Kanye Previews Updated Version Of "Security"

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ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 03: Rapper Kanye West performs onstage at the Power 106 Powerhouse show at Honda Center on June 3, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic)

Ye continues to make tweaks to "Donda 2."

As we’ve seen in the past with Kanye West projects, they’re never actually done. Projects like Yeezus and The Life Of Pablo have undergone significant changes since their release. It’s a practice that he extended to all of his projects, including Donda 2. The sequel to his 2021 album was solely released via StemPlayer without any indication of an official release. Still, Ye continues to quietly tweak the effort. Most recently, fans discovered a new update to one of the highlights of the album, “Security.”

On Monday night, Ye hosted the YZY FREE event on Melrose with an open invite to the public. Fans flocked to the location to get in on the action when they were treated to a snippet of “Security” with mild updates to the production and mixes. It appears this is the first time it was officially debuted. Many pointed out that a similar version emerged shortly after the album dropped. Mike Dean slid into the comment section of @ourgenerationmusic’s post, writing, “Nothing [new].”

Kanye West Debuts New Version Of “Security”

At this point, it’s unclear what to expect of Kanye West next. 2022 proved to be an incredibly tumultuous year for him following a string of interviews focusing on everything from his beef with Pete Davidson to his praise of Hitler. Ultimately, these incidents led to the end of his partnership with brands like GAP and Adidas. Around the same time, Def Jam quietly confirmed that G.O.O.D. Music was no longer part of their roster. As a result, Kanye West’s net worth dropped significantly from his billionaire status as his partnerships and sponsors distanced themselves from him.

Ultimately, Kanye is still moving forward with Yeezy, despite Adidas decision to back out. Last week, he held auditions for the Yeezy Fashion show (presumably YZY FREE) so it looks like we could expect a new collection soon. However, Adidas continues to face backlash after cutting ties with the artists. Reports emerged claiming that investors filed a lawsuit against the German sportswear brand after they initially refused to end their partnership with Ye, even while allegedly knowing of his anti-Semitic beliefs. We’ll keep you posted on anymore updates regarding Ye. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.