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DJ Envy and Charlamagne trashed Kanye West's DONDA album during Monday's "Rumor Report" on "The Breakfast Club" radio show.

During the segment, Charlamagne called the 27-track album "lackluster," "exhausting," and "dated."

"I listened to it yesterday. I don't know if it's lackluster or too long, maybe both. Upon first listen, for me, it was kind of lackluster and long. An hour and 48 minutes is nuts. Even without all the part twos on there, it's just still too long and it gets exhausting. And the music, to me, sounds kind of dated."

DJ Envy went further, admonishing Kanye's "clown" behavior and criticizing the entire DONDA album rollout as "a circus."

Envy also chastised Kanye's handlers, particularly his groupie manager, Bu Thiam, and rapper Pusha T for not holding Kanye accountable for his behavior.

"Kanye is a clown," DJ Envy said.

"He is a clown and a circus. He is a clown and circus, and I'm ashamed of the people around him -- Bu, Free, Pusha, Monopoly... he is a clown. And if you don't get your guy together -- like Charlamagne said seven years ago, when he came up here and said, 'The people around you don't love you.' And Kanye, the people around you don't love you. You are a clown."

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Kanye West's new album, DONDA, has shot to the top of the Apple Music charts in 130 countries, becoming the platform's biggest debut ever.

The much-delayed project dropped unexpectedly on Sunday morning, despite Kanye's attempts to stall the release while he waited for clearance to feature DaBaby's verse on "Jail."

Instead of DaBaby's verse on the track, Jay-Z's verse remained.

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In a series of social media messages overnight, Kanye's manager, Bu Thiam, blamed DaBaby's management for the hold-up.

He explained DaBaby's manager hadn't signed the necessary paperwork to clear his verse.

"We won't be able to Upload unless we take him off," Bu claimed.

However, DaBaby's management denied Bu's allegations.

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Kanye responded by insisting he was "not taking my brother off", adding: "So the album is not coming out... God gotta bigger plans."

Kanye took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to vent his frustrations about the release, and made it clear he wanted to wait for clearance from DaBaby's management.

"Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked 'Jail 2' from being on the album," he wrote.

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Despite the hysterics, Ye's 10th studio album - faturing 27 tracks - is a huge hit for Apple Music.

DONDA, named after the rapper's late mother, was initially set for release last month, following the first of three listening parties in Atlanta, Georgia.

Meanwhile, Kanye's arch nemesis, fellow rapper Drake announced his new release, Certified Lover Boy, is set to drop on Friday, Sept 3.

Listen to DONDA here.

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The Jacksons will perform a tribute to their late brother Michael Jackson when they headline the Happy Days Festival this Saturday, August 28.

The famed brothers - Marlon Jackson, 64, Jermaine Jackson, 66, Jackie Jackson, 70, and Tito Jackson, 67, will headline the festival in Surrey, England.

The group will perform in concert the day before what would have been Michael's 63rd birthday on Sunday, August 29.

Tito Jackson revealed he and his siblings will sing a selection of songs by the King of Pop - who died in June 2009 at the age of 50.

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When asked if Michael would be remembered during their set, Tito said:

"Absolutely, it's going to be fun. We will sing songs from his albums, like Rock With You and Can't Let You Get Away.

"We've been doing tributes to Michael for some time now, it's one of my favorite parts of the show. We miss him and we miss being on records on with him."

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15-year-old Michael is pictured performing with brothers Marlon, left, and Jackie, right, in London in 1974.

The Happy Days gig is the first time The Jacksons will be back on stage since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Tito says those in attendance can expect all the hits from the Jackson 5's Motown days.

He told BANG Showbiz:

"I'm excited. The fans can expect to hear the Jackson 5 hit records with a lot of energy."

 

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Kanye West brought out controversial music figures DaBaby and Marilyn Manson during his long-awaited DONDA album listening event at Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday night, Aug. 26.

Kanye, who applied to legally change his name to "Ye," poked the cancel culture bear by inviting rocker Manson who is currently facing multiple sexual abuse lawsuits.

Rapper DaBaby was recently "canceled" following his anti-HIV and homophobic rant at Rolling Loud festival in Miami in July.
 
