On the track, which premiered Friday night (Nov. 17) on WPWX Power 92 Chicago, Ye doubles down on some of his controversial statements from late 2022.
“How I’m antisemitic? I just f—ed a Jewish b—-,” West raps halfway through “Vultures” (listen here).
Elsewhere on the song, Ye appears to address his former manager Scooter Braun. “I just f—ed Scooter’s b—-,” he raps before referencing the Columbine High School shooting massacre.
“Vultures” had not yet appeared on music streaming platforms at press time.
Last year, West faced major backlash after making a series of antisemitic statements. After receiving blowback for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt in October 2022 at Paris Fashion Week, the rapper tweeted that he was going to go “death con 3” on Jewish people. This began a string of hate-speech-filled interviews, which reached an even more disturbing level when he appeared on Alex Jones’ InfoWars and said, “I see good things about Hitler,” among other hateful rhetoric.
It’s unclear if “Vultures” will appear on West’s reported joint collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign. Billboard reported in mid-October that Ye and Ty were shopping a joint project to distributors and that West would “make a decision soon.” The set would mark the first release for Ye since his antisemitic comments, which led to Def Jam parent company, Universal Music Group, distancing from the artist.
Earlier this month, Ty teased on social media that he and West were planning a multi-stadium listening event for their joint album on Nov. 3, similar to the three massive listening events Ye hosted for Donda in 2021. However, the event didn’t take place and a release date for the album has still not been announced.
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