Kanye West surprised fans Wednesday night (April 4) by releasing a brand new record, “Theraflu.”
On the track, which features DJ Khaled and DJ Pharris and was produced by Hit-Boy, ’Ye dedicates a few bars toward his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and salutes her current partner Wiz Khalifa. In back to back lines, West confesses about falling in love with Kim Kardashian and even takes shots at New Jersey Nets pro basketball player Kris Humphries, whom Kardashian infamously filed for divorce with in October of last year after only 72 days of marriage.
“And the whole industry wanna fuck your old chick/Only nigga I got respect for is Wiz/And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim/Around the same time, she fell in love with him/Well, that’s cool, baby girl do your thing/Lucky I didn’t have Jay drop him from the team.”
The last line refers to Humphries playing for the New Jersey Nets—a team Kanye’s big brother, Jay-Z is a minority owner of and is partially responsible for helping to move the franchise to Brooklyn soon. Coincidentally, TMZ reports that West and Kardashian went to see the movie Hunger Games in New York City on Wednesday night (April 4).
Late last year, Amber Rose painted Kardashian as a homewrecker, who got between her and Kanye’s relationship by sending numerous sexy pictures of herself to West. In turn, Kanye stayed relatively mum about the subject till dropping “Theraflu.”
The record isn’t the only noise that the Louis Vuitton Don plans on making this week. That’s because, ’Ye and his G.O.O.D. Music family plan on dropping “Mercy,” the first single off their impending compilation on Good Friday (April 6).—Mark Lelinwalla (@xxl_mark)