Following the demise of XXXTentacion in June, Kanye West tweeted about how a lot the fallen rapper had impressed him creatively. Nearly six months later, Yeezy will function the lone visitor characteristic on X's posthumous Skins album. The pair teamed up for a observe reportedly known as "One Minute," which surfaced on the web Wednesday (Dec. 5).
West opens the tough guitar-laden observe with an prolonged verse, the place he seemingly touches on how false rape allegations might wreck one's repute. "She wanna provide the cookie, you Famous-amous/ She gave you the pussy, however you ain’t pay for the anus/ Now your title is tainted, by the claims they portray/ The defendant is responsible, nobody blames the plaintiff/ Gotta say it in Layman’s phrases, whilst you wait on arraignments/ Cause if the jury say you probably did it, the fee is heinous," he raps.
Some listeners then jumped to the conclusion that Kanye is defending the Florida native's troubled previous in some capability. X's rise to prominence was partly fueled by a disturbing home violence case, which was well-documented throughout his lifetime. Pitchfork obtained recordings that noticed XXXTentacion confessing to committing quite a few acts of home violence.
Meanwhile, a supply near West tells Billboard that the 41-year-old "isn't defending XXX or referencing anybody specifically" together with his lyrics.
Skins hits streaming providers at midnight (Dec. 7).