Tag: Kanye West
Kanye continues his 2015 takeover — this week with the cover of PAPER Magazine, which includes a dope photoshoot and an introspective interview. Kanye talks about violence in Chicago and worldwide, as well as fashion choices his homies back home would question.
That question is really ignorant, in a way, because the second I sell my first T-shirt or my first shoe, doesn’t that make me a professional? And when you sit down with Riccardo Tisci at the Louvre and he pitches the idea of you wearing a leather kilt, which could be considered by all of your gangbanging friends as some sort of a dress or skirt, at that point you are now a part of the fashion world. You have paid your dues to be an insider. I paid my dues when I had to wear a kilt in Chicago, and friends would say, “What’s your boy got on?” But there are warriors that have killed people in kilts in the past. Who gets to decide what’s hard and what’s not hard? When I saw this kilt, I liked it. I was into it. It looked fresh to me. I felt creative; I didn’t feel limited by some perception.
Check out more pics below.
Coachella reconvened last night for week two of the festival, and during The Weeknd’s second set in two weeks, he brought Lord Yeezus to the stage for a surprise performance. Abel did a cover of Kanye’s “Heartless” and Ye then stormed the stage to do a handful of his fan favorites (“Black Skinhead,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothin”) and new records (“All Day”). Watch a quick recap of his scene-stealing performance above and below
He’s done it again. Back on the cover of Time for a second time — and with another big honor. This time giving Yeezy one of six covers as part of their 100 Most Influential People list. He joins an esteemed group of influential humans for the cover, which also includes Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jorge Ramos.
Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list. The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity—he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut—got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the cultural pantheon with a purpose. In his debut album, over a decade ago, Kanye issued what amounted to a social critique and a call to arms (with a beat): “We rappers is role models: we rap, we don’t think.” But Kanye does think. Constantly. About everything. And he wants everybody else to do the same: to engage, question, push boundaries. Now that he’s a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that. He’s not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye’s been playing the long game all along, and we’re only just beginning to see why.
Below, check out a video of Kanye discussing his legacy and why he “doesn’t care” about it, as well as additional pictures from the shoot.
Tyler’s new album, Cherry Bomb, just hit fine online retailers and of course everyone ran to the joint featuring both Weezy and Yeezy. Good God that’s an interesting lineup. The result? Super solid upon first listen. Kanye’s verse is extra long, so the diehards can rejoice. Check it out for yourself below.
Get it wet.
This is without a doubt the best headline of the weekend…
Kanye West is currently over in Armenia with the Kardashians, where they are laying flowers at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. To let Kim tell it (via the Twitter, at least), Kanye woke up this morning and decided he wanted to do a free concert in downtown Yerevan, so that’s exactly what he did. Like a million people showed up to check it out.
So amped by the crowd, the feedback and the moment, Kanye, midway through his set, jumped in the Swan Lake. The cops shut it down shortly thereafter. Those on the scene were reported as saying it was lit.
Hit the jump for more pictures, the full livestream of the show, and some additional info. Also, you can see if Lord Yeezus was able to walk on water.