Ty Dolla $ign Complains Apple Music Isn’t Promoting His Kanye Collab ‘Vultures 1’

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Ty Dolla $ign took to social media to complain about what he perceives as a lack of promotion for his new ‘Vultures 1’ album collab with Kanye West.

Kanye shared an Instagram Story video of Ty Dolla $ign scrolling through the Apple Music app, looking at top shelf recommendations. He quickly scrolls through several pages of albums, but Vultures 1 is never showcased in the carousel. “We never had anything in New Music,” Ty tells the camera. “And we never had Best New Songs,” he adds.The only Apple Music chart where Vultures 1 makes an appearance is the Top Songs chart.

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and took that title for a second week. But the album itself has been plagued with issues since before it released. Digital Music News reported last year that the rap duo were shopping around for a distributor for the album. It appeared earlier this year, only for Apple to rip the album down after the distributor issued a public statement.

“Late last year, Fuga was presented with the opportunity to release Vultures 1. Exercising our judgement in the ordinary course of business, we declined to do so,” the statement reads. “On Friday, February 9, 2024 a long-standing Fuga client delivered the album Vultures 1 through the platform’s automated processes—violating our service agreement.”

Apple later reinstated the album, but not without a disputed track for which the rap duo are currently facing a lawsuit. The song “Good (Don’t Die)” featured an unauthorized sample of Donna Summer, with her estate complaining and eventually filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement. The estate shared a statement saying they declined Kanye’s request to sample the Donna Summer song “I Feel Love.”

Meanwhile, both Nicki Minaj and Ozzy Osbourne refused to authorize samples of their works on the album. Ozzy protested the use of an “Iron Man” sample in a live performance listening party of the album earlier this year.

Kanye came under fire in 2022 for a series of antisemitic rants he made on social media, saying he would “go death con 3 on Jewish people.” The unhinged rant caused the rapper to lose his billion-dollar Adidas deal, while details about his long-standing harassment of Adidas employees came to light, including additional anti-semitic remarks.