EA: If Kanye's to be believed...DaBaby's manager was the person who would not sign off on DaBaby being on the album. That's an interesting perspective to bring to all this, because there's something about the fact that DaBaby is a little bit toxic right now. He's been taken off so many different festival lineups this year. And so if you're DaBaby and you're DaBaby's management, you probably want to have him be as lowkey as possible. Maybe have him take a few months off from saying anything in public — like "Shut the fuck up, DaBaby." People can maybe listen to you sometime later just so you can manage your way through the comments and the aftermath, because people are still not going to let go of that because it was a really toxic thing that he said in public.
And so if you're Kanye's management — if you're Kanye specifically — I think you're thinking about the fact that your label doesn't want DaBaby associated with you. DaBaby like wants to lay low and he wants to maybe cut through all this industry facade to be like, "Well, no, DaBaby's my brother and I want him on this album."
I have to say that when we found out that DaBaby and Marilyn Manson are going to be on the same song together — which is this second version of the song "Jail" — it was at the third listening event that Kanye held for this album. And the Twitter response was pretty much universal, like, "What the hell, man?" Why would you go and get two of the most toxic men out there right now — DaBaby, for those homophobic remarks, and Marilyn Manson, who's facing a raft of sexual assault allegations and rape allegations — and put them on a record. Are you are you trying to say something? Are you trying to say something about our culture right now?