It hasn’t even been one week since Kanye West unveiled his eighth studio album Ye, but the rapper has already begun to make changes to the project, just as he did when he released 2016’s The Life of Pablo.
Kanye updated the last verse of his Ye cut “I Thought About Killing You” with a few lines about slavery. “If I wasn’t shining so hard, wouldn’t be no shade/ Buckwheat-ass n—a, it’s gon’ be otay/ Sorry, but I chose not to be no slave,” he now raps, referencing his controversial comments about slavery from his viral interview with TMZ earlier in May.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” Kanye said during the TMZ interview. “Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of you all?” He added that “we’re mentally imprisoned.”
On Wednesday, Power 106 released a video interview with Kim Kardashian West from Kanye’s Wyoming listening event, in which Kim revealed that Kanye changed a lyric on Ye just hours before arriving at his listening event.
Billboard has reached out to Kanye West’s reps for comment.
Listen to the new version of “I Thought About Killing You” below.