Kanye West Bowie Petition Is Worthless ... I'm Not Touching His Music

EXCLUSIVE

0120-kanye-david-bowie-getty-01Kanye West loves David Bowie's music and his legacy so much ... he has NO PLANS to record a cover album, which means angry Bowie fans can settle down.

Outrage spread on the Internet after multiple reports claimed Kanye was recording a tribute -- featuring covers of Bowie's biggest hits -- however, a rep for West tells us that's complete BS. 

The rumor, apparently started in a British tab, launched a petition -- which already has 5,000 signatures -- to shut down the album. Not sure how that would have stopped it anyway, but it's a moot point.

We're told Yeezy had a ton of respect for Bowie -- he tweeted about his death -- but they never had plans to work together.

Our sources say the rapper is still hard at work on an album ... of his own material, sans Ziggy Stardust '16.  

0110_remembering_bowie_sub-gallery-launch