Kanye West’s scratch The rollout was a rollercoaster of pump fakes, surprises and spectacles. At one point, the 46-year-old threatened to take several guest stars off the album, including Jay-Z.
A documentary covering the making of the 2021 album leaked online Wednesday. In one scene, the Grammy winners were seen in the locker room having a passionate phone conversation about the listening party and what would happen to those who didn’t attend.
“Everyone who is not here, I will delete their verses,” says Ye. “I’m adopting JAY-Z’s verse, I’m adopting. If anyone on the porch here isn’t with me, they’re not on this version.” Phone cut, he looked into the camera and laughed. “How would you describe this kind of conversation, brother?”
Apparently, according to the album’s final release, Jay-Z’s verse on “Jail” remained intact. The pair’s first collaboration since Drake’s 2016 album Pop Style was a major highlight of the album. Their relationship soured in the years that followed due to Kanye West’s verbal abuse and his relationship with Donald Trump. However, as Hove famously rapped, “This is like Moses and Jesus, may the throne/Hovah and Jesus return,” the relationship between the two seemed mended.
scratch The LP debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling 309,000 album-equivalent units. The Grammy-nominated album featured The Weeknd, Lil Baby, Lil Dark, Roddy Ricch, Travis Scott, DaBaby and more.