Kanye West is a new father.
However, in an interview with David Letterman, the famous rapper goes off once again about those who disagree with his poltiics, basically labeling Liberals as bitter motherf-ckers.
West, of course, is an unabashed Donald Trump supporter.
He loves to wear his Make America Great Again and he held court in the Oval Office several months ago.
Kanye has come under fire for these beliefs from critics who think President Trump is a narcissistic, dumb racist -- and he's very annoyed about it!
“This is like my thing with Trump — we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” West tells Letterman in a chat that will debut on Netflix on May 31.
He goes on to say that rocking a “Make America Great Again” hat is “not about politics,” but rather an attempt to break the stigma around showing support for Trump.
There's an odd hill to wanna die on, right?
In the discussion, Letterman brings up the Republican-led voter suppression efforts during the recent midterm elections.
“So if I see a person that I admire talking about Donald Trump can think whatever he does,” he says, “I wonder if those thoughts, indirectly, aren’t hurting people who are already being hurt.”
In other words: Donald Trump's policies are having a harmful effect on African-Americans.
Doesn't Kanye realize that his support is therefore contributing to this pain and suffering?
West ignores this question and replies that Trump voters are “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.”
After Letterman makes a case that Trump actually is not helping those who vote for him, that it's just one giant con perpertrated by the President, West shoots back:
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?”
Simply put, he adds:
“Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”
It really is pretty sad.
All those Trump supporters want to do is deport foreigners, take away the rights of LGBTQ members and cheer on corruption at the highest level in peace.
Give them a break, Liberals! Leave them alone!
Elsewhere, Kanye brings up his issues with Drake at one point, although he refuses to mention the artist by name.
We had a little beef last year,” West tells the comedian.
“He has this line that I love that says, ‘I told my story and made history’ - like made his story and made history. That’s what we do, we tell our story and then people relate to that story."
Continues Kanye, sort of on this topic:
“I have a friend who told me that my power is my influence. And I said my power is my ability to not be influenced.”
We're not totally sure what Kanye is talking about here, either.
But check out excerpts from the interview below:
Kanye West gave an Easter sermon at Coachella that got a lot of attention.
It will go down in history that Kanye West brought the church to Coachella & the gospel was streamed all over the world on Easter Sunday 2019. A modern day evangelist and a collaborative genius #Coachella
— Ogechi (@OGKardashWest) April 22, 2019
Now, I wasn’t at Coachella but I imagine Kanye mostly played it straight, just talking about how he was crucified and rose from the dead three days later and how his father loves us. Standard stuff for Kanye, really.
Apparently Kanye liked being a preacher because of course he did, he’s Kanye West and people were listening to him talk. According to People, Kanye liked it so much he’s considering starting his own church, and his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, supports him.
“Kim is 100 percent on board with this,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She’s a Christian, too, and she understands the importance of being spiritual.”
It’s nice to know you don’t need any sort of theological training to be a Christian minister. I had long suspected this based on, you know, everything I know about religion but it’s great to have actual confirmation that some rapper standing up and talking about Jesus counts as going to church.
The source adds that West has been consulting with spiritual advisors and leaders as he figures out his next move, and says Kardashian will have a role in whatever he does.
“She wouldn’t be a traditional ‘pastor’s wife’ who organizes bake sales,” the source explains. “But she will support him if he ever starts church. She’ll be there for it.”
I predict Kanyeism is going to be the fastest growing religion in the United States by the end of the year, replacing the current fastest-growing religion, which is atheism. People love celebrities and are willing to do whatever stupid shit they say. Don’t believe me? Jenny McCarthy and Gwyneth Paltrow, two celebrities no one even really gives a shit about said vaccines were bad and now there are measles outbreaks all over the country. So you ma as well just buckle up and get ready for Pope Yeezus.
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Kanye West is doing a weekly concert series called “Sunday Service”. In it, Kanye will be performing his hits with a gospel choir and special guests which have included Kid Cudi, Katy Perry and David Letterman. He’s also debuted new music during the series. As for what Sunday Service is about, speculation is he wants to start the Church of Kanye where he’ll give people another reason to worship at his feet.
Anyway, on Sunday, Kanye tweeted he’s bringing Sunday Service to Coachella. But before you get too excited, it’s going to only be on Easter Sunday on Weekend 2 at 9 a.m. in the morning.
Kanye West's Sunday Service on Easter, Weekend 2 pic.twitter.com/jFIcLYNUlV
— Coachella (@coachella) March 31, 2019
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of Weekend 1 ticket holders sobbing uncontrollably through their hipster shades and rushing to Facebook to post “Looking to trade Weekend 1 tickets for Weekend 2 tickets.”
Kanye was slated to headline this year’s Coachella, but Goldenvoice refused to build a giant dome for Kanye who claimed their current stage was too limiting.
Also, today is March 31, so I’m not sure whether this is a prank or not. If it is a prank, I’m going to have to please ask Kanye not to tell anyone until all the Weekend 1 people exchange tickets for Weekend 2.
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Big sis Kim Kardashian is so done watching Khloe get her heart broken and is ready to turn around her pretty pathetic love life.
After her split with the most hated man in the world, Tristan Thompson, Kim is begging her sister to finally switch up her dating type.
The fashion queen was over the Cleveland Cavalier's player a long time ago, after the first time he did the dirty behind Koko's back.
But now Kim is so over him that she is over every single athlete who has ever existed. EVER.
Khloe is a newly single woman, but Kim and husband Kanye West are ready to fix her up with a new man.
One that doesn't shoot hoops or dribble balls for a living.
HollywoodLife has learned that the married couple would love to play matchmaker for Khloe and they think they have what it takes to find her true love, the kind of love that doesn't screw your little sister's best friend.
"Kim wants Khloe to stay far away from athletes and go for an artist the next time, preferably someone in the music business," shared a Kardashian insider.
"Just look at how well it has worked out for Kim. She is so happy she stopped dating the jocks, and giving Kanye a chance was the best choice ever."
Kim is trying to lead the way for her sister and is more than ready to help in her search.
"Kim knows a ton of people through Kanye and has already offered to get him to help," the source added.
"Kanye and Kim both want to see Khloe happy and in love, and want to set her up with a musician."
However, we are sure Khloe is in no hurry to rush back into the dating scene. Besides, she is way too busy focusing on her main priority, her adorable daughter True.
"Kim isn't pushing Khloe to date right away and definitely doesn't want to see her rush into anything, but at the same time, she is eager to see her get Tristan Thomspon out of her system and move on," the source says.
As I'm sure the world can agree.
It's only been about a month since the couple split back in February and she is still working on how to handle all of her emotions.
"Khloe's anger and hurt is still very fresh and it's helping her let go of Tristan, but there is certainly some concern that he could find a way to get her back, the insider shared.
"He's very charming and Khloe's feelings for him go deep."
