When it comes to grand, egotistical statements, we can always rely on Kanye West.
Though this time, it may have been written in the stars.
Yeezy – rapper, husband of Kim Kardashian, designer of expensive sneakers and the self-appointed close second to Jesus (just listen to the lyrics of his song ‘I Am a God’) – has reportedly taken it upon himself to record a tribute album to the late, great David Bowie.
And it’s no surprise the album is rumoured to be a solo one…
Kanye was one of many celebrities to publicly acknowledge the huge loss to the music world after Bowie – whom Kanye credits as an inspiration – died last week at 69 after a secret 18-month battle with cancer.
The 38-year-old rapper, who is quite partial to an epic Twitter rant, has previously said of himself:
“I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that’s living or breathing is number two.”
“You may be talented, but you’re not Kanye West.”
“My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”
So you know that if Kanye holds you in high esteem, you must be pretty impressive.
Yeezy sees himself as a successor to Bowie and is recording both straight-forward cover versions of some of Bowie’s classics and raps with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music, The Mirror reports.
“He is determined to carry on David’s work as a musical innovator,” an inside source reportedly said.
“He says that the torch has been passed to him.”
This should come as no surprise to anyone when we look back to Bowie’s prophetic 1972 album cover for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
In case you missed it, Kanye’s NAME IS ON THE COVER! (Yes, it was five years before he was born, but still.)
Kanye has apparently been putting his own spin iconic Bowie hits, including Changes, Heroes and Rebel, Rebel.