Kanye West has previewed new music, rapping about “white dominance” in a video and teasing a new song called ‘Lift Yourself’.
The rapper sparked controversy recently due to tweets declaring that he “loves” Donald Trump and hitting out at Barack Obama, as well as sharing photos of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
According to TMZ, West invited the gossip site’s boss Harvey Levin to his offices to share new music he’d been working on with him. As well as previewing bits from the albums he has produced for Nas, Pusha T, and Teyana Taylor, the star also “freestyled” on video.
“Hopped off the Amistad and made ‘I’m A God’/It’s always a lituation when I’m involved,” he rapped, while wearing a Make America Great Again hat. “See, I say what they say when the mic is off/Parents are the strippers/Strip kids of their confidence/Teach white dominance/Question your common sense.” Watch footage of the moment above.
Kanye has also teased a new song called ‘Lift Yourself’, which he says will have “bars” and “a verse that will bring Ebro the closure he’s been seeking”. West’s tweet referred to Ebro Darden, radio host and recent critic of Kanye.
He’s now shared the track and you can listen to it on his website.
I'm going to drop a song with a verse that will bring Ebro the closure he's been seeking
The bars ???????????????????????????????????
It's called Lift Yourself
— ye (@kanyewest) April 27, 2018
West has been roundly criticised by the music world for his recent comments online. Macy Gray shared a photo of herself wearing a red hat emblazoned with the words Make Kanye Great Again, while Moby asked the rapper not to “debase” himself “by being a Trump supporter”.
Talked to him two days ago. He’s in a great space and not affected by folk tryna question his mental or physical health. Same Ye from the Vmas, same Ye from the telethon. https://t.co/2zY3KpllV2
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018
The star has found some support from Chance The Rapper, however, who spoke out in a series of tweets. “He’s in a great space and not affected by folk tryna question his mental or physical health,” he wrote. “Same Ye from the Vmas, same Ye from the telethon.”
“Black people don’t have to be democrats,” Chance added. “Next President gon be independent.”
West’s new album is expected in June and will be the follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’. Here’s everything we know about the release so far.