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    Our Resident Kanye Expert Breaks Down “Donda” — And Whether It Was Worth The Wait

    "It's an hour and forty-five minutes long. Someone commented on Twitter that it's as long as 'The Boss Baby.'"

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed the new Kanye album. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to Elamin Abdelmahmoud about whether Kanye's Donda album was worth the wait. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: What's your initial reaction? Was it worth the wait?

    Photo of Kanye performing "Donda"

    BuzzFeed Daily: What do you make of the latest issue over this DaBaby track? Some say it was due to legal and copyright issues and Kanye said Universal was out of line. He reportedly told his manager in a text message, "I'm not taking my brother off. He was the only person who said he would vote for me in public." And there was, of course, a lot of controversy surrounding DaBaby beforehand, which we will get to later. But what's the story behind why the track was originally not released?

    Photo of Kanye with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson

    BuzzFeed Daily: [Kim Kardashian has] been showing up to all of these events, and for her to be showing up to these release parties with her kids, and then in a wedding dress... I'm confused. Was this whole divorce just a smokescreen for this album release?

    Photo of Kim Kardashian in a white gauzy dress with Kanye West in a leather suit and sunglasses

    We also talked about Sarah Paulson's response to the criticism of her decision to wear a fat suit in the upcoming American Crime Story series about the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

    Moving on, former Even Stevens and Kim Possible star Christy Carlson Romano recently posted to her YouTube channel to shed some light on the financial fallout of her Disney Channel career.

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    Christy Carlson Romano / YouTube / Via

    Over the course of the video, Christy said: “I really regret not investing my money wisely — I didn't get a house. I didn't take any money and store it away,” and that the thing about being a child actor is that “you aren't told that the work is going to slow down.”

    Christy also said: “I never really made peace with that. Even to this day, there's nothing I can really do about the fact that money came and went."

    Despite all this, she says she’s now doing okay and making money from sponsored content and her YouTube channel.

    As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at or on Twitter @BuzzFeedDaily.