No, That's Not Ariana Grande on 'Donda'
The pop star cleared up some rumours about who is actually singing on the album's title track
Published Aug 30, 2021Ariana Grande has cleared up rumours that she's on Kanye West's Donda, which was officially released yesterday — but maybe not with his approval? — after weeks of delays and dramatics.
Grande's fans noticed backing vocals on the album's title track that they attributed to the "thank u, next" singer, but Grande took to her Instagram stories to debunk the rumours and tag the actual vocalist, STALONE.
"You sound so beautiful @thestalone," Grande wrote, reposting the singer's Instagram post about working on Donda in the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
"Vocals under MB Stadium in #atl before the start of #DONDA 2...The entire album is a masterpiece. I'm so grateful," Stalone wrote in her own post. She also tweeted the song's official credits, telling fans how flattered she was that her vocals were mistaken for Grande's.
Donda's list of actual guests is a much bigger bummer, featuring Marilyn Manson — who is currently being sued for multiple instances of sexual assault — and DaBaby, who just came off a tour of homophobic remarks and backpedalled apologies, as well as known abuser Chris Brown.
"Jail, Pt. 2," the song featuring the bad-vibes double whammy of DaBaby and Manson, was unavailable on streaming services at the time of the album's release. It later became available on Sunday afternoon, with West reportedly addressing the delay in a now-deleted Instagram post that featured text messages alleging the song was withheld due to clearance issues from DaBaby.
I love Ari and so grateful that my vocals would even be compared to hers. 🕊🤍 pic.twitter.com/2TaxubDS40— STALONE (@thestalone) August 29, 2021