Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s joint project Vultures 1, released on Friday, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes chart, however the project was faraway from Apple Music just hours after release.
The album went primary on each Apple Music and iTunes but was taken down temporarily on iTunes and, as much as Saturday night, was back within the primary spot. It’s unclear why the album was taken down, but fans have complained that the project can only be streamed on TIDAL and Amazon Music but not Spotify.
The controversy with the project comes amid many individuals calling out Kanye for being Antisemitic and other artists claiming that the Grammy-winning rapper illegally sampled their work. Amongst those that complained a few sampling of their work was Donna Summer, who said that the rapper reached out but was denied, and he still went ahead and used her music.
“Kanye West…asked permission to make use of Donna Summer’s song I Feel Love, he was denied… He modified the words, had someone re sing it or used AI however it’s I Feel Love… copyright infringement,” the official account of Donna Summers on Instagram wrote.
Kanye West reportedly sampled the song on the song “Good (Don’t Die)” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
Within the meantime, others like Keyshia Cole also noted her disapproval. “I don’t think it’s alright to sample people’s music without clearing it first. Stealing people’s labor isn’t okay. Ever,” she wrote on Twitter.
On Friday, Ozzy Osbourne also slammed Kanye for sampling his music without permission. Kanye also seemingly responded to the artist as he reposted a photograph of him and his wife dressed as Kanye and his wife for Halloween last 12 months.
Fans also reacted to the album, with many excited for the discharge.
“Spotify really about to lose half its subscribers,” one fan wrote on Instagram. “Bro I literally jus bought apple music for Kanye,” one other person wrote. “The best album ever within the history of human kind,” one other said.