Kanye West Promises New Album This Summer, Calls for Grammy Reform in Yet Another Twitter Rant

Kanye West Promises New Album This Summer, Calls for Grammy Reform in Yet Another Twitter Rant
Stream-of-consciousness tweeting sprees from Kanye West certainly aren't uncommon these days, but the latest from the Chicago MC may be his most pointed yet. Taking to his Twitter account this afternoon (February 24), West highlighted the need for a reform of the Grammys award system, calling it "way off and completely out of touch," but on top of that, he also promised a new album will arrive this summer.

While details are scarce at best, Kanye simply tweeted, "New album coming this summer." Whether it will be a further polished version of The Life of Pablo, a second Watch the Throne record or the long-awaited G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Winter remains to be seen, though it might be best to take this claim with a grain of salt for now.

As for the Grammys talk, while the awards have been out of the news for a little over a week, West expressed his desire to meet with National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Neil Portnow to fix the award show. "I think the Grammys are super important!!!," he wrote. "I know so many cool artists whose hearts have been broken by the politics including mine. We need to fix this."

West went on to cite a number of artists who deserved awards this year, including Future, Young Thug and Dexter Navy, director of A$AP Rocky's visually stunning video for the rapper's "LSD."

"You guys are supposed to be all about taste," Kanye continued. "You like your black people a certain way also. You wouldn't have Future perform and that man owned the clubs last summer."

He closed the topic of the Grammys by urging Portnow to reach out and "make the Grammys culturally relevant again."

UPDATE (02/24, 4:00): Neil Portnow has responded to West through the Grammys Twitter account, accepting his invitation to sit down and discuss the awards.




Scroll through the highlights of West's Twitter spree below.