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Kanye West Says Late Father-In-Law Robert Kardashian Helped With His Album

"He's still doing deals for controversial black people from up in Heaven."
Musician Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
Musician Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Like many before him, Kanye West says he gets by with a little help from his friends fans, family and God. 

The "Real Friends" rapper spoke with radio host Big Boy on Thursday about his new album, which still doesn't have an official title. Ye's famous wife, Kim Kardashian West, has tried to help Yeezy choose his album title by sending out a few, ever-important Twitter polls directed at her 40 million fans. (More people voted in them than the Iowa caucus, mind you!) 

"I wanted to get people's opinions on how they felt [about the album title]," said West, explaining that he views Twitter users as "family."

"Obviously I have made a connection with people -- a family-level connection -- that they played my music in their houses for so many years with their mothers, their friends, their kids," West told the radio show hosts. "You know, we love any opportunity we have to involve all of our family in the creative process."

Part of West's creative connection also involves people up above. God, he says, as well as his late mother, Donda West, and late father-in-law, Robert Kardashian, have all contributed to the album. 

"I'm still only doing one percent, two percent of the work and God is doing the rest of the work," West said, adding, "My mom had Teddy Riley [a singer-songwriter] change his flight and come back to the studio. Robert Kardashian, is making sure that, you know, all of the deals are still getting done. He's still doing deals for controversial black people from up in Heaven." 

Kanye West poses with his mother Donda prior to signing copies of 'Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From The Mother Of A Hip-Hop S
Kanye West poses with his mother Donda prior to signing copies of 'Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From The Mother Of A Hip-Hop Superstar' at Waterstones on June 30, 2007 in London. 

Though West still hasn't figured out what to call the album, he has released new tracks from it, including "Facts," "Real Friends" and "No More Parties In L.A." with rapper Kendrick Lamar. 

No word on whether his recent Twitter beef with rapper Wiz Khalifa (and his ex, Amber Rose) will help or hurt the publicity for "Waves/Swish/So Help Me God." 

Listen to more of West's radio interview below:

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