Kanye West went on an interminable 20-minute rant onstage at the Wireless Festival in London on Friday night, and during that time he said some crazy ass shit. Sure, he pronounced his long-standing love for Kim Kardashian and claimed that he’s being discriminated against in the fashion industry, but know what else he did? Complain about fame to the point of comparing paparazzi photos to being raped. You know, totally the same thing!
From The Independent:
“I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherfuckers following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do’.
“But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That is called violation.”
“So if I walk around and say look sir, I’m not feeling so good today, I need some space, can you please not fuck with me today? I need cut-off space, not violation.”
West said that he would “stop every paparazzi one by one” if he wasn’t on probation, adding: “One week I told a paparazzi, ‘Stop talking to me – I might be thinking of something like a new stage show, a new design. You want to shove a camera in my face, you just fucked up my whole trail of thought.”
Zzzzzzzz… I’m so fucking bored of this guy. If Kanye had ever ACTUALLY been raped, I guarantee you he’d be begging for paparazzi to take photos of him in exchange for erasing that experience from his life. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. No one is physically touching you or violating your body, no one is scarring you for life, no one is overpowering you. You can’t bear paparazzi being in your face? Get a fucking clue – move out of Los Angeles, get a farm in Nebraska or some shit and stay out of the limelight. Don’t marry someone whose entire existence revolves around the paparazzi and being seen and photographed by them 24 hours a day. Fuck off, man.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, he went on a SECOND rant on Saturday night on stage – that one, however, only lasted 5 minutes. Apparently the crowd started chanting “We want Drake!” during his bullshit. Poor Drake, however, had to cancel because he’s ill and resting on doctor’s order.
July 7, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry has a background in Christian music herself – her parents wouldn’t so much as let her listen to a secular song until she was well into her teens – so a new lawsuit filed against her is semi-ironic. Apparently her song ‘Dark Horse’ is a little too close to a gospel song called ‘Joyful Noise’ that came out five years ago, and now the people who wrote it want some $$$ for their trouble.
The suit was filed by an artist known as Flame — along with other singers. They say Perry not only hijacked their religious music … she also destroyed their reputation in the Christian music world … because they’re now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that appears in the “Dark Horse” music video.
They’re suing for damages … and want Perry to stop using any form of their music … stat.
I mean… it is INCREDIBLY similar in the beat, but the beat itself isn’t necessarily anything unique, and Katy’s builds and moves away from all of that quickly, so I’m torn. Plus, all music is derivative, so do we really think she was even aware of this song?
What do you think? Should she have to pay up?
July 3, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
I suppose Jennifer Lopez knows what’s trendy far better than I do, but I’m still not quite sure about the bodysuit/jacket combo she wore in Miami on Saturday for her concert at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party. She performed a full 40-minute set in this brightly coloured metallic get-up, and it’s weird as hell, but somehow she manages to pull it off – presumably because she’s JLo and she can get away with wearing pretty much anything.
Here’s her full set, for those who are interested in seeing ‘Booty’ performed live. Don’t lie, you know you want to.
June 30, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
If you haven’t heard of Sam Smith yet, well, you’re in for a treat. I’ve been following this guy since he featured on Disclosure’s album a couple of years ago with ‘Latch’, and now he’s doing so well not only in his native UK, but over in the States, as well – and for good reason.
He stopped by Sirius XM on Monday to be interviewed and do some songs, one of which was a cover of Whitney Houston‘s ‘How Will I Know’. It’s an interesting song choice – thankfully not the usual ‘I Will Always Love You’ (though I think he’d smash that, as well) – and he turns it into something really new, and really gorgeous. Enjoy!
June 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
If you’re a Robin Thicke fan, have I got news for you! You’re an idiot. Oh wait, no, that’s not the news. The news is that he’s released the music video for his song for estranged wife Paula Patton, ‘Get Her Back’. It’s about as awful as you’d expect, but I’ll leave you without commentary to enjoy this one in peace.
June 24, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
I’m only vaguely shocked that Lady Gaga – someone who purports to be ingelligent, mindful and outspoken about equality and injustice in life thought it was a good idea to make her video for ‘Do What U Want’ – which features notorious (unconvicted) child molester R. Kelly, by the way – some big rape fest. So much so that the video has been scrapped, thank God. Oh, and did we mention that the vid was directed by Terry Richardson? #Feminism!
From Page Six:
The raunchy video starring Gaga and Kelly was directed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson and depicts racy scenes between the singers. Its release would have coincided with heated attention focused on scandals involving both Richardson and Kelly.
According to our source, Kelly plays a doctor in the video, with Gaga acting as his patient in scenes that riff on her real-life hip injury last year.
Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” The not-so-good doctor then adds, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.” Alrighty, then!
A source told us, “Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.” Reps for Gaga and Richardson didn’t comment. Kelly’s rep didn’t get back to us.
Wow. This is in such colossally bad taste that for once, I am actually rendered pretty speechless. I also find it pretty difficult to have serious discourse with/about someone whose head is obviously so far up her own ass that she can’t see the light of day. Whatever sexual fantasies you have, play them out in private – especially if they are potentially triggering/disrespectful to all of those who have been sexually assaulted/violated… and yes, there are millions. The thing is, this video didn’t just have ONE thing wrong with it. It had EVERYTHING wrong with it. I’ve always said that celebrities have no responsibility to be role models, and I don’t believe Gaga does, either. However, I do believe celebrities – and the rest of us – have a responsibility to be decent human beings. Big fail on this one.
Here’s a clip, if you can be bothered. If I have to see Gaga rolling around on a floor and masturbating one more time in my life, I swear to God…