KANYE WEST ADDRESSES SLAVERY COMMENTS ON NEW ALBUM ‘YE’June 1, 2018
Kanye West doesn’t hold back on his new album Ye.
The 40-year-old rapper addresses everything from the #MeToo movement, his wife Kim Kardashian, Stormy Daniels and his controversial slavery comments.
The disc features a slew of collaborations including Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson and Willow Smith.
In addition, Kanye gives shout outs to some of Hollywood’s biggest names throughout the course of the seven-song, 23 minute album.
On “Yikes,” he raps about the #MeToo movement, specifically in reference to his pal Russell Simmons‘ rape accusations.
“Russell Simmons wanna pray for me too/ I’ma pray for him ’cause he got #MeToo’d/ Thinkin’ what if that happened to me too/ Then I’m on E! News”
In “All Mine,” the Trump fan fails to mention the president, but does acknowledge his alleged mistress, porn star Stormy Daniels.
“I could have Naomi Campbell/ And still might want me a Stormy Daniels”
He also doesn’t hide from his polarizing comments about slavery being a choice on the fourth track “Wouldn’t Leave.”
“I said, ‘Slavery a choice.’ They say, ‘How ‘Ye?’ / Just imagine if they caught me on a wild day.”
Kanye also reveals Kim’s reaction to the comments & his unhinged appearance on TMZ last month.
“Now I’m on fifty blogs gettin’ fifty calls/Wife calling screaming saying we’re about to lose it all I had to calm her down ‘cos she couldn’t breathe/I told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave/ This is what they mean for better or for worse huh?”
Kanye threw a lavish Ye listening party on Thursday and flew out hundreds of press and celebrities to a ranch in Wyoming.
The cover of the album features a Wyoming mountain sunset with the words “I hate being bi-polar it’s awesome” written across it in neon green.
In a tweet on Friday, Kim revealed: “Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party.”
Ye is out now on all streaming services. Will you listen?