What have you done, Kim Kardashian!? The mogul sent fans into a meltdown on August 29 when she shared a mysterious list on her Twitter that looks suspiciously like a tracklist, and pretty much everyone in the comments speculated that it could be teasing a new album from hubby Kanye West.
“Jesus Is King” labels the top of a handwritten list that Kim shared a photo of and captioned simply with a praying emoji. The items that follow are labelled: “Clade,” “Garden,” Selah,” “God Is,” “Baptized,” “Sierra Canyon,” “Hands On,” “Wake The Dead,” “Water,” “Through the Valley,” “Sunday,” and “Sweet Jesus.” The list ends with a date: September 27.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2019
Especially considering the way the labels are laid out and the date at the end, it seems safe to assume that Kim is helping Yeezy announce a new album. But let’s dig into those titles a bit, shall we? If you’re not familiar (we certainly weren’t) a “Clade” is “a group of organisms believed to have evolved from a common ancestor,” while “Selah” often appears at the end of psalms in the bible and is thought to be intended for music direction. Sierra Canyon is the school his children attend, and “Sunday” is, of course, the day of the week he holds his Sunday Services, where he reimagines hit songs to be more religious and praise God.
Looking more closely at the photo, it appears it was taken by Kanye, as the legs and hands in the pic definitely aren’t Kim’s. A bible lays open to the left of the list, and other pages are visible at the top that appear to be lyrics. “Slaying the demons, changing opinions, he will defend and keep safe, all who call on his name,” it says in part.
In 2018, Kanye announced the impending release of his album Yandhi, which was supposed to shortly follow Ye, but it got delayed several times. Ever since, fans have been desperately awaiting a new album, and now they’re convinced they’re less than a month away from getting it. “KANYE ALBUM?!” responded one thrilled follower on Kim’s post. “Foreal this time? You promise?” said another while a third added, “f–king FINALLY.”
Meanwhile, other longtime fans are worried about the seeming religious aspect. “So this is gonna suck,” said one hater while another chimed in, “Tell Kanye his fans want an album not Psalms from the bible. Ty. 🙏🏽” Others wasted no time pointing out that Kanye has referenced the bible throughout his musical career. “You’ve never heard ‘Jesus Walks’? Even the Life of Pablo was a gospel album,” said one. Another clapped back, “Kanye has been rapping about Jesus since College Dropout.” We’ll just have to wait and see what really happens on September 27!
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