JAY-Z + Kanye West To Deliver ‘Watch The Throne 2’
Media personality Justin Laboy, who has an interview show called Respectfully, Justin on REVOLT TV, found himself a trending Twitter topic on Thursday night (August 5) after Kanye West once again failed to deliver Donda on digital streaming platforms.
Laboy has been speaking on Kanye’s behalf since the private listening party in Las Vegas last month and promising one release date after another, only for the album to never arrive as scheduled.
Now, Laboy is making another bold claim. As he faced the wrath from Kanye’s disappointed fans on Twitter, he tweeted Kanye and JAY-Z were planning to deliver a sequel to their critically acclaimed 2011 album Watch The Throne. The original project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 20o and has since been certified 5x-platinum.
“Watch The Throne 2 coming end of the year,” he wrote. “Kanye & Hov about to make history AGAIN. #Donda.”
— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) August 6, 2021
JAY-Z and Kanye have had a complicated friendship over the years. In 2016, Kanye went on an extended rant during a Sacramento stop on The Saint Pablo Tour in which brought up JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won video of the year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling,’” he said at the time. “Now, don’t go trying to diss Beyoncé, she is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win.
“Fuck winning. Fuck looking cool. Fuck being cool. Fuck all that, bro. I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life. Even at the risk of my own success, my own career. I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth.”
He added, “JAY-Z, call me, bruh. You still ain’t call me. JAY-Z, call me. Hey, bro, JAY-Z, I know you’ve got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”
Speaking to Rap Radar in 2017, JAY-Z admitted that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
“We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it,” he said at the time. “Now that’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He know it’s a problem ’cause me and him would have been talked about it. We would have been resolved our issues, but he know he crossed the line.”
But whatever issues were unresolved have apparently been squashed. JAY-Z is among the many, many guests who appear on Donda alongside The LOX, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, the late Pop Smoke and more. As for when the album will actually materialize, that still remains a mystery as of Friday (August 6).