Kanye Played A New Rihanna Collab To Radio Programmers, Asked McCartney About “Pussy In The ’60s”

Kanye West made a surprise appearance on Wednesday at the iHeartMedia Music Summit for radio programmers, and played them a new song from his forthcoming seventh studio album. He talked to the room for 45 minutes without a microphone, reflecting on his history pushing unlikely singles through to the radio and having them impact the sound of music for years to come. He cited songs like “Jesus Walks” and his Daft Punk-sampling “Stronger,” or the AutoTune of 808s And Heartbreak that’s all over mainstream music nowadays. He also talked a lot about working with Paul McCartney on “Only One,” which he says came together when McCartney was jamming and Kanye was freestyling. He mentioned that he thought that the Beatles’ “Come Together” is such a sexy song, and said that he jokingly asked McCartney, “What was pussy like in the ’60s?” And then, at the very end of his talk, he played a new song: a Rihanna collaboration that Billboard describes as: “a duet with Rihanna (title unknown) that featured acoustic guitar and a big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook.” He then apparently slammed his laptop shut and left the stage to a standing ovation. Phew — that Yeezus followup can’t come soon enough.