Jail’ and ‘Jail Pt. 2’.
The rooftop performance saw performances of a number of ‘DONDA’ songs including ‘No Child Left Behind,’ ‘Hurricane,’ ‘Moon,’ and ‘Come to Life.’