Kanye West’s co-worker Vory says he’s ‘taking a year off’ while ‘fighting his own shit’

Kanye West is temporarily withdrawing from the music industry, one of his employees recently claimed.

In an interview with Complex published Tuesday, rapper Vory — who collaborated with West on his song Daylight — said the 45-year-old hip-hop icon is “taking a year off” while working on “fighting his own s**.” ‘

Representatives for West did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

Time off: Kanye West, 45, is temporarily stepping out of the music industry, fellow rapper Vory told Complex on Tuesday; seen in Beverly Hills in 2020

‘I was just talking to’ [Kanye] today,” Vory, 24, said in the interview. “We spoke through my best friend, who is also his assistant, because he doesn’t want to talk to anyone.

“He’s taking a year off, and he said, ‘Damn, do you think Vory will be mad at me if I don’t go to his release party?’ And I was like, “No, you’re straight, bro,” he shared.

“He’s fighting his own shit,” Vory claimed, before adding, “That’s my dog, I learned a lot from him.”

In addition to their collaboration on his album Lost Souls, which came out last week, Vory can also be heard on several songs on Kanye’s Donda album.

He followed up that release with Donda 2, which received mediocre reviews and is currently only available on his $200 Stem Player.

Close contacts: 'I was just talking to' [Kanye] today,

Close contacts: ‘I was just talking to’ [Kanye] today,” explained Vory, 24. ‘We talked through my best friend, who is also his assistant, because he doesn’t want to talk to anyone’; seen in 2017

Personal time:

Personal time: “He’s taking a year off,” he said of Kanye, noting that he’d missed his album release party. “He’s fighting his own shit,” Vory added; seen in 2019 in Chicago

“I was originally on Donda five times,” Vory explained to Complex. ‘And [Kanye] was like, “Bruh, we almost have an EP on this thing.” So I think his team decided three times was enough.”

Daylight was initially part of the preliminary Donda track list and played on the album’s first listening show, but it was removed from subsequent iterations before making its way onto Vory’s solo album.

He praised the rapper-turned-fashion star for helping to legitimize his vision.

“The person who made me realize that my twisted thoughts weren’t so twisted was Ye, because we think alike,” he said.

Kanye has certainly kept a low profile lately after taking a break from his public feud with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.

After a barrage of reports about the comedian — including a clay film in which a stand-in for West appeared to behead and bury a Davidson-esque figure and videos lamenting how Kim — raised — their eldest daughter North West, eight, the Monster rapper has gone quiet on social media and reduced his public appearances.

Quiet time: Kanye has certainly kept a low profile lately after taking a break from his public feud with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson;  seen in 2018 in LA

Quiet time: Kanye has certainly kept a low profile lately after taking a break from his public feud with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson; seen in 2018 in LA

The interview with Vory was published around the same time that new one broke that the Yeezy founder had broken up with his Instagram model girlfriend Chaney Jones.

TMZ reported that he and the 24-year-old beauty had gone their separate ways after a trip to Japan.

It seems tricky timing for Chaney, who had the rapper’s new legal name “Ye” tattooed on her wrist a month earlier.

The two no longer follow each other on Instagram and she has deleted all photos with him from her account.

Before moving on to the Kim Kardashian lookalike, Kanye was in a relationship with Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox.

It's over: The interview with Vory was published around the same time the new one broke up that the Yeezy founder had broken up with his Instagram model girlfriend Chaney Jones;  seen in march

It’s over: The interview with Vory was published around the same time the new one broke up that the Yeezy founder had broken up with his Instagram model girlfriend Chaney Jones; seen in march

Fans of Kanye speculated that he had moved on after he was seen last week at a screening of Top Gun: Maverick with a mysterious blonde by his side in a photo taken by Below Deck cameraman Everette Motta.

Eagle-eyed fans have since speculated that the woman appears to be the influencer Monica Corgan.

Corgan had shared a photo of herself at a movie theater wearing Balenciaga – one of West’s current obsessions – on the day the photo was posted, adding to the rumor.

West mentioned Corgan’s name in a song before, indicating they’ve known each other in the past, and she’s been spotted carrying his merchandise ahead of the latest speculation.

Movie date: Kanye's fans speculated he had moved on after he was spotted at a screening of Top Gun: Maverick with a mysterious blonde by his side last week

Movie date: Kanye’s fans speculated he had moved on after he was spotted at a screening of Top Gun: Maverick with a mysterious blonde by his side last week

Model Looks: Eagle-eyed fans have since speculated that the woman appears to be influencer Monica Corgan, previously mentioned by West in a song

Model Looks: Eagle-eyed fans have since speculated that the woman appears to be influencer Monica Corgan, previously mentioned by West in a song

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