There’s a good reason why Kanye West never released new album Yandhi this weekend — it’s not done!
“I didn’t finish it,” the rapper, 41, said during a TMZ Live interview on Monday, adding that he’s planning on going to Africa in two weeks to continue recording.
Explaining the rationale behind the trip, West explained that while he was in Chicago recently, “I felt this energy.”
“I felt the roots. I need to go to what is known as Africa — I need to find out what it’s really called…and just grab the soil and be and cook food,” he remarked, adding that he’d also like to “have my kids in the studio and have my mic in the open so we can hear nature while we’re recording.”
“I started incorporating sounds you’ve never heard before, concepts that people don’t talk about. Concepts talking about body shaming, women being looked down upon for how many people they’ve slept with,” the rapper shared to TMZ.
“It’s just a full Ye album,” he explained, adding that all of the albums he’d previously released weren’t on the same level as the music he’s currently working on. “Those five albums that I dropped earlier were like superhero rehabilitation. Now the alien Ye is fully back in mode, off of medication, working out, breaking as much fresh air as possible, thinking, doing, being himself.”
Clarifying his statements, West remarked, “When I say I’m being myself, that doesn’t mean I’m being Donald Trump, it means I’m being me and I’m punk and I can wear whatever I want ‘cause I’m a god.”
“This is the way I look like at this time in this planet,” he continued. “Other times, maybe have a robe on. Next time, maybe I’ll have a full electrical suit and we just have our chakras here and everything else is mechanical. This is the type of energy we’re putting into the album.”