Kanye West Gears Up For ‘Surprise’ Album, Has A Twitter Meltdown

February 22, 2015 By Aaron

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Someone might need to provide Kanye with a dictionary.

Apparently Kanye West has radically misunderstood the word ‘surprise’ as he announced today that his forthcoming record will be a “surprise album.” A claim which would be far more convincing if we hadn’t already heard two tracks from his as-of-yet untitled opus, but there we go.

Presumably what the charm-free rapper means is that following in the tradition of artists like BeyoncĂ©, Drake and David Bowie, he’s not planning on announcing a release date for his 2015 project. He is, however, beginning to open up about the content of his latest studio effort.

Read more about it after the cut:

Speaking to The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1FM, Kanye revealed that his album is “80% finished” and that this project is a far more positive endeavour than 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Yeezus.’

He claimed: “My last album was a protest to music, I was like, ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home,'” but that this time around we should expect, “bars, songs, cookout music that just feels good.” Songs. A good start, I’m sure you’ll agree.

He elaborated: “This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”

What we’ve heard from Kanye’s forthcoming record is definitely promising – between the mostly amazing albeit slightly left-of-center “Only One” and Sia-assisted mood anthem “Wolves,” it definitely seems like this effort will be more of a people pleaser than the polarizing ‘Yeezus.’ Despite being the most acclaimed album of 2013, Kanye’s last project divided longtime fans, some of whom deemed the attempt to be too far removed from the “Gold Digger” star’s roots.

In other news, West had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter this morning. The crux of his melodrama seems to be recent comments from Fern Mallis – the founder of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – who claimed to be “kind of over Kanye,” and “not a fan of his music” elaborating that “the attitude and the agenda [are not her] style.”

Kanye, naturally, managed to ignore the very valid claim that his ego is in dire need of checking and focus on his struggles breaking into the fashion industry. It must be so hard to be Kanye West. You can check out the full transcript of his angst here, if you’re so inclined.

Oh Kanye. #StopTheDrama #StartTheMusic, please.

What do you think? Will you be on the edge of your seat waiting for Kanye’s new album?