Kanye West Drops "Wash Us in the Blood" Featuring Travis Scott; Video Features Protest Footage
Kanye West dropped his latest single "Wash Us in the Blood" on Thursday morning, with a video that may represent a departure from his usual pro-MAGA policies. The three-and-a-half-minute visual opens with a viral video from the recent racial-justice protests that shows a Black female cop haranguing one of her white, male colleagues for roughing up a protestor. Director Arthur Jafa's video goes on to splice together "footage of police brutality, Breonna Taylor dancing, Parliament-Funkadelic-esque Afro-futurism, people wearing masks and struggling to breathe, and a gospel choir," Vulture reports. As for the music, the outlet says that the track "goes harder than most of the music off last year’s Jesus Is King." Travis Scott, Kanye's sort-of-ex-brother-in-law, also contributes his own verse. Kanye had originally said that "Wash Us in the Blood" would arrive sometime Monday, so the fact that it only showed up a day-ish late likewise shows that we may be seeing Kanye turning over a new, more punctual leaf. The track is expected to be the lead single off his next album, God's Country.