Kanye West "Deeply Disappointed” By Unsanctioned "Mama's Boy” Leak

'Ye and his label are going after the violator who released an unapproved version of the song.

Universal Music has released a statement on behalf of Kanye West following the unauthorized leak of “Mama’s Boy” earlier this week. According to the label, the version of the song that hit the Internet on Tuesday was the product of an unknown producer taking the session vocals and adding his or her own beat.

“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,” read the statement. “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.” 

Kanye first premiered the song during a performance at the Facebook headquarters with the intention of releasing the track on a deluxe edition of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

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  • Alex Zubarev

    When I read "'Ye and his label are going after the violator who released an unapproved version of the song" I literally imagined them in a fucking car chase. Being zooted can make you think about so much.

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koN-yF4ySQs&feature=related Skywalker - Barton Block

  • Bom919

    Damn why the hell is he mad. I love that song, thats def some of his best work ive heard in a while its like that old Kanye which i miss. Keep your head up Mr. West the song is banging

  • RR

    The funny thing is that the verses on that song are pretty sloppy, whereas the beat and sample are absolutely fantastic...


    i feel bad for ye, cuz he's gotta feel like "what else can i do?" he gives us for FREE some of the best songs he's ever done with the GOOD friday stuff, and ONE song he wants us to wait on, and some asshole fucks it up. this isn't like lupe, when F&L leaked and everyone gave it a 5/5 and he got all pissy about it, fucked it up and now it's an aight album.

  • Anonymous

    It was Taylor Swift who leaked this out. Karma is a bitch!

  • kayel18

    I knew that track wasn't real. It just came outta nowhere with no official word from Kanye. It didnt quite sound properly mixed either. Still a hot track though.

  • uhm

    whinny little bitch i seriously think this guy talks to himself in a third person

    • Arcade

      Do not disrespect Mr West he wrote for his mum and like anoymous said would you like it if somone stole your work that you wrote for agez and was then realised? i'm sorry but you cannot give stupid comments like that or just don't say nothing, people like you do not appreciate music! pisses me off!

    • Anonymous

      If someone came in your crib and stole your work, would you like to be referred to as a "whiny little bitch"? He's protecting what's rightfully his. Just because you have no ambition and no talent doesn't make you better than him.

  • king

    damn ye you make great music and all but EVERYBODY shit get leaked nowadays beyonce whole album, wayne damn near remade the carter 3 cause of leaks, anybody who hot gonna get they shit leaked so stop actin brand new like u can't make 20 more songs just like it

  • jae

    im disappinted on how kanye dresses like a 1970s gay dude an steals trophys from 16 year old pop singers in sted of making good music like he use to.has anyone seen kanye?? u kno i seen a pic on other site of birdman sitting in a maybac but that was it like that was the blog story him in sitting in his may bac,im like ok wat else no new music no songs albums? huh?? death to swagger,

  • Whoolio

    As bad as i feel for Kanye, he should have seen that coming... Everything is bound to leak sooner or later nowadays. Then again, no further word was given regarding the deluxe edition for his album.

    • 67

      Usually stuff leaks due to hacked emails but Kanye stopped emailing stuff when he started recording his new album, so that means someone on the inside leaked it.

  • 7sixes

    Kinda crappy for Kanye but the track is pretty hot...production is pretty good too

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