Dear Kanye West, who is Pablo? It’s an answer many fans are begging to know after the rapper revealed the title of his new album is “The Life of Pablo.” It was formerly known as “So Help Me God,” “Waves” and “Swish.” He confirmed the name of the album on Twitter Wednesday.
West, 38, knew the title was obscure. After not going with any of the names he previously discussed, he promised a prize to anyone who could figure out what “The Life of Pablo” meant. “That’s the new album,” he tweeted early Thursday morning. “Anybody who can figure out the title gets tickets to Season 3 and free Yeezys.” He later deleted the message.
The name of the album quickly became a top-trending Twitter topic, and West didn’t want to deal with the buzz. He asked people to wait until the weekend was over before he answered any questions. “Please no one text me or ask me for anything till Monday,” West wrote.
Final track list for The Life Of Pablo pic.twitter.com/PMH94MAAeJ
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 11, 2016
While unanswered questions were gnawing at most fans, pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, who recently made headlines after being accused of widespread securities fraud, offered the rapper $10 million to buy “The Life of Pablo.” He sent West a public letter through Twitter, asking the album only be released to him and not the public.
“I am writing to you in hopes of convincing you to withhold the release of your forthcoming studio album,” the letter reads. “Instead of releasing this product for your millions of fans, I ask you to sell this recording solely to me, for the price of $10,000,000. I believe you (and your partners) will find this financial arrangement more attractive than your current course of action.” Shkreli finished the note by adding West could reach him through Twitter DM.
West has not yet responded to Shkreli’s offer, as far as the public knows.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 11, 2016
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