Kanye West arranged for members of the media and select DJs to fly by private jet to Wyoming for a listening party. Social media snaps also showed wife Kim Kardashian and a smattering of celebrities joining in the fun at a ranch outside of Jackson Hole with campfires and s’mores on hand for the VIPs.
The rapper, 40, has been in Wyoming working on the album, his eighth, for weeks along with several collaborators including Travis Scott, Drake, Migos and Big Sean.Jonah Hill and Chris Rock were among the celebrities at the party. The album drops at midnight June 1.
And according to first reports from those at the listening party, he references his medical struggles in his lyrics as well as the way his marriage to Kim has changed him.
According to one Twitter fan, ‘Every other artist makes a mental illness sound like the SADDEST s*** ever in their music. Kanye said his mental illness is his “Super power”. WE NEED THIS TYPE OF ENERGY.’
Another tweeted: ‘Kanye talking about mental health on this album is great. He said it’s not his disability. He says it makes him a superhero.’
Others tweeted about what he says about his reality star wife with whom she shares three young children.
@rapuo wrote: ‘Kanye on Kim: had to calm her down ’cause she couldn’t breathe/ Told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave.’