Kanye West is getting roasted on Twitter after failing to deliver yet another album.
Kanye West’s ninth studio album, Jesus is King, was nowhere to be seen or heard on the previously announced release date of September 27. Shortly after midnight fans took to Twitter angry and frustrated, mostly with themselves for allowing the rapper to string them along once again. Many fans tweeted GIFs of clowns to express their own perceived foolishness after putting their faith in the infamously undependable rapper. West announced an album by another name, Yhandi, that was supposed to be released earlier this year, but never showed. It is unclear whether Jesus is King is a renamed Yhandi, or an entirely different collection of tracks.
Despite having clearly announced a release date and tracklist on his website, Kanye and wife Kim Kardashian’s recent updates regarding the album release have been questioned in the media. Sources close to the musician reported issues with the album’s completion and insinuated there might be a delay. Kanye West’s website hasn’t issued any updates regarding the release of the album, so fans are left waiting for West’s next move.
Kanye West has had a tumultuous couple of years after publicly struggling with his mental health and announcing his support for President Trump, confusing and upsetting much of his fan base. West’s last album, Ye, was recorded over the course of two weeks and released in 2018 shortly after an erratic and concerning interview with TMZ. Despite many fans and critics lamenting the loss of “the old Kanye,” Ye was released to generally positive critical reviews and certified Gold. Kanye West has a unique way of holding onto fans through some pretty shaky personal and musical choices, and it seems this disappointing delay will be no different. Fans complain now, but they are sure to stream the new album as soon as it drops—if it ever does.
— . (@yessssiirrrrr) September 27, 2019
Me listening to DaBaby’s album after Kanye didn’t drop…
— SFTY+ (@sftyplus) September 27, 2019
Kanye really went to a bunch of black churches and used their choirs to make an album only to premiere it in a room full of white folks in one of America’s Blackest cities.. is this your king??
— Dominic Williams, RN (@MyLifeAsDnic) September 28, 2019
Kanye West didn’t drop his album ? pic.twitter.com/VoiyDNopvr
— Hot Freestyle (@HotFreestyle) September 27, 2019
Everyone looking for the Kanye album like… pic.twitter.com/FkuCuVnh2g
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) September 27, 2019
— JayStreet (@JayStreetx) September 27, 2019