Kanye West's Donda album collaborator, rapper Vory, says West is taking some time away from music.
Explaining why West, 44, was not attending Vory's Lost Souls album release party, the 24-year-old suggested to Complex the fashion star is taking some time away from music while "battling his own s—."
A representative for West did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
"I was just talking to [Kanye] today. We've been talking through my best friend who's also his assistant, because he hasn't been wanting to talk to anybody," Vory told the outlet.
Scott Dudelson/Getty Vory
"He's taking a year off, and he was like, 'Damn, you think Vory is going to be mad at me if I don't go to his release party?' And I was like, 'Nah, you're straight, bro.' "
"He's battling his own s—. That's my dog, I learned a lot from him," Vory added about West.
Vory released his album Lost Souls last Friday and the 17-track project features a track in collaboration with West. The song, titled "Daylight" was produced by West, E. Vax, Ojivolta and 88-Keys.
Ronald Martinez/Getty Kanye West
The rapper was signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers Records in 2020 and featured on West's Donda album but the collaboration that features on Lost Souls didn't make it to the final cut of Donda.
"I was originally featured on Donda five times," he told Complex. "And [Kanye] was just like, 'Bruh, we damn near got an EP on this thing.' So I guess his team decided that three times was enough."
Ronald Martinez/Getty Kanye West and Chaney Jones
Vory's comments were published as news broke that West had split with his girlfriend of five months Chaney Jones.
Jones, who is a model, has deleted all trace of West from her Instagram account and has left only two snaps of herself behind for followers. The pair have not commented on the split.
The pair were first linked in February and he appeared to confirm the romance by commenting on her post where she congratulated him on his Grammy Award win and accompanied it with an emoji of a black heart.
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