West Scraps Free Download After Album Leak

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September 30, 2010 | 2:50pm EST

Kanye West has canceled plans to give away a new song for free this Friday because he’s still furious with the hackers who leaked tracks from his upcoming album onto the internet.

The Stronger hitmaker has been treating fans to a brand new download via his website every week since August as part of his G.O.O.D. Fridays scheme.

But he was livid when several of his songs – including Touch It with rap pal Common, and Lost In The World, which features a sample of Bon Iver’s Woods – hit the internet without his permission on Wednesday.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com blog, West wrote, “It’s messed up that one hacker can mess everything up for everyone… I love to take a year to finish my songs and deliver them to you guys in there (sic) most completed form. It would have seemed like since I give free music every week even the lowest form of human being would respect that enough not to leak unfinished songs from my real album.”

And, as a result, the rapper has decided to scrap the free download for this week.

In another tweet, he adds, “Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my actual album I’ve decided to pass of Good Fridays this week.”

The leaked tracks were due to be included on West’s as-yet-untitled fifth album.