Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign

"Carnival" is a song by the American superduo ¥$ (composed of rapper Kanye West and singer Ty Dolla Sign), featuring American rappers Rich the Kid and Playboi Carti. It was released through a single pack on streaming services on February 15 as the third single from the superduo's collaborative album Vultures 1 (2024). The pack also includes "Hooligan Version", where only the choir is present, and an "a capella" version. The digital single cover consists of a still shot from a promo short clip for the album, made by Jon Rafman.

Produced by West, TheLabCook, Ojivolta, and Digital Nas, the track was previewed during listening events in Chicago and New York shortly before its official release. The song was entrenched in a controversy due to Ozzy Osbourne refusing to clear its sample of a live performance version of "Iron Man". The sample would be replaced with one of "Hell of a Life" by West, which itself contained a legally cleared interpolation of "Iron Man".

Following its release, "Carnival" attracted scrutiny for West's mentioning of Taylor Swift, as well as comparing himself to controversial public figures such as R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, Puff Daddy and others. It was nonetheless commended as one of the best songs from Vultures 1, with praise for its production and the performances of its collaborators.

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