Kanye West’s decision to side with Donald Trump and say “slavery was a choice” did not hurt his album sales. On Friday, Kanye released the ye album after hosting a listening party in Jackson, Wyoming.
Kanye proved to be a polarizing figure, as many on social media suggested that they would not support him while others decided to embrace his music.
Well, according to reports, Kanye will have the No. 1 album this week on the Billboard charts and is scheduled to sell around 175K copies by this Friday.
During an interview with Big Boy, Kanye claimed that his mental illness was the source behind his TMZ rant. Kanye, 40, said he was diagnosed with a mental illness (he mentions being bi-polar on the new album) at 39.
“I’m so blessed and so privileged because think about people that have mental issues that are not Kanye West, that can’t go and make that [album] and make you feel like it’s all good. Think about someone who does exactly what I did at TMZ and they just do that at work. On Tuesday morning, they come in and they just lost their job. And they can’t go back and do that…That’s why God put that on me at 40…I’ve never been diagnosed and I was like 39 years old…It’s not a disability, it’s a superpower,” Kanye told Big Boy.
Kanye’s rant was disrespectful to the Black community and the people who supported him the most. But G.O.O.D music seems to cause amnesia.