Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s highly anticipated joint album Vultures has been delayed once again, leaving fans frustrated and disappointed. The album, which was originally scheduled for release on December 15, 2023, has been pushed back several times due to various reasons, such as sample clearance issues, venue restrictions, and technical difficulties. The latest release date was set for February 9, but the album did not arrive as promised.
Fans who tuned in to the live stream of the album’s listening party at the United Center in Chicago on February 8 were left hanging when the stream crashed midway through a song. According to a statement from Veeps, the platform that hosted the stream, the interruption was caused by “venue restrictions” and apologized for the inconvenience. However, many fans were not satisfied with the explanation and demanded a refund or a rescheduled stream.
Some fans took to social media to express their anger and frustration with West, accusing him of trolling, and disrespecting his loyal supporters.
“Like I don’t fucking get it @kanyewest the album is finished, why you can’t drop like a normal rapper,” one fan wondered. Another wrote, “It’s so hard being a Kanye West fan, this guy still hasn’t dropped Vultures yet.”
Some fans also compared the situation to Kanye West’s previous album rollouts, such as The Life of Pablo and Donda, which were also plagued by delays and controversies.
late January, Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign announced there would be three volumes in total for their “Vultures” album. The album features potential guest appearances from Charlie Wilson, Lil Baby, Freddie Gibbs, Quavo, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, YG, Wiz Khalifa, Leon Thomas, India Love, James Blake, Future, Bump J, Lil Durk, Westside Gunn, Young Thug, Leon Bridges, Kid Cudi, Metro Boomin, and West’s daughter
Although Volume 1 didn’t arrive on Friday as planned, Ye and Ty Dolla dropped a video for “Talking/ Once Again” featuring North West earlier this week. The video also featuring a cameo from Ty Dolla $gn’s daughter shows North West rapping while getting her hair braided.
See more fan reactions to Kanye West’s “Vultures” album delay below.