Speaking with TMZ, a rep for Ye shot down talk of the rapper making the album, calling rumors of the project, BS.
Chatter involving West recording a tribute album featuring covers of Bowie’s biggest hits were apparently started in a British tabloid. Once multiple reports surfaced about the album, outraged Internet users voiced their opposition to the project.
As a result, a petition was launched to put a stop to the album. To date, the petition has already collected 5,000 signatures, according to TMZ.
All rumors aside, TMZ notes that although West has a lot of love and respect for Bowie, there were never any plans for them to work together. The site goes on to reference sources who shared that West is still hard at work on his highly anticipated album, “SWISH. ”