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Kanye Apparently Treats Kim Like A Prisoner

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Kanye West has been very quiet about the birth of his daughter North West. Kim, not as much, but still pretty quiet considering who she is. Perhaps she’d be louder if Kanye wasn’t so controlling. A source told Radar that he basically treats her like a prisoner. I Don’t Like You In That Way posted the story and pointed out that any “source” with Kardashian news is likely one of the Kardashians themselves. Probably Kris. So take this for what you will. From Radar, via IDLYITW:

Kanye West is aggressively micromanaging every aspect of his baby mama Kim Kardashian‘s life, as an insider says the socialite is “walking on eggshells” — and staying indoors — to appease the controlling hip-hop star. “She has to do what he says — or else,” a source told In Touch, in an article that claims Kim has been “trapped by a madman” who’s doing his all to control her every move. ”She knows the littlest thing can set him off. She knows not to push Kanye too far … she’s doing her best to keep him happy.” Since the birth of his daughter North West June 15, a source told the magazine the Paranoid singer has “brought in more security around the house and won’t let Kim leave.” The intrusion sets into everything from what Kim’s wearing, to what she’s tweeting, insiders say.“When the time comes for her to step out into public, he wants her to be wearing outfits he picked out for her,” a source said. “He’s telling her sisters, mom — everyone — what they can and cannot post on twitter.”

So dramatic! That last part sounds like an excellent idea, though. SOMEONE needs to reign in the Kardashians. Let that someone be Kanye. It’s pretty creepy though if he’s pulling a Rosemary’s Baby and isn’t letting her leave the house or see her friends. I guess that would explain why Kim visited her mom’s show via satellite than in person. Or maybe she just wasn’t ready to go on a talk show, and made that decision for herself.

And really, I don’t think anyone misses her.

Yes, Seriously: Kim & Kanye Went With “North West” to Avoid KKK Jokes

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In a story that would almost be too ridiculous to believe if it were about anyone else besides Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, it’s been reported that the pair decided to name their daughter North instead of, I dunno, Knorth or another K-name, in order to avoid KKK jokes. Because, you know, those are so plentiful. This could totally be utter bullshit, but we are talking about the couple who spent $750,000 on gold-plated shit bowls.

In a new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians filmed before Kim gave birth, she said the following (via DS because I don’t watch that shit anymore):

She explained that if she, West and their daughter all had the initial K then it could attract distasteful jokes.

“Our kid, if it’s a K, then they’ll call us the KKK,” she told sister Kourtney and stepbrother Brody Jenner.

Jenner described her concern as a “little crazy”. Meanwhile, Kourtney described North West as a “pretty and cool” name.

That’s seriously the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. People are idiots so I’m sure SOMEONE out there would make that joke, but people say stupid shit every day. As if this would really affect them? Clearly I just don’t ~understand~ the difficulties of Kim and Kanye’s existence, but I seriously wonder if they both have any brain power left (particularly Kim).

Okay, Idiots: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Bought $750,000 Gold-Plated Toilets

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I just can’t with these idiots. You know it’s super great to be rich and have lots of money, but then there’s a threshold and if you pass that and have even MORE money, then you start doing even stupider things than filling a walk-in closet with Louis Vuitton stilettos – the same shoe in every colour – and start doing things like paying nearly a million dollars for a fucking GOLD-PLATED TOILET? Yeah, that’s apparently what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have done at their Bel-Air mansion, which they’re currently renovating. Lord, give me strength.

From The Sun:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent just over £500,000 ($750,000) on four gold-plated toilets for their new gaff.

The couple have been staying with Kim’s mum KRIS JENNER while work on their new mansion in LA’s Bel Air is finished. Now that they have a completion date they have started buying furniture and fittings.

Kanye has ordered six special-edition beds from the company that supplies London’s Savoy Hotel, costing £114,000 ($175,000) each.

They are also kitting out their kitchen with almost £500,000 ($750,000) of Electrolux gear and a Swarovski- encrusted fridge freezer.

A source said: “They expect the interior to cost twice as much as the property. They’re spending more than a million on a security system alone.”

Alright, listen – I love food too, but who the fuck wants a freezer that’s SWAROVSKI-ENCRUSTED???? Talk about tacky. Not to mention that little North will soon pick one off and start choking, causing havoc as one of the nannies has to do the heimlich maneuver as Kim sleeps upstairs in her $175k bed, blissfully unaware.