Taking Khloe's past boyfriends into consideration, especially including her ex-husband and basketball star Lamar Odom, it's pretty obvious she definitely has a thing for professional sports players.
Kim is ready for a man who will treat her sister with the respect we all know she deserves.
And basically it's a simple fix: steer clear of NBA players!
I mean Kim's advice is valid. We all, unfortunately, remember when Kim's marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, which lasted approximately 70 days.
Or the time Kim was basically inseparable from NFL player Reggie Bush.
She's definitely had her fair share of athletes and is hoping she can convince the 34-year-old mom to cold turkey her craving for dumb, tall sportsmen.
"Kim hates seeing Khloe suffer and feels that all her heartache could be avoided if she would pick better guys," the insider stated.
She has been "through the bad choices herself so she is very sympathetic and very eager to help Khloe overcome this and find a good guy that she can build a life with."
We expect the forecast to call for some brighter days here soon for Khloe, but hope it will also be raining some super unathletic men.
Someone a little more like Scott Disick, perhaps?
John Legend joins The Voice for the sixteenth season as a coach AND he's already off to somewhat of a rocky start.
While Legend has been a guest and a mentor on the show multiple times, it's now his turn to decide who will be the perfect mentor for #TeamJL.
And his pick... Kanye West!
I mean, it's not shocking that Legend would think of West.
They are pretty good pals, despite their political differences, and have been friends for years.
His friendship with West even helped land him a record deal with Columbia Records back in 2004.
So, yeah, the two have some history.
But, we all know their wives, Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen's friendship might be even closer...
The foursome is often spotted hanging out together and even went on a couple's vacation to San Francisco recently.
Also, the fact that West and Legend have recorded together in the past makes him an eligible candidate.
However, according to Radar Online, when the three other returning coaches, which include Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine heard about this they quickly shared their concerns with the "higher-ups" of the show.
An insider shared, "Kanye has just caused too many problems in his personal life and endeavors lately and they just feel that it would be best if him and Kim stayed away from the show for John's first season."
Guess that means Kim can't hang with bestie Chrissy backstage.
"John has been bringing Chrissy to set and everyone gets along with the both of them just fine. He has a big head and he is definitely trying to win, but they are all in it to win it," a source tells Radar.
"Everyone thinks he just needs to calm down and relax because he is getting himself all psyched out over this. It is really just the luck of the draw as to who hits the buzzer first for the person that is meant to win."
Hmm, tell that to Adam and Blake who are constantly in a 'friendly' competition with one another throughout the whole show.
The singer told Hollywood Reporter that he is "thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice" and that he is excited to "discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift."
And with or without the Wests, John will get to do just that.
The Voice premieres Monday, February 25, on NBC.
The Game is a very, um, descriptive rapper for lack of a better word. His new album Born to Rap is set to drop and some lyrics have surfaced. He name drops Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Not really in a good way.
“I held Kim Kardashian by her throat, n**ga!,” Game scathingly spits on the track. “I made her swallow my kids until she choked, n**ga!/ I should apologize cuz ‘Ye my folks, n**ga!…”
The Game is like a painter with words. As to how true this may be, he did imply he slept with two of the Kardashians and one of them probably was Kim. I’m not sure how Kanye is going to feel about this. He did jerk off to Kim Kardashian’s sex tape with Ray J before they met. On the other hand, call me old fashioned, but imagining my wife choking on another man’s dick really kills the mood.
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Kanye West could have been the headliner at this year’s Coachella, but there was one problem: the festival organizers wouldn’t completely redesign the layout of the venue to accommodate a giant dome Kanye wanted them to build for him because the main stage, one of the largest in North America, wasn’t big enough for him according to Billboard.
When senior executives from Coachella parent Goldenvoice explained that the dome would be impossible to build in four months and would require the AEG-owned concert promoter to rearrange the entire festival site and remove a large section of portable bathrooms, West became irritated, declaring that he was an artist with a creative vision who shouldn’t be spending his time talking about port-a-potties.
A source tells Billboard that West had taken the call while on vacation with his family and said it was Goldenvoice’s responsibility to deal with the bathrooms. He then hung up abruptly, sources said.
This is apparently not just a one-time thing, this is Kanye’s “no brown M&Ms.” Kanye cancelled at least one other show because they refused to build him a giant dome.
Billboard has learned that West was close to landing a headliner slot at Governors Ball in New York, only to have promoters turn down his last-minute dome request and part ways a day before the lineup was announced.
I’ve been thinking about why Kanye wants this giant dome so much, and here’s what I’ve landed on: he wants to fight Drake to the death in it. It’s going to be Thunderdome for the world’s least-intimidating rappers. “Two softboys enter, one softboy leaves!”
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I’m not saying Beyonce ruined Coachella for all future Coachellas, but Beyonce ruined Coachella for all future Coachellas.
In 2017, Beyonce Knowles was scheduled to headline Coachella. Her highly anticipated performance was sidetracked by a little thing called a pregnancy. A year passed, she popped out her twins and was again scheduled to headline Coachella. This time, Jay Z had the courtesy not to put more babies in her.
The hype from 2017 only compounded in 2018. And when it came time for Beyonce to perform, she delivered. The production was beyond what anyone expected. It set a record breaking 458,000 simultaneous stream viewers on YouTube. She got people to actually choose to sit home and watch someone perform at a festival. Go to any site and you’ll find a recap about the cultural imagery used, the sort of return of Destiny’s Child or how it “slayed”. Stay here if you want a hot take on how 2019’s Coachella and any future ones will always be a letdown.
I’m not saying future Coachellas will suck. I’m saying the anticipation her performance built up and the fact she delivered has set the mark so high that no one is going to be able to reach it. Add to the fact non-Beyonce fans could check out X Japan, the first Japanese band to play Coachella, and it may seem Coachella had peaked.
There was a chance this year of Coachella could bring similar levels of hype with Kanye. But Kanye wouldn’t perform without a bigger stage because they “restrict his artistic ability.” Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake pulled out because of scheduling conflicts. So now you have Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande headlining Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Good, but not great.
Childish Gambino is 2018’s symbol for wokeness while Ariana Grande talked about Pete Davdison’s big dick for an entire month before ending their engagement. Tame Impala is just, well, Tame Impala. None of these acts bring two decades of history with them. In fact, Ariana Grande was only 11 when “Say My Name” was released. Plus, she’s playing Sunday. A day when everyone is burnt out and ready to head home.
The only way Coachella can top Beyonce’s 2018 performance is if they booked a Kanye West b2b with Taylor Swift. And they gave him a bigger stage. One where he can descend from the heavens as god intended.
We probably don't need to tell that Kanye West has had quite a year.
And to be clear, we don't mean that in a good way. At all.
Whether he was describing slavery as a choice or fantasizing about playing catch with Donald Trump, Yeezy found new and interesting ways to baffle and infuriate the masses in 2018.
West swore off politics back in October, but that doesn't mean he's done being bonkers on social media.
