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Kanye West Used Sex, Alcohol and God to Get Over the Taylor Swift Incident

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The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards may have been nearly five years ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still talk about that fateful day when Kanye West dared to interrupt Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech by insisting that Beyoncé had the greatest video of all time? In a new interview with Steve McQueen for Interview, Kanye reflected on how he got over such a difficult time, especially with all the backlash he received.

MCQUEEN: But there must have been moments of doubt or depression or sadness. I mean, with what happened after the Taylor Swift incident [at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards] and all the negativity that came your way as the result of that. How did you deal with it all mentally, physically, and spiritually?

WEST: It’s funny that you would say “mentally, physically, spiritually” because my answer before you even said that was going to be “god, sex, and alcohol.”

MCQUEEN: People can get lost in all of those things. So how did you arrive where you are now after coming through that period?

WEST: Well, I don’t have an addictive personality, so that means that I can lean on what might be someone else’s vice just enough to make it through to the next day. You know, just enough religion, a half-cup of alcohol with some ice in it and a nice chaser, and then …

MCQUEEN: A lot of sex. [both laugh]

WEST: Yeah—a lot of sex. And then I’d make it to the next week.

Well, that’s… lovely. However, it wasn’t even the weirdest part of his interview. The weirdest part was when he compared being famous to space exploration:

MCQUEEN: I hate to put a stereotype on any profession, but there seems to be a certain loneliness associated with being a musician. Do you ever feel lonely?

WEST: Well, I’ve got my astronaut family. You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space—sometimes without a space suit. We’ve seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things. But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family … I mean, it’s not like I’m the guy in The Hunger Games [2012] begging for people to like me. I’m almost the guy with the least amount of “likes.” I wanted a family. So god gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that’s greater.

All in all, this is one of Kanye’s sanest interviews, which I know isn’t saying much but it is at least an interesting look inside the mind of a delusional egomaniac. Well worth the read, but be warned – it’s a LONG one.

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Bruce Springsteen: ‘Kanye West is Incredible’

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Bruce Springsteen is The Boss, and what he says goes. He knows music, and he knows what he likes. That turns out to be Kanye West, who Bruce describes as “incredible”. He had a lot to say about Yeezus in a new interview with NPR – have a read.

“[He] is incredible. I mean, the record-making facility, there’s a lot of hours in those records. And I saw him on television, he did the song called ‘Blood on the Leaves’ on Later… With Jools Holland – it was fantastic, you know.”

“I still find him very interesting. I’m not necessarily driving [to] it in my car, you know. I probably fall back on the stuff that I listened to as a kid or something if I’m driving around. But I do listen. I listen to [it] a lot because there’s a lot of information in it and it’s just fascinating record-making.”

I’m with Bruce on Kanye’s musical talent – the guy is a great producer and has some really interesting artistic ideas. It’s just too bad that he’s a megalomaniacal egomaniac with a fleeting grip on reality. That tends to overshadow any actual artistic work he’s doing lately, and that’s a shame.

Also, I love Bruce Springsteen. Nothing else to say about that, I just think he’s amazing.

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Kim Kardashian is Captain Obvious: ‘Pregnancy Is Hard’

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Kim Kardashian gave birth to Kanye‘s baby, North West, nearly eight months ago now. However, that still didn’t preclude her from talking (AGAIN) about how “difficult” pregnancy is on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she was interviewed this week. She also brought some personal family photos to “premiere” on the show (which she later posted to her own Instagram page) and was generally her obnoxious self.

“After having her I would have a million. [But] the pregnancy, I wouldn’t really wish that upon anyone.

“It’s all worth it in the end, so I would definitely suffer through that, but pregnancy was not a good experience for me. At all. I had a few medical issues, so it was really tough, and I gained a lot of weight…It was really hard mentally on me”

Having medical issues during pregnancy IS super tough, so I sympathize with her there. But “I gained a lot of weight” is what made it hard? Really? You’re growing a human being inside of you and you’re concerned because your feet got fat and you couldn’t wear your favourite Jimmy Choos? Get the fuck out. I know Kim Kardashian literally has nothing in life without her body, so I get the panic there, but if having a child can’t reduce your insane levels of narcissism, I don’t know what will.

That all being said, I don’t think anyone can argue that Nori isn’t absolutely adorable. I just seriously fear for this poor child as she gets older. She is part of the most psychotically self-obsessed family (on both sides) probably in modern history and that doesn’t bode well. I just hope she gets out before it swallows her up too, but somehow I think there’ll be no chance of that…

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Kanye West Punched an 18-Year-Old For Calling Kim a “N****r Lover”

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Kim Kardashian was going to a doctor’s appointment in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon and, as per usual, was swarmed by paparazzi (which she probably called before leaving the house to let them know she was coming). She pretended to be really put out by the whole thing and even threatened to go back to her ugly Range Rover or whatever it is she’s driving and leave if they didn’t stay back. Eventually they sorta did and she was helped inside by some 18-year-old kid who was screaming profanities, including racial slurs. When Kim told him not to use the slurs, apparently the kid got mad and turned his anger on her and called her a “n****r lover”, leading her to call Kanye, who arrived soon after, walked in and decked the kid.

