Kanye West Delays New Album 'Jesus Is King'
By Peyton Blakemore
September 26, 2019
Just like Yandhi, Kanye West has delayed his upcoming album, Jesus Is King, days before its scheduled release.
According to Billboard, "West will no longer be dropping his project this Friday" (September 27), contrary to his previous announcements.
While it's not yet known what caused the delay, Variety reported that Ye recently held a meeting about the album with Def Jam executives at his occasional home base of Wyoming. A source characterized the sit-down as a “Come to Yeezus” meeting, and the outlet noted that "it seems possible that an album of Christian-themed songs is perhaps not what label executives had in mind as the new release from arguably its biggest star."
As fans know, Jesus Is King was first teased by Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian last month when she shared a photo of a handwritten tracklist filled with heavily gospel-influenced tracks and "September 27th" written at the bottom. Days later, Ye confirmed the album's release on his website. Since then, Kim has been intermittently counting down toward the album’s release. On Wednesday (September 25), the 38-year-old reality star even retweeted a tweet that said: "Two more days Jesus is King."
Jesus Is King's reported delay is similar to what happened with Ye's eventually scrapped project Yandhi. The "I Love It" rapper planned to drop the album late last year, but delayed it several times at the last-minute before scraping it all together after unofficial versions of songs, presumably intended for the album, leaked online earlier this year.
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