Kanye West's collaboration with XXXTentacion, "One Minute," has leaked. The song initially surfaced on Tuesday, before XXXTentacion's estate shared the tracklist for the late rapper's new album Skins in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. West opens his verse with "So much hate at the top, it's a lonely place," pays tribute to the later rapper with, "And when I'm on my way, X hold the gate" and then goes on to rap extensively in defense of XXXTentacion, with lyrics pertaining to how accusations play out in both public and private life.
Before XXXTentacion's death in June, the Miami rapper faced charges including sexual assault, domestic violence, and false imprisonment, and admitted some of these crimes in a tape obtained by Pitchfork in October.
A notable portion of Kanye West's verse sees him cast doubt on XXXTentacion's guilt in the crimes he was accused of. Read them below.
She wanna give you the cookie, you Famous Amos She gave you the pussy, but you ain't pay for the anus Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin' The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff
XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins will be released Friday, December 7. Yesterday, The Independent reported that West’s label YEEZY will be releasing merch to help promote the project. The line will be printed on blank YEEZY tees and printed with graphics crafted by Emmy-winning designer, JJ Villard.
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