Kanye West is the master of musical madness.
Last night, the “New Slaves” rapper hosted a Yeezus listening session at a loading dock in New York City’s Meatpacking District.
Kanye shared a few interesting details about his forthcoming new album, some of which included tidbits about the legendary Rick Rubin, Daft Punk, the meaning behind “Yeezus,” Chief Keef and Justin Vernon together on one track, and his no-strategy marketing strategy.
It hasn’t even been 24 hours since the industry’s elite heard the bulk of Yeezus, but rumors have already begun swirling.
According to Page Six, Kanye West’s American Psycho-inspired music video will feature Scott Disick, but Lord Disick wasn’t Yeezy’s first choice.
“Kanye West has cast Scott Disick as the lead in an upcoming music video take on cult classic “American Psycho” — but sources tell Page Six the reality-TV doofus wasn’t West’s first choice. A treatment for the video called for James Franco to star. Sources further say the video, shot in Brooklyn, will re-create Christian Bale’s famous “Huey Lewis” monologue, but with Lewis’ name substituted by references to West and his forthcoming album “Yeezus.” Bale famously asked a colleague played by Jared Leto in the film, “You like Huey Lewis and the News?” before slipping on a raincoat and killing him with an ax. (Bale also quips that the album “Sports” “has a clear, crisp sound and a new sheen of consummate professionalism.”) The role of Leto in West’s video is reportedly played by Kim Kardashian’s pal Jonathan Cheban. A source tells us a sponsor has been brought on to underwrite a $100,000 budget, and the viral clip aims to market West’s upcoming album “in a nontraditional way.”
Apparently, the video is set to be released later on this week, but Yeezus will hit store shelves on June 18.