Kanye West was set to release his DONDA album on July 24, 2020, but the date came and went without much information about what happened. Over eight months later, CyHi The Prynce says the project is still in the works.
During a recent interview with VladTV, the G.O.O.D. Music affiliate revealed he’s currently working with Kanye in Los Angeles, despite his ongoing divorce from Kim Kardashian holding up the recording process.
“That right there, it’s a little monkey wrench in the game,” he said. “It’s all in the world now. Unfortunately, it’s sad. I don’t know if that’s gonna go all the way through but I’m praying that they figure it out. But that’s kinda like the hold-off, and you know he’s working on a lot of different things, so we’re getting back to it.
“I think he started working on it late last year, so I think once November, December, January comes around he kinda takes a hiatus, you know, vacation break getting with the family. So we’re back working, that’s why I’m out here too. I have a house everywhere he has a house.”
Speaking on how Kanye is handling the divorce, he added, “We didn’t really speak on it but I know he’s in good spirits. I know how much he love his family so it has to hit you some kinda way, you know what I’m saying? He’s just a human being. But you know, he’s getting through it.”
Cyhi says Kanye West is still working on ‘Donda’. He also confirmed because of the potential divorce with Kim Kardashian that the album is taking a bit longer. pic.twitter.com/twJK5GRNne
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CyHi revealed he’s also working on his own album after spending a lot of time working with others behind the scenes.
“I am currently in my album mode,” he told DJ Vlad. “I think God put it on my spirit, like, ‘This is the time for you to really’… I’m not gonna say I’ve got comfortable, but I get paid handsomely to be able to make sure other artists are at the highest level of artistry.”
Despite bringing different energies around Kanye, CyHi feels Ye’s focus on Christianity was something that came about on his own.
“I do feel like subconsciously I do bring different ideas… that’s why I get paid what I get paid,” he said. “But I do bring certain energies, certain ideas may spark an idea. He may have even seen me in my outfit, but I think that was something him and God had going. ‘Cause you gotta think, he wrote ‘Jesus Walks’ before I ever wrote a Christian rap or anything that had to do with that.”
Watch the interview clip below.