Kanye West’s new album that was expected to be released today still has not been released. His last album, Jesus Is King was dropped twelve hours late on the day that it was meant to be released, so this might be a repeat of album drops.
Kanye and his family have been the focus of recent news as of late in relation to his presidential campaign and his mental state. However, the album could be assumed to be sentimental because the rapper had decided to name this album after his mother Donda.
After the rapper announced his run for presidency there was some confusion as to whether or not he was a legitimate candidate. The confusion behind his legitimacy as a candidate originated from his polling at 2% and then deciding to drop out of the race abruptly. After reports of the rapper dropping out came too soon after he filed with the Federal Election Commission, and will appear on the Oklahoma ballot. Chance the Rapper had mentioned on Twitter that he would trust West more than he would trust Biden. While Chance the Rapper might trust ‘Ye’ more than Biden, Will.I .Am says that “It is a dangerous thing to be playing with.”
West missed the deadline to be included on the South Carolina ballot, which lead to him asking his fans through Twitter to sign a petition for him to be placed on the ballot. There also has been much controversy surrounding some of Kanye West’s decisions, for example accepting millions of dollars from the Federal Pandemic Loan Program for his billion dollar company Yeezy, while other large corporations returned the money for small businesses.
Controversy also surrounds Kanye based off of his comments about Harriet Tubman saying that “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves work for other white people.” At the last minute campaign rally West also spoke about personal family issues pertaining to the decision that he claims that he made with wife Kim Kardashian West to keep their eldest daughter after contemplating terminating the pregnancy.
Kanye has tweeted prior to the drop date about the new album and getting it done. He tweeted “The Mars Volta we need to finish the album.” West just recently dropped a collaborative single as well, with Skrillex, FKA Twigs and Ty Dolla $ign called “Ego Death,” on July 1.
West’s album DONDE which was originally named “God’s Country” includes the song “Wash Us In The Blood,” which he released a music for that includes footage of Black Lives Matter protests as well as footage of COVID-19 patients.