While everyone’s digesting Kanye West’s new album Ye, we are hearing he recorded the project in just a month’s time. That is, if what he said in a recent interview is true.
In a recent interview with Power 106 Los Angeles, Ye revealed that he went back to the drawing board after his controversial TMZ interview in early May.
During his VIP listening session of Ye in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Kanye said he scrapped his entire album and re-recorded it following the backlash to his controversial comments about slavery.
“I redid the whole album after TMZ,” he told Power 106.
“I was sitting in Calabasas, I’m working on my sweatpants and my shoes,” Kanye continued. “Everything was going perfect. As soon as stuff stopped going so perfectly, I was like, ‘I know what to do with this energy. I know exactly what to do with this.’ ”
The energy resulted in seven new tracks, and even addresses his infamous comments about slavery being a “choice.”
“They said build your own, I said, ‘How, Sway?’ I said slavery’s a choice, they said, ‘How, Ye?’ / Just imagine if they caught me on a wild day,” Kanye raps on “Wouldn’t Leave.”