Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, revealed recently his highly anticipated upcoming sequel album “Donda 2″ will be available only on Stem Player, which costs $200.
The LP is expected to drop on Tuesday, Feb. 22, as a sequel to “Donda,” which was released in August after many delays. So some fans who have been waiting on the second album may not be able to afford it, leaving them livid, according to Buzzfeed.
Before the announcement Thursday, some biggest concern was “Donda 2″ being delayed like its predecessor. Though in protest of streaming platforms, Ye dropped the curveball for some fans on Instagram.
He wrote in the caption to a promotional IG post, “Donda 2 will only be streaming on my own platform, the stem player. You can download new music from stemplayer.com. You can play 4 different elements of the track: vocals, drums, bass and music. It also has a MP3 player available. We currently have 67,000 available and are making 3,000 a day. Go click the link in my bio to purchase.”
Some fans have blasted him on social media, arguing they will protest the album’s release due to the Ye’s platform costing a fortune.
One fan wrote on Reddit, “Quite possibly the biggest ‘f*** you’ I’ve felt as a Kanye fan.”
Another user wrote, “You don’t like streaming services, cool. Sell the album on your own website. Only sell physical copies, whatever. But to make it only available on a new piece of technology that costs $200? That is beyond absurd and there’s absolutely no way to justify that. All he’s doing is hurting his own fans.”
While some fans said they pirate the album, there’s no word yet on if Ye will make the album more accessible to his fans who refuse to download Stem Player for $200.