Yesterday, Kanye West held a Jesus Is King listening at George Washington University, where he reportedly told fans that his long-awaited album is slated to arrive on October 25.
Reportedly, Ye admitted he had pushed back the album because “I’m making it better for ya’ll.” While no video of of that moment from the event has surfaced as of yet, various attendees have confirmed the announcement on twitter.
I can confirm all of this is true. I was there. It was beautiful! https://t.co/6FEncVdvdv
— Groovy T (@the_eastt) October 12, 2019
Jesus Is King by Kanye West
Album and IMAX Movie both dropping October 25th
via Kanye at Washington DC listening party
— V-ROB? (@vrob330) October 12, 2019
Jesus Is King was expected to arrive on September 27, but was then pushed back to September 29 before it was delayed indefinitely.
After the listening party, Kanye brought his Sunday Service to Howard University, which is celebrating its homecoming this weekend. During the event the rapper spoke on a number of issues including social media, criminal justice and once again expressed his politically polarizing views.
“You don’t always have to agree with me,” he told the crowd, “but if they throw the slave nets again, how about we don’t all stand in the exact same place?” His comments have been met with criticism, especially since Howard is a historically black university.
Kanye said “if they throwing slave nets again how about we all don’t stand in the same place” and the guitarists face fucking sends me ?????akskksksksskskdj pic.twitter.com/BZOoFjFzXJ
— ??♀️ (@asia__vu) October 12, 2019
If @kanyewest is indeed at #HowardU this morning, send him to the third floor of Founder's Library after he's done. I have some books for him.#TheMiseducationOfTheNegro
— Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr) October 12, 2019
Last week Kanye brought his Sunday Service to Salt Lake City and gave a similar politically-charged speech, expressing some controversial views on slavery.