Kanye West set to release his new album in September
Kanye West has said that his new album will most likely be released in September.
The rapper, who released his sixth album Yeezus (which you can preview on the right of the page) in June last year, told GQ that his new record will emerge "most likely in September", but wasn't 100% sure on that.
He said: "I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child."
West was in typically bullish form when talking up his new record, adding that he's written a song "that's so good that the album has to be balanced against it".
He added: "For the new album, one new thing could change everything. I had an idea of the way I wanted to do the album. And then I got a new song that's so good that the album has to be balanced against it. This song is a song that can be in the club like 'Don't Like' or 'Niggas in Paris.' Whereas before I was working on the album and I had these beautiful songs, they were just more songs."
He continued: "They weren't saying, 'Okay, tuck your whole summer in.' They were just saying, 'Hey, I'm a great musician, I make these beautiful songs, and they have all this meaning, and nobody can make anything that means this much.'"
West did though admit that he believes he is no longer the biggest rapper in the world, telling the reporter that he believes Drake now owns that spot, adding "He (Drake) got last summer. And I'd never given it up till last summer."