Kanye West is riding the wave of the release of Donda 2. The album was released exclusively for Kanye’s Stem Player device. The $200 gadget is a steep price for many to pay for one album worth of content that hasn’t been fully released yet. It however seems like some people have got different opinions of it.
Charlamagne Tha God isn’t afraid to say what he thinks of Kanye West. It’s no surprise that Kanye’s beef list included The Breakfast Club co-host, who pleaded with fans to “stop d-ck riding the dysfunction” and called Ye’s “Eazy” verse about Pete Davidson “corny as hell.” His most recent remarks aren’t likely to help them restore their relationship any time soon.
Charlamagne Tha God questioned the “jeen-yuhs” of Kanye West’s Stem Player on a new episode of the Brilliant Idiots podcast. Kanye confirmed last month that Donda 2 would not be available on digital streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, or Amazon, and that it would only be available on the $200 device.
It’s smart if you selling tech, it’s not smart if you selling music. If I’m an artist I don’t know why I would be celebrating that, it’s not like they paid $200 for music, they paid $200 for a Stem Player. How does this revolutionize the music industry? ‘Cause you even gotta be a certain caliber of artist to make somebody buy something for $200. There’s a few artists that can do that. Kanye’s one of them, Drake’s one of them. Rihanna. The Adeles. Even if I like the music, I still wanna know what that something is that I’m buying. What happens to other artists?
When a sample of a 2013 Breakfast Club interview leaked recently, Kanye West’s supporters went after Charlamagne Tha God. The media figure basically dismisses Ye’s Yeezy goals in the video, telling him to stick to music. Kanye said that the Stem Player made millions of dollars on the first day it was launched. Ye boasted about the financial success of his Yeezy Tech line’s first product in a since-deleted Instagram post.