Kanye West Updates 'ye' with New Lyric to Address His "Slavery Was a Choice" Comment
Published Jun 07, 2018As Kanye West's listeners learned in the months that followed the release of The Life of Pablo, it was commonplace for the artist to make his own edits to his published releases, sneaking in changes to lyrics, feature appearances and production. Now, it appears he's done the same to the opening track of his recent album ye.
As HipHopNMore points out, West has now added a new line to the final verse of ye opener "I Thought About Killing You," which appears to reference his inflammatory "slavery was a choice" commentary he made in an appearance on TMZ Live.
After West raps "If I wasn't shinin' so hard, wouldn't be no shade," he follows with, "Sorry but I chose not to be no slave."
The site points out that the change has only taken effect with the clean version of the song that is currently on streaming platforms.
In an interview with Power 106 yesterday (June 6), Kim Kardashian revealed that she had suggested West remove an unidentified line from the record only hours before it was played live for listening party attendees in Jackson Hole, WY. It is unclear whether or not this line was the one she was referring to.
You can find some video proof of the edit below. West is set to deliver his collaborative Kids See Ghosts LP with Kid Cudi later tonight, marking the third release from G.O.O.D. Music in three weeks. You can pre-order ye and Kids See Ghosts (or both!) on vinyl via Umusic.
"Sorry but I chose not to be no slave!" pic.twitter.com/zyL7ldSle5— pete (@pdame72) June 7, 2018