Is anyone surprised Kanye West is still playing the waiting game?
West yet again livestreamed his new album, “Donda,” from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night — but the album is still not available on streaming services.
After initially being scheduled for release on July 23, West’s 10th studio album — named after his beloved mother Donda West, who died in 2007 — failed to make its new drop date on Friday morning.
Despite the fact that he’s been indefinitely holed up at the stadium to finish “Donda” and even held another listening party there — with his ex Kim Kardashian and their four kids in attendance again after also showing their support at the July 22 event — his record was still missing in action.
And West, 44, continued to test the limits of his fans waiting to hear his new music.
In a nod to Oprah Winfrey’s infamous, gif-worthy “You get a car!” moment, one Twitter user captured all of our sentiments, writing, “YOU don’t get #DONDA, YOU don’t get #DONDA, YOU don’t get #DONDA, YOU don’t get #DONDA.”
However, there’s one high-profile fan who wasn’t sweating it: pop star and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Tinashe, whose hotly anticipated new album, “333,” actually did drop Friday, right on schedule.
Like many of us, Tinashe isn’t surprised by West’s delaying tactics. When asked earlier this week if she expected “Donda” to arrive alongside “333,” the 28-year-old singer said, “I doubt it.”
And after some of West’s bizarre behavior in recent years, Tinashe’s patience — like that of his fans — has been tested by the hip-hop star.
“I’ve been a Kanye fan in the past,” she said, “but I’m definitely not a fan of maybe some of the decisions he’s made throughout his career. But I’m excited to see what he brings sonically with the new album because if there’s one thing Kanye does, it’s art well.
“So I’m interested to receive his art whenever he’s ready to give it to us,” she said.
As of Friday morning, the “Donda” was listed as a 24-track effort — without individual song titles — available for pre-order on iTunes starting Saturday, Aug. 7.
Anyone ready for another long night?