What slavery comment? Fans quickly forgive Kanye West after his album release

Heather Gardner
Video Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Kanye West has brand-new music, and the internet is here for it. The album Ye is the rapper’s eighth studio effort — his first full-length project since The Life of Pablo was released in 2016.

Keeping true to form, Kanye gets personal in the seven-track effort. He raps about his relationship with Kim Kardashian West, and how she nearly left him after a recent string of controversial comments. He mentioned the ongoing drama between his sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian and her baby’s father, Tristan Thompson. He also went deep into his bipolar diagnosis, all while dropping a few clever cultural references including the #MeToo Movement and Stormy Daniels.

Fans got their first listen during a star-studded live stream event held in Wyoming last night, which was attended by Scott Disick, Chris Rock, Jonah Hill and several music critics. The reactions came pouring in on social media, and people overwhelmingly praised the album.

Many were not expecting this kind of admiration for Kanye’s recent work given his recent  social commentary. The rapper received heavy criticism for a slew of controversial opinions, which included outspoken support of President Trump and saying slavery sounds like a “choice” on a live interview segment with TMZ.

But after the album’s release, fans who very recently denounced the artist seemed to forgive him for his missteps, and proudly took to Twitter to announce their love.

On the other hand, some fans stayed true to their Kanye boycott, calling out those who so quickly turned a blind eye to the rapper’s faults.

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