Kanye West has sparked speculation that he was unfaithful to Kim Kardashian during their marriage thanks to new lyrics from Donda.
On Saturday, Kanye’s tenth studio album was finally released to fans after months of anticipation fueled by three listening parties, each attended by his estranged wife, Kim.
And with each listening event came increased speculation about Kim and Kanye’s current relationship after Kim filed for divorce from the rapper in February citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Fan theories hit fever pitch last week after Kim joined her estranged husband on stage at his third listening party wearing a Balenciaga couture wedding gown, moments before they were photographed holding hands as they left the venue.
And while the re-creation of their wedding bolstered rumors of a reconciliation, Kanye’s new lyrics now reveal that things might be slightly more complicated than we once thought.
Donda marks the first time Kanye has spoken out about the divorce, and inevitably fans were eager to pick apart the lyrics, which might offer further insight into the breakdown of their highly publicized marriage.
Among plenty of other references to Kim on the album, during the song “Hurricane” Kanye appears to allude to cheating on his wife after the birth of their first two children North and Saint, who are now aged eight and five.
The 44-year-old hints at infidelity with the lyrics: “Here I go actin’ too rich, here I go with a new chick / And I know what the truth is, still playin’ after two kids.”