Kanye West explains his darkest thoughts to us. Following the poem “Divorce” the rapper with the new single shared another introspective poem about his struggles called “The Dead” while realizing that he was not really alive.
“No one wanted to tell me I was dead / And only people who would talk to me were in my head,” the poem begins. “No one wanted to tell me I was dead / Only people who loved me visit in their dreams.” He goes on to refer to his divorce from Kim Kardashian and the $60 million Hidden Hills home he once lived in. “My kids used to dance for me in a house I ran,” he continues.
He addresses the media (“Every thing was wrong in the press that I read”) before discovering his fate while passing by a newsstand.
“I found out one day at the newsstand in purgatory / There was a front page article of my murderer’s story,” he writes. “I was so surprised at what it said / This info is for the living / And surprise… You’re DEAD.”
He also appeared to once again defend his controversial video for “Eazy,” which depicts Pete Davidson’s murder.
“I feel already compromised that I have to justify my expression after over 20 years of art that I’ve contributed to the planet but I also see the need to make sure we as a species are allowed to still feel anything,” he added.
Kanye West Debuts ‘HURRICANE’ Video Featuring The Weeknd And Lil Baby
Kanye West released the long-awaited clip for “Hurricane” featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby. Following the video for “Eazy” the CGI clip featured masked men climbing barbed wire fences and escaping from a prison in the opening scene.
A Jesus-like figure is baptized in water as masked characters seek redemption in the beam of light. Animated versions of The Weeknd and Lil Baby join Ye as they lead the masses.
Nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance at the Grammys, “Hurricane” is DONDA‘s highest-chart single. It peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.
Last month, Ye released his sequel DONDA 2 exclusively through Stem player. The album features XXXTentacion, Jack Harlow, Don Toliver, Migos, Baby Keem and more.