Kanye West announces release date for ‘Donda 2.’ But maybe don’t hold your breath?

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Kanye West, who released his album “Donda” in 2021, says its follow-up is coming soon.
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“Donda 2” is seemingly on the horizon.

Ye — the rap mogul formerly known as Kanye West — took to Instagram Thursday morning to announce that the follow-up to his 2021 album will arrive on Feb. 22 — or 2.22.22, as he put it — with Atlanta rapper Future serving as executive producer.

The burning house in the photo Ye posted is eerily similar to his mother’s small Chicago house where he grew up, which was later the center of attention at the third “Donda” listening party that took place in Chicago.

Whether “Donda 2” will actually drop next month remains to be seen. Ye is infamous for missing his release dates as he continues to tinker on projects, including 2016’s “The Life of Pablo.”


Ye, a.k.a. Kanye West, and Julia Fox have struck up an intriguing relationship, going on dates in Miami, New York and L.A. in the past two weeks.

Jan. 14, 2022

The release of “Donda,” named after his late mother, was teased, announced and then delayed multiple times, while three listening parties came and went before the album finally dropped last August.

Through all its fits and starts, though, “Donda” was generally well-received (well, not by everyone). With 309,000 units sold in its first week alone, the album ended up scoring multiple Grammy nominations, including album of the year.

Since “Donda’s” release, saying Ye has kept busy would be an understatement. After begging his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian West, to come back to him while performing in December at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, he’s made headlines for his relationship with Julia Fox.

The three-part documentary on West premieres on Netflix Feb. 16.

Jan. 10, 2022

The first part of a documentary on the life of Ye, “Jeen-yuhs — A Kanye West Trilogy,” is set to premiere on Netflix on Feb. 16. Ye took to Instagram last week to demand “final edit and approval” before the film is released.