Kanye West’s newly released ‘Ye’, simply titled after the well-known shortened-version of his first name has caused some confusion among fans.
As folks have been searching for the project all over streaming platforms, they’ve not only stumbled upon the new Kanye, it seems that searches are also bringing up a totally different result: Burna Boy‘s polyrhythmic “Ye” off of his early 2018 album “Outside.”
By naming his album ‘Ye’ when you search ‘Ye’ Burna Boy’s tune ‘Ye’ comes up.
Burna also tweeted that his album streams were up 200% because of the mix up; “Ye” is currently Burna Boy’s #3 song on Spotify and his top song on Apple Music.
I was looking for Kanye’s new Album so I searched “ye” in Apple Music and happened across song called “Ye” by this artist named @burnaboy …. listened to the album for shits. it was FLAAAAAMES HOLY FUCK
— King Petty Khalil (@IHATEHALIL) June 1, 2018
Kanye just helped push Burna Boy album, white guys are searching “Ye” on apple music and they are stumbling on Burna songs. They are loving it. This is mad!!!! 😁😂😂
YE YE YE YE YE YE O
— Director X (@ManiOfficial_Ng) June 2, 2018
— Cheryl (@CherylCBrown) June 2, 2018
I’m so mad it took Kanye to drop Ye for me to bump into Burna Boy x Ye😭 coz this song bangs🔥🔥
— A Sunflower🌻 (@Milliey__) June 4, 2018
I searched for Ye on iTunes and Ye by burna boy popped.
Out of curiosity, I downloaded it.
Pretty sure I’m not the only one.
mdash; Boost (@BarrNini) June 3, 2018
People finding Burna Boy’s Ye as they look for Kanye’s Ye ❤
— Illionaire🍯 (@jesstake) June 2, 2018
The only Ye we acknowledge is Burna Boy’s.
— mAvErIcK (@johnXtreme) June 1, 2018
Kanye West’s “Ye” Album is about to shoot up Burna Boy’s “Ye” streaming numbers.
— Övie (@OvieO) June 2, 2018
Kanye west’s “Ye” just made @burnaboy ‘s Ye more popular on Apple Music 😂⚡
— dàflow ➐ (@DaflowABIOYE) June 2, 2018
Burna Boy is apparently the new Ye! And we are cool with that. RIP to old idols. Hello new heroes!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 4, 2018
Burna himself shared a tweet on Monday thanking Kanye. He wrote:
“Thank YE!! 😂😭 Numbers up 200%. 💰💵💴”
Thank YE!! 😂😭 Numbers up 200%. 💰💵💴 pic.twitter.com/d4ojvc3VEQ
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 4, 2018