The rapper’s new gospel-inspired album, which is the follow-up to 2018’s ‘ye’, was set to finally be released worldwide at midnight — nearly a month on from the promised September release date.
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However, fans were left disappointed once again as ‘Jesus Is King’ failed to materialise at the promised time. At the time of writing (7:30AM BST), the album has still not been released.
West has now explained the reasons behind this latest delay as he thanked his fans and followers for their loyalty and patience.
“We are specifically fixing mixes on ‘Everything We Need’, ‘Follow God’ & ‘Water’ ,” West wrote in relation to apparent issues with three of the tracks on ‘Jesus Is King’. “We not going to sleep until this album is out!”
To my fans
Thank you for being loyal & patient
We are specifically fixing mixes on “Everything We Need” “Follow God” & “Water”
We not going to sleep until this album is out!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 25, 2019
West has since been spotted at the Oculus Plaza in New York’s Westfield World Trade Center. It’s thought that he is planning a special Sunday Service performance there, but this has yet to be confirmed.
— Mateo (@asapteo) October 25, 2019
Sunday Service being setup tonight in the World Trade Center in NYC… Kanye met with Jimmy Kimmel later today and is being his "surprise guest" on the show tonight 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/BrmbBpfPyf
— V-ROB🎄 (@vrob330) October 25, 2019
Prior to this update, West confirmed the 11-strong tracklist for ‘Jesus Is King’ on Twitter — you can see that below.
“JESUS IS KING”
— ye (@kanyewest) October 24, 2019
Last night (October 24), West’s latest interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe was broadcast in which the rapper declared himself “unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time”.
“It’s not even a question at this point,” he added. “It’s just a fact.”
Elsewhere in the Beats 1 interview, West also reflected on his surprise Sunday Service performance at Coachella.
“God was using me and it lined up amazing, like, literally the Sunday was Easter Sunday,” he said of the special morning show he performed with his gospel choir and band.