Kanye West isn’t terribly concerned about album sales, he just wants you to hear his music from Yeezus.
Kanye is an artist known for making hits but also for making a scene. Just when you thought he couldn’t interrupt anything else, he paused his performance but in a less over-dramatic way.
At the Governors Ball on Sunday, Kanye performed a new record titled “Black Skinhead” off of his new album Yeezus that’s scheduled to be released June 18 Although the album is highly anticipated, Sunday was the first time fans got to hear anything from the album.
During a break in his performance, in a typical Kanye fashion, he told the audience he was just happy to be performing. He then continued on to say that he purposely hasn’t released any information from the album and that he could careless about being on the radio.
“We ain’t drop no single to radio. We ain’t got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that–sh*t,” Kanye told the crowd, “We ain’t even got no cover! We just made some real music.”
He talked about earlier days in his career where the label would tell him when to drop the album in order to get more sales, but Kanye claimed he no longer cared about that. “When I listen to radio, that ain’t where I wanna be no more,” said Yeezy. “And honestly, at this point I can give a f— about selling a million records, as long as I put out an album y’all can rock to all summer.”
Kanye performed two other songs off of Yeezus and a few of his hits before bringing the performance full circle to an encore presentation of “Black Skinhead.”