Kanye West’s “Mama’s Boyfriend,” hit the Web to a frenzy of hungry fans on June 13. And while the response to the song has been generally positive, West and his team have now revealed that leak was inauthentic and unauthorized.
According to Complex, West’s representatives released a statement, explaining that the song, which was expected to appear as a bonus track on West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy after the rapper previewed it at the Facebook’s headquarters last summer, was stolen and reworked by an unknown party.
“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.”
Hopefully, West isn’t so disappointed by the leak that he refuses to ever release his completed version of the song. –nicholas robinson