Kanye pushes release date of 'Yandhi' again: 'I’ll announce the release date once it’s done'
A day after Kanye West and Kid Cudi made their live debut as Kids See Ghosts at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, the rapper said he realized that the album 'wasn't ready yet'
Kanye West has delayed the release of what was to be his ninth studio album, 'Yandhi', yet again.
Earlier in September, Kanye starting dropping hints all over social media with the word 'Yandhi' appearing in several of his posts, along with pictures of a jewel case similar to that of his 2013 album 'Yeezus'. Fans rightly speculated that this was a teaser for a new album, the thematic sequel to 'Yeezus'.
Soon after, Kanye confirmed the rumors and made a premature announcement that 'Yandhi' would drop on September 29 to coincide with what turned out to be a cringe-worthy guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.
However, following a tumultuous month which included a regrettable visit to the White House, Kanye opted to delay the album until November, admitting that there was still a fair bit of work left to do. He then jetted off to Africa to find inspiration, announcing Nov 23 as the new release date.
Now, Kanye has pushed back the release date for the second time and what's worse — there's no sign of a clear deadline. Kanye made the announcement via Twitter on Monday, just a day after Kanye and Kid Cudi made their live debut as Kids See Ghosts at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. It marked Kanye’s first time on stage since his ill-fainted Saint Pablo tour in 2016, and it looks like the performance left Kanye with some new ideas.
“After performing again, I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet,” Kanye explained in a tweet. “I’ll announce the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding,” he added rather curtly.
It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi. After performing again, I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet. I’ll announce the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding.— ye (@kanyewest) November 13, 2018
'Yandhi' was set to be Kanye's third album this year, arriving on the heels of two highly acclaimed back-to-back releases — his collaboration with Cudi, 'Kids See Ghosts' and his own eight studio LP 'ye'. When and if 'Yandhi' will actually see the light of day now remains as good a guess as any.
Check out a highlight from Kanye and Cudi's live debut as Kids See Ghosts below: