I Love It (Kanye West and Lil Pump song)

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"I Love It"
I Love It Kanye Pump cover.jpg
Single by Kanye West and Lil Pump
Released September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Format Digital download
Genre Dirty rap
Length 2:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Kanye West singles chronology
"XTCY"
(2018)
"I Love It"
(2018)
Lil Pump singles chronology
"Drug Addicts"
(2018)
"I Love It"
(2018)
"Multi Millionaire"
(2018)
Music video
"I Love It" on YouTube

"I Love It" is a song by American rappers Kanye West and Lil Pump, featuring uncredited guest vocals by American comedian Adele Givens. The song was produced by West himself alongside DJ Clark Kent and frequent Lil Pump collaborator CBMix, with additional production by Ronny J. The track was written by West, Lil Pump, and American rapper Smokepurpp. The song premiered at the 2018 Pornhub Awards.[1] "I Love It" reached number one in Canada, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden, as well as the top 10 in Australia, the UK and the US.

Background[edit]

Kanye West was the creative director of the inaugural Pornhub Awards on September 6, 2018. After a live performance with Teyana Taylor, West later premiered the music video for his new song with Lil Pump.[2]

Artwork[edit]

The artwork was painted by Shadi Al-Atallah, who also painted the artwork for West's previous single "XTCY". West asked Al-Atallah to paint the artwork using a color scheme inspired by a Kerry James Marshall painting.[3]

Controversy[edit]

On September 13, 2018, DJ David Morales accused West of stealing the bass line of "I Love It" from his remix to Alexander O'Neal's song "What Is This Thing Called Love?".[4]

West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose posted to her Instagram on September 18 to accuse him and Pump of being inspired by her SlutWalk movement for the track, yet giving no credit.[5]

Music video[edit]

A still from the music video showing West (left) and Lil Pump (right) wearing giant Roblox suits

A music video for the single was premiered at the 2018 Pornhub Awards. West and Lil Pump wear giant, rectangular body suits reminiscent of characters from the video game Roblox,[6] as they walk down a hallway lined with women covered in mesh cloth posing as statues. The women statues can be seen moving, breathing, and shifting throughout the video. The video was executive-produced by Spike Jonze and directed by West and Amanda Adelson.[7][8] The music video garnered 76 million views globally in its first week surpassing "This Is America" by Childish Gambino as the biggest opening week on YouTube for a hip-hop video.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, the song debuted at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100,[10] making it Kanye West's 17th top-ten song and Lil Pump's second top ten on the chart.[10] On October 4, 2018, I Love It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over half million units in the United States.

In the United Kingdom, "I Love It" debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart.[11] It serves as Kanye West's first single to reach the top five since 2015 collaboration "FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, as well as his 19th top-ten song and Lil Pump's very first top ten on the chart.[12][13]

In Canada, the song debuted at number one on the Canadian Hot 100, making it West's third and Lil Pump's first number-one single.[14]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "I Love It" – 2:08
  • Digital download
  1. "I Love It" (Freaky Girl) (Edit) – 2:08

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[15]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[16] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[17] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[18] 18
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[19] 43
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 1
Croatia (HRT)[20] 79
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 3
Denmark (Tracklisten)[22] 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[23] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[24] 9
Hungary (Single Top 40)[25] 6
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[26] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[27] 2
Italy (FIMI)[28] 19
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[29] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[30] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[31] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[32] 2
Portugal (AFP)[33] 4
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[34] 19
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[35] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[36] 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[37] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[38] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[39] 3
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[40] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[41] 6
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[42] 55
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[43] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[44] 38
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[45] 13

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[46] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[47] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[48] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various September 7, 2018 Digital download [49][50]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Goddard (7 September 2018). "Kanye West Debuts New Song & Video With Lil Pump At Pornhub Awards". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. ^ Laura Snapes (7 September 2018). "Kanye West creative directs inaugural Pornhub awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1038473744929320960
  4. ^ Jordan Darville (13 September 2018). "Kanye West accused of stealing bass line for "I Love It"". The FADER. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ Nick Mojica (19 September 2018). "Amber Rose Calls Out Kanye West and Lil Pump for Taking Her Swag". XXL. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  6. ^ Jenna Amatulli (7 September 2018). "Kanye West, Lil Pump's New Song: 'You're Such A F**king Ho. I Love It!'". HuffPost. Retrieved 8 September 2018. The video features West and Pump in Roblox-esque cartoonish outfits...
  7. ^ Braudie Blais-Billie; Jazz Monroe (September 7, 2018). "Kanye and Lil Pump Drop New Song "I Love It" With Bizarre Video: Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Jake Boyer (September 7, 2018). "Watch Kanye West & Lil Pump's Absurd Video for "I Love It"". Highsnobiety. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Mallory Chin (16 September 2018). "Kanye West & Lil Pump's "I Love It" Video Shatters YouTube Record". Hypbeast. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018.
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  38. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kanye West & Lil Pump – I Love It". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
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  42. ^ "Dance Songs Chart: October 27, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
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  47. ^ "British single certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 15, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. 
  48. ^ "American single certifications – Kanye West and Lil Pump – I Love It". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 12, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
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