Kanye West Fans Were Left Feeling 'Clowned' After the Rapper Postponed His New Album's Release
Kim Kardashian West released the tracklist — and supposed Sept. 27 release date — late last month
Needless to say, fans were upset and flooded Twitter with memes saying they felt clowned by the rap star.
“How I look staying up all night for Kanye’s #JesusIsKing album knowing damn well it ain’t gonna drop,” wrote one fan with a GIF of Mr. Rogers putting on a clown mask.
Accompanied by a screenshot of his song “Heartless,” another fan wrote, “waking up to no kanye album.”
“Lol Kanye really clowned us all,” another wrote with a clown emoji.
Others fans chose to take their anticipation elsewhere and streamed rapper DaBaby’s album KIRK, which actually dropped Friday.
“Me listening to DaBaby’s album after Kanye didn’t drop…” one fan wrote with a meme video of a child dancing in tears.
“DaBaby is a genius for releasing on the same day as Kanye bc Kanye would never release on time and people would still be looking for music to listen to,” another fan wrote.
“@DaBabyDaBaby changed the game tbh he’s the goat straight up,” one fan wrote, praising the “Suge” rapper.
This isn’t the first time fans feel bamboozled by Ye. Last year, the artist was supposed to drop another album, Yandhi, but it was postponed until November and eventually delayed indefinitely.
“I didn’t finish it,” the rapper said during a TMZ Live interview at the time.
The photo, which features a copy of the Bible opened to Psalm 57:6, a flashlight, a jar of lemons and multiple rough drafts is also posted on Yeezy’s official website, making followers of the rapper think the album was coming.
The speculated tracklist includes twelve spiritual-themed titles such as “Garden,” “God Is”, “Baptized,” “Sweet Jesus” and “Sunday.”
Another title included on the list is called “Water,” which West, 42, previewed to fans during select Sunday Services this year.