After a whirlwind of Kanye West drama over the past month and a half, the artist has finally shared his new album, the aptly titled Ye, with the world.
On Thursday, the 40-year-old rounded up a crew of industry elites and close friends and family for an impromptu listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming—you know, the new Calabasas.
Kim Kardashian West was in attendance of course, and shared a behind-the-scenes tidbit on social media, tweeting that Kanye took the photo that serves as Ye’s album cover on the way to the party.
The 7-track album is brief at just 23-minutes long, but West covers plenty of territory, including the high-profile cheating scandal trailing sister-in-law Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
In the third track, “All Mine,” West raps “All these THOTS on Christian Mingle ... That’s what almost got Tristan single," implying that the online dating service advertising “God-centered relationships” played a role in the cheating drama. Umm … is there more to this story, or did “mingle” and “single” just happen to rhyme? West follows up the verse with a cutting line about Thompson's NBA status: "If you don't ball like [Tristan] or Kobe [Bryant], guaranteed that bitch is going to leave you."
Twitter was here for the drama, but Cleveland Cavaliers fans had some reasonable objections.
The album also touches on the controversial comments West made about slavery during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God one month ago. Recap: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice." In the song “Wouldn’t Leave,” Ye references Kim’s reaction to his outrageous comments, rapping, “The wife callin’ screamin’ say we ‘bout to lose it all. I had to calm her down 'cause she couldn’t breathe, told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave."