After months of banshee-like behavior from Kanye West, I was beginning to forget that it was all surrounding an actual album release and not just another one of Pimp Mama Kris’s master schemes to net a few more seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kanye dropped his album last night at a Jackson Hole, Wyoming, release party. The album, ye, is now on all streaming services (shockingly, that also includes Tidal) and doesn’t have quite the album art we were expecting.
Pitchfork says the seven-track album includes features by Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, and 070 Shake. People says Nicki Minaj and John Legend are also on there. Kanye was pulling a move like his BFF Donald Trump by teasing endless possibilities for his album art – including a photo of the doctor who performed plastic surgery on his mom before she passed away. Instead, he went the Chip and Joanna Gaines/basic white betch DIY route and just snapped a photo of some mountains on his way to the album release party and called it a day. Well, he also added some MS Paint art to it that seems to confirm his bipolarity: “I hate being Bi-Polar/its awesome”. Kim Kardashian confirmed that detail over Twitter this morn:
Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party ??❤️????
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2018
As for the album itself, he gets busy name-checking just about anyone, including Stormy Daniels, Russell Simmons and his being in the crosshairs of the #metoo movement, and one of which might make Thanksgiving at the Kardashian Koven a little more awkward this year. Page Six says he seemed to mock sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian’s baby daddy Tristan Thompson for cheating on her with some lyrics:
“All these thots on Christian Mingle / That’s what almost got Tristan single / If you don’t ball like him or Kobe / Guarantee that bitch gon’ leave you”
Christian Mingle? Really, Tristan? You always seemed more of a Farmers Only kinda guy to me. As y’all know, Tristan was accused of cheating on Khloe several times while she was pregnant with their daughter, True. But Yeezus didn’t shy away from his own marital problems. He brings up going on TMZ and claiming slavery was a choice (I’m beginning to think this album was made entirely in the last three weeks) and the fallout with Kim:
“I said, ‘Slavery a choice,’ they say, ‘How, Ye?’/Just imagine if they caught me on a wild day/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?
Ha! Oh, ‘ye. She wasn’t screaming because you said it. She’s screaming because you said it in front of TMZ cameras and not the Kardashian Kams first in order to maximize that koin. One name curiously not on Kanye’s album is Taylor Swift, who I’m sorry dears, but appears to be up for elimination in the Kanye shame game. Ah well, I’m sure she’ll still find a reason to milk a few songs of this one, too!