Kanye Gives Album Title Update, Addresses Wiz Khalifa Feud & Drake’s Pool Diss
The delightful saga of Kanye West’s new album title continues. After naming the album So Help Me God (almost a year ago, by the way), then changing it to SWISH, then changing it to WAVES, then putting it up for a public vote, this morning Yeezy told LA radio host Big Boy, “We don’t have a name yet.” Notably, this comes exactly one week before the album is scheduled to be released at a massive Madison Square Garden fashion event. Sorry, Def Jam marketing department!
As Pitchfork notes, Kanye described the project as “a gospel album with a whole lot of cursing on it.” He also explained that he went off on Wiz Khalifa — in response to Wiz’s perceived slight against Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian — because “I just want to show I’m a family man.” Regarding his “I own your child!” tweet, Kanye offered, “The people who felt a way about the kids comment, I didn’t mean it in a harmful way.” Lastly, when asked about Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” assertion that his pool is bigger than Kanye’s pool, Kanye responded, “I have three pools.”
Listen to the full interview below.
Kanye’s album is out 2/11 via Def Jam. We hope.