Kanye West has responded to criticism from the media about the incident over the weekend in a speech during "Runaway" at his concert in Australia. Watch the video in the replies.
I wanna start with Matt Lauer, because I heard the story's gonna hit the Today show tomorrow: so Matt, when this runs tomorrow morning, I want you to do me a favor. Don't try to force me into some fake apology like the last time I was on the show with you. What I want you to do, Matt, what I want you to do is I want you to run the video that everyone is talking about where I so-called screamed at somebody. I want you to run that, since this is such big media press news and obvious shit where you try to demonize...
Since some of our readers jump at every opportunity to drag Kanye West's name through the mud, they wanted us to post TMZ's story about Kanye forcing a handicapped fan out of his wheelchair. Just like most of TMZ's stories, it was embellished and untrue. You can find a video of what really happened in the replies.
The rapper and the former Beatle have quietly been collaborating on a number of tracks that could develop into an album, weíre told. One song, tentatively titled ďPiss on My Grave,Ē is sparking some chatter.
Hype Williams was slated to direct a video for "Robocop" off Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreaks, but it never came out. Now, a CG model named Shihan Barbee has posted a clip of the video to his Instagram. You can watch a previously unearthed behind the scenes of the video in the replies.
In the grand tradition of Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber's snarky and confrontational depositions -- TMZ has acquired a transcript of Kanye West's deposition during the court proceedings over his assault of a paparazzi last summer. It includes Ye telling the photog's lawyer that he "represents scum," "needs a hall pass" to use the n-word, compares celebrities to pre-Civil Rights Movement black Americans, and that he's "the smartest fucking celebrity you'll ever meet. I'm not Britney Spears." No, no you are not, Kanye, and we love you for it.
Kanye West has revealed to GQ that he wants to release his new album this September or October. He also states that his new single, "All Day" should be released in the next couple weeks.
I don't know, man. I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncť was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.
West reportedly has held three seminars at L.A.'s Trade Technical College over the past two months discussing, as one student posted on Instagram, "the business of fashion and his personal experience within the fashion industry." His latest class, which took place Monday, focused on designers and lasted three hours.
Last night at Dave Chappelle's standup performance at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, Kanye West came onstage to deliver a brief, three-song medley of "New Slaves," "Gold Digger," and "Jesus Walks." There's a video recording in the replies.
Kanye West spoke at the Cannes Lion Festival, on a panel called "Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape," AdWeek has some quotes from the talk.
There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture. The reason I said I didnít like Samsung particularly is because throughout my entire life, because of how my parents raised me, I have to work with the number one. I canít work with anyone but Jay Z because heís number one. I canít be with any girl but Kim because thatís the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. Iím not going to represent any...
But this isn't just a Bonnaroo problem, even if that festival's admirably devoted fanbase has a particular grudge against Kanye and a higher-than-average number of gay fish-themed signs in its midst. Itís everyoneís problem: Itís our problem that we still think that calling someone gay is an inherently OK way to insult them. More than that, people need to get over the three things Kanye West did in 2009 that they thought were lame, and pay attention to what he's doing now. You might like it. Even if you hate it, maybe you'll at least find something better to make fun of than the one...
NME is reporting that Rick Rubin has confirmed he's currently working with Kanye West on the follow up to Yeezus.
Rubin added: "It was just a funny conversation because it was completely normal to him, itís just the way he worksÖ today, Kanye West is coming in and weíre starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album."
The poster for Kanye's Hype Williams-directed Yeezus film has been released, and it comes with some information about the production of the film. No word on a release date or much of anything else yet. Check it out in the replies.
This morning, James Franco was a guest on ABC's "The View" and revealed that Kanye West actually called him and Seth Rogan concerning their "Bound 2" parody video, asking the pair to perform it at his wedding. It doesn't seem like it will actually be happening, but it's the thought that counts.
