From the outside looking in, the vision for Kanye West’s future is unclear. The father of four has been pulled in various directions lately, from his tumultuous presidential campaign, which was previously halted, to negotiating with brands like Adidas after seriously tarnishing their working relationship last year. It’s been some time since he’s given us new music, but over the weekend, footage of Ye filming what appears to be a visual for a track from 2021’s DONDA began circulating online.
In the brief clip, we see West aggressively gesturing toward the camera while listening to “Off The Grid.” He appears to be working on the project without collaborators Fivio Foreign and Playboi Carti, though that doesn’t mean we won’t see them participate in the finished product. It remains unclear when the “Waves” artist plans to drop the long-awaited visual, but we do know he’s using it to continue forward with his latest fashion agenda – repopularizing the shoulder pad.
Kanye West Dons Shoulder Pads for “Off The Grid” Music Video
We’ve seen plenty of bold looks from West in recent weeks, some of them seemingly referencing Nazi symbolism and others simply leaving the world confused. Regardless of what the masses have to say, Lil Wayne made it clear during a recent interview that he still thinks his “Forever” collaborator is a genius. The Louisana native dropped by the All the Smoke podcast on Friday (June 9) to chat, at which time he didn’t hesitate to give Ye his flowers.
“He’s a genius… What I mean by that is he can stop being Kanye West at any time and start being Kanye East and be the best at that as well,” the 40-year-old explained to the show’s hosts. “He’s a genius when it comes to music. Whatever route he wanna go, he’s gonna be packing arenas.”
Lil Wayne Wants All the Smoke
Check out a clip of Lil Wayne’s thoughts on Kanye West in the IG post below, or scroll further to catch his full appearance on the All the Smoke podcast. Who do you prefer between Weezy and Yeezy? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.