Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s fans are going to have to try a new method to get his long-awaited SWISH album into their hands sooner after sending a petition to the White House this week.
According to reports, the White House removed a fan-fueled petition to get Ye’s album delivered early.
The petition quickly gained tens of thousands of signatures, but the White House closed the petition down by the middle of Wednesday afternoon, claiming it was in violation of We the People’s terms of participation and was removed under the moderation policy. (Billboard)
Prior to being removed, reports claim the petition blamed Ye for making them “thirsty” for his new album.
A fan shared the petition online and it has already gained more than 100,000 signatures, reading: “Kanye West has kept us thirsty for too long. We haven’t gotten any new singles in months. The President should order Ye to drop the album on the date August, 21st as his producer Mike Dean has been teasing people about.” (OK!)
Recently, producer Mike Dean acknowledge Kanye would solely determine when the album was ready for the masses.
“Nothing, really, it’s in progress,” Dean revealed when asked what he knew about Ye’s new album. “[Will it come out in 2015?] I have no idea. It just depends. Whenever Kanye says it’s done, it’s done.” (Montreality)
Recently, rapper Q-Tip talked about being attached to Kanye’s upcoming SWISH album with veteran producer Rick Rubin.
“Yeah, Rick and I were gonna do the record, and Kanye went through different phases musically, so we’ve yet to reconnect on his project. We’ve met a few times and he’s kept me up to speed here and there on what’s happening. He’s done the same with my record. We’ve been talking about some ideas for my record as well. We’re still in step. It’s not like [Kanye] scrapped any of it, that’s a rumor.” (Billboard)
Although slim with details, G.O.O.D. Music’s Travi$ Scott recently dished on the mysterious upcoming LP.
“Don’t think that you hearing ‘All Day’ and that’s the vibe of the album. Nah, man. This is some other next level thing he got going. He’s on his producing sh*t. He’s on his God-level rapping sh*t. It’s that Kanye everybody wants. It’s some ultimate sh*t.” (Power 106 FM)