Thursday, April 18, 2024

All About the New Album? Kanye West’s Nightlong Twitter Rant Attacking Wife, Mother in Law, Others Ends with Posting of Tracklist


What’s it all about, Kanye?

As I said on Sunday and again last night, it’s all about the Benjamins. Money, honey.

After a nightlong Twitter rant (read previous posts) attacking his wife, mother-in-law, melting down, slagging Shia LaBeouf, Kanye finally got to the point:

“Imma stay with the music.”

Then he tweeted the tracklist for his new album, called “Donda,” named for his mother. It drops on Friday.

Kanye’s disastrous appearance in South Carolina, his non campaign for president, the reveal that he almost aborted his first child, and was almost aborted himself– all of it, who knows? Was it just for the album? Was it a bipolar meltdown under the pressure of releasing the album? On the tracklist, you can see that some of the tracks were just finished in the last 48 hours. Maybe that’s what send him over the edge.

In any case, “Donda” is coming, the West Wing is not, and we’ll stay tuned for further developments.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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