Kanye West Announces His First Ever Opera

It’s been nearly a month since Kanye West put out Jesus Is King which, to no surprise, received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. It still did very well, hitting #1 on the charts with its lead single ‘Follow God‘ as a fan favourite. You can stream the album here.

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Earlier this evening, never one to follow the status quo, Ye has announced that he will be holding his first opera on November 24th at the Hollywood Bowl in LA. It is called Nebuchadnezzar after Nebuchadnezzar II, the longest-reigning monarch of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. You might recall that Ye mentioned him during his recent interview with Zane Lowe, so it seems this might have been in the works for a while. It will be directed by Vanessa Beecroft. Check out the invitation below, designed by Nick Knight.