Kanye West Plans to Move Back to Chicago for Good
Kanye West stopped by Chance The Rapper's frequently-held Open Mike Event in Chicago last night (Sept. 17), and made quite a few announcements that left the crowd buzzing. Aside from revealing that he and Chano are working on a long-rumored joint album Good Ass Job, 'Ye also revealed that he plans to move back to his hometown for good.
"I want to thank my brother Chance for bringing me back to Chicago," the MC said in a video obtained by TMZ. "The first thing that's on my mind that I have to tell you is that I'm moving back to Chicago and I'm never leaving again," he continued as the crowd erupted into screams.
The audience is limited to high school students who couldn't contain their joy, and even made Kanye so happy that he cracked not just a rare smile, but was full-on beaming.
In addition to his announcement about the move, 'Ye also confirmed the rumored news that the collaborative Chance album is on the way. Although he didn't provide any information about when fans can expect it, he did later share on Instagram that he has another album, titled Yahndi, dropping on Sept. 29. It's likely not a coincidence that the drop date is also the same night he'll appear during the season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live.
No word yet on what wife Kim Kardashian has to say about Kanye's plans to never leave Chicago. The two share three kids together, North, Saint and, of course, Chicago—but Kim has been a life-long resident of Los Angeles.
Check out the video of Kanye's announcement at Chance's Open Mike event below.
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