Kanye West has had a lot to say over the past few months, facing backlash over his antisemitic interviews and social media posts since early October, but the one place he hasn’t been sounding off is in song.
That changed Wednesday (Dec. 7) when Ye posted a new song titled “Someday We’ll All Be Free,” which samples Donny Hathaway’s 1973 song of the same name, to his Instagram and also shared it with Alex Jones to play on his far-right talk show InfoWars.
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The lyrics address much of the last two months’ controversy, including his strained relationship with ex-wife Kim Kardashian and his now-banned Twitter account.
“Tweeted deathcon, now we past three,” he repeats to end the song, referencing the antisemitic tweet that first got him banned on the now-Elon Musk-run Twitter.
After causing ire with “White Lives Matter” T-shirts in early October at Paris Fashion Week, West tweeted that he was going to go “death con 3” on Jewish people on Oct. 16. This kicked off a string of hate-speech-filled interviews that alienated his many business partners (Adidas, Gap, CAA and more dropped him) and fans alike (the r/Kanye subreddit account has begun sharing educational literature about the Holocaust and posts about his sometime rival Taylor Swift instead of Ye news). The interviews reached an even more disturbing level last week when West appeared on Jones’ InfoWars and said “I see good things about Hitler,” among other harmful statements.
On the music front, West’s most recent album, Donda 2, was released in February. He’s also featured on a few tracks from other artists, including Cardi B’s “Hot Sh–,” also featuring Lil Durk, from July.
See the lyrics (as posted on West’s Instagram) below:
Verified Waking up to I can’t do this anymore text And The Bible said I can’t have anymore sex Till marriage And no drip till Paris And the meek shall flurish So where is my aris You wouldn’t understand How thin this air is friends just staring And everyone’s a Karen When they claim they care and Wasn’t given a fair hand Getting calls from parents God calls for prayer rants Temptation at a mere glance I forgot what fear is I forgot what fear is I forgot what fear is Other than the fear off almighty yashua Who knew ya Before you knew who you was
Wear a Donda tee For you respond to me
You know honostly Yall all honor me
I know it’s cause the headlines Why she wanna leave
You know I follow God So you should follow me
I ain’t never rock with none of y’all no way And I’m pulling up in that white OJ And the watch filled up with Oshays That’s Jackson cause it’s nasty Tweeted deathcon Now we past three Tweeted deathcon Now we past three
The American Music Fairness Act (AMFA), which would require AM/FM stations to pay performance royalties to music creators and copyright holders for radio airplay in the U.S., just cleared a key hurdle in Congress — though the bill is unlikely to pass before the new session of Congress convenes in January. In a mark-up session on Wednesday (Dec. 7), the House Judiciary Committee (which deals with copyright matters) voted to […]
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