Leak of unreleased track 'Awesome' described as "unrelated and completely coincidental"
A spokesperson for Kanye West has denied reports that the rapper’s laptop was stolen in Paris, France yesterday.
Rumours about the missing laptop were circulated online following a tweet by Malik Yusef, frequent West collaborator and GOOD Music artist, in which he claimed that private investigators were looking for the stolen item.
Subsequently, an unreleased track titled ‘Amazing’ leaked online leading many fans to believe that the laptop thief was posting music found on the machine.
However, a spokesperson for West’s label has provided NME with the following statement in which it is clarified that no laptop was stolen and that the ‘Awesome’ leak was “unrelated and completely coincidental”.
“The stories circulating that Kanye West’s laptop has been stolen are completely false,” begins the statement. “His laptop has never been out of his possession. Hence, the laptop has not been hacked, and there has been no leak of personal data such as unreleased music, photographs, designs, videos or any other personal files. The leak today of the unreleased track ‘Awesome’ was unrelated and completely coincidental.”
Yusef has since deleted his original tweet and clarified that he was joking in the first post.
West is currently in Paris following an eventful week spent in London in which he spoke to students at Oxford University before enlisting the help grime MCs including Novelist and Skepta for a tiny gig at Koko in Camden, which was announced just hours before it began.
The rapper also enlisted the of the help grime MCs for his performance of new single ‘All Day’ at The Brit Awards on February 25. It has since been reported that West and Skepta will collaborate.
The last official release from West was new song ‘All Day’ which will lead up to West’s new album ‘So Help Me God’.