Kanye Talks Race, Trump, and Police Brutality on New Song “Ye Vs. The People”

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Kanye West arrives at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After trolling fans with the largely-unintelligible single “Lift Yourself,” Kanye West premiered another new song called “Ye vs. the People” on Power 106 FM in Los Angeles. Featuring T.I. as ostensibly the voice of the people, the song speaks to the recent controversy surrounding West’s apparent support of Donald Trump, touching on themes of race, police brutality, and West’s observations on the changes between the Obama and Trump presidencies. Listen to a radio rip here.

Earlier this month, Kanye said that he’s got a new 7-song album out this June, in addition to a number of collaborative releases with Kid Cudi, Pusha T, and Nas. He also recently delivered a verse about “white dominance” to TMZ chief Harvey Levin while wearing a MAGA hat.

UPDATE 4/29 10:00 AM: A mastered version of “Ye vs. the People” can now be streamed on kanyewest.com.

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