In mid-September 2018, Kanye took a break from his Twitter rants to announce the release date of what was supposed to be his ninth studio album. The highly-anticipated project entitled Yandhi was set to drop on September 29, which would have coincided with his appearance on the premiere of Saturday Night Live.
When the big day came, however, Yandhi never materialized. Instead, Kanye grabbed headlines during his SNL performance for reciting an off-air speech about his MAGA hat and plans to run for president in 2020. Although his viral speech didn’t go over well with his core fan base, Trump tweeted: “Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told ‘no’), was great. He’s leading the charge!”