Gospel Singer Bri Babineaux says she did not approve the sampling of her vocals on Kanye West’s newly released “DONDA” album.
“Thank you to everyone who congratulated me on the #Donda album,” she writes. “However, I had no knowledge of this before hand. It wouldn’ve been nice to know before the album came out smh… Who does that voice sound like to y’all? #Donda.”
Babineaux started off as a social media phenom and has evolved into one of the most anticipated artists in Gospel music, amassing millions of views across her social media platform.
Her debut album, “Keys to My Heart,” reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, and singles “Holy Spirit,” “Jacob’s Song,” and the Top Ten hit, “I’ll Be the One,” all charted.
The Louisiana-based star Bri Babineaux announced that she and her engineer husband, Keeslon Fontenot, are expecting their first child back in June.
“It’s official…..,” Babineaux wrote at the time. “God definitely has a way of doing things unexpectedly. Our family is growing by 10 little fingers and 10 little toes. We are so excited for this bundle of joy to come into our lives and to experience a love far beyond all measure. We are so thankful that the Lord chose us to be this baby’s parents! His timing is always perfect!! Baby Fontenot coming November 2021!”
As West also dabbled in the gospel field, it’s very likely he is aware of her work.
“DONDA” dropped unexpectedly over the weekend and has already stirred up controversy. The rapper first claimed that his label, Universal Music, released the album without his permission. He then accused DaBaby’s manager of not clearing the rapper’s verse for “Jail 2.” The track was initially not featured on the album but was eventually added after the rapper called West out for being a liar.
Chris Brown was also in his feelings after he allegedly recorded a verse for “DONDA” but was ultimately left off the album.