Kanye West Album Delayed, Detroit 'Sunday Service' on Friday

The artist will reportedly miss the release date for his new LP

September 26, 2019

Kanye West’s website features no navigation, no links to purchase, and no flashy imagery. Just one picture. A handwritten tracklist with the title, Jesus Is King.

The photo was first revealed on Twitter by West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, presented without comment but with a praying hands emoji. The date at the bottom reads September 27th. Now with only hours to go, Rolling Stone reports that the schedule release date for what appears to be West’s ninth solo studio album, has been delayed.

Citing sources close to Kanye, the decision to delay Jesus Is King happened after a meeting the artist had in Wyoming with his label. Last weekend, West held another of his Sunday Service events in the state, where the couple recently purchased a ranch. The expected gospel-themed LP is the latest album to miss a scheduled release date, or to be scrapped altogether.

Last year West was reportedly releasing an album titled Yandhi, that was scheduled to debut in September, then November, and eventually not at all. “I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet,” he tweeted at the time. “I’ll announce the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding.”

If Jesus Is King actually is released, it would be West’s first since ye arrived in June of 2018. The album was part of Kanye’s Summer Album Series, which also featured a collaboration with Kid Cudi for KIDS SEE GHOSTS.

West remains busy with other projects as well, taking his Sunday Service to Detroit this weekend. This week’s event happens on Friday at 12 PM ET, at The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre. Free tickets became available on Thursday morning and were quickly scooped up by fans, anxious to see Kanye alongside local choirs for his spiritual show. It's the latest stop for the traveling experience, featuring Kanye and other musicians performing songs of worship and praise, often using his own music and reworking popular tracks from artists like Nirvana and No Doubt.

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