No, these past few weeks, Kanye has been devoting his attention to a bizarre feud with Drake.
Although we're not sure if "feud" is the right word, as it seems to be a pretty one-sided fixation on Kanye's part.
Anyway, it's always a dangerous game guessing what's going on in Kanye's head, but as far as we can tell, the rapper's final (?) tirade of 2018 is a result of his ongoing anger toward Drizzy.
It all started with this all-time bonkers tweet.
Either that's a reference to the rumors that Drake had sex with Kim Kardashian, or Kanye really doesn't understand his wife's career, and that comment is directed at all of Twitter.
Either way, with that, he was off.
Kanye's tweets ranged from the vaguely threatening ("See when you care about your family you don’t let no man push you to do nothing that could risk your freedom") to the amusingly asinine ("Tweeting is legal and also therapeutic").
As far as we can tell, dude remains deeply pissed at Drake, but there was also a healthy dose of his usual pseudo-spiritual mumbo-jumbo in there as well.
What does it all mean?
Well, we doubt even Kanye himself could tell you.
Whatever the case, it's a reminder that you can safely anticipate even more insanity from hip-hop's most unstable artist in 2019.
As a send-off for his most memorable year yet, Kanye concluded today's rant with this nugget of wisdom:
"If I got any cooler I would freeze to death."
Carry that energy into the new year, folks.
It may be a tad bit premature, but it's safe to say the following:
Kanye West's New Year's resolution will not be to forgive and/or forget.
Quite the opposite, in fact, when it comes to Drake.
About two weeks after Kanye reignited his feud with Drake, because the latter dared to ask for clearance of a track from the former, Kanye has gone out and once again...
... reignited his feud with Drake.
In this case, the 41-year-old rapper shared a screen capture of an article that claimed that Drake, used to follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram and...
... wait, there is no and. That's it. That was enough to get Kanye off.
“I never knew till this morning that Drake followed my wife on Instagram back in September,” West wrote on Twitter early Saturday, adding in consternation:
“I had to bring this up because it’s the most f-cked up thing of all and I just saw it this morning.
"Imagine having a problem with somebody and they follow your wife on Instagram."
A few points to make here:
1. Kanye has since deleted these Tweets.
2. Drake no longer follows Kardashian.
3. Perhaps he formerly did so because Kim so often poses naked on that social media platform.
The Yeezy later designer claimed he has no ill will toward Drake, however.
“We truly wish this man the best and pray that he will find the same happiness that we have,” he tweeted. “Love everyone.”
Back on December 13, West went after Drake when he accused the three-time Grammy winner of attempting to contact the Kardashian-Jenner family.
“Still need that apology for mentioning the 350s and trying to take food out your idols kids mouths. Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro,” West wrote, attacking Drake as follows:
“You sneak dissing on [Travis Scott] records and texting Kris [Jenner] talking about how’s the family."
Kanye even went on to allege that Drake had threatened members of his family.
There was just a lot to digest here, as is so often the case with Kanye West...
Eventually, Kardashian told Drake to leave her loved ones alone.
And then Drake's baby mama got herself involved.
Fun times all around!
For celebrity gossip outlets such as this one, at least.
"@Drake never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake," Kim wrote in defense of West at the time, adding:
“My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know.
"He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world."
Drake has not yet responded to Kanye's latest rant against him.
But Kardashian hasn't really gotten any more clothed on Instagram.
So Drake may soon follow her again, like most warm-blooded males, and we'll do this whole dance all over again.
This whole rivalry started after Drake seemed to name check Kardashian in the song "In My Feelings."
West then said in an Instagram video:
"What I'm looking for, for my spirit to take accountability is, the fact that there's people making rumors or thinking that you f-cked my wife, and you not saying nothing and you carrying it like that, that don't sit well with my spirit...
"You know, if I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Renita and then you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn't make no song called 'Riri.'
So when you're like, 'Ah I don't know where it comes from!' You're too smart for that, bro. You know where that comes from.
"Don't make no record with nothing that could be confused."
It really is a Christmas miracle, folks.
As previously reported, Kim Kardashian hosted a lavish bash in honor of Jesus Christ's latest birthday this year, rocking a low-cut dress for the occasion and inviting such stars as former close pal Paris Hilton.
You can check out the photos from this shindig HERE.
But Kim saved the most surprising and precious images for later, dropping a handful of family snapshots on her Instagram account...
... including several of Kanye West smiling!
Yes, the rapper looks nice and normal and happy in these pictures, holding his children and playing the part of a regular old parent.
Hurry up and click through them below. You won't believe your eyes!
1. Boobs! And a Smile!
2. Showing Attitude
3. Programmed to Be Happy
4. Posing in a Winter Wonderland
5. Huh? We're Happy!
6. Sleeping on Their Jobs
Kanye West has turned his attention from Drake to Ariana Grande.
And now we have a feud on our hands between two of the biggest solo artists on the planet.
It all started on Thursday night when Kanye went after Drake on Twitter, accusing his fellow artist of threatening members of his family.
This renewed rivalry got off to a strange start, after West revealed that Drake had asked for clearance to sample one of his tracks.
Kanye used this request as an opening to simply attack Drake close to 80 times on social media, writing at one point that Drake needs to stay away from Kris Jenner:
"Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro. You sneak dissing on trav records and texting Kris talking bout how’s the family."
It was an especially chaotic few hours on Twitter, even for Kanye West.
Drake didn't really response to any Kanye's taunts of insults...
... but Grande actually did.
You see, Ariana and Miley Cyrus both released new tracks on Thursday and Grande joked that West and Drake's beef was taking away attention from these single drops.
In a practically perfect Tweet, the singer wrote:
"Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y'all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that'd be so sick thank u."
Not exactly, Kanye now argues.
The 41-year old rapper took exception to Grande butting into his business in this manner, accusing the superstar of exploiting both his fame and even his mental illness in order to promote her music.
"I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” he Tweeted, adding:
"All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song."
West has claimed in the past that he's bipolar.
In response to Kanye's remarks, Ariana didn't entirely back down.
She stood up for herself and her career, but also issued a mea culpa.
“with all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women," she wrote, concluding:
"it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.”
Again: Ariana handled this perfectly.
It's very clear at this point of her career that she doesn't need to rely on anyone else to push her songs, yet she was a big enough person to recognize the sensitivity of mental illness and to acknowledge how perhaps she should have thought of that before Tweeting.
Grande is very good at social media.
Kanye is very bad.
Perhaps he should take another break from the medium.
Sophie Brussaux just cut Kanye West way down to size.
With just a single sentence on Twitter.
The woman best known for having given birth to Drake's son a couple years ago has hilariously inserted herself into the ongoing rivalry between her ex-lover and his current rival.
This rivalry got underway late Thursday night after West shared a request from Drake to sample the beat in the Kanye-produced 2009 track “Say What’s Real.”
