After the hip hop world was shocked by Drake as he leaked the unreleased song “Life of the Party,” Andre3000 issued a statement Saturday (September 4).
The song which was previewed by Kanye West during an interview in Germany, was leaked in its entirely on Drake’s radio station OvO Sound 42 on Friday night (September 3). On the song Kanye West mentions Drake, and according to Andre3000 “Life of the Party” was suppose to be on Donda. Kanye West’s strict no profanity rule is the reason the song was cut from the 27 song project.
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Read Andre3000’s full statement about “Life of the Party” below:
A few weeks ago Kanye reached out about me being a part of the Donda album. I was inspired by his idea to make a musical tribute to his mom. It felt appropriate to me to support the Donda concept by referencing my own mother, who passed away in 2013. We both share that loss. I thought it was a beautiful choice to make a clean album but, unfortunately, I didn’t know that was the plan before I wrote and recorded my verse. It was clear to me that an edited ‘clean’ format of the verse would not work without having the raw, original also available. So, sadly, I had to be omitted from the original album release.
The track I received and wrote to didn’t have the diss verse on it and we were hoping to make a more focused offering for the Donda album but I guess things happen like they are supposed to. It’s unfortunate that it was released in this way and two artists that I love are going back and forth. I wanted to be on Certified Lover Boy too. I just want to work with people that inspire me. Hopefully I can work with Kendrick on his album. I’d love to work with Lil’ Baby, Tyler and Jay-Z. I respect them all.Andre3000