Remember SWISH, fka So Help Me God, fka Kanye West’s BBQ-ready, Born In The U.S.A.-equivalent Yeezus follow-up that was supposed to drop in summer 2014? The one he allegedly rapped for Seth Rogen more than a year ago? The album most of us spent much of the past two years eagerly anticipating before kind of shrugging at most of the advance tracks, learning it was still maybe another year away, throwing up our hands, and moving on to a new phase of life? Well, we’ve been hearing a lot about SWISH recently. Newly promoted G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T recently told us we’re “in for a treat,” which is a funny thing to imagine Pusha T saying. And now, as Complex points out, beleaguered former NBA player Lamar Odom has joined the ranks of those who’ve heard the album.
Some background for those who don’t keep up with the tabloids/reality TV: Odom has been married to Khloé Kardashian since 2009 — they even had their own reality show, Khloé & Lamar — but things have not been so good between them lately. Specifically, Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel in October and nearly died before pulling out of his coma, but he and his wife are going to try to work things out. Now, in a clip from one of the Kardashian/Jenner family’s various reality shows, Kim Kardashian says she and Kanye visited Odom in the hospital and played him Kanye’s new album. Odom “loved it.” Here’s the video evidence.
Kim telling the story of how Kanye played his album for Lamar Odom at the hospital on Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/P1LbeIANhH
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) December 7, 2015
What a weird way to show support to your ailing brother-in-law.