Word on the street is that rapper Kanye West is feeling the pressure to be the number one best selling recording artist, but due to Beyonce‘s chart topping visual album, that has somewhat shattered his ego.
An insider exclusively told Radar Online, Yeezy “wanted to do a visual album for his ‘Dark Twisted Fantasies’ album,” but his team had reportedly convinced him it wouldn’t work. Last month, Beyonce revealed that she took a risk by releasing a visual album, because she was afraid of the negative feedback.
The insider explains, “that’s why he ended up doing one long movie to go with the 35-minute short film for ‘Runaway.'” The source goes on to say, “He’s super-focused on moving forward. He’s working so hard to come up with something that will eclipse Beyonce and put him back on top.”
Despite Kanye getting into a brawl with a 18-year-old boy on Monday after the teen called his fiancee‘ a “ni**er lover,” Kim Kardashian is also said to be “pushing him to do something major,” the source says.
“He might do something like a huge free concert or a free album to get himself in the headlines again, and for a good reason.”
If you can remember, back in 2007, Beyonce also did a video album in honor of her birthday and it was released in the form of a DVD.
Now with Beyonce’s album selling over 1.5 copies, the source adds, “Kanye is feeling really defeated that her album doing so well.”