Kanye West unveils ‘I Am A God’ at punk themed Met Gala

The rapper performed the brand new song at the swanky fashion party in New York

Kanye West played a brand new song called ‘I Am A God’ at the Met Gala in New York last night (May 6), according to reports.

The rapper performed tracks from his ‘Cruel Summer’ compilation as well as the first taster of his forthcoming new album at the annual fashion event, which this year heralded the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, writes Global Grind. West attended the event with his pregnant partner, Kim Kardashian, and during his performance said to her: “Don’t let nobody bring you down, you’re so awesome, you’re so awesome!”

Odd Future and Skrillex are both rumoured to feature on the forthcoming new Kanye West album. Rolling Stone reports that members of Odd Future and producer Skrillex have recently joined West in the studio alongside MC Chief Keef and John Legend. The magazine previously revealed that Daft Punk have worked on tracks on the new album.

Kanye West recently posted a mysterious tweet which read: “June Eighteen.” The rapper updated his Twitter account with the message, leading fans to speculate that June 18 could see the rapper release new material. Just before the tweet it was reported that Kanye has finished recording his new album, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’.

Hot 97 revealed that West’s label Def Jam recently hosted a listening event for the album, the rapper’s sixth solo offering, with DJ Paul Rosenberg saying: “Everyone at the label that listened to the album loved it. I’ve heard it’s dark, but really good.”