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That new Kanye West song wasn’t actually a new Kanye West song

You remember that new Kanye West song that was all over the internet a few days ago? According to a statement released by West’s label Island Def Jam, it turns out that “Mama’s Boy” (originally reported with the title “Mama’s Boyfriend”) is not actually a new Kanye West song, but the product of an opportunistic (and now embattled) mystery producer:

"The version of the Kanye West recording "Mama's Boy" that arrived on blog sites earlier this week is entirely bogus and unsanctioned, and violates the artist's creative intentions. As is often the unfortunate case, an unknown party or parties got a hold of Kanye West's vocal track and added their own soundbed to it, effectively and falsely releasing it as a Kanye West track from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions. The result in no way resembles the final song Kanye West intended his fans to hear, and he is deeply disappointed that one of the most personal, meaningful and special songs he has ever written would reach people in this way. Needless to say, measures are being taken to identify and prosecute the persons responsible for leaking this material."


Whoever did this better hope there’s a DJ relocation program.

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