Another day, another changed album release date.
Kanye West has pushed back the release of his forthcoming project, Yandhi.
This most recent delay was reportedly triggered by West being inspired to make significant changes to the album after reuniting with his friend and longtime collaborator, Kid Cudi. The two reconciled following a public falling out and formed the duo, Kids See Ghosts, earlier this summer.
Following their joint performance at Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival on November 11, West sent out a tweet revealing that the on-stage moment had prompted another regroup on the new album.
“It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi,” he wrote. “After performing again, I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet. I’ll announce the release date once it’s done.”
It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi. After performing again, I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet. I’ll announce the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding.
The delayed release date marks the second in less than two months, with album’s original release date timed to coincide with he and Tyler’s SNL performance on September 29th. When fans began questioning why the project didn’t drop, West appeared on TMZ to reveal a new release date of November 23, with wife Kim Kardashian-West even telling her 58.9 Twitter followers that the album would arrive just after Thanksgiving.
“Nov 23 Black Friday YANDHI,” she wrote in a tweet. “TRUST ME it is worth the wait.
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He ended the announcement of this most recent change of plans—which don’t include a new date as of yet—with a message to his devoted fans, thanking them for “understanding.”