Kanye West debuts 'Closest Thing to Einstein,' new song featuring Sampha
And a new rant, too.
Kanye West is setting his Twitter sprees to music. During a party at Los Angeles’ 1OAK Tuesday night, the rapper premiered another new track from his seemingly endless stream of unreleased music. Titled “Closest Thing to Einstein” and featuring English songwriter Sampha, the dreamy slow-burner addresses everything from his claim that he’s $53 million in the hole — “Got friends that ask me for money knowing I’m in debt/ And like my wife said, I still didn’t say no” — to the controversial statements littering his timeline as of late — “People try to say I’m going crazy on Twitter/ My friends’ best advice was to stay low.”
West also went on a lengthy tirade Tuesday night about his recent spats with Taylor Swift and ex-girlfriend Amber Rose. Despite contrarian statements from Swift’s camp, he insisted that he cleared his headline-making lyric in “Famous” with the singer beforehand, saying she initially approved but “Then she won her award and said something completely different!” Adding, “She not cool no more. She had two seconds to be cool and she f—ed it up.” He pushed back against Rose as well: “She never stick no fingers in my ass. I don’t play like that,” West said, referring to Rose’s assertion on Twitter.
He also came to the defense of Jay Z and Tidal, where he exclusively released his latest record The Life of Pablo. “Do you know what Hov had to go through to make music for y’all?” he said. “Y’all have Blueprint 1 but y’all act like Tidal wack. That man fought to buy a streaming company,” he said, urging fans to hop on board with the streaming service.
Watch full clips from the impromptu show below.