Kanye West Says He’s Releasing A New Album This Summer

Update: The President of The Recording Academy responds to Kanye’s tweets about the Grammys.

February 24, 2016
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"I feel the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch," Kanye West said today on Twitter. "I know so many cool artists whose hearts have been broken by the politics including mine," he continued. "We need to fix this."


In particular, Kanye hopes to see Future, Young Thug, and ASAP Rocky' video director Dexter Navy given the accolades they deserve. "[The Grammys] are supposed to be all about taste," the rapper noted. "You like your black people a certain way also. You wouldn't have Future perform and that man owned the clubs last summer. Has anyone at the Grammys ever heard March Madness?"

He then took a sudden turn and announced, "New album coming this summer."

Representatives for Kanye and the Recording Academy were not immediately available for comment. Read his tweets below.

Update (2/24 3:46 p.m.): Neil Portnow, the CEO/President of The Recording Academy responded to Kanye West in a statement emailed to The FADER:

"Kanye West is a creative pioneer who has been recognized and honored by The Recording Academy time and again. We value his input as a member of the creative community, and our doors are always open to him. I continue to welcome Kanye, personally, to engage in a direct and productive dialogue about the future of music and the important role that music creators play in shaping that future."

Kanye West Says He’s Releasing A New Album This Summer