READ ALSO: The Reviews Are In for Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Album And They Are Brutal
 
As Kanye performed in front of a replica of his boyhood home, Manson appeared on the stoop of the structure followed by DaBaby.

Kanye purchased his mother's house for $220,000 after it changed ownership multiple times.

As Kanye rapped "Jail" - the first single from DONDA, DaBaby performed Jay Z's verse on the track.

It's unclear whether or not DaBaby's version will be a permanent replacement for the Jay-Z one or whether Manson has a feature on DONDA.

Kanye also brought out his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who wore a wedding dress as he performed "No Child Left Behind" - the final song of the night.

The controversial rapper concluded the evening by appearing to set himself on fire, then walking around with flames billowing from his suit.

Despite insistence from Kanye's management that the DONDA album would drop Thursday night, a release date for the record has yet to be officially confirmed.


 
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Kanye West's longtime producer Mike Dean (left) sparked rumors when he appeared to announce he was quitting the Donda project.

Dean, a producer, audio engineer and songwriter on Kanye's albums, sparked rampant speculation when he tweeted and deleted: "F--K THIS!" on Saturday.

The 56-year-old producer moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at Kanye's request on July 23 to finish the delayed Donda album.

He regularly shared photos taken inside the temporary Donda Studio at the stadium.

But Dean surprised his followers when he tweeted and deleted "F--K THIS! then tweeted about the "toxic stadium air".

He also deleted all of his Donda studio photos from Instagram.

He then tweeted: "Good to be at the house!!!"

As word spread that Kanye's producer had bailed on the Donda project, Dean took to Twitter to insist he's still very much involved in the album.

"I haven't quit anything. The album continues. Lol. People read too much into tweets. Lol."

Dean claimed he was tired of Kanye fans stalking his timeline asking when the album will drop.

Last week, Kanye's collaborator KayCyy tweeted then deleted: "We moving to another stadium."

However, on Thursday, Aug. 12, an insider texted Sandrarose.com: "HE'S STILL THERE!!!"

The fact that Kanye's producer has left the stadium may be a sign that stadium officials finally convinced Kanye to leave, too.

Or maybe not.

Kanye was spotted high up in the stadium rafters watching an Atlanta Falcons preseason football game on Saturday.

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Lizzo insists Cardi B has "changed the game forever" for female artists in hip-hop.

The 33-year-old singer teamed-up with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper to record "Rumors" together.

Lizzo raps: "If you thought that I was ratched with my a** hanging out, just wait until the summer when they let me out the house B*TCH!"

Asked what she loves about working with Cardi, Lizzo explained: "Cardi B is the ultimate. She, to me, has always done it right.

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"Everything that she said, every way that she's reacted because you know why? It's because she was true to herself the whole time. She's a ground breaker. You can't deny her ability. She's a superstar.

"She has changed the game forever for a lot of us, a lot of women. I don't even think she realizes she's doing it because it's just like, I'm trying to just be successful. I'm trying to get this money. I want to live a happy life. She just follows her heart. That's what I love about her."

Lizzo says she was determined to work with Cardi, 28, as soon as the possibility arose.

She told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1:

"There was no one else for it. There was literally no one else. From the day the ink dried on her Atlantic contract, I said, 'Please get me on a song with Cardi B.' She's just funny. I like funny people and she can rap. You know what I'm saying?"

Lizzo also feels that working with Cardi makes her more "cool".

"I was a nerd. All the people back home in the SWAT and A Leaf who are going to see this music video, I'm in a music video with Cardi B. And I was walking through the hallways with sweaty hair, reading fantasy novels. A nerd, a geek, a band nerd. And I cried because I was like, what a full circle moment. I made it. I always wanted to be cool. You know what I'm saying?"

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Lizzo shared a snippet of her new track "Rumors," featuring Cardi B over the weekend.

After teasing the new track on TikTok over the weekend, the "Good as Hell" singer took to Instagram on Monday to share a FaceTime Call in which the "Bodak Yellow" star confirmed she hopped on the new song.

Lizzo greets Cardi with "Good morning motherf**ker" in the FaceTime clip. "That's who it's featuring y'all, period," she said, before revealing her sleepy-looking pal with the joke: "It's Harry Styles!"

