Kanye West’s ‘Nah Nah Nah’ featuring DaBaby is removed from streaming platforms amid controversy

Kanye West’s Nah Nah Nah featuring DaBaby and 2Chainz is no longer available for streaming amid the recent DaBaby controversy.

In the midst of this, West’s 10th studio album, DONDA, has been previewed twice during public listening sessions in Atlanta, and fans have been eagerly anticipating its release.

The album has yet to be released on streaming sites, as the release date has been repeatedly postponed. According to Apple Music, Kanye may release his next album on August 15, but nothing is ever definite with Yeezy.

But now the rapper’s 2020 single Nah Nah Nah has been removed from streaming outlets, just as fans are clamoring for the new album.

When indy100 checked, the instrumental alone was still available on Apple Music, but completely removed on Spotify and Tidal.

There has been no explanation about the removal, although it is well-timed. Cleveland, Ohio -born rapper DaBaby was performing at Rolling Loud a few weeks ago when he made some offensive remarks towards people living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ+ community.

A week later, the rapper apologized, but a number of festivals had already dropped him from their lineups by that time.

In DaBaby’s apology, he wrote: “I want to apologise to the LGBT+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologise for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS, and I knew education on this is important. Love to all. God bless. – DaBaby.”

And recently, the rapper deleted his apology to the LGBTQ+ community from his Instagram.

People on social media were quite shocked but happy that West decided to remove the song.

“Finally, Kanye [is] doing something good,” someone wrote.

“Honestly surprised about this… didn’t know Kanye stood with LGBTQIA like that. I’m glad to see him do IT and can’t wait to listen to #DONDA,” another added.

“You know it’s bad when Kanye doesn’t want to be associated with you and Ye is SUPER CONTROVERSIAL as well,”they wrote.

West has likely been too preoccupied with DONDA to notice the public’s reaction to DaBaby’s remarks, but ‘Ye has been outspoken about his opposition to homophobia in hip-hop throughout his career.

In a 2005 interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway, the 22-time Grammy-winner compassionately defended the LGBTQ+ community and called out discrimination in hip-hop.

“I wanted to come on TV to just tell my rappers, tell my friends like, ‘Yo, stop it, fam.’ Seriously, that’s really discrimination,” he said, in part, in the interview.

However, West is an outspoken opponent of cancel culture, so removing an entire song off his streaming repertoire over harsh words seems out of character.

After all, R.Kelly is still featured on West’s album Cruel Summer.

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