But Kanye was in no mood to hear from Drake, not after the artist insulted his Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers in a verse on French Montana hit track “No Stylist.”
With the flood gates now open in his mind, Kanye went ahead and unleashed a rather amazing rant, even for him.
He sent upwards of 80 Tweets in the direction of Drake.
How did Sophie get herself involved?
She saw her own opening after Ariana Grande mocked the Drake-Kanye beef by Tweeting yesterday:
“Guys, I know there are grown men arguing online [right now].
"But Miley and I dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y'all could please [just] behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that'd be so sick thank [you]."
It was pretty much a perfect Tweet.
And then Brussaux left a nearly perfect Comment underneath, writing:
I would hardly call Kanye arguing with himself ‘grown men.
This is both funny and accurate.
Like we said, Kanye sent about 80 (yes, 80!) Tweets on the subject Thursday evening into Friday morning, while Drake responded with... silence.
Brussaux later posted a cryptic message to her Instagram Story, one we'd have to imagine was also directed at West:
“Pettiness and messiness hinder your blessings. Seriously. Spread love."
At various points in his rant against Drake, Kanye accused the singer of threatening his family members.
There's no real evidence of this, but Kim Kardashian took the side of her husband around 2:30 a.m. on Friday and also Tweeted at Drake.
If Drake somehow did utter a negative or menacing word about any of Kimye's three kids, we're very much on their side here.
But come on: Is anyone buying what this power couple is trying to sell here?
Prior to deleting all of his Drake-related messages, West himself seemed to offer the rapper an olive branch, writing on his official account:
"I’m up for talking. We need to show all of these fans that black men [email protected] without someone ending up dead or in jail."
Yes. Sure. Absolutely. If this manufactured, one-sided argument can end with such an important message being sent, then we are all for it.
Mostly, however, we mostly feel about Kanye overall and, especially in this case, the same way Drake felt about his quasi rival's angry words last night:
Yup, we agree, dude.
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Seriously, what is it with the Kardashian women and their affinity for choosing jackasses as partners?
A few months ago, when Kanye West was having his usual outburst of verbal diarrhea, he made this statement on the subject of slavery:
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. Like you was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all? It’s like, we’re mentally imprisoned.”
This statement caused significant outrage and there was quite the kerfuffle throughout the Internet. I think it’s safe to assume that Kanye is not the thinking before speaking type. There doesn’t seem to be any funnel between his brain and his mouth (yes, I know the man has an actual mental illness, but if he is still willfully not doing anything about it, he’s still a dickhead).
However, Kim Kardashian now insists that her husband didn’t really say that, or he may have said something, but that wasn’t what he meant. She had this to say in an interview with TMZ Live.
“Kanye’s slavery comment, he never said that. That was just the headline. If you listen to what he said, he said ‘slavery was 400 years. If it’s going to be another 400 years, that sounds like a choice to me.’ He didn’t say ‘slavery is a choice.’ He was saying if you’re going to still be enslaved for another 400 years, then that’s some bullshit.”
That…that makes no sense whatsoever. Kim, I know you’re trying to stand by your man, but the only bullshit I’m smelling right now is your piss-poor excuse for your husband’s idiotic comments.
Kim continued to try and feebly explain Kanye’s dumbass behavior:
“When he gets ramped up, he can’t control what he says, he can’t let it go. He loves being ramped up. He’s like ‘I feel powerful when I’m ramped up. I don’t want to be so suppressed. Yeah, I say crazy shit but I’ve always said crazy shit. That’s why I’m Kanye.’”
Kim, you just described the average two-year-old child. “He can’t control what he says.” “He loves being ramped up.” “He doesn’t want to be suppressed.” Yeah, this is how toddlers act when they’re still learning how to be human beings. This is not the behavior you should find acceptable in a 41-year-old man. And you should recognize this behavior because you have three small children at home! Well, actually, scratch that. As long as Kanye is off his meds, you will have four small children.
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Kanye West knew what he was getting into when he married Kim Kardashian.
Or so he thought, at least.
The rapper knew that his wife had become famous for her plowing of Ray J on camera, as the former couple had collaborated on a sex tape titled Kim Kardashian Superstar that banked them both millions.
Indeed, Kanye was familiar with this tape.
So was most of the American public.
But a new Kim Kardashian-Ray J video emerged this week -- and multiple insiders have confirmed that it's thrown West for quite a loop.
The dude is really pissed off.
You've likely heard about it at this point, right?
Radar Online obtained footage filmed at some point during Ray J and Kim's courtship, which lasted from approximately 2003 through 2006.
The raunchy tape features Kim sucking on a penis-shaped bong that is placed between Ray's legs, while also taking a hit of marijuana straight from her then-lover's mouth.
You can click HERE to read more about it and to find a link to the video.
It's from well over a decade ago, but Kanye was apparently unaware it existed; and no one wants to be reminded that his or her spouse had wild and fun times with someone else, you know?
“Kanye is not happy about the latest Kim and Ray J tape," a source tells Hollyoow Life, adding:
"Kanye is furious, has a bunch questions about the penis pipe tape and feels pretty sure Ray J is behind the latest leak."
Wow. That has to be the case, doesn't it?
Ray J was pissed a few days ago that Kim said during an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians that she was high on ecstasy when she f-cked him on video.
So releasing this new video would be the perfect revenge.
In case you have not yet heard, Ray J hit it first when it comes to Kim and Kanye.
Adds Hollywood Life:
"Kanye is demanding some answers, he wants to know why Ray J would leak this tape, and if Ray didn’t leak, then who did?
"While Kim is embarrassed over the whole situation, Kanye is upset and feels disrespected."
Meanwhile, a second insider alleges that Kanye hates to be reminded of his wife's past.
Particularly the part of her past when she films herself taking it from another guy.
"At one point Kanye was all about the sex tape with Kim and Ray J, but now that he is married and a father to Kim’s kids it burns him to see that the tape is still referenced and people still see it and that it is still a thing," this source said, concluding:
"He is upset that Ray J will always be remembered for the tape. But Kim is trying to reassure him that he should move on form it and focus his attention on more important things.
"She doesn’t want it to become a thing even though he is starting to make it a thing."
You know where this is all leading, don't you?
A Kim and Kanye sex tape that West directs in order to prove that he's the best at giving it to his better half.
You heard it here first.
Last week, Kanye West was forced to flee as shots were fired on set. Also, everywhere near his primary residence is on fire.
Now, he's facing accuastions from Lorde that he totally ripped off her stage designs for his shows.
And she has the photo comparisons to back up her claim.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi's "Kids See Ghosts" Tour has attracted the wrong kind of attention.
Lorde, the absolute legend who won a Grammy before graduating high school, took to her Instagram Stories.
There, she shared a series of images noting what she found to be a suspicious similarity between her tour's stage design and Kanye's.
The suspended box design, creating a second floor to the stage without taking up any stage space, is pretty difficult to miss.
Did Kanye really steal the work?
