The rapper, who will be the musical guest on the SNL season premiere, has already accepted his new release won't make it to number one, because he's going up against Lil Wayne's long-awaited new album, "The Carter V".
"we're releasing Yandhi Saturday night," Kanye writes on Twitter. "We know it will come in number 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that's lovely The universe needs "Ye" and Wayne music at the same time."
we’re releasing Yandhi Saturday night— ye (@kanyewest) 27 September 2018
We know it will come in number 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that’s lovely
The universe needs Ye and Wayne music at the same time
YANDHI 9 29 18— ye (@kanyewest) 27 September 2018
YANDHI IS RELEASING THIS SATURDAY pic.twitter.com/ysqMrtc1RP
The "Lollipop" hitmaker announced earlier this week, beg September 24, that he would be releasing the new album on his birthday, September 27. "Tha Carter V" actually drops at midnight.
Rumors suggest the rapper was still putting the finishing touches to the release this week, adding Post Malone to one track.
Other reports hint at a collaboration with late rap star XXXTENTACION on the album.
The 20-year-old hitmaker, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Florida in June, and OnSmash sources claim he will appear posthumously on the record.
"Tha Carter V" was originally set for release in 2014, but it was delayed due to contractual disputes between Wayne, bosses at Cash Money Records, and the rapper's longtime mentor Birdman.
Lil Wayne confirmed the release a video shared on Twitter earlier this week, September 25, stating, "With this album, I'm giving you more than me. This is years of work... that you'll be listening to. I hope you enjoy it, you don't have to love it, you don't have to like it, but I hope you enjoy it."