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- Kanye West and Kid Cudi hosted and livestreamed a listening party for the release of their new album, “Kids See Ghost,” on Thursday night.
- The event was pushed back several times while its livestreaming app, WAV, repeatedly crashed for users.
- “Kids See Ghost” is now on all major streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi debuted their first collaborative album, “Kids See Ghosts,” at a listening party in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday night, but the rollout did not go off without a few technical difficulties.
The pair livestreamed the album’s listening party on the app WAV, which repeatedly crashed for users prior to the event’s planned starting time of 8 pm PST/11 pm EST.
The livestream was pushed back several times before it actually started at 10:50 PST/1:50 EST.
It is unclear whether the app’s crashing delayed the event, or if the delay had to do with the on-ground preparation of the event itself.
Before the event started, fans took to social media to voice their frustration with the livestream crashing.
waiting for the Kanye/Cudi livestream to start, but at least we're all in the same boat pic.twitter.com/zWMyXE1YFi
— brendan klinkenberg (@brendan_klink) June 8, 2018
It is 1 am and I am still waiting for this kanye cudi album livestream to start smh I will stay up all night for this
— brad (@bxvdd) June 8, 2018
— R (@RamiWasHere) June 8, 2018
— Kevin Boutte (@kevin_boutte) June 8, 2018
West also used the WAV app to livestream the Wyoming-set listening party for his solo album “Ye” last week. That event took place on time, while the album itself was available for streaming and purchase several hours after the livestream ended.
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 8, 2018
By contrast, the delay for the listening party of “Kids See Ghosts” extended to its release. The album was not available for streaming until Friday afternoon.