Lorde suggests so with a few words.
"I’m proud of the work I do," Lorde wrote in reflection.
"And it’s flattering when other artists feel inspired by it," she continued.
Lorde clarified about that flattered feeling: "to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves."
"But don’t steal," she insists.
"Not from women or anyone else," Lorde writes. "Not in 2018 or ever."
Es Devlin is a designer who has worked closely with Lorde.
"It’s hard to come up with stuff that feels new," Lorde shared in 2017.
"And with the tank it felt weird and interesting and quite specific to me," Lorde shared.
She spoke of her collaboration with Devlin: "The two of us just built it from the ground up, bouncing ideas back and forth."
Devlin has also very notably worked with Kanye for many, many years.
In an apparent response to Lorde's post, Devlin made a post on Instagram showing a similar "box" in the opera, Carmen, by Georges Bizet.
Interestingly, this isn't the first time that someone has noticed that Kanye's stage design seems similar to another.
Last time, it was this image (above) of hanging lights.
Kim Kardashian herself took aim at Saint Laurent, suggesting that Kanye's set design had been ripped off.
(One could argue that no one gets to lay claim to the concept of hanging lights, but it really doesn't matter)
That makes defending Kanye against Lorde a little complicated.
That is, assuming that Ye has any defenders left who aren't in his bed or on his payroll.
Some could cynically suggest that Lorde is being opportunistic.
Lorde is famously friends with Taylor Swift.
Even more famously, Taylor and Kanye have a serious beef.
In 2016, Kim orchestrated Taylor's temporary downfall. Now, however, Taylor is back.
Meanwhile, Kanye chose 2018 as the year to purge himself of any lingering goodwill that the public may have for him.
Is Lorde just kicking Kanye while he's down by attacking his art?
So, did Lorde jump the gun by indirectly accusing Kanye of ripping off her work?
Did Kanye and Lorde just come up with similar ideas?
(Great trains run along the same tracks, if Kanye is still considered to be "great")
Or did Es Devlin rip off a design from an opera and then pass it off to both artists?
We would suggest that it's more likely (and also kinder) to suggest that no one is stealing from anyone.
Stages only have so many possible designs, folks.
That said, we can understand why Lorde might be sensitive on the topic.
There is a widespread phenomenon, from business meetings to the art world, of men duplicating a woman's ideas and receiving credit for it.
It's good to be on guard for that -- even if you might, occassionally, be mistaken.
Halloween is a family affair!
Kim Kardashian shared a series of photos of the epic costumes on Instagram simply captioning it “I love it.”
In the first shot, Saint, 2, can be seen smiling widely dressed in Kanye’s massive box costume with the “Donda” chain and oversized slides. Meanwhile, Reign, 3, a.k.a. Lil Pump, 18, wore the rapper’s exact silver chain with white Yeezys.
In the second shot, both boys were pictured smiling. The next post was a video of Kim begging Saint and Reign to keep a straight face by saying “no cheese,” before he and Reign tumbled over due to the weight of the costumes.
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Kourtney Kardashian also shared the same photos with the same caption. Meanwhile, proud dad Kanye posted a photo of his son on Twitter, captioning it “Scoop.”
Of course, Reign and Saint weren’t the only ones to pay homage to the Chicago rapper.
Penelope, 6, wore Kanye’s sparkling water ensemble as North, 5, rocked Lil Pump’s Fiji water bottle look.
In photos shared by Kim, the sisters are seen channeling their inner Victoria’s Secret Angels wearing sexy white lingerie looks, massive angel wings (supplied by Victoria’s Secret themselves!) and crystal-encrusted high heels as they strutted in unison for the camera before heading to a Halloween party.
Kim tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of her look writing, “Thank you @VictoriasSecret for sending us actual runway looks and real wings to borrow for the night!!! OMG a dream come true! Got to be a Victoria Secret Angel for the night! & Kendall got good practice lol.”
Kanye West has been talking a lot about politics lately, and it’s clear he sort of has about half of an idea what he’s talking about. He clearly believes himself to be some sort of iconoclast who is going to open all of our eyes about the way things really are, but he’s actually just a really good musician with really dumb ideas about most other things. He’s sort of like John Lennon in that he’s a giant narcissist who should probably do fewer interviews.
But Kanye got the message when the backlash began over Candice Owens’ “Blexit” project to convince black Americans to vote Republican. Owens credited Kanye with designing her Blexit merch, but Kanye wants nothing to do with it.
I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
This really doesn’t come as a surprise, Owens is a bit of a… what’s a nice word for wackadoodle? Wingnut?
Kanye never struck me as a conservative. If you look at what he actually wanted to do, the only thing he was specifically talking about was ending the legal slavery of prison inmates, even though he went about it in the dumbest way possible.
I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable.
I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
None of those things are on Trump or Candice Owens’ agenda. To be fair, they’re not really on the Democrats’ agenda either, though the Democrats will occasionally pay lip service to one of them during an election year. Republicans are just actively against all of those things. And Kanye sounds like he figured that out.
My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
It’s probably for the best that Kanye stops talking about politics and focuses on being the best Perrier bottle he can be.
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) October 30, 2018
That’s still so freakin’ adorable. I’m gonna wear that for Halloween and pick up so many women dressed as bottles of Cristal. Or named Cristal.
Kanye West is outta there, people.
As you may have heard over the past severak weeks, West has been a proud supporter of Donald Trump.
But now Kanye says he's finished with politics. He's done. He's sick of the whole thing.
What changed? What happened? Why does he now feel this way?
Scroll down to get caught up on the whole sordid story...
1. Make America Kanye Again!
2. Screw My Race!
3. And Also His Wife
4. And Yet... West Has Carried On!
5. So, What Changed?
6. We'll Let Him Explain...
“We’ve been through a lot together. You know, I’ve known him for 15 years now. Became friends with him maybe in like 2006, 2007. Met him in like . I’ve known him forever. He’s put himself up against the world for me when everyone told him, ‘You cannot date a girl with a sex tape. You cannot date a reality show girl. This is going to ruin your career.’ Everyone told him that,’ ” Kardashian West told Van Jones during a sitdown interview on Be Woke Vote.
Luckily, the rapper didn’t listen.
“To me, he was like, ‘Oh, you’re not going to tell me what to do. I’ll let you know that it’s going to be okay.’ And he always was that strength for me. So I’ll always love and appreciate him for always standing up for me,” said Kardashian West, 38.
“Even in like fashion. ‘You’ll never be on the cover of a magazine.’ And you know, amazing things have happened in that world or anyone that’s ever doubted us or me, he’s always been there to hold my hand and lift me up higher and give me the confidence. And so I’ll always do the same for him,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star continued.
Although the couple has been married for four years and shares three children together — daughters North, 5, and Chicago, 9 months, and son Saint, 2 — they don’t see eye-to-eye on politics. While Kardashian West voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, West, 41, has been an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, frequently wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love pic.twitter.com/a15WqI8zgu
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
When Jones pressed Kardashian West on West’s comments about abolishing the 13th amendment, the mother of three clarified that her husband isn’t always the best communicator.
