Kanye West Names New Album ‘Yeezus’ & Performs on SNL

Photo Credit: NBC/SNL
Photo Credit: NBC/SNL

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Kanye West’s album name has been the center of controversy several times this year, especially since the first rumored title pretty much screamed blasphemy. A few months ago, it was reported the rapper had titled his upcoming studio album “I Am God.” Kanye’s camp quickly shut down the rumor and instead claimed the rapper has a single entitled “I Am A God” which they know will be a smash hit, and up until now, everything reported has pretty much been proven to be false when it comes to what the creative rapper wants to name his next takeover in music. However, Rap-Up has now confirmed Kanye has decided to name his upcoming album “Yeezus,” and the site reports this album will be one with a very strong and heavy message:

Rap-Up.com can confirm that the follow-up to 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will be titled Yeezus and arrive on June 18.

The G.O.O.D. Music rapper premiered a new song entitled “New Slaves” last night via projections on buildings in 10 cities across the world. The song, about modern day slavery, features vocals from Frank Ocean.

The 35-year-old West stirred speculation about the June 18 date with a tweet earlier this month.

During a trip to New York last month, the father-to-be stopped by his label Def Jam to play music. Hot 97 host Peter Rosenberg described the album as having a “dark” tone. “Everyone at the label listened to the album and loved it,” he said. “I heard it’s dark, but really good.”


Kanye’s girlfriend and baby momma to be Kim Kardashian also confirmed the album title on her Instagram account. So all signs point to “Yeezus” as being the official title for Kanye’s eighth studio album.

In related news, the rapper has premiered yet another single, and just one day after premiering “New Slaves,” he decided to drop his other controversial single “Black Skinhead.” He performed both tracks last night on Saturday Night Live. Check out the videos below:



    1. Some people are outraged by Kanye’s album titled “Yeezus”, yet JayZ is called “JayHovah” or “Hova”. Both are the same!

      1. What are you talking about? Where in my comment did I say anything about the album title? Kanye lost his mind and this was WAY before this album title. -_-

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