During a Donda listening party earlier this month, Kanye was seen on the phone screaming at his long-time collaborator Mike Dean over the album's mix.
Now it looks like Mike Dean is off the project and happy about it.
In a series of Tweets -- some deleted and some still up -- Dean said the environment around Donda is "toxic."
I hope Mike Dean is surrounded by great people, doing fine, and not letting music and the fans drain him physically and harm his mental health.— mariano 🦦 (@oscos) August 15, 2021
Let’s not forget artists are people too. pic.twitter.com/CC95rpHhhW
good to be at the house!!!— MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) August 14, 2021
Donda is allegedly dropping next week, with or without Dean.
If Kanye's lost Mike Dean -- who's always been his loyal soldier and is an essential part of his process -- do you have any hope for Donda?