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Kanye West previews André 3000 collaboration, says he’s designing Chicago school in new interview

The rapper gave his first interview since releasing ‘Donda’ in Berlin, Germany.

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Kanye West is already back to work, according to a new interview he gave while in Berlin, Germany. The rapper, who just released Donda four days ago, spoke to the German news outlet Bild while visiting the country on Thursday (Sept. 2). During the chat, which was broadcast with a German voiceover, Ye revealed he’s working on new music and designing a Chicago school.

“[We designed the school] in California, but we will build the school in Chicago to help rebuild the city,” Ye told the outlet, per translations. The 44-year-old explained that he traveled to Berlin to “meet with architects and artists to help build the best architecture to help rebuild Chicago,” adding that some of his “favorite designers and architects” hail from the German city.

“I’m not staying [in Germany] for long,” he continued. “We will work on the school and then on new music... God put me on this Earth to make music. God put Demna here to design. God put Tadao Ando here to create architecture. God gifted us Turrell. God sent us all here for a certain reason and I have to make music.”

Ye went on to explain that he’s always working on new music and even played a snippet of an unreleased track featuring André 3000.

“I produce music in my thoughts, no matter where I am,” he said.

It’s unclear whether not Kanye’s collaboration with André was meant to appear on Donda or a future project. After three massive listening parties, the album finally arrived on streaming platforms on Sunday (Aug. 29), but not without a bit of controversy. Chris Brown and Soulja Boy claimed their verses were removed from Donda, while Ye accused Universal Music Group of releasing the album without his permission.

Watch Kanye’s first interview since dropping Donda and hear a snippet of his André 3000-featuring track on Twitter below.

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