Kanye West Previews New Music at Industry Event

Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels introduced him for a surprise 45-minute lecture.

Ever one to spice up the proceedings, Kanye West apparently took to the stage for a surprise appearance at a recent iHeartMedia "music summit" in California, introduced by Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels for a 45-minute presentation and lecture concerning his forthcoming seventh LP and his "responsibility to innovate." This could mean new music is coming sooner rather than later - and it definitely includes a collaboration with Rihanna, which West played during the presentation (it was followed up by a standing ovation). Stay tuned - we'll keep you posted as we learn more.