Kanye West hosts listening party for album Ye at Wyoming ranch with wife Kim, campfires and s’mores


He’s about to release his new album titled Ye.

And on Thursday, Kanye West arranged for members of the media and select DJs to fly by private jet to Wyoming for a listening party.

Social media snaps also showed wife Kim Kardashian and a smattering of celebrities joining in the fun at a ranch outside of Jackson Hole with campfires and s’mores on hand for the VIPs.

Big night: Kanye West, along with wife Kim Kardashian, hosted a listening party for his new album for media, DJs and celebrities in Wyoming on Thursday evening

Big night: Kanye West, along with wife Kim Kardashian, hosted a listening party for his new album for media, DJs and celebrities in Wyoming on Thursday evening

Big night: Kanye West, along with wife Kim Kardashian, hosted a listening party for his new album for media, DJs and celebrities in Wyoming on Thursday evening

Scenic location: The gathering was held at a ranch outside of Jackson Hole where the rapper has been holed up for weeks working on his new music with several collaborators

Scenic location: The gathering was held at a ranch outside of Jackson Hole where the rapper has been holed up for weeks working on his new music with several collaborators

Scenic location: The gathering was held at a ranch outside of Jackson Hole where the rapper has been holed up for weeks working on his new music with several collaborators

A huge tent was erected on the green fields surrounded by mountains in the secluded location.

There were picnic tables and log seats as well as horses.

And naturally there was merchandise including baseball caps and t-shirts memorializing the event. 

Social media snaps from attendees showed campfires, picnic tables and log seats set up for the guests

Social media snaps from attendees showed campfires, picnic tables and log seats set up for the guests

Social media snaps from attendees showed campfires, picnic tables and log seats set up for the guests

No expense spared: A huge tent was erected on the green fields surrounded by mountains in the secluded location

No expense spared: A huge tent was erected on the green fields surrounded by mountains in the secluded location

No expense spared: A huge tent was erected on the green fields surrounded by mountains in the secluded location

Rustic: The barn looked ready for a big party

Rustic: The barn looked ready for a big party

Rustic: The barn looked ready for a big party

Luxury travel: The invitation-only crowd was flown in by private jet and transported to the ranch by minibus

Luxury travel: The invitation-only crowd was flown in by private jet and transported to the ranch by minibus

Luxury travel: The invitation-only crowd was flown in by private jet and transported to the ranch by minibus

The rapper, 40, has been in Wyoming working on the album, his eighth, for weeks along with several collaborators including Travis Scott, Drake, Migos and Big Sean. 

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According to E!, Jonah Hill and Chris Rock are among the celebrities at the party.

On hand, too, are reported to be rappers  2 Chainz, Ty Dolla Sign, Pusha T, Desiigner and Teyana Taylor.

And it was actor and comic Rock who made the big announcement of the title for the highly-anticipated new album from Yeezy. 

Supportive spouse: The reality star, 37, naturally wore a Wyoming-themed sweatshirt that she paired with black skintight leggings and kept flashing the v-sign in photos 

Supportive spouse: The reality star, 37, naturally wore a Wyoming-themed sweatshirt that she paired with black skintight leggings and kept flashing the v-sign in photos 

Supportive spouse: The reality star, 37, naturally wore a Wyoming-themed sweatshirt that she paired with black skintight leggings and kept flashing the v-sign in photos 

Looked happy: Kanye, 40, wore clothing designed to promote his album and the listening party and his short had written on it: 'Following the light. To live, to fly. Do by not doing'

Looked happy: Kanye, 40, wore clothing designed to promote his album and the listening party and his short had written on it: 'Following the light. To live, to fly. Do by not doing'

Looked happy: Kanye, 40, wore clothing designed to promote his album and the listening party and his short had written on it: ‘Following the light. To live, to fly. Do by not doing’

A-list: The rapper and Kim posed for pics with Hollywood star Jonah Hill who had made the cut of the invite list

A-list: The rapper and Kim posed for pics with Hollywood star Jonah Hill who had made the cut of the invite list

