Kanye West’s rumoured new album ‘Black American Psycho’ revealed as a hoax

The rapper has also spoken about his new compilation 'Cruel Summer'

Reports that Kanye West was set to title his new studio album ‘Black American Psycho’ have been revealed as a hoax.

A website named Blackamericanpsycho.com had been created and originally said that it had been registered by West’s label Def Jam Records for his next studio album. It also listed October 23 of this year as a release date.

However, the unnamed owner of the site has now admitted that the whole episode was a hoax and has posted the following message: “This website is in no way affiliated with Def Jam Records or Kanye West. The Black American Psycho title and the 10.23.2012 release date are fictitious.”

It continued: “I created the website a while ago as part of a school project. I apologise for misleading people, I did not expect the site to generate so much traffic and be taken seriously.”

West has been working on the follow-up to his 2010 album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ for the last year, but has given few details away.

The rapper has, however, posted a new video interview where he talks about his new compilation album ‘Cruel Summer’. You can see the interview at the top of the page.

‘Cruel Summer’ contains 12 tracks in all and features all the acts signed to West’s GOOD Music label including Mr Hudson, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Pusha T and Big Sean.

The compilation also features guest appearances from R Kelly, who duets with West on the album opener ‘To The World’, West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ partner Jay-Z, who guests on ‘Clique’ alongside Big Sean, and John Legend, who appears on the track ‘Bliss’ alongside Teyana Taylor.

Speaking about the record, West said: “We wanna create music you listen to on the way to work so you can deal with your boss. We wanna make music so if you are the boss you can listen to it and deal with your employees!”

The rapper also spoke about his own opinions on music and admitted that he gets bored very easily. He also said he is “really underwhelmed” most of the time.

He added: “I’m not interested in things unless they hit me in a certain place in my heart. I get bored really easily. I’m really underwhelmed in general. I’m always looking for some excitement and I want music to be this outlet.”

To read a full review of ‘Cruel Summer’, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.