After leaving his impatient fans cheesed off on Saturday, September 29, following his inability to drop his ninth studio album “Yandhi,” which was slated for release that day, Kanye West on Monday, visited TMZ to explain that the album was delayed so that he can record it in Africa.
It is also believed that the main purpose of his visit was to clarify what he meant when he said he wanted to “abolish” the 13th Amendment.
When asked by TMZ why the album didn’t come out, he responded:
“I didn’t finish it. A person from my management staff, our management staff, had suggested because the album is so good, it’s my…I started incorporating sounds that you never heard before and pushing it, and having like, concepts that people don’t, you know, talk about.”
As for what fans can expect from the album when it drops on Black Friday (as Kim Kardashian revealed), he explained:
“We have concepts talking about body shaming, and women being looked down upon for how many people that they slept with. It’s just a full Ye album and those five albums I dropped earlier were like…superhero rehabilitation. And now the alien Ye is fully back in mode, off the medication, working out, breathing as much fresh air as possible. Thinking, doing, being himself.”
During this moment he pointed to his MAGA hat, and clarified that when he says he’s being himself, he isn’t being Donald Trump.
“I’m punk, and I can wear whatever I want, cause I’m a god.”
He went on a bit of a tangent from there, before revealing:
“So this is the type of energy that we’re putting into the album, so we’re going to Africa in two weeks to record.”
Kanye continued, “I felt this energy when I was in Chicago, I felt the roots. But we have to go to what is known as Africa. I need to go, I need to find out what it’s really called. Just grab the soil and be and cook food, five meals a day so the metabolism stays up, have my kids in the studio, have the mic out in the open so you can hear nature while we’re recording.”
“Okay so, I’m gonna read to you, something that my friend GLC from Chicago wrote for me,” Kanye started when asked to clarify his 13th Amendment statement.
“He puts a lot of energy into understanding historical facts.” He then interrupted himself by explaining he meant to say “amend” instead of “abolish.” “What I wanna say is, ‘abolish’ was the wrong language, I misspoke by saying ‘abolish.’ ‘Amend’ is the right language.”
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