Kanye West Explains Why 'Jesus Is King' Once Again Didn't Drop When It Was Supposed To
By Zach Seemayer
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Twitter exploded just after midnight on the East Coast when Kanye West's hotly anticipated album Jesus Is King -- which was really, truly, no, seriously, supposed to drop at midnight -- didn't actually get released.
Despite promising that Jesus Is King would drop at midnight in a tweet sent Thursday afternoon -- a level of commitment that made this time seem more real than the other times the album was supposed to drop over the past two months -- West revealed, more than an hour after the fact, that the album still needed work and that he was busy fixing it.
"To my fans, Thank you for being loyal & patient," West wrote. "We are specifically fixing mixes on 'Everything We Need' 'Follow God' & 'Water.'"
"We not going to sleep until this album is out!" West added.
To my fans
Thank you for being loyal & patient
We are specifically fixing mixes on “Everything We Need” “Follow God” & “Water”
"I was asking people to fast during the album. There were times where I was asking people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album," he shared, acknowledging how "radical" the request was.
"There were times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said, 'Can you just work and focus on this?'" he added. "I thought if we could all focus and fast -- families who pray together stay together."
Check out the video below to hear more about the long-awaited album.