February 13, 2016


Kanye West Blames Chance the Rapper for 'The Life of Pablo' Delay

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Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

Kanye West isn't letting anyone rush the release of The Life of Pablo—even the 20 million people who reportedly livestreamed the album's supposed launch Thursday (Feb. 11) at Madison Square Garden. Kanye told us Pablo would be out the following day—but Friday came and went with no album. Now we have somebody to blame: Chance the Rapper. "It’s Chance's fault the album not out yet," Kanye tweeted early Saturday morning, referencing a track previously cut from the LP. "he really wanted Waves on that Bitch… we in the lab now..."

Chance confirmed the news via his Twitter, linking a picture of (another!) notepad track list, now updated to include "Waves" between "I Miss the Old Kanye" and "FML." "I fought everyone to keep Waves on the album," he wrote. "I spent all night finishing it. The world is better because of it."  

It appears The Life of Pablo has ballooned to 18 songs. Keep in mind, this album was originally 10 tracks when Kanye declared it "the best album of all time" (and then "ONE of the greatest"), so we can only assume it's now beyond the greatest and can only be described by a word that doesn't exist.