Kanye West returned to late night last night, as Kanye paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live. West discussed a number of topics, including his family, PornHub and of course his recent comments about President Trump.
It’s great to see Kanye in the spotlight again, and not for something negative, so fans are certainly hoping that this appearance paves the way for some great news (like a new headlining tour).
Watch Kanye’s full interview with Jimmy Kimmel below.
Travis Scott and Kanye West have delivered! Taking a break from the controversy that Kanye West has found himself in this week, La Flame shared their new collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, which the two teased on Twitter, just a few days ago.
Titled ‘Watch’, the new track is definitely something you’ll bump in the car this summer. For Kanye’s anticipated verse, he raps about his opioid addiction, Larry David, the Sunken Place and more. From the content, it seems like the track was recently recorded, but either way, we love what we hear.
Listen to ‘Watch’ ft. Kanye West & Lil Uzi Vert below.
After his interview with Charlamagne Tha God started to answer a lot of question fans had for Kanye West’s recent controversial support for President Donald Trump, Kanye found himself back in the fire of controversy after his visit with TMZ Live.
Engaging in a discussion with the TMZ Newsroom, Kanye West said the following:
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years? That sounds like a choice? You were there for 400 years and it’s all of ya’ll? We’re mentally imprisoned. I like the word ‘prison’, because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. So prison is something that unites us as one race.”
While Kanye certainly could have articulated his point in a better way, given the greater context of his “slavery sounds like a choice” soundbite, it was evident that Kanye was not literally saying that slaves had a choice of whether or not they were slaves, rather there is a notion of mental imprisonment that people face. Kanye articulated this point further on Twitter, following the TMZ appearance.
So while the context of Kanye’s TMZ quote and his following tweets show that Kanye West was not literally saying slaves had a choice, of course the internet (and now many musicians and celebrities) ran with the out-of-context quote to attack Kanye. On May 2nd, 2018, Kanye is as hated as he has ever been, all because his was trying to unite people.
One person who has since come to Kanye’s defense is TMZ’s Harvey Levin, who shared a conversation with himself and senior producer, Van Lathan, who stood up on-air to Kanye over his comments. Levin puts Kanye’s now famous and controversial soundbite into context and shows a lot of empathy for how media outlets have since picked up the quote and attacked Kanye. Levin admitted he has not slept since people’s takeaway from the conversation is that Kanye thinks slavery was a choice.
Watch Harvey and Van’s conversation over Kanye’s comments below.
After about a million tweets and highly publicized support for Present Trump, fans have had a ton of unanswered questions when it comes to Kanye West. And today those same fans received answers to many of their questions, as Kanye took to YouTube to share his anticipated interview with Charlamagne Tha God.
Speaking on Donald Trump, Obama, Jay-Z, Virgil Abloh, mental health and more, Kanye West gave fans a very person window into his last year.
One thing that will give Yeezy’s more liberal fans a ton of comfort is when Kanye opened up about his recent support of President Trump. When describing a Kanye West run for presidency, Ye described it as a “Trump campaign with maybe the Bernie Sanders principles.” Kanye reiterated that Donald Trump becoming president showed him that he could one day become president, which clearly resonates a lot with Kanye. Although fans don’t like seeing Kanye in a MAGA hat, they should take comfort in knowing that Kanye West doesn’t agree with the majority of Trump’s controversial policies and political views.
It’s also not entirely surprising to see Kanye to move away from the Democratic Party, after hearing how Kanye was affected by interactions with President Obama. Not only was Kanye upset when video leaked of Obama calling West an asshole (with no apology after), but Kanye also shared a story of when he performed for an Obama fundraiser, but the President left right before Kanye performed, with no explanation. Let’s hope the two can talk and mend things real soon.
Watch Kanye West’s 100+ minute interview with Charlamagne below.
Somewhere in the world, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) is freaking the f*ck out because Kanye West has finally acknowledged him. Tweeting “Donald Glover is a free thinker”, Kanye West made reference to a fellow renaissance man who has been staning Kanye for many years.
From his many Kanye references in songs (“I’m headin’ west like I’m f*ckin blowing Kanye”) and interviews to dubbing himself “the son of Kanye” (which is a totally accurate comparison), the Atlanta creator rapper/producer/singer/actor/writer has been trying to get Kanye’s attention for years. And now that day has finally come! It only took Grammy nominations and a hit television show to happen first.
We’re siding with GOOD Music for CyHi The Prynce’s new Kanye West-assisted single ‘Dat Side’. Off CyHi’s forthcoming and highly anticipated debut album, No Dope On Sundays, the new track also marks the first new music from Kanye West in months, only increasing fans’ anticipation for his full return.
