Kanye West distanced himself from far-right activist Candace Owens on Tuesday in a series of tweets, and on Wednesday, West's former collaborator Talib Kweli celebrated the news on Instagram by posting a snippet of a song from an unreleased collaborative project. "Me and @kanyewest started an album together last January," Kweli wrote. Listen above.
Kweli's lyrics attack Donald Trump, white nationalism, and capitalism, and reference the murder of antifascist protestor Heather Hayer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kanye West does not appear in the preview. Since the song was started, West has embraced Trump and far-right figures including Owens. "Hey Ye it's probably time to revisit this one," Kweli wrote on Instagram. "Welcome back."
In January 2018, Kweli shared a photograph of himself, West, and Yasiin Bey with the caption "2018 is looking good."
Thumbnail photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Ozy Fusion Fest 2017