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Kanye West is set to launch his new album ‘Jesus Is King’ at an event at Detroit’s Fox Theatre tonight (September 27).
Entitled ‘Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience’ the event is set to start in the city at 8pm US time.
“We just found out about it, actually,” the spokesperson added. “We usually don’t [book any events day-of], but it’s Kanye West, he can get away with anything.”
But West’s publicist has bow confirmed on Instagram that the new album will drop at the event tonight.
Earlier today, West also performed at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater — billing it as a Sunday Service.
The latest twist, comes after many fans expressed their frustation earlier today, when the album didn’t drop as scheduled.
West had posted the album’s tracklisting on his website, with the note confirming it would be out today.
Two days ago, West’s wife Kim Kardashian-West also indicated ‘Jesus Is King’ would definitely be released today. She tweeted: “2 more days Jesus Is King”.
But this morning it failed to materialise.
Rumours had been circulating for some weeks that West wouldn’t actually go ahead with the release of the album. Variety and The New York Times reported that the album was being delayed. The latter wrote: “It’s Kanye, so who knows but we’re hearing from many industry people that ‘Jesus Is King’ is not coming on Friday, despite people on the ground in Wyoming trying to make it happen.”
West’s website hasn’t issued any update about the album, with its front page still advertising its apparent tracklisting and today’s date.