“Donda” will likely be a lot of things to Kanye West’s fans, but a diss album about Kim Kardashian isn’t one of them.
After a report claimed that Kanye West compares his marital home with ex-wife Kim Kardashian to a “prison” on his new record, rapping that he has “escaped from Calabasas,” Page Six can exclusively reveal that’s not true.
Multiple sources confirm to Page Six that West doesn’t rap anything negative about his estranged wife on the new album, and certainly doesn’t compare himself to being a prisoner or rap about her taking everything.
West, 44, held a listening party in Las Vegas Sunday for his new songs.
“Kanye actually played the song for Kim personally before the listening party,” an insider close to the former couple told Page Six. “It’s emotional and personal. Not negative at all.”
In fact, West and Kardashian are co-parenting their four children amicably, and even took a family trip to San Francisco over the weekend.
The album is named after West’s late mother, who died in 2007 from complications following cosmetic surgery. She was 58.
Two of the guests at the exclusive shindig included web personality Justin LaBoy and basketball star Kevin Durant.
“Kanye played his new album for me & @KDTrey5 last night in Vegas,” LaBoy tweeted. “The production is light-years ahead of its time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again. Any artist who [plans] on dropping soon should just push it back.” He followed it up with an all-caps capsule review: “ALBUM OF THE YEAR.”
Earlier this year, Page Six exclusively reported that the A-list couple was splitting up. West and Kardashian wed on May 24, 2014, in Florence, Italy, and went on to have four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
Last month, during a “Keeping up with the Kardashians” reunion special, the SKIMS founder — who had presumably not yet heard “Welcome to My Life” — had nothing but kind words about her estranged husband.
“That was my friend first and foremost for a long time, so I can’t see that going away,” she told Andy Cohen. “I will forever be Kanye’s biggest fan. He’s the father of my kids. Kanye will always be family.”