Kanye confirms 'Donda' album drops on Friday after online rant, fans say 'someone needs to interrupt this guy'
Prior to announcing the album, Kanye West had posted a series of bizarre tweets that had fans concerned about his mental health and well being
Kanye West has now confirmed that his highly anticipated album 'Donda', named after his mother, will drop on Friday, July 24. Prior to announcing the album on Twitter, the rapper had posted a series of bizarre tweets that had fans concerned about his mental health. Some of the now-deleted tweets included stabs at his wife, Kim Kardashian.
"Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday," said a tweet, referring to Kanye's recent campaign rally in South Carolina where he publicly admitted that he and Kim had nearly aborted their child North West, and he proceeded to reiterate his pro-life stance by ranting against abortion. In another strange tweet, Kanye accused Kris Jenner, his mother-in-law, of trying to institutionalize him as well, saying "Y'all tried to lock me up." Besides posting Google searches of the actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Lawrence, Kanye's flurry of tweets seemed to suggest that he was having a mental breakdown. He had also posted: "If I get locked up like Mandela, ya'll will know why" and "Everybody knows the movie Get Out is about me."
Soon after this strange episode, which had concerned fans paying rapt attention to the unfolding drama, the tweets quickly got deleted, and Kanye then tweeted, "Ima focus on the music now." Soon after that tweet, he released the tracklisting for his new album, 'Donda', accompanied by the caption "DONDA coming this Friday." Needless to say, most fans were left bewildered after the rapper's eccentric behavior, and the hashtags "Damn Ye" and "Pray for Kanye" became worldwide trending topics. His supporters starting questioning whether his mental health was deteriorating, while other fans contended that this latest meltdown was all a publicity stunt designed to drum up attention for the upcoming release of 'Donda'. You can check out the tracklisting for the new album by clicking here.
Some fans posted, "So it was always about the new album all this time?" and "All this to promote an album..." but they were quickly rebuffed by other supporters who said, "Lmao if you think KANYE WEST needs to fabricate a publicity stunt to promote his album..." Another fan noted from the tracklisting that some highly anticipated tracks were going to surface - "New Body and Alien, yummy" before adding, "Hope you’re doing okay Kanye." A miffed Nicki Minaj fan, whose verse had previously featured on the original version of 'New Body' angrily, ranted: "New Body better be FEATURING Nicki Minaj or we don’t want it." Another fan who was clearly fed up with Kanye's antics noted, "Someone needs to interrupt this guy." However, plenty of other Twitter users were concerned about Kanye's mental health. One fan noted, "Kanye please don't bury yourself in your music like this. We want you to be HAPPY first and foremost... The music can wait, we care about YOU." As another concerned follower concluded, "For real though. I’d rather that man be stable than get an album. We can’t lose him."