Island Def Jam has released a statement on the recent leak thought to be “Mama’s Boyfriend,” a song that was left off of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. According to West’s label, the song is not produced by the rapper—someone simply got ahold of the rapper’s vocal track and made their own version of the tune. West is apparently “deeply disappointed” that a song so dear to his heart was released by someone else.
Read the entire statement here:
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.