Kanye West Gets Emotional Playing New Album At Italian Listening Party: Report

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New music from Kanye West appears to be on the horizon.

Kanye West reportedly premiered a new album at a listening party in Italy, over the weekend, according to The Sun. A source for the outlet says Ye “yelled and appeared out-of-sorts” while previewing the new music. It will mark his first album since Donda 2 as well as the first since making various antisemitic comments in 2022.

“At times, Ye seemed to have fun, but at other points he looked completely out-of-whack while playing it,” the outlet reported. Ty Dolla Sign, who appears to have a collaboration with West on the effort, was in attendance. Ye's wife, Bianca Censori, on the other hand, was not. No further details on the project have been announced.

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The Sun also shared photos that allegedly stem from the listening event. In one of them, Ty Dolla Sign can be seen behind West as he gets emotional. Check out those images at the "Via" link at the bottom of the page.

News of the listening party comes amid numerous leaks out of Kanye's camp over the weekend. Many of them stem from an unreleased documentary filmed back in 2018. In clips from the piece, Ye targets both Pusha T and Nas for not being appreciative enough of his work on their albums Daytona and Nasir. Moreover, Ye also targeted Cardi B for being an "Illuminati plant." At one point in the documentary, Kanye even speaks candidly about his relationship with Kim Kardashian. "I feel like my wife does believe in me, but she has a tendency to focus on the negative," he said. "And she'll call me 'crazy' and say 'you're ramped up' more than she'll say 'you're a genius.' Like I get 'you're crazy' a lot more than 'you're a genius.' And it's from this person that has an opening in my heart. Because, I close my heart to people when they start being too negative." Be on the lookout for further updates on new music from West on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.