The track also has fans chirping whether or not the track is at all aimed at Taylor Swift, who recently referenced Kanye in her new album’s first single, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. In ‘Dat Side’, which features cover art very similar to Swift’s upcoming LP, Kanye raps:
“People claim they praying for you, really they be preying on you,
all this shit is weighing on you, don’t look back they gaining on you,
Ye look down they aiming for you, all this shit is draining on you,
and them people claim to know you, put em on get famous on you,
then they go and blame it on you, you this good they can’t ignore you,
they don’t respect who came before em and made they lane,
so I pull the lambo out, and went and got it baptized”
Shots at Swift or not, ‘Dat Side’ is definitely a hot track and a must listen.
Taylor Swift has the internet and fans going crazy with the release of her new music video, for her Reputation single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. Full of references to her old looks and videos and subliminals towards some of her most famous foes and ex-boyfriends (Kanye West, Katy Perry, Tom Hiddleston), there is almost too much to keep track of.
Check out our (growing) list of subliminals and references from Taylor Swift’s new ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ video below.
“I Would Very Much Like To Be Excluded From This Narrative”
In the outro to the music video, as all the various forms of Taylor Swift stand side by side, Taylor Swift shows a little humility and humor by referencing her feud with Kanye West. Holding her “Best Female Video” VMA, the version of Swift that was interrupted by Kanye tells the other Taylors that she would “very much like to be excluded from this narrative.”
This quote wasn’t from the VMAs, rather it was from an Instagram post that Taylor sent to fans to address the bad press the singer was receiving after Kim Kardashian leaked a recording of a phone call between Taylor and Kanye, where Taylor gave the green light to the lyrics from Kanye’s track ‘Famous’. Although Taylor claimed she wants to move on from the drama, her Kanye references in her new single and its video are clear.
I Love TS
Near the three-minute mark of the music video, Taylor’s backup dancers are rocking some “I Heart TS” shirts. Although his wasn’t a black glittery crop top, Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, was caught by photographers on the beach rocking an “I Heart TS” tank-top of his own. This isn’t much of a shot towards Hiddleston, but its definitely a cute little Easter Egg.
Around a minute and a half into the video, Taylor Swift leads a team of “cat burglars” rocking cat masks. Many fans believe that this is taking aim at Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ music video, where her back-up dancers are rocking Egyptian cat masks. The masks aren’t a direct rip-off by any means, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this indeed is a reference to Perry.
There may be multiple reference to Kanye West in Taylor’s new visuals. About 2-minutes into the video, Taylor Swift lays near a pile of unconscious life-like mannequin/robots. This one may be a stretch, but this may reference Kanye West’s music video for ‘Famous’, where Kanye displayed a number of life-life naked and sleeping wax figures, one of which portrayed Swift, which she was famously unhappy about.
Snakes, Snakes and More Snakes
“Taylor Swift is a snake” has become a popular meme on the internet, especially from the perspective of many Kanye West and Calvin Harris fans, and generally from the point-of-view of any Taylor haters. With her reputation under fire, Taylor Swift has embraced this persona in her new video with snakes being pictured throughout.
Music Video References/Zombie Taylor
The new video doesn’t just take aim at Taylor’s foes, rather it also pays homage to Swift’s catalog of music videos. Sharing characters and outfits from her ‘Out Of The Woods’ video (for the Zombie scenes), ‘You Belong With Me’ video and many more, the ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ takes inspiration from Swift’s past and puts it all into one amazing video.
Katy Hair and Grammy Shade
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift share a lot, including a lot of bad blood for each other, one thing that they don’t share however is a Grammy because despite 13 nominations, Katy Perry has yet to win a Grammy. Swift made sure to remind us all of that when in her new video, she is rocking a haircut and style very similar to Katy Perry, and what is she holding? One of her Grammy awards. Cold!
OVO Sound’s PARTYNEXTDOOR is no stranger to big collaborations, but his biggest yet is still on the way. Taking to Twitter, PND announced that he has new music with Kanye West, Ne-Yo and T-Pain on the way.
It’s been awhile since we have heard new music from Kanye, and although we don’t know when the collaboration was recorded, the duo will surely make for a great pairing. Stay tuned as we all wait for more information on the collab.
Usually a job opening doesn’t qualify as music news. However, when that job comes with the potential of working with Kanye West, that changes things.
Adidas recently posted an opening for a Design Director position in Portland, for Kanye West’s Yeezy line. According to adidas, the company is looking for someone to “develop and direct industry leading creative solutions for concepts and categories, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell in to sellout.”
While this role certainly doesn’t call for someone to be Kanye’s everyday right hand man when it comes to his Yeezy line, it’s certainly a one-of-a-kind opportunity. If you’re a creative and interested in the position, you can apply for the position here.
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