Kanye West is apparently confident that his forthcoming new album 'Yeezus' will be a huge hit as he has reportedly banned fans from pre-ordering the record, instead making them wait until the day of release to get their hands on the album.
The 'Clique' rapper is believed to be releasing his sixth studio album on June 18th with 'Yeezus' his first solo album since 2011's critically-acclaimed 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.'
Kanye West is expected to release his new album 'Yeezus' on June 18th (WENN)
While most artists make their upcoming records available for pre-order ahead of the physical release or download date, it seems Kanye is keeping the anticipation buzzing as a close friend of the rapper has hinted that it won't be available until the official date.
A.P.C. Paris' Jean Touitou, who is believed to be a pal of Kanye's, tweeted a poster with the words: “Yeezus. New Album From Kanye West. No Pre Order Please Purchase. June 18,” in large black letters surrounding an image of the CD in the middle.
A tracklisting for 'Yeezus' leaked online this month, showing a star-studded record with features from John Legend, Frank Ocean, Tyler, the Creator and James Blake.
In a bid to promote the LP, Kanye attempted to debut the music video for the single 'New Slaves' on the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, however, the event failed to take place after fans were told they would be arrested for trespassing.
According to the Houston Chronicle, another screening at the central Library wasn't able to go ahead due to “technical difficulties” while the third event at the George Bush Monument was also shut down.
Check out a screening of 'New Slaves' in Brooklyn below...
Taylor Swift's MTV VMA %u2013 Kanye dragged up the Taylor-gate incident at his London show over the weekend, so he's clearly still strung up on the youngster's victory. During the concert, his rant about Taylor also linked in with his dislike for the Grammys, linked in with discrimination of his race, linked in with everything else he's angry about.