Now this is the kind of modernity I fucking live for.
Thursday, frequent Ye spinners started noticing that Kanye West was seemingly back in Pablo mode and making post-release tweaks. On album opener "I Thought About Killing You," there's now an added line that HipHop-N-More notes is likely a reference to his widely trashed "400 years? That sounds like a choice!" comments about slavery:
If I wasn't shinin' 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
young n***a shit, n***a, we don't age
At the time of this writing, the "I Thought About Killing You" update was only appearing on the clean version of the album across all streaming providers. The new version of the track seems to have been pushed to streaming services June 5. If you can stomach the idea of a "clean version" of anything, hear the new line for yourself below:
Ideally, he'll continue updating Ye until it actually includes some true insight and an actual explanation re: the unfortunate MAGA-stained status of this album cycle.
West previously used this post-release tweaking strategy with his 2016 album The Life of Pablo, which resulted in the oft-repeated "I'ma fix wolves" rallying cry. The approach, which allows an album to be released as a continual work-in-progress to the crowd-sourced reaction of fans, has since been adopted by other artists. Last July, Young Thug updated his Beautiful Thugger Girls album to include a new verse from Quavo.