Kayne West Drops New Album, Sparking Expected Backlash, Controversies

Kayne West performs for the Kayne West Foundation at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Thursday, June, 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Rapper Kanye West this weekend released a new album and performed a related listening party show in New York.

The songs brought backlash for the lyrics and sound, particularly from those he referenced including from Ozzy Osbourne for sampling his band’s hit song “War Pigs” without permission.

West also again name-dropped singer Taylor Swift, following a feud for having done that first time in 2016.

The album is named “Vulture,” and West performed the listening party with singer Ty Dolla $ign, with whom the album is a joint project.

Also mention the “Vulture” song lyrics are Bill Cosby, Elon Musk and fellow rapper Puff Daddy.

West also samples a song from Donna Summer, which her estate says is an unauthorized use.