Yeezy, Yeezy how you do it huh? Kanye West debuted his new album YE last night — and despite his recent string of controversial statements, the rapper managed to get a huge turnout. Kanye invited some of the biggest names in hip-hop and Hollywood, including Chris Rock, Pusha T, and Jonah Hill, to his intimate listening party in Wyoming to listen to his seven new tracks.
In his new songs, Kanye addressed everything from his "slavery is a choice" remarks to Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal — but it's what he revealed about his relationship with wife Kim Kardashian that had listeners buzzing. On one track, the 40-year-old musician confessed that the KUWTK star was this close to walking out on him.
"Wife calling screaming saying we’re about to lose it all I had to calm her down ‘cos she couldn’t breathe / I told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave," he rapped. "This is what they mean for better or for worse huh?" He also dedicated a song to Kim with the lyrics, "For every down female that stuck with their dude through the best of times, through the worst of times — this is for you."
Recently, Kim defended her husband after he made headlines for his proclamations of love for Donald Trump, among other things. "Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time," she tweeted before calling out reports that he suffered from a mental illness. "Mental health is no joke and the media needs to stop spitting that out so casually. Bottom line."
However, Kanye finally admitted to being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder on his new album, calling it his “superpower," adding, it "ain’t no disability, I’m a superhero." The full album is currenty available to listen on Spotify.