“It takes him about four years to write a song to explain — to communicate what he wants to say. So when he tweets something in two seconds, what’s going on in his mind and what he thinks and what he’s trying to say, he might not be the best communicator, but he has the best heart and I know what he means. I believe in him and I believe that his message of what the hat represent to him is maybe different than what it represents to other people,” Kardashian West explained. “He’s very mindful about that. He doesn’t maybe express that. But what it mans to him is something totally different and I trust in him that he will explain that in his own way.”
Still, Kardashian West voices her opinions and suggestions to her husband in private.
“Afterwards, I might let him know that I can help him communicate that a little bit better and you know, we should work on that. He’s always like, ‘Yeah, but I already tweeted it.’ I’m like, ‘Well, what you tweeted isn’t what you just said to me over the phone.’ But sometimes people don’t have the long time to really hear him out and see what he has to say and the snippets,” she said.
While West’s political opinions may be controversial to some, Kardashian West commended her husband for defending his beliefs.
“You know, the good thing is, he’s so strong that he knows what he means,” she said. “The people around him knows what he means and the people around him let him know that what he said might not be what he means and tries to help him work on it. But I know his heart, so we’re working on expressing that.”
She added that West “will always do what he believes, whether it’s the popular thing or not. And he has said so many times, even on SNL, but I don’t know if it was on because it was at the end, ‘I do not agree with all of the policies. I don’t even know all the policies, I’m not political. I’m just saying this is what this represents to me and I will wear it because that’s what I feel.’ ”
“He wants to fight for free thought,” she said.
While touring her new condo-turned-office with pal Larsa Pippen, Kim Kardashian admits that her rapper husband wants to keep expanding their family.
“How did you get so lucky with all your kids?” asks Pippen, 44. “They’re all so good.”
“Kanye wants to have more, though. He’s been harassing me,” says Kardashian, 38. “He wants like seven. He’s like stuck on seven.”
“Okay, he needs to name his next album Seven and like lighten up on the kids situation,” Pippen cracks. “Seven kids is crazy!”
“That’s crazy. I could never, especially in like the world we live in,” says Kardashian, admitting that the onslaught of recent school shootings made her wary of bringing more lives into the world.
The slayings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018 stuck a particular chord with the mother of three.
“I’ve been kind of hesitant about having more kids just because it literally keeps me up at night, thinking about how my kids will survive in a crazy world like this,” she says.
“I hear you. And people have been trying to kidnap, rob, take you, so that plays into all that,” Pippen says, referencing her friend’s harrowing experience being robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October 2016.
Later in the episode, Kardashian and West take North to the March to Save Lives in Washington, D.C., where the reality star feels inspired by the young activists who tell her the only way to really change America is to vote for politicians who support gun violence prevention in the midterm elections.
“I one billion percent believe that we need stricter gun laws,” Kardashian says. “We need background checks, you shouldn’t be able to walk into a store and buy a gun. And to hear that the kids have met with people numerous times and nothing’s been done is just so sad.”
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“I think being with a man like Kanye, you have to learn how to be a little bit not-so-independent,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 38, said during her appearance on the Alec Baldwin Show Sunday.
“I’ve always been so independent and working, and schedule, and when you get married and have a husband that has their career and then have kids, your independence … you have to let it go,” Kardashian West said, adding, “I had to learn that being with a man like Kanye.”
“I let be who he wants to be. I let him have his own views and opinions, even if they’re different than mine,” Kardashian West told host Alec Baldwin.
“I think it’s just having an open mind. I love to let my husband be who he is,” the KKW Beauty mogul said. “We definitely have conversations if I don’t understand something in private and talk about that.”
“I grew up in a household where Bruce, my stepdad, had one political view and maybe my real father had a different political view, or my mom,” she said. “We would just always talk about it and be really open about it. It was always okay to have different views.”
West has never been afraid to speak about his political stance, both on record and off, as evident by his lyrics. Though her husband has incorporated politics in his career, Kardashian West revealed that she is more cautious.
“As far as when it comes to my business, to me it’s all very separate,” she told Baldwin.
Numerous sources recently told PEOPLE that West’s behavior takes a toll on his wife. But the mother of three does not shy away from making her feelings known to her husband.
“She lets him take the lead, and she never disagrees with him publicly,” one insider said. “She has decided that’s the right move, but she isn’t scared to share her disagreements with him behind closed doors… Don’t think that she’s afraid of him, because she’s not. She’s just managing him the best she can.”
In recent weeks, West gave a pro-Trump rant after appearing as the Saturday Night Live musical guest and called first for abolishing and then for amending the 13th Amendment. In addition, he spoke about his mental health, his fondness for the Make America Great Again hat, Hillary Clinton and the Kardashians during his lengthy conversation with the president when he visited the White House.
“Kim finds Kanye brilliant, so it makes her upset when he goes on these public rants and come across as someone who isn’t well. It’s stressful for her,” a separate source said.
I’m not sure Kanye West can tell reality from fiction anymore. I’m almost 100% sure that when Kanye showed President Trump his idea for an “iPlane” that it was drawn in crayon. And now Kanye West met with another world leader, President Yoweri K Museveni of Uganda, and told him he should turn his country into Jurassic Park. Guys… guys… I think Kanye West thinks there are still dinosaurs. Like, seriously, his Jurassic Park idea was part of of a plan to increase tourism, according to Page Six.
And sources told Page Six on Monday that West is most likely going to extend his trip in Uganda after talking with the president about tourism, telling Museveni he thinks the country should be like “Jurassic Park.”
“Kanye wants to get involved in creating a tourism and hospitality school for higher education,” says a source.
I’m not sure I want a dude who thinks there are dinosaurs in charge of higher education.
During the meeting, we hear that Museveni also asked Kardashian about why she needed to leave early, and that the reality star told him she had to go back to work.
“The president then asked what her job is and Kim, very politely, said that she had a TV show with sisters and family, and they were all waiting for her return,” the source said.
I find it hard to describe what Kim Kardashian does “work.” Watching her show is work, making it just her and her sisters being extra. Museveni tweeted about the meeting afterwards.
I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda's tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa. pic.twitter.com/BO0iD0sFCP
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) October 15, 2018
Yeah, dude, but his idea to increase tourism is dinosaurs. Sweet shoes, though.
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Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump’s director of communications, posted on Twitter Saturday calling the video “disgusting.” She added, “How is this acceptable? … #BoycottT.I.” and tagged the rapper, 38, in the tweet.
Asked for further comment, Grisham told PEOPLE on Tuesday: “Like it or not, she is the first lady and this is the White House. It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics. These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country — it needs to stop.”
