Kanye West Says “Donda 2” Will Not Be On Streaming Platforms: Fans React

Kanye says “Donda 2” will release exclusively on his Stem Player, which cost about $200 dollars.

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Kanye West announced earlier that a sequel to his 2021 album “Donda” which is an eponym of his late mother Donda West, will drop on the 22nd of February. However, Kanye is fond of hanging fire, meaning a release date for “Donda 2” may well be pushed back beyond February 22.

West threw fans off balance on Thursday, February 16, announcing that the forthcoming album in all its glory will not be available on streaming platforms. Rather fans will have to purchase his Stem Player to listen to the project- the device cost $200.

“Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player. Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube,” West wrote on Instagram. “Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own. Go to stemplayer.com now to order.”

The reveal arrived along with a preview of Donda 2 and while it was an exciting announcement, not everyone was happy as the news shocked the public and caused a wide-ranging conversation to unfold. Many people stated they would not be purchasing the $200 Stem Player and blasted West, however, his dedicated fans didn’t mind, arguing that he can release his music as he sees fit.

Check out the announcement and a few reactions below.

Danny Sclafani on Twitter: “Kanye releasing Donda 2 exclusively further confirms that everything crazy on instagram is 100% album promotion. Essentially he is selling his album for $200 and trying to prove his value as the best marketer in the world. And I would bet anything its gunna sell out / Twitter”

Kanye releasing Donda 2 exclusively further confirms that everything crazy on instagram is 100% album promotion. Essentially he is selling his album for $200 and trying to prove his value as the best marketer in the world. And I would bet anything its gunna sell out

Devdanger.eth on Twitter: “As a Kanye fan since “The Dropout”, I fully understand the business decision for “Donda 2″ to be exclusive to the Stem player, but as a 33 year old I also fully understand that $200 can get me a lot of stuff at Trader Joe’s. / Twitter”

As a Kanye fan since “The Dropout”, I fully understand the business decision for “Donda 2” to be exclusive to the Stem player, but as a 33 year old I also fully understand that $200 can get me a lot of stuff at Trader Joe’s.

Danny Sclafani on Twitter: “Like do people understand kanye is simultaneously promoting balenciaga, his new doc, his new album, and the stem player all at the same time??? He literally might make hundreds of millions of dollars off those instagram posts / Twitter”

Like do people understand kanye is simultaneously promoting balenciaga, his new doc, his new album, and the stem player all at the same time??? He literally might make hundreds of millions of dollars off those instagram posts

💎TG💎 on Twitter: “Kanye is smoking Whitney Houston grade crack if he thinks I’m spending $200 for his version of an MP3 just to listen to Donda 2 / Twitter”

Kanye is smoking Whitney Houston grade crack if he thinks I’m spending $200 for his version of an MP3 just to listen to Donda 2

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