Kanye West Returns to Wyoming to Continue Working on New Album
Kanye West's next album is scheduled to release on June 1, but according to a May 3 report from TMZ, the project isn't completed yet. The site reports Yeezy has returned to Wyoming to put the finishing touches on the upcoming album, along with other records from Pusha T, Nas, Teyana Taylor and Kid Cudi.
The Chicago rapper reportedly flew out of Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 2) and headed to a secluded home in the Cowboy State that he's rented, which sits atop a mountain. Yeezy is expected to spend several weeks at the home.
It's not Kanye's first time working on an album in Wyoming. Last year around this time, the rapper was also in the state collaborating with Pusha T, The-Dream and Travis Scott. "Kanye's trying to find his creative voice again, and he has people there to help him get and stay on track," a Page Six report said at the time.
The Life of Pablo artist will definitely need some help staying on track now, as he's been in the headlines daily for controversial comments he has made on Twitter. Most recently, 'Ye claimed slavery was a choice during an appearance on TMZ Live.
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice," the rapper said. "Like, you was there for 400 years and it was all of y'all?"
Shortly after his comments aired, Kanye clarified what he was trying to say. "To make myself clear," he tweeted. "Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will." He added, "For us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved."
Along with his upcoming solo album, Yeezy is reportedly working on a joint project with Kid Cudi titled Kids See Ghost, which is scheduled to release on June 8.
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