Chris Brown shares his unreleased Kanye West collaboration.
After the release of DONDA Last Sunday, R&B superstar beat Ye for taking him off the album. Chris’ backing vocals were originally included on the song “New Again”, but that version was quickly removed from streaming services.
Chris took to Instagram to beat up Ye for cutting his verse off track. “Kanye quite a hoe,” Brown wrote in a now-deleted IG story. In another post he added: “Nah, he tweaks.”
According to The Shade Room, Chris “was a little heated that his verse was removed from one of the songs on the new album.”
Now, a week after the release of DONDA, Chris decided to release his version of “New Again”. He uploaded a minute-long excerpt from the “reference mix” on which he is prominently represented.
Fans reacted mixedly after hearing the unreleased version, which features sexually explicit lyrics from Chris. “That would have [been] the best song on the album smh, ”tweeted one fan while another defended Ye. “I can honestly understand why Ye took it off. It’s great, but does it fit New again? “
In the wake of the drama, Ye reportedly reached out to Chris to smooth things over. “It wasn’t intended, but Ye is a producer, so his job is to find the best parts of the music and fit them into his creative process,” Kanye’s manager Bu Thiam told TMZ. “Chris is a very passionate artist, but you will find out. They’re just creatives who have their beef and shit like that. But everything is fine … Chris is a family to us. “