West’s follow-up to Jesus Is King, Donda is slated to drop on Friday, July 24.
Late Monday evening (July 24th), Kanye West unleashed a series of bizarre tweets attacking his wife Kim Kardashian, his mother-in-law Kris Jenner and countless others. The outlandish tweets followed his presidential rally in South Carolina.
The public commentary was a glimpse into West’s headspace. His Twitter rant also addressed his forthcoming Gap deal, Bill Cosby, Shia LeBeouf and Anna Wintour. One tweet read, “Everybody knows the movie Get Out is about me.”
Another read: “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday.” All of the tweets from Monday night have been deleted.
Following the tweets, fans took to Twitter to express their concern for the rapper. #PrayForYe is currently trending in the U.S. Evette Dione, editor in chief of Bitch Media shared the following on the debacle:
“Kanye West is unwell. This is the saddest mess I’ve seen in a long time, and we’re all engaging in the spectacle. I hope he gets the care he needs, and that he learns he doesn’t need to break down in public or misuse Harriet Tubman’s legacy for people to hear him and help him.”
Kanye West is unwell. This is the saddest mess I’ve seen in a long time, and we’re all engaging in the spectacle. I hope he gets the care he needs, and that he learns he doesn’t need to break down in public or misuse Harriet Tubman’s legacy for people to hear him and help him.
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) July 21, 2020
A plethora of social media users and fans also expressed their candid thoughts on Kanye’s rant on Twitter. Many expressed concern for his mental health and wellbeing.
Yep Ima #PrayForYe
Yep his family situation wild,
Yep his MAGA choice was off, but it was HIS CHOICE,
Yep hes probably loosing it up top and needs meds,
And Yep I’ma stream the album..
All things can be true and it’s okay. Please chill yall pic.twitter.com/b1aVyOHv1k
— Kylie (@lilginapamish) July 21, 2020
Mental health is not a joke. People who suffer from it cannot help themselves when they have an episode. They need love & support and a professional doctor. Don’t laugh, have compassion and try to understand…empathize. #prayforye
— Aimee Elizabeth (@aimeelong89) July 21, 2020
There is nothing worse than people using Kanye’s situation as a form of comedy tonight. Please don’t. Instead of laughing at this man, please send a prayer or good energy that he gets better for the sake of his children. Thank you. #prayforYe
— Morally Corrupt Maria Resnick (@iammariaresnick) July 21, 2020
This Kanye situation stopped been funny along time ago. His a real person who clearly is going thru a lot and needs help before it’s TOO LATE. So let’s just stop with the jokes cuz nobody’s laughing anymore.#PrayForYe pic.twitter.com/MFViy7E5l7
— ClearlyI’mFantastic💙 (@itsmygreylife) July 21, 2020
On Tuesday, Kanye West tweeted a video where he was standing alongside friend Dave Chappelle. In the post, Kanye said that Dave, a “true friend,” flew out to visit him. In the video, Kanye asked Dave to say something that would “make us smile.”
Dave responded by saying, “Brotherhood is real. Love is real. Kanye said, “Wait a second, I said a smile, bro.”
THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE 🕊 pic.twitter.com/ddLA0E9eLK
— ye (@kanyewest) July 21, 2020
Unsurprisingly, West is also gearing up to release a new album, Donda, and has announced that it will drop on Friday, July 24. The 12-track playlist was shared today by the rapper on Twitter. The album was previously alleged to be titled God’s Country.
On the newly released Donda tracklist, “Wash Us in the Blood” doesn’t appear. This track arrived in June and featured Travis Scott with mixing from Dr. Dre according to Rolling Stone. We previously reported Arthur Jafa announced he was directing a video for the song. “Donda” another song which features West’s late mother is on the tracklist.
“New Body” an additional song that was reportedly slated for West’s Jesus Is King album is also on the tracklist. Nicki Minaj allegedly had a guest verse on one version. But, that version was cut “over creative differences,” per Pitchfork.
Take a look at the official tracklist below.
DONDA coming this Friday pic.twitter.com/HGibF3PHYf
— ye (@kanyewest) July 21, 2020
Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind @robyn_mowatt.