In a recent interview with Complex, 2 Chainz revealed that Kanye West originally wanted to fully produce Chainz’s upcoming album So Help Me God, though label issues rendered that an impossible task.
“He wanted to do the whole project, but I’m dealing with trying to get out of my contract with Def Jam,” confirms 2 Chainz, addressing Kanye West’s involvement in the upcoming So Help Me God album. “He’s been someone that’s been loudly voicing contracts and things of that nature. He’s still going to produce an album for me, and we’re still going back and forth, but it’s just the time of me wanting to put it out and be done because he has a thousand things going on in his place.”
Additionally, 2 Chainz confirmed that, even if it’s not to the extent the YEEZY founder hoped for, Kanye is still involved in the production of the album. ”Originally, he’s been talking about doing every song. We just have to come up with something that works for both of us, because his time and my time is just different. But let it be known that it’s going to happen, whether it’s this next project or the one after. It’s a whole Tity Boi and Kanye West project, produced by Kanye. Let’s just say that.”
Regarding the ColleGrove follow-up project with Lil Wayne fans are looking for, 2 Chainz revealed that ColleGrove 2 is “almost done,” and that he plans on dropping both the joint album and So Help Me God this year. ”I’m not going to say it’s not going to happen, but we’re still trying to go back…We might have to do one or two more songs. But we have been actively working on that project the whole COVID,” he said. “Me and Wayne, we have tons of fun…It’s this friendly competition. It’s to stay up on your toes. It’s a slaying war, a delivery war. It’s just so fun. So be looking out for ColleGrove, if not the end of this year, definitely the top of next year.”