"Kim loved the video, and we didn't hear back from Kanye, so we kind of felt like 'he's not bashing us, but he probably hates it but he's not going to say anything.' But then two weeks ago, we got a call from Kanye. Seth and I were on the phone. We thought he was just going to let us have it. But he loved it! And I'm pretty sure I can say it now because I'm pretty sure it's not going to...
Kanye West performed a medley featuring "Jesus Walks", "Touch the Sky", "Stronger", "Heartless", "All of the Lights", "Mercy", and "Black Skinhead" tonight on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check it out here.
A Yeezus film project, a collaboration with Bret Easton Ellis, is in the works.
You know what, I canít. Itís in Kanye Land, and thatís subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didnít want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. Heíd given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether Iím right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And thatís how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. Weíll see what happens.
I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance-art way in the press, but if youíre just alone...
During a show in New Jersey, Kanye West talked about a few different topics -- including offering support for Drake in lieu of the recent Rolling Stone situation. The full video is in the replies.
Let me tell you what it is about magazines: they always be trying to pit ****** against each other. That ainít going down anymore. We love Drake. If anything, we are going to go after those motherfuckers and their negativity, because before they print shit like that, they need to check with me and him to see if itís OK before they get ran up in their motherfuckin office.
In celebration of its upcoming tenth anniversary on February 10th, Billboard has an oral history of Kanye West's The College Dropout featuring pretty much everyone involved in making the album. Does the album mean anything to you? Come chat about it in the replies.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the D.A. has not decided whether to charge Kanye with battery. The reality is ... there's almost no chance of that happening. First, the D.A. now has an uncooperative victim. Second, the victim's alleged racial epithets will not sit well with the jury. And there are probably lots of Kanye fans in the jury pool
As my grandfather would say, "Life is a performance." I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook and I'm saying everything in there out loud. A lot of people are very sacred with their ideas, and there is something to protecting yourself in that way, but there's also something to idea sharing, or being the person who makes the mistake in public so people can study that.
Kim Kardashian was visiting a Beverly Hills medical facility earlier today, and she had to get through a scrum of paparazzi to get there. According to the story, an 18-year-old bystander approached Kim and said, "Fuck these fa**ot-ass n****rs." When Kim told him not to use this particular term, the guy responded, "Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up, n****r lover, stupid slut." When Kanye arrived, he and Kim went into the office ó a chiropractorís office, it turns out ó where Kim had scene [sic] the guy enter after his outburst. The story says that...
The effort may be nothing more than an elaborate joke, but launching a cryptocurrency is actually relatively easy since the Bitcoin source code is public. Many serious and half-serious clones have launched, but Coinye and the meme-cenric Dogecoin are getting a lot more attention than Litecoin, Namecoin, and other virtual currencies that attempt to improve upon Bitcoin.
In the recent podcast with Bret Easton Ellis, Kanye West talked a little about Zappos.com, and how they were putting out a "shit product" -- the company has responded by actually selling a "shit product." Umm ... got um?
Kanye West gave a talk at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. You can watch a video of it here, and a transcript has been typed up here. After the talk Kanye gave the entire class tickets to his show.
How does the community feel about vinyl bootlegs? For example: Kanye West's Graduation (to my knowledge) has never officially been pressed. However, Vinyl-Digital has pre-orders up for a limited edition purple pressing.
Kanye West is getting the Yeezus tour back on track beginning November 16th in Philadelphia. However, only three of the derailed dates have been rescheduled (Chicago, Toronto and Detroit). The rest (Vancouver, Denver, Columbus, Montreal, Minneapolis, and St. Louis) have been cancelled altogether. The re-schedule is on his website.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are suing the leaker of their engagement video, who, it turns out, was Chad Hurley (one of the co-founders of YouTube).
The couple's lawsuit states Chad Hurley wasn't invited to the elaborate Oct. 21 proposal at San Francisco's AT&T Park, but was allowed to stay because he signed an agreement not to post any video or images from the event. West allowed other cameras to film the event for possible broadcast on E! Entertainment Television, home to his fiancee's show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," according to the suit.