Kanye West calls radio host on air to say he loves him

And sings Stevie Wonder too...

Kanye West phoned a US radio station this week to tell one of the hosts that he loves him.

Hot 97’s Ebro Darden claimed earlier this week that he recently spoke to West and that the rapper had told him that he “loves” Donald Trump and used to be “addicted to opioids”.

Darden detailed the alleged phone conversation with West, in which he says he criticised him for his public praise of right-wing pundit Candace Owens, also accusing Kanye of “living in a bubble in Calabasas”.

Then, on Tuesday (April 24), Kanye made an impromptu phone call to New York’s Hot 97, saying: “I just called to say I love you,” before repeatedly telling Darden that he loved him and proceeding to sing Stevie Wonder‘s 1984 hit ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’.

Asked whether he wanted to speak about new music, West said: “We can meet up in person and then we can talk on the radio afterwards. But I just wanted to call and say I love you.”

Watch in the video below:

Kanye has split from his manager Scooter Braun ahead of his new album release. Reports suggest the rapper wants to “leave the traditional music business”.

West recently announced the release dates for five albums since returning to Twitter. He has told fans to expect records from himself, Nas, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, and his collaboration with Kid Cudi before the end of June.

Kanye’s new album will be the follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’. Here’s everything we know about the release so far.