The rapper's knack for imploding the separation between art and artist has been the connecting thread of his 15-year solo career, from his instantly epochal 2004 debut album, The College Dropout, to 2016's messy but arresting The Life of Pablo.
Ye is a seven track album, with features from Kid Cudi, Young Thug and Jeremih.
Interestingly, Kim Kardashian revealed to fans that Kanye West shot the official album cover while heading to the listening party. If you want to check out Kanye's latest work, you can stream it right now either on Apple Music or via Spotify.
But no one was angrier than Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown.
Bobby Brown has joined a chorus of people who have condemned Kanye West for licensing a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-strewn bathroom for the cover of Pusha T's new album, Daytona. Kanye, after all, has spent the better part of the last decade snatching victory from the jaws of self-created defeat. He mentioned the ongoing drama between his sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian and her baby's father, Tristan Thompson.
This isn't a comment on his mental health, something that has been examined ad nauseum and a subject he, at last, explicitly acknowledges on his new album ye. "And I'm just the person to do it", he told the magazine.More news: 'Dead' Russian journalist shows up alive at Ukrainian news conference
"Today I thought about killing you, premeditated murder / You'd only care enough to kill somebody you love", he continues.
"Now I'm on 50 blogs gettin" 50 calls / My wife callin", screamin', say, "we "bout to lose it all!'"
"I like the word "imprisoned" because slavery goes too directly to the idea of blacks ... so prison is something that unites us as one race".
"It ain't no disability, I'm a superhero", he raps in Yikes.
Despite the controversies, fans are reacting positively to "Ye".