Lizzo first hinted at the track last week with an Instagram post proclaiming, "NEW ERA B**CH. 'RUMORS'. 8/13".

The "Juice" rapper captioned the video, "GUESS WHOS HOPPIN ON 'RUMORS' W/ ME?!?".

The upcoming song is the Grammy winner's first single since her 2019 album, Cuz I Love You.

"Rumors" is due to premiere on Friday, Aug. 13.

Cardi is guesting on a number of tracks in 2021. She's since featured on DJ Khaled's "Big Paper", Migos' "Type S**t," and Normani's "Wild Side."

The pregnant rapper canceled all upcoming concert gigs after she made two unscheduled trips to an emergency room in Atlanta last month.
 

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Fans are becoming emotional over Lauryn Hill's verses on rapper Nas' 14th studio album, King's Disease II.

The follow-up to Nas's King's Disease, released on August 21, 2020, is being hailed as a return to real hip-hop.

The 47-year-old rapper's latest album also features collaborations with rappers YG and Eminem.

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But the track social media can't stop talking about is "Nobody" featuring Lauryn Hill.

Lauryn's verses are trending online for her critical take on the rise in social media and its influence on narcissistic tendencies.

    "Now let me give it to you balanced and with clarity
    I don't need to turn myself into a parody
    I don't do the sh*t you do for popularity
    They clearly didn't understand when I said I get out apparently
    My awareness like Keanu in The Matrix."

Lauryn, 46, also address longstanding complaints about her lateness at concerts.

    "I'm savin' souls and ya'll complainin' bout my lateness
    Now it's illegal for someone to walk in greatness
    They want the same but they don't take risks
    Now the world will get to see it's own reflection
    And the anointed can pursue their own direction."

 

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Kanye West's second Donda listening party at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was a more theatrical event than the first party.

His estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, arrived with their four children to supported Kanye at his latest listening party on Thursday, Aug. 5.

Kim, 40, and the couple's kids - North, 8, Saint, five, Chicago, 3, and 2-year-old Psalm - were in attendance for the bash.

According to TMZ, Kim was joined by family friends, including her KKW Chief Marketing Officer Tracy Romulus and her children, at the event.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared some photos on Twitter, including one picture of her designer outfit which, like Kanye's and their children's, was designed by Balenciaga.

The fashion house's artistic director, Demna Gvasalia, served as creative director for the Donda listening party.

The reality star and her children also attended Kanye's first listening party on July 22 in his birthplace Atlanta, Ga.

The 44-year-old rapper held the event at the stadium, where he has been living while finishing off the album with his producer, aspiring rappers and other hangers ons.

Thursday night's event, which was livestreamed on Apple Music, was more theatrical than the first preview.

It began with a 24-hour livestream video of the rapper's bedroom at the arena, showing Kanye and others finishing the record. Kanye was also seen sleeping peacefully in a windowless room for several hours before the show.

Out on stage, Kanye stood in a minimal set featuring a bed and was eventually circled in the stage area by a crowd of people.

The album played in a different order to the the previous event and included new songs featuring singer The Weeknd, and rappers Lil Yachty, Lil Durk and Jay Electronica.

The climax of the event saw Kanye "levitating" out of the half empty stadium while his single "No Child Left Behind" played.

According to pre-order information, the 24-track collection will be released on August 9 on Apple Music.
 

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Kanye West will hold his second listening event for his much-anticipated 10th studio album, Donda, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Thousands of tickets remain unsold for tonight's event that kicks off at 9 p.m. EST.

ALSO READ: The Reviews Are In for Kanye West's 'Donda' Album And They Are Brutal

Ticket prices are now going for $20-$40 -- down from $30-$75 per ticket. Kanye gave away 5,000 tickets to college students for the first event.

The Donda album release event creative direction is by Belanciaga's Demna Gvasalia.

Tickets went on sale Monday, August 2 at Ticketmaster.com.

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Desperate to boost ticket sales, Team Kanye sent out a call on social media for random fans to participate in a crowd performance. Rehearsals were held yesterday at Kanye's temporary home in the stadium.

Album reviews for Donda are not good. Famed Atlanta music producer DJ Toomp offered his production services to help Kanye improve the album, presumably set for release tonight.