Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Kanye West on Wheelchair-Gate: “Pick another target”

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Kanye West really doesn’t get why you’re mad that he told someone in a wheelchair to stand up during his concert. Just because he wouldn’t take the fan’s word for it and felt the need to send his security into the audience to make sure the guy was legit handicapped and not just making it up for fun (???) and complained about the time it was taking to verify this so that he could move on with his setlist doesn’t mean he’s a terrible person, right? I mean… right? At the end of the day, it’s Kanye that’s the real victim… says Kanye.

From Billboard:

“Pick a new target, ’cause I’m not one of these dumb-ass artists that you’re used to,” West said at his Brisbane concert, the final date on his Yeezus tour of Australia.

He said the media will cover stories such as “Kanye West buying ice cream” and a jet-skiing squirrel, while ignoring issues such as kids being killed in Chicago or unnamed people being shot by police.

He said the media was trying to “demonize” him, and went on to call out Matt Lauer, Michael Strahan, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Roberts, saying efforts to discredit him won’t work, noting he is “a married Christian man with a family” who makes sure “everybody has as good of a time as possible” at his concerts.

If you’d like to torture yourself by listening to/watching his entire rant – and believe me, he goes on and on about all kinds of bullshit, like how he’s a good “married, Christian man” and all this nonsense – here ya go:

Will this guy ever get a clue? Probably not. I just hope his career starts tanking sometime soon so that he can fade into oblivion and eventually file for bankruptcy like the rest of ‘em.

I will say that he makes a good point in that we should all be paying more attention to the awful injustices that happen in the world – people being shot and killed by cops (and each other) is awful and a big deal and is something worth working on. But that doesn’t absolve Kanye for acting like a total asshole. I mean, come on!

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Ben Affleck really relates to Batman

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For better or worse, Ben Affleck is our new Batman. It’s a very bizarre casting choice that I don’t think any of us will ever fully understand, so I think the best we can do is bite our tongues and move on. Besides, maybe we’re giving Ben too hard of a time. After all, he and Batman are a lot alike – they’ve got that whole smoldering anger thing in common!

From The Sunday Times:

“For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained,” Affleck, 42, told the paper, “that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts.”

“I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with… Then, when it finally emerges, it’s not something I have a ton of control over.”

Well… that’s… good? And vaguely terrifying, though Ben promises that he doesn’t actually go into “Wolverine berserker mode”, which I guess is somewhat comforting.

“I should sit down and say, ‘Listen, I just want to let you know what happened there wasn’t okay,’ instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go … ‘Ah, that’s not a big deal,’ until finally you just pop!”

But isn’t everyone like that? Most people don’t have a violent temper unless you push their buttons time and time and time again and then they just have to speak up. But there’s a difference between throwing a temper tantrum and going nutso, so let’s hope he’s on the lower end of the spectrum.

Anyhow, there you go. Ben Affleck and Batman = one in the same.

Robin Thicke was high while recording ‘Blurred Lines’ (and throughout 2013)

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Robin Thicke is one of the biggest losers out there. He treats women like shit, he pathetically stalked his soon-to-be ex-wife when she finally left him, he’s full of himself, he constantly lies about his accomplishments… you get the gist.

We’re here to talk about that last part, today. You see, the estate of Marvin Gaye is suing Robin and Pharrell, who produced the track, for ripping off Marvin’s 1977 hit, ‘Got to Give It Up’. In fact, some reports even say that Robin specifically asked Pharrell to write a track that was reminiscent of Marvin’s, though now Robin says that was a lie, as was pretty much everything else he said throughout 2013 because he was actually pretty high and drunk all year.

From Slate:

After objecting to a mash-up of the two songs (“Mozart would be rolling in his grave right now”), he backtracks on comments he previously made to GQ about asking Pharrell to write a song in the vein of “Got to Give It Up.” He now says he made the whole story up to fortify his wounded ego: “After making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else and I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit.”

But the most striking revelation comes when Thicke tries to explain his role—or lack thereof—in the song’s creation:

Q: Were you present during the creation of “Blurred Lines”?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: To be honest, that’s the only part where—I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted—I —I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I—because I didn’t want him—I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.

He later says he continued to exaggerate his participation in the making of the song to “help sell records” and because he was not sober in a single interview that he gave in 2013. That doesn’t make him look very good, of course, but it also helps undercut the comments he’s made that seem to bolster the Gaye estate’s case.

LOL, okay, idiot. I mean, how sad and pathetic is this guy? He needs to go away for a long, long time. Also, he needs to be sued and forced to pay up for deliberately copying someone else’s song. I don’t for one second believe that he “made up” the story about asking for a song like Marvin Gaye’s. What would be the point of that lie? That’s not “taking credit” for anything – that’s admitting that you’re a shithead who has no originality and wants to copy off of something else that was actually good. Pharrell’s a dumbass, as well, and should have to pay up for going along with that nonsense.

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