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.
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?
Steve Wozniak is a good guy, so obviously he was nice enough to sign an Apple mouse for superfan Kanye West when he… visited Kim and Kanye in the hospital after the birth of North West. Yes, that was Kim’s Father’s Day gift for Kanye, and he was all too pleased! He even got to have lunch with the Apple co-founder, during which he started spouting off a whole bunch of nonsense and probably made poor Steve wish he was anywhere else.
From ABC News:
“It was going to be a big surprise for Kanye,” Wozniak told ABC News in an interview. “What a beautiful idea from Kim.”
During the visit, Kanye shared some of those business ideas with Wozniak. “It was an excellent conversation for about two hours and he finally got into his grandiose business ideas,” Wozniak said. “I have some comments to give him. I have been thinking about it since the meeting.”
LOLLLLLL! “Grandiose” ideas describes Kanye to a T. They also apparently discussed his desire to be the “Steve [Jobs] of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture”. I can’t. And don’t worry, Steve, I have a few “comments” for Kanye, as well, though they’re not suitable for printing on this website.
Also, this begs the question: since the mice were only signed on Father’s Day and Steve Jobs is, well, decidedly not alive, did Kanye… ask Woz to sign Jobs’ name? What in the holy hell?
I don’t know if Jay-Z and Beyoncé are gunning to be the godparents of North West or what, but they apparently bought Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s new baby $7,500 worth of presents just for being born. WHAT?
From The Sun:
KANYE WEST and KIM KARDASHIAN’s ludicrously named nipper North won’t have the shame of a third-hand Scotland strip to worry about – especially not with superstar family pals like BEYONCE and JAY-Z.
The couple showed up at gran KRIS JENNER’s Beverly Hills gaff with more than £5,000 ($7,500) of presents for the nipper.
They brought a load of posh baby gear to commemorate the birth, including personalised Christian Dior baby booties.
They also splashed out on a three-piece sterling silver Elsa Peretti Padova baby set with North’s name engraved on each item.
The fork, spoon and cup set is one of the most popular baby gifts sold by fancy jeweller Tiffany’s.
A source said: “Kanye is one of Jay-Z’s closest friends so he wanted to get the best gift. They’ve had a girl themselves, so they know the right type of present.
“They also brought their baby girl Blue Ivy to come over and meet North.
“She’s old enough now to be really interested in babies. Any bad blood between the ladies has all been brushed under the carpet now Kim’s a mum – Beyonce was even sharing weight-loss tips with her.”
Christian Dior baby booties? WHY? What a colossal waste of money, considering the kid is going to grow out of them in, like, a month. I really don’t get why celebrities feel the need to spend so much money on such dumb things. I’ve always said that even if (WHEN – I’m Secret-ing that shit) I get rich, I’ll still be shopping at Target and looking for bargains because I’m cheap as hell. I mean, there’s certain things I’ll splash out on – I like gadgets and fancy computers and stuff – but beyond that, I’ll be clipping coupons. (I kid, I’m not quite that bad.)
Anyway, I guess it’s nice to see that poor little North West won’t be going without.
Lou Reed, now a gentle poet in his golden years, has high praise for Kanye West and his latest album, “Yeezus”. Lou Reed is great. I mean, in theory. He used to be great. He’s okay now. I would go to brunch with him. Here’s what he said about Kanye’s music, via ContactMusic.com. And there’s a lot of praise. Maybe this will finally lift Kanye’s low self-esteem.
There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then some of it is the same old shit. But the guy really, really, really is talented. He’s really trying to raise the bar. No one’s near doing what he’s doing, it’s not even on the same planet. There’s a lot going on there: horns, piano, bass, drums, electronic effects, all rhythmically matched – towards the end of the track ["Blood on the Leaves"], there’s now twice as much sonic material. But Kanye stays unmoved while this mountain of sound grows around him. Such an enormous amount of work went into making this album. Each track is like making a movie.
Very often, he’ll have this very monotonous section going and then, suddenly – ‘Bap! Bap! Bap! Bap!’ – he disrupts the whole thing and we’re on to something new that’s absolutely incredible. That’s architecture, that’s structure – this guy is seriously smart. He keeps unbalancing you. He’ll pile on all this sound and then suddenly pull it away, all the way to complete silence, and then there’s a scream or a beautiful melody, right there in your face. That’s what I call a sucker punch.
If you like sound, listen to what he’s giving you. Majestic and inspiring.
Seriously he said ALL OF THIS about Kanye. I ain’t mad, I love Kanye, I’m just surprised. Maybe he and Kanye will start hanging out now. Get some brunch. They can scowl together.
Mr. Reed was recently hospitalized for dehydration but he’s okay now.
Kanye West celebrated his first Father’s Day this year, and of course Kim Kardashian got him a gift that every dad wants: signed Apple mice (mouses?) signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Erm… cool, I guess?
This is a pretty cool gift if you’re into technology, I guess. Kanye isn’t, really – he just thinks he’s the Steve Jobs of the music industry, if you remember that amazing New York Times profile.
“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means,” he said in a recent interview with the New York Times. “I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.”
Yeah, okay, bro.
Rob Kardashian isn’t doing much with his life besides shedding some pounds in the hopes of getting an endorsement deal (most likely) and selling overpriced socks, so what better way to get a bit of the limelight than by sticking your nose in and offering commentary on something that really doesn’t involve you and no one cares about your opinion of? That’s right, Rob has lashed out at “haters” of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s baby North West’s name. Prepare for some deep philosophical thought here, people.
From Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM show (because who else would interview him than the producer of his family’s reality show):
“When it comes to babies I like to give the person all their time with their significant other [to] let them enjoy their moment,” the Arthur George sock designer shares. “I’m happy the baby is healthy and my sister is healthy.”
However, although he’s giving them their space, Rob did have some advice for the new parents, especially when it comes to the little girl’s name.
“I told Kim and Kanye this: I’m like, ‘Yo, people are always going to talk whether it’s good or bad. There’s always going to be the haters, but do what you guys feel.’ Like, you know everyone’s going to say, ‘Oh, you’re coming up with some weird celebrity, crazy name.’ You know how it is.”
“[But] North West, it sounds cool! [And] North is the highest point, so it has a lot of meaning to it.”
Oh yeah, that name is rife with meaning (not). I actually don’t mind the name north. Combined with ‘West’, it gets a bit corny, but at the end of the day, it could be a whole lot worse. At least they didn’t name her Knorth, you know? Pick your battles.