Kanye West held the Donda 2 listening party at Miami’s LoanDepot Park on Tuesday night (February 22). While the first half of the event went relatively smooth, the second half was marred by technical difficulties, which proved to be too much for Ye to handle.
As Ye was revisiting some of the original Donda tracks — including “Hurricanes” featuring Lil Baby and The Weeknd and “Jail” with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson — the sound began to experience some hiccups, and Kanye ended up throwing his mic on the ground in frustration.
The jokes began to fly on Twitter almost immediately, with many accusing Kanye of forgetting his lyrics. But mostly, people were just betting on how many members of the staff were going to get fired following the sound snafu.
“Kanye just fired all these mfs,” a fan wrote alongside the names of the sound designer, playback engineer, front of house engineer, system engineer, monitor engineer and piano techs.
Despite the turbulence, the Donda 2 listening party still appeared to appease Kanye West’s dedicated fans. 2 Chainz, Migos, Pusha T, Alicia Keys, Fivio Foreign, DaBaby and Marilyn Manson were among the many special guests who popped up at the event to perform their various contributions to the Donda experience.
But anyone wanting to get their hands on Donda 2 will have to purchase a stem player for around $200. The album won’t be available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube or any other streaming services. In the meantime, check out some of the best memes from the latest Ye spectacle below.