The rapper's knack for imploding the separation between art and artist has been the connecting thread of his 15-year solo career, from his instantly epochal 2004 debut album, The College Dropout, to 2016's messy but arresting The Life of Pablo. In fact, his wife Kim Kardashian West revealed on Twitter that it was one of Kanye's own photos that was used for the album cover.
We still know very little about Ye's new album, beside the fact that it has seven songs. Mr. "I contemplated premeditated murder / And I think about killing myself", he repeatedly intones.
The 7-track release is already making headlines for some of its lyrics, which also reference wife Kim Kardashian's reaction to his infamous TMZ Live appearance, contemplating suicide, Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal with Khloe Kardashian and Russell Simmons getting accused of sexual assault (which he denied).More news: Visa debit cards not working in European-wide outage
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The rapper is heard saying: "She told you to not do that s**t, she told you that you gon' f**k the money up".
'I was like, "Oh, he obviously hasn't used it". Brown is speaking out because she feels the public believes she profited off the exploitation of Whitney again with the photo on Pusha-T's "Daytona" album, which was reportedly licensed for $85,000. "I want a daughter like Nicki, Aw man, I promise/Imma turn her to a monster/But no menages", the audio plays. He added text that reads, 'I hate being bi-polar its awesome'.
Ye's emotional claustrophobia is at times effective: As a chronicle of living with mental illness, this is Kanye's most unsparing work to date.