Ty Dolla Sign and Kanye Get Tattoos For Collaborative 'Vultures' Album (UPDATE)

The long-delayed project is expected to arrive soon.

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UPDATED 12/29/23 11:55 a.m ET: The artist formerly known as Kanye West has also joined Ty Dolla Sign in getting a tattoo to commemorate their long-delayed collaborative album.

As shared by Downey, California-based tattoo artist Tat2Nene, who frequently does pieces for Ty Dolla Sign, the multi-hyphenate also got some new ink ahead of the release of Vultures. Curiously, the photo also shows what appears to be recording equipment, so assumedly work on the project isn't done just yet. Assumedly, they both got the same Japanese Yen and U.S. Dollar piece, which is the moniker the duo plans to release Vultures under.

Kanye getting a tattoo yesterday night pic.twitter.com/EJNa4ok3ju

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According to Billboard, representatives for Ye said the record is scheduled for a Jan. 12, 2024 release date. The album was originally scheduled to drop on Friday, Dec.15 but failed to materialize.

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Ty Dolla $ign has expanded his ink collection.

As he prepares to release his collaborative Vultures album with Kanye West, the Los Angeles-born singer took to Instagram to unveil a tribute tattoo for the much-anticipated projected. Ty posted a close-up shot of the “¥$” tattoo above his right ear and below his hairline. The post was soundtracked by the album's title cut, featuring Bump J and Lil Durk.

The symbol combination has become quite fimilar to Ye and Ty fans, as the duo will reportedly release Vultures under the “¥$” moniker. The effort was originally expected to arrive in mid-October but was pushed back to Dec.15 and then to Dec. 31 following a series of listening parties. However, in the weeks leading up to New Year's Eve, a spokesperson for Kanye confirmed to Billboard that the album wouldn't arrive until early 2024 — Jan. 12, to be exact.

It's no secret that the road to Vultures has been littered with controversy, not only because of its repeated delays, but because of Ye's incendiary lyrics on the title track.

"How am I antisemitic? I just fucked a Jewish bitch," he rapped on the song.

The line was an obvious reference to the backlash Ye received over anti-Semitic remarks, including his criticism of the so-called “Jewish underground media mafia” and his liking for Adolf Hitler. He made similar comments during Vultures promotional event earlier this month, when he claimed Zionists were running schools and hospitals.

Kanye apologized for his anti-Jewish rhetoric in a December 26 Instagram post that was written in Hebrew.

"I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for any unintended outburst caused by my words or actions, it was not my intention to hurt or disrespect, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused,” he wrote. "I am committed to starting with myself and learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future. Your forgiveness is important to me, and I am committed to making amends and promoting unity."

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