Twitter – Kanye West has announced a new release date for his forthcoming album Jesus Is King.
The former Twitter enthusiast shared his first tweet since January on Sunday (October 20), revealing the long awaited project (allegedly) arrives next week.
“JESUS IS KING,” he wrote alongside a photo of a blue vinyl version of the record. “OCT 25th.”
“JESUS IS KING”
OCT 25th pic.twitter.com/Ug4ghlQYk7
— ye (@kanyewest) October 21, 2019
Those taking Ye’s announcement with a grain of salt aren’t out of line. Kanye has historically delayed or missed scheduled release dates for years. Most recently, his wife and reality television queen Kim Kardashian told his fans Instagram Jesus Is King would arrive on September 27.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2019
That day came and went without the album, ruffling fans’ feathers in the process. Then, it was reportedly going to drop on September 29, but again, nothing materialized and Ye didn’t offer an alternate date — until now.
Someone made a bootleg copy of Jesus Is King during Ye’s listening party in Queens earlier this month, not long after he denounced secular music forever.
As longtime Kanye collaborator Consequence told RealStreetRadio last month, “With Kanye, it always runs down to the wire.” The delay can reportedly be attributed to Ye’s last minute fine tuning. Let the (new) countdown begin.