Kanye West – now known as Ye – dropped by TMZ on Monday to explain why his new, publicly-announced album wasn’t released on Saturday night as he had previously promised in a tweet to his fans.
Three days later – having appeared on Saturday Night Live where he called for the abolition of the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which ended slavery – his album has yet to materialise.
Speaking to celebrity news site TMZ, the star explained he “didn’t finish” the album in time and would to go to Africa to complete it.
“I just need to go and grab the soil… and have the mic in the open, so you can hear nature while we’re recording.
“I felt this energy when I was in Chicago. I felt the roots. We have to go to what is known as Africa.”
West added that the album had been pushed back to Black Friday, 23 November, after a member of his management team suggested he needed more time
Twitter mocks Kanye West for ‘Africa’ trip
Nah we are busy, Asia must host him!! pic.twitter.com/V0ncu8ifYu
— Camaro M (@IamCamaroM) October 2, 2018
There is a country called Africa? Where is their location? GPS coordinates asemblief!
— Universal SoulJah (@kwaoboateng) October 2, 2018
Come on pple our long lost brother is coming home what’s wrong with ya all
— patience moyo (@ncuncu30) October 2, 2018