Published Jun 16, 2011Earlier this week, we posted a leaked Kanye West song called "Mama's Boyfriend" that was rumoured to be a leftover from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions. Now, Ye's people have released an official statement decrying the track as a fake.
Here's the full statement as seen on Nah Right:
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. 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.
So there you have it -- someone broke into Kanye West's things, nabbed the vocal track and dropped the new song. That would explain why there was vintage Kanye-aping, sped-up soul vocals instead of crazy synths and orchestral arrangements. We're a little curious how quickly the statement would have come if the track had been an underground hit though.