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Kanye West’s struggle to release new album as no record label wants to touch him

Kanye West is said to be “struggling” to get his new album released, with some record labels keen to steer clear of the rapper after his antisemitic comments last year.

The 46-year-old hitmaker, who has been hitting headlines recently thanks to his marriage to Bianca Censori, is said to have completed an entire new album with fellow rap superstar Ty Dolla $ign.

Billboard is reporting that despite the album being done and ready to go, some label leaders “have passed on the opportunity to distribute the project given the antisemitic comments [Kanye] West began making almost exactly a year prior”. They also note that the music itself “isn’t controversial lyrically”, according to sources.

Last year Kanye famously made some hateful remarks about Jews, with the ongoing war and conflict in Israel is said to only be fueling the hesitation from labels who are steering clear of the rapper off the back of his comments from a year ago.

But although some leading labels are passing on swooping up Ye’s new project, the rapper is still “shopping for a partner to distribute” his collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign, with them said to be “considering five different offers”.

The outlet also reports that Kanye “will make a decision soon” with the album set to release in a few weeks if everything goes to plan.

Last year Kanye shocked the world when he took to social media to pen: “Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”

He then followed his comments up a few days later when he tweeted: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con [sic] 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”

Kanye did however issue a statement when appearing on Piers Morgan Uncensored after the incident. He said: “I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the confusion that I caused. I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I have been through.”

But in recent months Kanye has been quiet, albeit incredibly visible. Often spotted with his wife Bianca, Kanye and the 28-year-old model and architect have been packing on the public displays of affection of late.

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