The Costly Con: Adin Ross Opens up About $200K Scam Over an Unreleased Kanye West Track

Published 11/08/2023, 5:00 AM EST

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With Kanye West‘s album being delayed, it seems his fans are going to new heights to try and check out his new music and unreleased tracks. In the world of music and entertainment, the allure of unreleased tracks from iconic artists can be irresistible. Even for those who are already in the spotlight themselves. In fact, popular streamer Adin Ross recently shared a cautionary tale that highlighted the high-stakes world of exclusive music acquisition.

Ross disclosed how he fell victim to a costly scam. He ended up losing a substantial amount of money in his pursuit of an unreleased Kanye West track.

Adin Ross opens up about being scammed

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While it is no surprise that fans of Kanye West go to crazy extremes, Adin Ross has taken it to another level. In a video on X (formerly Twitter), the streamer can be seen telling his followers that he got scammed. He said that he had “paid $200,000” for an unreleased Ye and Travis Scott song. However, once he started listening to it, the realization that it was AI-generated dawned on him.

In the clip, he goes on to ask his followers if they “want to hear it,” before playing the song for everyone. While the song is evidently made by AI, he did not realize it until it was too late. Ross called himself “an idiot,” while letting the song continue to play. By the end of his video, he begins to lose his confidence that the song was an artificially created version.

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While the world might never know the true answer behind the track, one thing is for sure, Adin Ross was not pleased with his purchase. However, with various Kanye West leaks coming out, at least the streamer will not have to drop another $200k on more unreleased tracks.

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Earlier this year, the news broke that Kanye West was back to spitting fire in a recording studio. While that was enough to send his fanbase into a frenzy, the iconic rapper added to it by making plans for a collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign known. Those dreams ended up being crushed as the 46-year-old could not find distributors to work with given his past erratic behavior.

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Now while the album has been put on hold for the time being, fan pages have been leaking some of the rapper’s unreleased tracks. In fact, this month has already seen two songs get leaked online. One was shared by Fat Money and the most recent came from a fan page, and gave the world a new version of the 2010 hit, ‘Hell of a Life’. With there being leaks, it might not be long until Ye ends up taking one of the people who leaked his tracks to court again.

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What do you think about Adin Ross being scammed over a fake Kanye West track? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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