If you seriously cannot wait anymore for Kanye West’s next album, you’re not alone.
A White House petition, since removed for violating Terms of Participation, circulated on Wednesday asking President Obama to use his executive powers to force the release of West’s long-awaited album, Swish.
“Kanye West has kept us thirsty for too long,” the petition read. “We haven’t gotten any new singles in months. The President should order Ye to drop the album on the date August, 21st [sic] as his producer Mike Dean has been teasing people about.”
West’s album release timeline has been sporadic with both the rapper and his producer remaining tight-lipped about details. In March, West released the single “All Day,” and announced a new name for his album on Twitter in May. His last album, Yeezus, was released in June of 2013.
One big error in the petition? West never announced an official release date. As Dean told Montreality earlier this week, “whenever Kanye says it’s done, it’s done.”
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