Confident rapper Kanye West has delayed his promise to win the Album Of The Year award at next year's (FEB06) Grammys - because he is yet to listen to his fellow nominee Sir Paul McCartney's disc.

While the GOLD DIGGER hitmaker boasts his sophomore release Late Registration is better than MARIAH CAREY'S THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI, Gwen Stefani's LOVE, ANGEL, MUSIC, Baby and U2's HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB, he is yet to listen to McCartney's CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACKYARD.

West tells MTV.com, "I actually haven't listened to Paul McCartney's album, I won't lie to you about that, but I will check it out because I'm not gonna go and say that I should win and I haven't listened to Paul McCartney's album.

"I'm gonna go check it out, I'm gonna make sure I feel like I should win."