t was inevitable that would eventually namecheck Patrick Bateman. Great suits, delusions of grandeur: the über-yuppie from Brett Easton Ellis's Eighties satire American Psycho is an ideal touchstone for someone whose self-regard and addiction to shopping had grown so out of hand that even other rappers might have thought him a bit flash. West announced Bateman's influence on his fourth album, 808s and Heartbreak, earlier this year, sidestepping feminist outrage by citing the way his role model 'was all about labels', rather than admiring his creative approach to butchering women.
Between his and , also has been busy playing special concerts in which he performs his 2008 album "808s and Heartbreak" in full. Last month, Ye brought two back-to-back shows of the full-length to Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl and now, it looks like the 38-year-old rapper will take these performances to his hometown of Chicago.
Kanye West has never been shy about taking credit where it’s due, but as far as 808s and Heartbreak is concerned, it looks like he may have been right all along.