Kanye West’s “Mama’s Boy” Leak Was “Bogus,” Label Says

A Kanye West leak that set the Internet abuzz was apparently “bogus and unsanctioned,” according to an Island Def Jam statement released late Wednesday (June 15).

West’s “Mama’s Boy” hit blog sites earlier this week, but the posted version was actually doctored and leaked by an unauthorized party.

“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 statement said.

Reps say the rendition “in no way resembles the final song Kanye West intended his fans to hear, and [West] is deeply disappointed that one of the most personal, meaningful and special songs he has ever written would reach people in this way.”

The company is now working to “identify and prosecute the persons responsible for leaking this material.” —Lauren Carter