These people are the worst.

Bad Idea: Kanye Fought With A Photographer At LAX

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Kanye West got into another altercation with a photographer, this time at LAX. A photographer hounded Kanye with questions and instead of ignoring him, Kanye advanced and the paparazzo ran. Kanye caught up with him and tried to wrestle the camera out of his hands, but the photographer was clinging to it pretty tightly. Kanye gave up and the photographer slunk to the ground. Kanye didn’t punch, hit, or kick him once. Some of these reports are making it sound like the fight scene from Anchorman. Not even close.

Regardless, LAPD started a battery investigation. And as our own Jennifer pointed out, “Isn’t this what he has a bodyguard for?” Good point! But I guess Kanye would rather make his own terrible decisions. From The Los Angeles Times:

The incident was reported about 2 p.m. Friday and took place outside the lower level of the Tom Bradley terminal, police said.

A scuffle took place after a photographer continued to take pictures of the rapper after being told that West did not want his picture taken, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Paramedics were called to the scene after the paparazzo complained of injuries. Sources said there were no immediate or visible signs of injury.

West left the area before police arrived.

TMZ has 2 videos (each one from a different angle!)


Kanye West Rants About Taylor Swift, Pink and Eninem In Leaked Tape From 2009

If Kanye West was super upset about his ‘Black Skinhead’ video being leaked, he’ll probably be extra annoyed that a tape from 2009 and obtained by Gawker – apparently from the very night of his infamous MTV VMA/Taylor Swift brouhaha – has now been released to the public. In the game, Kanye rants against Taylor, against Pink (what did she ever do to you?), about Eminem, his late mother’s death, etc. It’s sorta nutso in the way that only Kanye can be.

Here’s the transcript:

I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.

[A female voice asks, "Why are you so angry? What's the anger?"] Because my mother got arrested for the fuckin’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin’ Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.

It ain’t no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I noticed that she’s pink! They put me in a fuckin’ room and [inaudible - maybe "projected it"].

[A male voice asks, "How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?"] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear - "ran all this shit," maybe]. I said, “Nigga, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].

I mean, I try to let Kanye rock with whatever insanity he’s spouting, but I’m particularly intrigued by his claim that his mother died for fame. Um… she didn’t, actually – she unfortunately passed away due to complications from plastic surgery and she wasn’t famous, nor was she trying to be. I understand the loose connection he’s going for, I suppose, but it’s loose at best.

Kanye Is STEAMED That His Video Got Leaked

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Kanye‘s video for “Black Skinhead” was leaked, and while he was kind of “whatever” about his album leaking, he’s STEAMED that the video got out. And we all know what happens when Kanye gets angry.

He took his anger to twitter. He’s probably typing so hard he’s BREAKING HIS F-CKING MAC BOOK AIR!!!!!!

Here’s what he said via twitter:

The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version. Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it’s heartbreaking when something like this happens. The final version will be ready within the next week. So any website that may have the unapproved / unfinished ruff. I ask you to please take it down. Allow me and Nick to give the world what we’ve been losing sleep over.

And then, of course, because he’s Kanye he added,

And to who ever leaked the video… FUK YOU!

As of now, the video has NOT been taken down.

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Kanye West’s Video for ‘Black Skinhead’ Is Here And It’s Weird

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I know I gave poor little Kanye West a tough time over Yeezus, which on first (and honestly, second and third) listen sounded a lot like a patient project at your local mental institution. It’s since actually really grown on me. It’s still just as absolutely batshit crazy as it ever was, but there’s an undeniable energy – or really, a fervor – to it that’s undeniable and if nothing else, at least grabs your attention as you wait to hear what wackadoodle theories he’ll spout off next.

In any case, ‘Black Skinhead’ (first performed on SNL, as you probably remember) is a single from the album and the video for it has leaked. It’s dark – literally, there’s zero lighting so you can only make out basic silhouettes of Yeezy throughout, which is probably all part of his grand artistic vision. It’s slightly scary, but that’s perhaps just because of the Marilyn Manson sample used in the single and Marilyn Manson used to terrify me as a child. (For the record, he kinda cracks me up as an adult.) I dunno – what do you think?