Kanye West Claps Back At His Haters On A New Collabo With CyHi The Prynce (Audio)
While Kanye West has been a mainstay in the news this year, almost none of it has been because of his music. Early in the year, Ye made headlines for his decision not to attend the 2017 Grammy Awards. In the past, he has made his disdain for their process clear, as he does not believe their awards are truly a reflection of the best music. Kanye also has been the subject of stories for his Yeezy fashion line, being in JAY-Z’s crosshairs for airing their dirty laundry publicly, and reportedly holing up in Wyoming to work on his new album. But, the music, itself, has been few and far between.
Today, he joins his longtime collaborator CyHi The Prynce on CyHi’s new single, “Dat Side,” and Ye has a lot to get off his chest. The song is a message to haters to take their negativity elsewhere, and both CyHi and Kanye express their frustrations. Save for a couple of lines, CyHi’s targets seem more general, but Kanye’s words seem more intentional. His second line, “I don’t need no allies, I don’t feel the need to fraternize,” is a line that could be aimed toward JAY-Z, whom Ye has referred to as a brother often throughout the years. Kanye also boasts about the success of his Yeezy shoes, having had a chip on his shoulder about them since he parted ways with Nike in 2014. He also seems to address the response to his mental breakdown in November 2016, rapping “People claim they praying for you, really, they be preying on you / All this sh*t is weighing on you, don’t look back, they gaining on you.”
Kanye also seemingly offers some words for Taylor Swift, with whom he has been linked since 2009, after crashing her VMA acceptance speech. After feuding for years, the two seemingly made amends, but it quickly dissolved after West released “Famous,” in which he said of Taylor “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b*tch famous.” In one of the biggest social media storms of 2016, Kanye said that he had spoken to Taylor about the concept before releasing the song. After Taylor denied his claim, Kim Kardashian, Kanye’s wife, released footage she and Kanye had recorded of his conversation with Taylor. In August of this year, Swift released a video spoofing the scenario. On “Dat Side,” Kanye raps “‘Ye, look down, they aiming for you, all this sh*t is draining on you / And the people claim to know you, put ’em on, get famous on you / Then they go and blame it on you.”
Aside from his problems with JAY-Z, which Kanye addressed earlier in the year, saying they were still brothers, despite Jay’s harsh words on “Kill JAY-Z,” this is the first time that Ye has publicly addressed many of these matters. If he is indeed working on a new album, it is not likely to be the last.