A-list: The rapper and Kim posed for pics with Hollywood star Jonah Hill who had made the cut of the invite list

Famous friends: Chris Rock and Kid Cudi seemed to be having a great time

Famous friends: Chris Rock and Kid Cudi seemed to be having a great time

Famous friends: Chris Rock and Kid Cudi seemed to be having a great time

Shooting the breeze: 2 Chainz hung out with Kim and his French bulldog Trappy

Shooting the breeze: 2 Chainz hung out with Kim and his French bulldog Trappy

Shooting the breeze: 2 Chainz hung out with Kim and his French bulldog Trappy

The album drops at midnight June 1.

It marks Kanye’s comeback after he cancelled his Saint Pablo tour dates in 2016 and was hospitalized for mental health issues. 

And according to first reports from those at the listening party, he references his medical struggles in his lyrics as well as the way his marriage to Kim has changed him. 

According to one Twitter fan, ‘Every other artist makes a mental illness sound like the SADDEST s*** ever in their music. Kanye said his mental illness is his “Super power”. WE NEED THIS TYPE OF ENERGY.’

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Another tweeted: ‘Kanye talking about mental health on this album is great. He said it’s not his disability. He says it makes him a superhero.’

Others tweeted about what he says about his reality star wife with whom she shares three young children.

@rapuo wrote: ‘Kanye on Kim: had to calm her down ’cause she couldn’t breathe/ Told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave.’ 

Empowering: Fans seemed thrilled that he addressed his bipolar diagnosis in his songs

Empowering: Fans seemed thrilled that he addressed his bipolar diagnosis in his songs

Empowering: Fans seemed thrilled that he addressed his bipolar diagnosis in his songs

Personal: Ye marks Kanye's comeback after he cancelled his Saint Pablo tour dates in 2016 and was hospitalized for mental health issues, something he references in his new music

Personal: Ye marks Kanye's comeback after he cancelled his Saint Pablo tour dates in 2016 and was hospitalized for mental health issues, something he references in his new music

Personal: Ye marks Kanye’s comeback after he cancelled his Saint Pablo tour dates in 2016 and was hospitalized for mental health issues, something he references in his new music

Marital woes? Yeezy also hinted that he and Kim had come close to breaking up but remained solid 

Marital woes? Yeezy also hinted that he and Kim had come close to breaking up but remained solid 

Marital woes? Yeezy also hinted that he and Kim had come close to breaking up but remained solid 

Darkness fell: The famous couple kept the party going into the night

Darkness fell: The famous couple kept the party going into the night

Darkness fell: The famous couple kept the party going into the night

Twitter lit up with reaction as more people heard some of the new music and shared some audio via social media.

Most seemed to think Kanye has created another masterpiece and most were struck by the more soulful sound.

Nicki Minaj also puts in a surprise appearance on one track that caught many fans’ attention. 

About to drop: The artwork for the new album, which drops at midnight, was quickly  disseminated on social media

About to drop: The artwork for the new album, which drops at midnight, was quickly  disseminated on social media

About to drop: The artwork for the new album, which drops at midnight, was quickly  disseminated on social media

Keepsakes; Naturally there was merchandise including baseball caps, hoodies and t-shirts memorializing the event

Keepsakes; Naturally there was merchandise including baseball caps, hoodies and t-shirts memorializing the event

Keepsakes; Naturally there was merchandise including baseball caps, hoodies and t-shirts memorializing the event

Publicity: The recording artist finally let people tweet out the title of his eighth album after listening to its seven tracks

Publicity: The recording artist finally let people tweet out the title of his eighth album after listening to its seven tracks

Publicity: The recording artist finally let people tweet out the title of his eighth album after listening to its seven tracks

Kim was a good hostess

Kim was a good hostess

The reality star posed for photos with some of the DJ guests from influential radio stations

The reality star posed for photos with some of the DJ guests from influential radio stations

Working it: Kim was a good hostess, posing for photos with some of the DJ guests from influential radio stations

 

 





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