“It’s just a full Ye album, and those five albums that I dropped earlier were like superhero rehabilitation”
Kanye West is moving the release date of his forthcoming album Yandhi, his wife Kim Kardashian West announced on Twitter. Yandhi is now coming out November 23 (Black Friday 2018). West confirmed the date in a TMZ interview. He also said that he’ll finish recording the album in Africa. Describing Yandhi, West said, “It’s just a full Ye album, and those five albums that I dropped earlier were like superhero rehabilitation.”
Kanye West first teased the project with a Yeezus-like piece of artwork, the word “Yandhi,” and the date September 29. Then, on September 27, he tweeted, “We’re releasing Yandhi Saturday night,” adding, “We know it will come in number 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that’s lovely…. The universe needs Ye and Wayne music at the same time.”
In an interview on “TMZ Live” today, Kanye West discussed the album pushback, as well as his tweets about the 13th Amendment. He clarified that he disagrees with a clause in the amendment that he believes allows for incarcerated people—black Americans, in particular—to perform unpaid labor.
On September 29, the night he’s said he would release Yandhi, West performed three songs on “Saturday Night Live.” He also delivered an unaired pro-Trump speech to the “SNL” audience.
Earlier this year, West released his latest solo album, ye, and a collaboration with Kid Cudi called Kids See Ghosts. He also produced records for Pusha-T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor.