How the hell is he going to pull this off on SNL on Saturday night? Kanye West took to Twitter earlier Friday night to announce that he'd be premiering new music and visuals on 66 buildings across the globe tonight. Cities including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco all played host to different projections as the song played. How very… Kanye.
Check out the exact details of each location on his website, KanyeWest.com, but in the meantime listen to this hot mess of a crybaby-rant song, the first taste of his long-awaited sixth solo album – the follow-up to 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Dripping with over-the-top narcissism, "New Slaves" is as clear a sign that 'Ye's immersion in the Kardashian universe has only escalated his sickeningly large ego. At this point, however, it appears the attitude has taken a sour turn, as the snotty rapper threatens to move his family out of the country so nobody can see where he stays. Should we be trying to talk him out of it? Because this menacing, low-thinking ego stroke of a song isn't doing him any favors.
As for "Saturday Night Live," don't expect Kanye to be a good sport. Sure, he's the musical guest on the season finale of the longest-running sketch show of all time, but the rapper wants no part in their spoofing hijinks. At the Adult Swim upfronts earlier this week, West went on a tirade when asked if he might do an SNL skit about the annoying photographers, one that could humanize the rapper a bit.
“I ain’t here to apologize to no mother****ers, man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become un-human where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe I was demonized. Or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that kind of situation.”
He went on: “I ain’t no mother****—ing celebrity. I ain’t running for office. I ain’t kissing nobody’s mother****ing babies. I drop your baby and you sue me and sh**. I’m trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best they can be. I don’t want nobody to ask nothing else of me. Don’t ask nothing else of me.”
So, we'll stick to the shark-jumped angry luxury rap then. Got it.
By the way, he also apparently jacked a good portion of the song. Or are we supposed to call that "sampling"?