Kanye West thinks he’s sooooo fucking clever and revolutionary, doesn’t he? In reality, he’s a megalomaniacal egomaniac with delusional tendencies and he needs to get his life together. His most recent concoction is the idea of “reclaiming” the Confederate flag and putting it on t-shirts and other apparel items that he’s going to sell to the public. I can’t make this up, people.
From 97.1 Amp Radio:
“React how you want. You know, the Confederate flag represents slavery in a way. That’s my abstract take on what I know about it, right? So I made the song ‘New Slaves’, so I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag now. What you going to do? Ain’t nothing going to happen.”
“I’m the number one most influential person on the globe in fashion. I should have backing from one of the majors. I’m doing T-shirts that are amazing. We put all our design into it. People like T-shirts, and I love that. I want to give people T-shirts. But I also want to create entire gems.
“I want to make a gem, I want to make a store, I want to do apartment complexes, I want to build cities, I want to be involved in Hyperloop when it comes into reality. That’s the conversation I want to be in, so I will not be held into a box of being a musician.”
I mean… I’m all for reclaiming shit and processing it however feels best for you, but this is just ridiculous. Also, the fact that he thinks he’s the most influential fashion person in the world makes me have this response: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, okay, Kanye. You’re more influential than Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen or, you know, anyone ACTUALLY IN FASHION. Sure, people might look at what he does, but they aren’t basing next season’s designs around it.
November 5, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
You know how Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian at that baseball field or whatever and used a Lana Del Rey song as part of his great production? Well, there have now been tabloid reports that Kanye wanted Lana to perform the song live but that she said no thanks. I could see why that would maybe be the case, but apparently it’s just not true!
“I would never deny his request. That’s not true.”
A woman of few words, that Lana Del Rey! Here’s a video of it in case you really needed to see it:
What do you think – did Lana actually refuse? Was she never asked? I’m going towards the latter on this one.
November 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
I swear to God, these two make me sick. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West haven’t shut up about just how elated they are about their engagement and how they wanna live in heaven together and brush each other’s fur coats or however they fill their time, but now they’re trying to claim that the video of their proposal that’s been everywhere online was actually “leaked”. Not only that, they’re trying to sue the co-founder of YouTube for it! Fuuuuuck off!
In the lawsuit … obtained by TMZ … their lawyer, Eric George, trashes Chad Hurley, the guy who co-founded YouTube and sold it to Google for $1.65 billion. Kim and Kanye claim Hurley is the one who schemed to post the video on his new Internet venture, MixBit.
K & K go for the jugular, saying Hurley was desperate to find a “second act,” after 2 flops following his YouTube sale. In the lawsuit, Kim and Kanye claim Hurley wasn’t even invited to AT&T Park in San Fran but manipulated his way in.
Kim and Kanye say they let him stay, but only after he signed a confidentiality agreement. And get this … they even got him to take a pic holding the signed confidentiality agreement, which is attached to the lawsuit.
The couple say, “Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else.”
Specifically, Kim and Kanye say he posted Kanye’s engagement proposal on MixBit and tweeted it to nearly a million followers. He then had the audacity to issue a press release, touting his video trophy.
Kim and Kanye are suing for unspecified damages … including punitives. Even though Kim and Kanye don’t say how much the video was worth, they mention it was destined for MC Cable Television, which is an arm of Bunim/Murray and E!, which produces and broadcasts “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
HAHAHA okay, so wait… the problem here isn’t that their private relationship moment was shared with the public when it was meant to be just for them… it’s that THEY wanted to make money off of it by selling it to E! Oh my God, you couldn’t WRITE better trash than this.
I don’t necessarily believe that the contract stipulated the privacy of this video – after all, Hurley is a professional and this wouldn’t be his first confidentiality agreement (and knowing how litigious Kimye are, why would he even bother pushing it?) but even if he was that stupid, kudos to him. Kimye are the fucking worst and need to be rocketed right off this planet, like, yesterday.
November 2, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
It’s been a while since we’ve had a best and worst celebrity looks of the week, so here we go. This is from the last week of October. I chose Kelly Osbourne for best celebrity dressing up as another celebrity. That’s her above as Christina Hendricks. Pretty dead-on.
I promise not to overdo it on the Halloween costumes.
November 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Hope you weren’t too excited to catch Kanye West on one of his upcoming concert dates because that won’t be happening. The Yeezus Tour has been plagued by cancellations (okay, I know of one before this), but basically most of the rest of the tour has been postponed indefinitely now since some props were “damaged” in an “accident”. Oh, Christ (no pun intended).
Here’s the statement from his label:
“Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA.
“As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.
“The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.”
I’m torn on this one. In a way I respect his artistic vision and the fact that he wants to bring a particular experience to those who see him live. On the other hand, the show must go on. For everyone in one of the cities that have been “postponed”, I wouldn’t get your hopes up that anything will ever be rescheduled, to be honest. Also, whoever broke that shit is probably filing for unemployment right now.
November 1, 2013 at 4:30 am by Jennifer
Well, I guess it must be love for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, because Kimmy sure wasn’t willing to take Kris Humphries‘ last name after they tied the knot (not that I blame her). However, when it comes to marrying Kanye, She’ll be glad to add another surname to her own.
From E News:
“It’ll be Kim Kardashian West. Not hyphened. Maybe make [Kardashian], like, the middle.”
Well, that sounds… special. Also, why is it so hard for this girl to form sentences? She rivals Britney in that department! On another note, I wonder if this is something Kanye insisted upon. After all, they’re already doing whatever he wants for the wedding, so why not?
Also, if you cared to know any more goddamn details about Kanye’s stupid proposal, here ya go:
“I cried afterwards. I was shaking. And when you’re like, Is this really happening? But you’re just shaking…I honestly had no idea, none whatsoever,” the 33-year-old admitted. “I knew we were going to San Francisco for my birthday, because he had a show there the next night. So I thought it was just a birthday dinner.”
“My eyes were closed and then I got up and I still the whole time I didn’t think it was a proposal. I thought it was dinner on the baseball field and we had a nice orchestra. I still didn’t get it…when he got on his knee, I kind of figured out what was going on.”
Why do I not believe that Kim had no idea this was happening? More for the show – literally and figuratively!