Kanye West is making a lot of news these days, particularly for his relationship issues. Kanye made an appearance on YNW Melly’s “Mixed Personalities” in 2019. It was recently revealed that Kanye West was almost denied a feature on YNW Melly’s ‘Mixed Personalities’ collab.
Melly’s manager, 100KTrack, explained the situation to DJ Akademiks on the most recent episode of his Off the Record podcast. “We playing music, [YNW Melly] played one or two records, he’s bumping his head,” 100KTrack said of their Los Angeles studio session.
“Then we play ‘Mixed Personalities’ and he goes crazy. He’s like, ‘Bruh! This is me! This is Ye! This is Kanye! This is Yeezy! This is me!’ So me and Melly looking at each other like, ‘Damn! He f*cks with it?’ He’s like, ‘Bruh, I wanna jump on this.'”
Despite Kanye’s positive reaction to the song, 100KTrack initially denied his request to appear on it due to poor timing. Kanye West, on the other hand, apparently loved the song so much that he was willing to go to any length to make the collaboration happen.
“Melly looked at me and I looked at him. I said, ‘I ain’t gonna lie Ye, you can’t jump on this record.’ On everything I love. I’m not faking it. If you know Ye, call him. This is his reaction. He said, ‘What? Why? No, I gotta jump on this.’”
“He’s like, ‘Why? Why?’ I’m like, ‘Cause look bro. Remember, this is his album we’re playing. We already turned in the music. I already got Cole Bennett about to shoot this video. This is one of the main singles that we believe in.’ I’m not tripping. This is three to four weeks of this album about to come out. We already got the structure. We got the video treatment.”
“At this point, I’m like, ‘Bruh, I’ll play more music,’ [Kanye] said, ‘Nah Track, nah nah. I’m not gonna lie. Whatever I need to do, I’ll get it done’ … We played ‘City Girls.’ We played ‘Rolling Loud.’ I think we played one more song and then I played ‘Mixed Personalities’ … He’s like, ‘This is really me. I’m feeling a connection to it. Look Track, ain’t no managers, nothing. Take my number.’”
“I get his number, he texted me. He’s like, ‘I’ma do it.’ I said, ‘Look, Ye bro, if you’re gonna do it, you gotta do the video ’cause this is the song we’re about to do a video for.’ He’s like, ‘I’ma clear it. I’ma do the video. Whatever I gotta do to make it happen.’”
“Mixed Personalities,” from YNW Melly’s 2019 album We All Shine, has over 333 million Spotify streams and was certified 2x-platinum by July 2020. Kanye West sings the hook and has a brief verse in the song. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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