Kanye West just announced that he’s got a new album coming this summer. True to recent form, he did so via Twitter, with one simple tweet amid a stream-of-consciousness tweetstorm.
This particular tweetstorm started with a plea to recording academy president Neil Portnow and other Grammy honchos to take steps to “make the Grammys culturally relevant again,” as West made the 100-percent accurate (if not exactly new or surprising) statement that “the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch.” Then, toward the tail end of the tweets, came the announcement. Guess we’ll have to wait a few months to see if Kanye makes good on that promise.
Update, Feb. 24, 2015: Neil Portnow has responded via the Grammys’ Twitter account: