Is rapper Kanye West considering the name “I Am God” for his next album?
No, he is not, according to an anonymous source that spoke to E! News. In addition, someone that the Huffington Post cited as “a reliable source in West's camp” said that the phrase is actually the name of one of West’s songs on his upcoming album, not the title, which is where the misunderstanding may have arisen. The title, added the source, is “I Am A God,” not “I Am God.”
“We would never be so presumptuous or sacrilegious to call ourselves the supreme being,” the source said, according to the Huffington Post. (Your guess is as good as ours as to what that “we” indicates.) The source said the album title hasn’t been decided on yet.
The impression that West was titling his album “I Am God” may have come from a BBC News article which was discussing the possibility that West and Kim Kardashian are considering the name North for their child.
“Mixed emotions greet reports that Kanye West is considering calling his first child North,” the article by Charles Nevin read. “It's a good joke, from a slightly unexpected source (neither the rapper nor his possibly even more famous partner, Kim Kardashian, are best known for their self-deprecating sallies, although the title Kanye is supposed to be contemplating for his new album, I Am God, is said to be ‘half tongue-in-cheek’).”
West first worked as a producer in the music industry and was a member of the rap group the Go-Getters, which released one album, before he crafted his first album, “The College Dropout,” and released it in 2004. “College” was followed by his albums “Graduation,” “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” and his collaboration with artist Jay-Z titled “Watch the Throne,” among other works. He has won 21 Grammy Awards throughout his career.