Please, indulge us in a second of conspiracy.
After Kim Kardashian West revealed the title of her third baby with Kanye West to be Chicago “Chi” West on Friday, most rational people on Twitter made a rapid joke and proceeded to go about their day. However one way-too-obsessive Kanye stan (the author of this text) recalled a 2003 podcast interview with the rapper that will counsel an alternate idea — for individuals who consider loopy issues — to the concept the title of Kim and Kanye’s third baby was determined just lately, as frequent sense would possibly lead you to consider.
Let’s take a quick dive into the Church of Yeezus and observe the indicators that Chicago West was not solely prophesied by the universe again in 2007, however that 2018 is true in regards to the time when she would arrive.
This is the proof.
EXHIBIT A: “Homecoming” (2007)
Chris Martin, of Coldplay fame, lends the hook to this jam off of Kanye’s Commencement album, which is actually a love story between Kanye and his hometown, humanized as a woman he grew up with.
“I met this woman after I was three years previous/ And what I liked most, she had a lot soul…”
On the finish of the tune, Kanye reveals, for individuals who weren’t already keyed in, that the particular person he was speaking about the entire time was, actually, “Chi-City,” aka Chicago.
“If you do not know by now, I am talkin’ ’bout Chi-City.”
*Be aware: Some will appropriately level out that the woman within the tune introduces herself to Kanye, saying, “My title is Windy and I prefer to blow timber.” For now, let’s simply attribute that to the rapper’s love of puns in his songwriting, and fewer in a literal method that utterly dismantles this argument.
EXHIBIT B: Bret Easton Ellis Podcast Interview in 2003
Kanye has quite a few occasions described himself as getting old principally in reverse, like a hip-hop model of Benjamin Button. Yeezy elaborates on this most clearly on the debut episode of The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast in late 2003, the place Kanye offers a timeline of his getting old course of, which he describes as tied to his inventive skills and traits (principally) downward, except that notorious 2009 Video Music Awards incident with Taylor Swift.
“The higher and higher I get at what I do, the youthful I’m. Every single day I am getting youthful,” he defined. “Once I made Commencement, I used to be six years previous. Once I made 808s, I jumped to 5 years previous.”
“Then, Taylor Swift factor occurred, proper? And I needed to develop again up, and I delivered what may very well be thought of my most perfected work,” he continued. “I nearly reached 10 years previous after I did Darkish Fantasy.“
“Then, after I did Yeezus, I kinda received again to below 5, like four-and-a-half. And now, I’m mentally, utterly, three years previous. By the point I’m 50, I’m gonna be one. And by the point I’m useless, I’m gonna be zero.”
Proper now, Kanye is 40 in human years, having most just lately launched an album, that, whereas nicely acquired, is unquestionably not talked about as extra perfected than Yeezus. This is able to make him about midway to turning two in Kanyears…..
So as a result of Kanye, whom we now know ages usually backward based mostly on his artwork, it isn’t remarkable that mentioned artwork would have the ability to foretell his future from previous work. Provided that, all of us who declare to be true Yeezy followers slept on one thing that ought to have been very, very clear to us since Commencement…
If we did not know by now, he is talkin’ ’bout Chi-City.
Watch the video beneath for extra levelheaded reporting on Kim and Kanye’s new life with Chicago.