Kanye West says that his new album is receiving a little heavenly help.
He described the new album, “Waves,” as a “dream that can’t happen without God.”
“I’m only doing two percent of the work,” West said on Real 92.3 Thursday morning. “God is doing the rest of the work.”
He also said that his late mother, Donda West, and his late father-in-law, Robert Kardashian, were watching over him and helping him with his album from the next life. Of his father-in-law, West said, “He’s still doing deals for controversial black people from up in heaven.”
West also addressed the fact that he recently took to Twitter to put up a poll asking people what the title of his new album should be.
“Yeah, I wanted to get people’s opinions on how they felt,” he said. “What I’ve really come to realize about being a celebrity is … everybody is our family. It’s family. If something bad happens, you’re gonna hear about it.”
“Obviously I have made a connection with people – a family-level connection that they played my music in their houses for so many years with their mothers, their friends, their kids. We love any opportunity we have to involve all of our family in the creative process.”
West later revealed that’s he’s enlisted the help of gospel great Kirk Franklin in making Waves.
“When I’m sitting in the studio with Kirk Franklin and we’re going through it, I said this is a gospel album, with a whole lot of cursing on it,” West said. “But it’s still a gospel album. It’s the gospel according the Ye’. It’s not exactly what happened in the bible but it’s this story of the idea of Mary Magdalene becoming Mary.”