What Has Kanye West Been Up to in Wyoming?

Over the weekend, fans spotted Kanye West out in Wyoming once again. Rumors circulated last year that 'Ye had been “holed up” somewhere on a mountaintop (not that mountaintop), working on the follow-up to 2016's The Life of Pablo. We haven't gotten any new music since then, and it wasn't clear exactly where he was in Wyoming, but now a picture is starting to form.

TeamKanyeDaily have been kind enough to point out that there's now photographic proof of Kanye in Wyoming, and he's in the town of Jackson. With a population of just over 10,000, it's definitely a lot more secluded than Chicago or Los Angeles. 


Kanye and Kim with a fan in Jackson, Wyoming. March 10.

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A fan managed to grab a picture with Kanye and Kim, confirming that he's at least been visiting Wyoming. However, with frequent collaborator Travis Scott also posting a picture of him hitting the slopes at a nearby ski resort, it's looking more and more likely Kanye has been in the studio working on new music.

Debuting some stylish pink hair matching Kim's, it's worth pointing out that 'Ye and Travis aren't the only ones spotted in Jackson, Wyoming in the past week. King Louie, The-Dream, and Tony Williams have all been hanging out, too. It remains to be seen on if they're working on a new album for Kanye or wrapping up Travis' long-awaited AstroWorld, but either way it's a good bet they've been in the studio.


If it is a new Kanye album, however, should we expect the (currently) cold and remote surroundings to impact the sound of the music? Yeezy famously recorded the lavish My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at Avex Honolulu Studios, booking three sessions for 24 hours a day until it was finished. He also started recording the gruff and experimental Yeezus in Paris, and it's easy to see the influence of high-fashion on the still groundbreaking release. Ditto Watch the Throne's international origins and and world-dominating mentality.

So will Kanye give us an album that really sounds like it's been recorded in the middle of nowhere, or is he just looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Whatever he does give us, it's probably going to be incredible.

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Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 7 Will Reportedly Include No Apparel or Accessories (UPDATE)

UPDATED 5:30 p.m. EST: Tuesday afternoon, Kim Kardashian weighed in on the rumors that Yeezy Season 7 will include no apparel or accessories, and called into question the credibility of the Yeezy Mafia Twitter account that sparked the rumors in the first place. “How can a verified account represent Yeezy with false information?” she asked on Twitter. “You do NOT work for Yeezy and NOT affiliated. How are you gonna believe an account that posts fake color ways?”

Yeezy Mafia's original tweets have now been deleted.​​

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Reports came in Tuesday afternoon alerting the universe that Kanye West had invited stockists to an “empty” showroom for a surprise meeting. The purpose of this meeting, allegedly, was to reveal that Yeezy Season 7 will include no apparel or accessories because West wasn't able to pull off his vision for the collection.

Kim Kardashian has been spotted recently wearing presumed samples from Season 7.


Yeezy Season 7

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If Tuesday's reports represent a final stance, however, the designs will not make the leap to actual products available to the public. Additional tweets from Yeezy Mafia, citing unknown sources, compared the eventual Season 7 rollout to West's Season 2, i.e. a shoes-driven affair:

At the time of this writing, additional info on this arguably artful development was scarce. Given that anyone who attends such a showroom meeting most likely has to sign an agreement saying they won't blabber to publications, this may be all we get until an official announcement.


Last month, West's Warholian Yeezy Season 6 campaign took over New York City subways, turnstiles and all.

This week's TeamKanyeDaily-spotted developments on the music front include a studio set-up in Wyoming, with Tony Williams and King Louie confirmed as being in the area. Maybe Yeezy Season 7's limited release is being put in place ahead of some new music?

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