T.I., who is an outspoken critic of Melania’s husband, President Donald Trump, dropped an NSFW clip on Friday on his social media accounts, which mocks Kanye West‘s meeting last week with the commander in chief, 72.
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018
After watching the president fly away on his helicopter, T.I. then stands behind POTUS’ desk watching a woman enter the room.
Soon she strips off her green jacket — a replica of the real Mrs. Trump’s “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” trench — and stands naked on the desk, stroking T.I.’s tie. They later leave together and are seen spray painting over Trump’s portrait and trashing the White House.
I ain’t Kanye. pic.twitter.com/BCS8nkbn1M
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2018
“Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye,” T.I. captioned the minute-long video, which is a promo for his new album, Dime Trap.
Friday’s post came a day after T.I. shared a long rant against West following the 41-year-old Yeezy owner’s bizarre meeting with the president.
“All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits,” T.I. wrote. “This is my stop, I’m officially DONE!!!! Trump & his Lil Cookie Boy.”
RELATED VIDEO: Kanye West Meets with President Trump in the Oval Office
“At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you…” T.I. added of his former collaborator, who is a vocal Trump supporter. “Now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you.”
“Don’t follow this puppet,” T.I. continued. “Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world, if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr. West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor.”
A sleep deprived Kanye West returned to Twitter in a 9 minute rant from Africa to tell us he’s not crazy and that he doesn’t want people touching his brain. In fact, he just got back his IQ score and it’s Mensa level. A minimum Mensa level score is 130.
Mind control https://t.co/YDYXQ45bDL
— ye (@kanyewest) October 13, 2018
He goes on about some other stuff, but like every one of Kanye’s rants, you shut it off 2 minutes in and try to push everything you just heard out of your mind because stupidity could be contagious.
The famous couple arrived at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport on Friday and later checked into a local lodge with their daughter North.
In images published by TMZ and the Daily Mail, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 37, wears a monochromatic outfit featuring a grey shirt with a matching mini backpack and a pair of form-fitting bike shorts.
Adding a pop of color into his low-key ensemble, the rapper, 41, wore a blue sweatshirt with a purple cap.
Blending her parents’ style, North, 5, was seen in a pair of bright green pants with a matching top.
The couple plans to stay in Africa until Oct. 19, according to TMZ.
Earlier in October, West explained that he had pushed back the release of his album Yandhi in order to record in Africa.
He also remarked that he’d like to “have my kids in the studio and have my mic in the open so we can hear nature while we’re recording.”
Photos and videos shared on the popular Instagram account Team Kanye Daily indicate that the rapper has already set up a studio to finish recording the album, which is slated to be released on Nov. 23.
RELATED VIDEO: Kanye West Meets with President Trump in the Oval Office
In the weeks leading up the famous family’s trip, West went on a number of public rants that have raised eyebrows and generated concern for his wellbeing.
“Kim is very uncomfortable and unhappy with the whole situation,” a source previously told PEOPLE about the Kimoji creator, who shares daughters North and Chicago, 8 months, and son Saint, 2½, with West.
“She finds Kanye brilliant, so it makes her upset when he goes on these public rants and come across as someone who isn’t well,” added the source. “All she can do is hope that he calms down mentally soon.”
On Thursday afternoon, during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, West — who avidly supports and voted for the president in the 2016 election — claimed that he was “misdiagnosed” with bipolar disorder. (The rapper also recently revealed that he is “off medication” he had previously been taking to treat the disorder.)
Since West disclosed that he is no longer taking his medication, people in his inner circle have been “telling him that he needs to get back on his medication, that he’s not doing well, that he’s not making any sense,” an insider told PEOPLE earlier in October.
And while the Kardashians have been an unwavering support system to him, the source said that “the entire family is at the end of their ropes, and stuff like this won’t help.”
“They’re trying to help him get things where they should be, and it’s going to be that much harder now,” the source added. “It’s a sad day.”
On Friday, T.I. dropped an NSFW clip on his social media accounts that showed him posing as a secret service agent hanging in the Oval Office. After watching the president fly away on his helicopter, T.I. then stands behind POTUS’ desk watching a woman seemingly meant to be First Lady Melania Trump enter the room.
Soon she strips off her green jacket — a mock of FLOTUS’ “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” trench — and stands naked on the desk, stroking T.I.’s tie. They later leave together and are seen wrecking the White House, spray painting over Mr. Trump’s portrait and more.
“Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye,” T.I. wrote of the minute-long video acting as a promo for his new album, Dime Trap.
I ain’t Kanye. pic.twitter.com/BCS8nkbn1M
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2018
Friday’s clip came a day after T.I. posted a long rant against West following the 41-year-old Yeezy owner’s bizarre meeting with the president.
“All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits,” T.I., 38, wrote. “This is my stop, I’m officially DONE!!!! Trump & his Lil Cookie Boy.”
“At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you…” T.I. added of his former collaborator. “Now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you.”
RELATED: Kanye West Meets with President Trump in the Oval Office
Coming to the decision wasn’t easy for T.I. (né Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.). But West’s meeting with Trump — and the rapper’s controversial statements there about racism — pushed him over the edge.
“This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen,” T.I. wrote. “You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level & I refuse to associate myself with something so vile, weak, & inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!!”
“Don’t follow this puppet,” T.I. continued. “Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world, if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr. West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor.”
Prior to the release, Drake claimed he and West had connected in the studio. There, West allegedly pressured Drake into revealing details about Scorpion, convincing him that he had good intentions and never revealing that he was working on an album of his own.
“He sold me on this whole speech of like, ‘I’m in a great place, I’m making money, and I’m a father, and I wanna be Quincy Jones and help you. But in order to do that, you’ve gotta be transparent with me, you gotta play me your music, and you gotta tell me when you’re dropping. And I know you don’t like to do things like that,'” Drake recalled on The Shop. “I guess we all kind of felt a genuine vibe from it, so I play him my music and I told him when I was dropping.”
It wasn’t just Drake playing music. West also allegedly played Drake beats from “Lift Yourself,” a song he would later release himself. But West allegedly never disclosed that, instead promising the tune to the Degrassi: The Next Generation alumni. “He played me ‘Lift Yourself’ and he was like, ‘Yo, you can have this if you want.’ And I was hype. I started writing to it,” Drake claimed. “And then he was like, ‘Yo, you gotta come to Wyoming.’ ”
Drake talking about how the Kanye beef started pic.twitter.com/2G7ezf4cx8
— 6God (@TheDrakeLife) October 13, 2018
Wyoming, as fans may remember, is where West was working on Ye. But Drake only got a clue about that when producer Noah “40” Shebib arrived in Jackson Hole ahead of schedule.
