Update: Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s new single “Vultures” is now available on streaming services. The song originally premiered with a verse from Lil Durk, but the Chicago native’s contribution has been removed.
Kanye West has resurfaced with new music after a more than a year-long hiatus. The controversial rapper, who was forced to step away from the public eye following a series of antisemitic remarks, debuted the new song “Vultures” during his Friday night show on Chicago radio station Power 92. The track features West alongside Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Durk and Bump J.
West directly addressed his controversial comments with incendiary lyrics, including, “How am I antisemitic? I just f-cked a Jewish b-tch.”
West’s career took a significant hit after a hateful and bizarre appearance on Alex Jones’ “Infowars” talk show in December 2022. During the show, he praised Hitler and made antisemitic jokes about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This incident marked the culmination of a multi-month media frenzy fueled by antisemitic comments from West, leading to his banishment from social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter (now X) and the termination of his business partnership with Adidas. The Yeezy founder’s net worth reportedly plummeted from an estimated $2 billion to less than $500 million following the German sports brand’s decision to sever ties with him.
“adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech,” a statement from the company read. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
The statement continued: “After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. adidas will stop the adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.”
The release of “Vultures” coincides with rumors of a new collaborative album between Kanye West and Ty Dolla $. The album, titled “Y$”, was initially scheduled for release on November 3rd, with listening parties planned for the same day. However, the album’s release was subsequently postponed.
No new release date has been announced for the album, and it remains unclear whether “Vultures” will be included on the project.
Listen to “Vultures” below.