Kanye West's New Album Jesus Is King May Not Be Coming on Friday After All

Musician might be putting upcoming project on hold

By Vannessa Jackson Sep 25, 2019 11:56 PMTags
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To drop an album or not to drop an album? That is the question. 

Safe to say, only Kanye West holds the answers to that question. The rapper's forthcoming album Jesus Is King was supposed to drop on Friday, Sept. 27, however, Variety is now reporting that sources close to the situation say that's not looking very likely. The album was initially announced in late August of this year thanks to a tweet from the musician's doting wife, Kim Kardashian

Kim tweeted a pic of the album title, release date, track list, and captioned the pic with a simple praying hands emoji. If the album isn't happening, then Kim sure doesn't know it yet. Early on Wednesday the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star re-tweeted a fan post about the album dropping in two days. 

While neither Kanye or Kim have announced anything contrary to the album's arrival on Friday, this wouldn't be the first time the star has delayed a project. In fact, around the same time last year, Kanye announced that his album Yandhi would be released in September, before moving the date back to November, and then ultimately never releasing it. 

It remains to be seen if we'll be getting new music from Kanye this week, but this album would mark a departure from some of his past work. Over the last year the musician has received praise for his Sunday Services. These services became star-studded events and brought out stars like Brad Pitt and Chance the Rapper. He even held an Easter service at Coachella.

Considering the title of the album and track names like "God Is," Baptized," and "Sweet Jesus," it looks like this album may have a lot of religious overtones. 

No one can be sure what Kanye has up his sleeve, but we're hoping it's an album!