“He was like, ‘Man, I’m here a day early, man. Something’s off,’ ” Drake remembered on The Shop. “He’s like, ‘This guy is working on an album.’ And I was like, ‘For real? He just told me he wanted to work on, like he just told me he wanted to give me beats.’ And he said he wasn’t dropping until like October, November, something like that. And I’m like, ‘It’s all good, let’s just go, and let’s just see what it’s about.’ ”
It turned out to be all about West, according to Drake. “I went and ended up pretty much spending the majority of my time working on his music, just trying to like cook up ideas for him,” Drake said. “Just trying to lend a helping hand. … I spent all my time working on his music. We left with ‘Lift Yourself’ and a pat on the back.”
There was also some time for Drake to explore his own music. While in Wyoming, Drake claimed he played West his song “March 14.” The two even got into a discussion about their personal lives, with Drake showing the father of three a photo of his own son, who at that point was a secret. “I tell him I’m having trouble with my son’s mother. We had a conversation,” Drake said on The Shop.
Days later, news of Drake’s son emerged. Then came the news about West’s album and Pusha T’s album (which West produced) — their release dates coming suspiciously close to the time Drake was set to drop Scorpion. Next, West dropped “Lift Yourself” himself.
That’s when Drake said he realized, “Oh this guy’s trolling me. This was like a manipulative, like, ‘I wanna break you’ thing.” In response, Drake pulled away. “I said, ‘Alright, I’m gonna go back to distancing myself again. I know what this is.’ ”
Drake said he sat back and watched when Pusha T dropped his album, featuring the song “Infrared,” in which the rapper called out Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter. “There’s a diss song toward me that you produced, that’s talking about writing?” Drake said. “I was just there with you as friends helping you, and now you’re dissing me? So I’m like, ‘Man, this is dark.'”
Fans know what happened from there. A war of words ensued, with Drake and Pusha T exchanging social media insults and diss tracks — the most scathing of which was Pusha’s “The Story of Adidon.” Among his attacks were rhymes mocking Drake’s newfound anger, supposed habit of walking away from relationships, his mother (by name), and one set of lyrics that exposed the fact that Drake had fathered a child with former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux (Drake would later verify the longtime rumors on Scorpion).
All of those were fine, Drake said on The Shop, but he said Pusha crossed a line by exposing Shebib’s battle with multiple sclerosis.
“People love to say, like rap purists and people who just love confrontation, they love to say, ‘Aye, there’s no rules in this s—.’ But there are f—ing rules in this s—,” Drake explained. “And I’m gonna tell you something: It’s like, I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat thing to make it more appealing, which is fine. I understand that. Even that, I was like, okay. The mom and dad thing, whatever. You don’t even know my family. But I’mma tell you, wishing death on my friend that has MS?”
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— 6God (@TheDrakeLife) October 13, 2018
Drake said it was so bad that he decided to walk away from the battle entirely.
“I study rap battles for a living,” Drake said. “Now when you mention defenseless people who are sick in the hospital, that passed away, that really sent me to a place where I just believed then — and I believe now — that there’s just a price that you have to pay for that. It’s over. You’re gonna get… someone’s gonna f—ing punch you in the f—ing face. The s—’s done, the event’s over. I wanted to do other things. I didn’t wanna further your reputation or your career by rapping back at you and having this exchange. And that was it for me.”
Drake did record a response, he said. It was locked and loaded to go, but he never released it. “I got home and I just listened back to it, and I was like, man, this is not something I ever wanna be remembered for,” Drake said on The Shop. “This is not even a place that I necessarily want to go. And to all the people who enjoy that, I tip my hat to you.”
Looking back on it, Drake says he’s glad he walked away. “I feel pure, I feel good. I took that energy and I put it into me, not you. You don’t get that from me.”
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) October 13, 2018
Still, Drake did show Pusha T some respect for “The Story of Adidon” — calling it “a hell of a chess move.”
“The song, I thought it was trash. But the chess move was genius,” Drake said. “Back against the wall. I either go all the way filthy or I fall back and I have this sort of chink in my armor for the rest of time to a rap purist. Which is fine, I can live with that. I would much rather live with that than the things that I was about to… the research I did, the things that I was gonna say, and the places that I was gonna go. Not only for him, but the other guy too.”
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Meanwhile, back in September, West appeared to be ready to put his feud with Drake behind him — apologizing in a series of tweets for his part in their ongoing feud.
“I understand where the confusion started,” West wrote. “Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place. … We were building a bond and working on music together. We spoke about doing ‘Lift Yourself’ together I should have given you the opportunity for us to do this together before I released it. Since we were building as friends and brothers, I should have spoken to Pusha about the Quentin Miller bar. There should have been no songs with my involvement that had any negative energy towards you.”
“This is all Jedi level,” West said. “I will be coming to your show within the next seven days to give love and be inspired by the art you have created.”
It didn’t last long, though. Later that month, West jumped on Instagram and went on a rant against Drake (among others).
Perhaps you've spent the past 24 hours trapped under a rock in a remote forest with especially crappy wi-fi.
If so, we'd like to both congratulate you on your escape and warn you that your return to society is about to be made bittersweet, at best:
Yes, Kanye West paid a visit to the White House yesterday, and the ensuing madness made almost everything else Yeezy has done over the course of his bonkers career look downright quaint by comparison.
(Notice we said "almost." Referring to slavery as "a choice" is still tough to top in terms of batsh-t insanity.)
There are too many insane quotes to catalog here, but suffice it to say, Kanye said his MAGA hat makes him feel like Superman, which in turn makes him want to play catch with his 2-year-old son.
He then referred to himself as a crazy motherf--ker and basically admitted that he didn't vote for Hillary because she's a woman.
He capped the whole thing off by coming around the president's desk and hugging him, while Trump did that crossed arms, half smile thing he does when he's experiencing an emotion other than anger at the poors or anger at "the elites."
"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive. That was quite something," Trump said in response to Yeezus' sermon, proving that the whole thing was a bit much even for the most effective agent of chaos the nation has ever known.
Of course, we all knew Trump would blow a bunch of smoke up his new buddy's ass.
No surprise there.
The reaction we're really interested in is that of Kanye's long-suffering wife, Kim Kardashian.
According to a new report from Radar Online, Kim was "horrified" by her husband's Oval Office tirade.
An insider tells the site that the mother of three no longer feels safe in her own home and “has been getting threats" ever since the rant went viral.
"It has come to the point where she feels unsafe and fears for her safety and that of the kids," the source adds.
Rumors of Kim and Kanye getting divorced have been circulating for years, but they've never seemed more credible than right now.
Sources describe the marriage as “extremely strained,” noting that Kanye is moving to Chicago soon, and Kim has no plans to follow him.
“She just cannot handle another breakdown,” one insider says.
We can't blame her for feeling stressed, but it's important to point out that Kanye made a good point or two amidst all that nonsense.
"There's a lot of things that affect our mental health that make us do crazy things," West opined at one point.
To be fair, we can't think of a single statement that more accurately encapsulates life in 2018.
It's just the sort of thing we wish he had tweeted instead of shouting to a bunch of reporters in the Oval Office while Kid Rock stood in the foyer waiting to offer his two cents.