By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kanye West has a new album dropping next month, and if there’s any truth to the latest reports, it hasn’t been an easy road for the superstar rapper. In fact, even the album’s title alone has caused a huge controversy as it’s been confirmed that he’s decided to title it “Yeezus.” Before that confirmation hit the press, it was rumored the album’s title would be “I Am God.” Later, Kanye’s camp shut down the reports, and instead said the he has a single named “I Am a God,” and he would never be so arrogant to title his album such. We’re thinking there’s some truth to that report though considering “Yeezus” isn’t exactly humble either. Although Kim Kardashian and others close to the rapper suggested his album cover was a clear case that featured a gold Jesus piece and red tape that simply says “Yeesus,” the rapper took to his website yesterday to reveal a new album cover:
There’s a lot of tea brewing about Kanye and his new album right now. So let’s get into what we’ve heard in the last 24 hours.
A little birdie told Urban Belle Kanye is now on his third album cover for this release. This is the official one, but the birdie says the cover with him being on a makeshift cross shaped as a Y was his first choice allegedly. However, the label told him they couldn’t cosign that considering big retailers like Target and Walmart would not sell the album with a controversial cover that depicts him as Jesus. So Kanye’s next album cover choice was the clear CD, with a gold Jesus piece, and red tape with “Yeesus” on it. However, that cover was met with mixed reactions, and once again the rapper was told to go back to the drawing board. Some even say he was furious with Kim for posting the cover on her Instagram account.
Kanye is also rumored to be so frustrated with everything that the New York Post claims he had to go back to the studio because he thought his first two songs, “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” would get more praise. Unfortunately for Kanye, the songs are also being met with mixed reactions, something Kanye just isn’t used to. So it’s being reported he is hard at work in hopes to make a couple of commercially appealing singles.
This new album cover (or lack thereof) is also said to be a product of Kanye’s frustrations of the other two getting shut down. While all of this is just gossip for now, we do have to wonder if the recent confirmed mishaps involving his failed publicity stunt is a sign of more troubles to come.