Kanye West Shuts Down Solo Album Rumors After Erick Sermon Teases "Y3"

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"This is fake news," Ye claims.

Earlier this month, Erick Sermon chatted with HipHopDX about a new solo project Kanye West has on the way. According to Ye, however, it's nothing but "fake news." At the time, Sermon claimed that he had worked alongside the Chicago MC in Florence, Italy in 2023, on material that wasn't for his joint project with Ty Dolla Sign, Vultures. He even shared details of the rumored release, stating that fans would see a return of the "old Ye."

“The record I was working on wasn’t what him and Ty Dolla Sign was doing at the time,” he explained. “I was working on Y3, Ye’s solo album […] Hopefully, we can finish what we started, y’know, ’cause I had him on Hip Hop. I was like, ‘You got to rhyme and we have to do the stuff that you used to do ’cause you ill at that,’ y’know? And he listened […] I had [the old Kanye] back.” Now, Ye has responded to a fan account asking about the project, making it clear that it doesn't actually exist.

Ye Calls Erick Sermon's Y3 Comments "Fake News"

“This is fake news. Ain’t no album called Y3. And ain’t nobody tryna be the ‘old Ye.’ When I made 808s [& Heartbreak] n***as was running round talking bought they miss the old Ye," he wrote. “We just made King / Back 2 Me / Carnival/Talking just to name a few. We got the number 1 song in the world and number 1 album in the world with top level beats top level bars top level hooks top level features," Ye added, “I’m the greatest artist in any genre ever. And I’m just getting started.”

What do you think of Ye denying Erick Sermon's claims that he has a solo project called Y3 in the works? What about him saying he won't revisit the "old" Ye? Are you disappointed? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.