Kanye West released his highly-anticipated eighth studio album ye over the weekend, which was celebrated by a private listening party out in Wyoming. Touching upon deep topics such as his mental health issues and his recent controversial slavery comments, the seven-track project has given fans a deeper look into West’s thought process and reasoning behind his outbursts and antics.
Deciding to highlight one standout track in particular, the creatives over at Genius have decoded the meaning behind the lyrics to “Wouldn’t Leave.” On the single Kanye addresses the backlash he faced after his “slavery was a choice” comment, and delves deep into how it affected his relationship with his wife Kim Kardashian. With “Wouldn’t Leave” being jammed-packed with symbolic lyrics, the video posted above breaks down everything from the infamous TMZ incident and his infamous 2013 interview with Sway Calloway to the strain on his marriage with Kim.
Watch the video above to understand the deeper meaning to “Wouldn’t Leave.” Make sure to read more about the annotations picked up by Genius here.
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