Kanye West scrapped a whole album after he came under fire last month for admitting he was addicted to opioids and his controversial comments about slavery.
The 'Bound 2' hitmaker dropped his seven-track LP 'Ye' last week, but he has revealed he was forced to rewrite a few of the tracks, rework some bars and completely ditch tracks in the run-up to the release after he realised his outspoken lyrics may offend people because of the uproar he caused when he declared in an interview with TMZ last month that slavery was a "choice" for black people.
Speaking to radio host Big Boy during an interview, he said: "I completely re-did the album after TMZ. We just sat there and really honed in on the words because now it's all headlines, it's like every bar can be used, there's even bars we had about that... I took a bar off the album. It was just too sensitive.
It was about that topic. And I just let go. 'I'm gonna just chill right now, let's just keep making some music.' You know, I feel like, as a son, and as a family member of the world ... that's the reason why the world won't let me go because I'm just a family member.