Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, says he and his team would not sleep until they complete ‘Jesus is King’, his long-announced forthcoming album, amid the heated pressure from fans.
The 42-year-old entrepreneur has been under intense criticism for repeatedly failing to meet his schedule on the release of the religious body of work — a development that had prompted the claim that he would make a “terrible president“.
The hip-hop star, however, took to his Twitter page on Friday to apologize to fans and promise to double efforts towards the completion on the last three tracks he was still mixing.
The talented rapper also expressed gratitude to many who have been loyal and patient with him amid the back and forth.
“To my fans, thank you for being loyal and patient. We are specifically fixing mixes on ‘Everything We Need’, ‘Follow God’ and ‘Water’. We not going to sleep until this album is out!” he wrote.
To my fans
Thank you for being loyal & patient
We are specifically fixing mixes on “Everything We Need” “Follow God” & “Water”
We not going to sleep until this album is out!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 25, 2019
‘Jesus is King’, which is set to come as his ninth studio album, would follow a religious theme, with West having described it as “an expression of the gospel.”
The album will feature an array of guest artists, including Clipse (Pusha T and No Malice), Ty Dolla Sign, Nicki Minaj, Kenny G, Fred Hammond, and Ant Clemons.
It also features production from West, Pi’erre Bourne, Ronny J, and Timbaland, among others.
However, fans seem to be losing patience on account of the delay in its release.
He had scheduled it for September 27 and failed to meet the date — in a move that wouldn’t be the first time the talented rapper would be unable to release an album on its scheduled date.
Shortly after ‘Ye’, his previous album, was released in June 2018, West had announced he would drop ‘Yandhi’ in September.
‘Yandhi’ was later postponed until November and then to an unspecified date in 2019.
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