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Someone is sending fake Kanye West album announcements to Irish journalists

The rumours aren’t true :(

THIS MORNING, A number of journalists around the world received a mysterious card.

It looked suspiciously like the announcement of Kanye West’s much-anticipated new album, which has been the subject of considerable speculation.

This is what dropped through our door: a card announcing “Kanye West’s New Testament – available June 10 2014″.

Source: DailyEdge.ie

On the back was a message with an illegible signature:

Source: DailyEdge.ie

It’s a quote from a 2013 interview with Kanye, on a Los Angeles radio station. Dozens of other outlets also received the cards, including Complex and The AV Club. Each had a different Kanye quote.

So is this the new Yeezy album? Well, in short… no. A spokesperson told Buzzfeed:

yes I’m aware of this…we don’t know what it is, but it’s NOT coming from us…this is not a Kanye West product.

Complex did some digging and discovered that the image appears to have originated on two Twitter and Facebook accounts, both set up on May 29th. There is also a Reddit thread with similar information.

Sorry, everyone. Kanye’s been too busy going to the cinema in Portlaoise.

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