From TMZ:

Kim was at a Beverly Hills medical building when she was swarmed by photogs.  We’re told the guy allegedly tried to help Kim get in the building, as he started screaming,  “F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs”” — referring to the paparazzi.  Kim then told him it was not appropriate to use the N-word.  We’re told he then screamed at her, “F**k you bitch.  Just trying to help you.  Shut up n****r lover, stupid slut.”

Apparently that got Kim hot as fish grease … she watched the guy walk into an office.  As they were walking we’re told the guy continued berating Kim.  She dialed Kanye on his cell, and when the guy realized Kanye was on the phone he allegedly said, “F**k you N****r.”   Kanye — who had just arrived at the building — then met up with Kim.

Sources say Kanye and Kim rushed into the waiting room of chiropractor Richard Hill and found the 18-year-old sitting there.  Witnesses say Kanye punched the guy and Kim screamed, “We have it all on tape.”

Well, this is a bit of a disaster.  One of the staff members at the building separated Kanye and the kid he punched, the cops were called and the kid wants to press charges. Keep in mind Kanye is already facing charges for assaulting a paparazzo last year.

I’m a little torn on this one, to be honest. Violence is never the answer, but some people could do with a swift deck in the jaw sometimes, and this little shit clearly deserved it (if, of course, the story is true, which unfortunately it probably is). Then again, it’s corny as shit that Kim had this happened and literally had to phone her boyfriend to come and deal with a kid. These are people in their thirties who think this is the mature thing to do. Like, what? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised…

When will people stop being racist dickheads? When will people stop thinking beating people up is going to change their worldviews and make them come around and see sense? It’s all a mess.

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Kanye West Isn’t Too Fond of Coinye


I still don’t fully understand what Bitcoin is all about to this day, so there’s no way I’m going to understand the latest virtual currency springing up, Coinye West. That’s right, it’s a currency based on Kanye West, using a cartoon version of his face. The first coins were issued last night ahead of its initial release date. It’s all fine and well, but I think we all know by now that Kanye has zero sense of humour, so of course his lawyers have filed a cease and resist to the anonymous folks behind the new currency.

From The Wall Street Journal:

The legal document, dated Jan. 6, includes an image of Coinye – a cartoon representation of West on a gold medallion. West’s lawyer argues trademark infringement.

“Given Mr. West’s wide-ranging entrepreneurial accomplishments, consumers are likely to mistakenly believe that Mr. West is the source of your services,” wrote Brad Rose, a partner at Pryor Cashman LLP, which has previously worked for West.

Obviously the Coinye folks weren’t bothered (they moved up the release date AFTER receiving the legal letter) and posted the following on Twitter:

LOL, I mean, I doubt any of this will last very long, but who knows. I don’t think it’s right if it takes off that the people behind Coinye will profit off of Kanye’s image, but that’s a conversation to have if it ever makes it that far, you know?

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Kanye Got Kim The Ugliest Christmas Present Ever


Kim Kardashian’s baby may have had the best Christmas ever, but Kanye wasn’t going to let his lovely fiance Kim go without. So he got her what is quite possibly the ugliest gift ever. EVER. Of course he thinks it’s fabulous.

He commissioned artist George Condo, who did the cover art for Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, to paint naked people on an Hermes Birkin bag. Here’s what that looks like (from Kim’s Instagram):


Here are some choice comments fans left:

  • “LMAOOO”
  • “That cannot be a genuine present surely”
  • “What a piece of shit kanye thinks anything he gives or does is art?? Kim is an idiot too she thinks everything he does is amazing two people so ignorant shouldn’t be so rich and influence people”
  • “Wtf”
  • “Way to destroy a beautiful bag. I would have been totally jealous, but not with this crap painted all over it!”

What do you guys think of Kanye’s gift?


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Oops, Kanye West is Being Sued Over that ‘Bound 2′ Sample

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Some guy named Ricky Spicer, a former child star from the 1960s group Ponderosa Twins Plus One, is pretty pissed off at Kanye West for using his lyrics, apparently without permission, in ‘Bound 2′. You know what happens when you get mad at a rich person, right? You sue them!

Here’s the coverage from Digital Spy:

The 56-year-old says his lyrics were recorded when he was aged 12, after being discovered at a talent show in 1969.

Spicer has also sued West’s labels Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

“Mr Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice… is heard several times,” the suit states.

The lawsuit was filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday (December 23). It also asks West to provide compensation to Spicer or cease and desist from using his voice on the track.

Kanye West and Universal Music Group have yet to speak about the story.

Oh God. Maybe he’s got a point and Kanye will have to pay for the rights, or maybe this will all come to nothing. Who can say? (Who cares enough to say?) Maybe I should sue Kanye and Kim for ruining my eyesight and giving me nightmares for life after seeing that video.

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