LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kanye West rarely stays under the radar for long, and he was grabbing headlines again on Thursday after professing his love for reality TV star Kim Kardashian in a new song leaked online.
In "Theraflu," named after the over-the-counter cough medicine, West raps about falling in love with the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star at the same time she fell in love with ex-husband Kris Humphries, whom she later divorced after 72 days of marriage.
West also made a reference to not having rapper Jay-Z, who has minority stakes in the New Jersey Nets basketball team for which Humphries plays, remove the basketball player from the team.
"And I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim, 'round the same time she had fell in love with him, well, that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing, lucky I ain't have Jay drop him from the team," rapped West, over hip hop beats by DJ Khaled.
The rapper brims with his trademark confidence and ego on the track with lines such as "tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor," and "don't talk about style, cause I embarrass you," bragging about dinner with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and racing with Polish model Anja Rubik.
The rapper also alludes to ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, whom he dated on and off for two years until 2010 and who is now engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa. West says he has "respect" for Khalifa.
West, who last made headlines in January after posting a series of more than 80 tweets detailing his diverse "train of thoughts," has stayed under the radar in recent weeks, posting only a couple of tweets and making few public appearances.
He took to Twitter on Thursday to post a picture of the cover of "Theraflu," which is likely to be his next single despite its unauthorized leak online.
"Theraflu" has served to further whet the appetite of fans and critics for the rapper's highly anticipated upcoming GOOD Music album, to be released on Friday, April 6, featuring artists signed to West's GOOD Music record and management label.
(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
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