Tag: Kanye West
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Kanye took to the Ellen show to world premiere his new video for “Only One,” which stars his daughter North West, and features Paul McCartney (with assistance from Ty Dolla $ign.)
Kanye talks to Ellen about his new album, which is currently still untitled, and how Kim and North have made him a happier person. He later talks about his respective deals with Nike and adidas, and a slew of other topics.
Update: Check out the full video for “Only One” and clips from Kanye’s appearance on Ellen below.
Unless you’ve been living under a pile of pebbles, it’s likely you saw the headlines about Dame Dash giving Kanye West a BET Honors Award this past weekend. The headlines were compounded by selfies of a toothless Dame with his armed wrapped around Yeezus.
So what really went down? What are his thoughts on hooking back up with Ye? And what up with that missing tooth? Well, a composed Damon explains above.
Well, we know it’s Yeezy Season. And today we’ve found out that it’s Rihanna Season as well. A source told the Sun that Rihanna is planning her big comeback (did she ever go anywhere?) for the 57th Grammys on February 8th, with a live performance of “FourFiveSeconds” alongside Paul McCartney and Kanye West.
“Rihanna’s seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback.”
So yeah, it looks as if its Yeezy, Ri Ri and Paul season. Hopefully this isn’t just a rumor, but I foresee it happening. This record has Grammy written all over it and I’m sure we won’t be able to escape it a few moths from now.
King Louie. Kanye West. In a studio. Which may or may not be Kanye’s home studio.
What we know: King Louie is currently in Los Angeles
What we know: Kanye West is working on his new album in Los Angeles
So is it safe to assume that these two have connected to craft some music for Ye’s new album? I mean, Louie was on Yeezus, after all. I think we can do the math here. Hopefully, they “Send It Up” yet again. Ha!
Yeah, you might have A-list such and such producer handling the sound of your new album, but chances are slimmer than Ronald Williams that it’s a former Beatle. But leave it up to Yeezus himself to land Paul McCartney as the co-producer of his as-yet-to-be-titled new album due out in 2015.
Last night the tandem dropped another song, this one featuring Rihanna. Per Ibn Jasper, this track is to appear on both Ri Ri and Kanye’s album, and he also divulged that Paul would be co-producing Kanye’s new album. V big moment right here.
Update: According to Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney will not co-produce the entirety of Kanye’s new album:
UPDATE: Contrary to reports, Paul McCartney did not co-produce all of Kanye West’s new album, reps for McCartney and West tell Rolling Stone.
And just like that, Rihanna unleashes her new single featuring ‘Ye and Sir Paul McCartney. I don’t think anything else really needs to be said here.
Update: Alright, one more thing: the single is available on iTunes now.
No way, Jose. But in a recent deposition, records show that Kanye West was charged with a felony way back in 2000 for stealing printers from Office Max, where he was employed. Kanye claims it was a simple case of racial profiling. This is one wild and crazy article.
TMZ dug up the story and explain:
Kanye West says he has been racially profiled by cops … arrested and charged with stealing from printers from an OfficeMax back in 2000 … all because of his braids.
We got hold of Kanye’s deposition in a case filed by a photog who Kanye assaulted at LAX. In the depo, Kayne admits to being convicted of a felony … and then recalls the incident where he says, “I was racially profiled for having a white T-shirt and braids.”
Kanye says cops snagged him for allegedly stealing printers at the Illinois OfficeMax. He gets sketchy, not explaining where cops found him, but he does say at the time he was already a successful music producer.
Kanye suggests cops even doctored the evidence to frame him, saying, “I was driving a white Ford Expedition. When I saw the police report, they crossed out where it said ‘Cream Ford Explorer.'”
In the depo, filed in court by his lawyer Shawn Holley, Kanye says he believes he was convicted of a felony but says it was actually “a mistaken identity for stealing some printers from OfficeMax after I was a platinum producer.”
The opposing lawyer responded, “I’m sure that wasn’t in the charge that you were … a platinum producer.” Kanye fired back, “Yeah, I believe so. I think that’s what — I think that’s what — where America had me at that time for having braids.”
About three years ago, bits and pieces of a 12-year-old Kanye West reciting a poem dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced online. It was great, but it was just that: bits and pieces. Well, it appears the full clip has been sitting on YouTube since around that time, and just yesterday Kim Kardashian dug it up and Tweeted out a link to it, thus sharing it with the world at large.
Who knew such a classic video of Yeezus in middle school could just exist on YouTube without anyone really knowing about? Makes us think, what else is out there?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, or KimYe as the popular internets sites call them, star as a couple in the new Balmain advertisement campaign for their spring/summer 2015 campaign. Olivier Rousteing handled creative director duties and finally made PDA cool. Check out the full run of pics below.