G.O.O.D. Music artist Kanye West is no stranger when it comes to pushing boundaries and the rapper is already ruffling feathers thanks to what may possibly be the title of his sixth studio album. The BBC reports that West is contemplating I Am God as the title for his upcoming album.
The report from the BBC also states that West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are looking into North as the name for the baby boy they’re expecting in July.
“Mixed emotions greet reports that Kanye West is considering calling his first child North. It’s a good joke, from a slightly unexpected source (neither the rapper nor his possibly even more famous partner, Kim Kardashian, are best known for their self-deprecating sallies, although the title Kanye is supposed to be contemplating for his new album, I Am God, is said to be ‘half tongue-in-cheek’),” read a March 23rd story from the BBC titled “A Boy Named North West.”
Neither West nor a rep for the rapper has responded to this latest album news. Aside from a possible title and a small list of album collaborators, all other details on West’s sixth studio album remain scarce.
UPDATE: The Huffington Post has heard from a source said to be close to Kanye West that the BBC’s report was not correct. They stressed that the title was actually, “I Am A God,” and it will likely be a song, not the album’s title.
“We would never be so presumptuous or sacrilegious to call ourselves the supreme being,” the unnamed source said. “While everyone will have to wait for the actual song to parse the specifics of the song’s message, the source hinted that the idea was generally that all people are manifestations of a higher power.”
Longtime West affiliate and onetime G.O.O.D Music artist Malik Yusef took to Twitter, which aligned with what the source appeared to be correcting:
— Malik Yusef (@malikyusef) March 26, 2013
The Psalms 28 verse quotes,
“I said, ‘You are gods,
And all of you are children of the Most High.
But you shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.'”
Kanye West has yet to speak out to confirm the song or the title.