A tangential note in a recent BBC article about potential Kimye baby names noted a possibly blasphemous, but apparently “funny” rumored title for Kanye West’s upcoming album.
“Mixed emotions greet reports that Kanye West is considering calling his first child North. 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’).”
Tongue-in-cheek? Right. The name is actually pretty funny and the fact that so many “news” outlets have jumped on what absolutely has to be a joke Kim and Kanye are playing (the kid’s name would be North West, get it?) is hilarious in itself, but “I Am God?” Really, Yeezy?
The possible title gained more credibility when The Roots’ drummer Questlove seemed to get behind the title on Twitter.
I Am God…. (you’ll get it later)
— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) March 25, 2013
I sincerely hope we do.