can president obama make kanye drop his album already?
Err, nope. But that didn’t stop tens of thousands signing an official government petition.
The White House has been forced to shut down a petition that called on Barack Obama to force the self-identified 'greatest living rockstar of all time', Kanye West, to drop his eagerly awaited seventh album, SWISH, next week.
"Kanye West has kept us thirsty for too long. We haven't gotten any new singles in months," the petition explained, asking that, "The President should order Ye to drop the album on the date August 21st, as his producer Mike Dean has been teasing people about" -- a reference to some DM screenshots of questionable authenticity that have been doing the rounds on Twitter.
We The People -- an official petition site that allows members of the American public to petition the Obama administration on "a range of important issues facing our country" -- usually allows petitions 30 days to reach the 100,000 signatures that ensure the government will look at an issue. However, this petition was shut down early for violating the site's terms of participation.
Kanye has yet to make any announcement on the album's release date, and producer Mike Dean recently told Montreality that he didn't know anything about it, saying that, "Whenever Kanye says it's done, it's done."