Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Kanye West, Not Seen on Social Media Since Election, Dropped a Gospel EP on Christmas Day and No One Bought It


Kanye West– voluble, omnipresent– hasn’t been seen on social media since November 4th. That was the day after his candidate, Donald Trump, lost the presidential election.

Kanye has basically disappeared from public view. He hasn’t even been included in his wife, Kim Kardashian’s, social media. Her photos are all about her kids, sisters, and mother.

On Christmas Day, Kanye dropped a surprise 12 minute EP for streaming called “Emmanuel.” It’s not by him, but by his Sunday Services choir, some of whom are now suing him for payment.

“Emmanuel” is not selling. Or doing anything. It’s not on the regular iTunes chart, but it did make it to number 12 on the Christian/Gospel chart. Of the five tracks available on YouTube, the most viewed one has 22,000 views. Basically, it’s been ignored.

And Kanye? Where is he? Wyoming? Los Angeles? In some kind of controlled situation? We wait for the inevitable explosion of tweets.

PS I’d love to hear from any of the singers on Sunday Services. Email me at

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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