West also became increasingly jealous as Obama brought other rappers to visit the White House instead of him. “I felt a way a little bit about Obama that I’m your favorite artist, you play ‘Touch the Sky’ at the Inauguration, and now all of a sudden, Kendrick, Jay, all the people you invite to the White House, these your favorite rappers now. I ain’t got no problem with these rappers, but you know I’m your favorite. But I’m not safe. But that’s why you love me. So just tell me you love me. And tell the world you love me. Don’t tell the world I’m a jackass … something about me going onstage was similar to what you was doing [by running for office], because I’m fighting to break the simulation, break the set-up.” … [Read more...] about Kanye West on ‘Connecting’ With Trump: ‘When He Was Running, I Felt Something’
According to a Reuters poll released Sunday night, Trump’s support among African-Americans males doubled from 11 percent to 22 percent over the previous week, a period that witnessed West voicing his love of the president and his “dragon energy,” donning a Make America Great Again hat, debating T.I. and aligning with conservative-leaning personalties. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Thanks Kanye West for Boost in Approval Rating
The president first lobbed the epithet at West behind the scenes, while taping the CNBC interview. Video of the comment subsequently leaked and went viral on YouTube. At the time, the president was commenting on West’s behavior at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when the performer stormed the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for her Best Female Video win. … [Read more...] about Obama Goes on Record to Call Kanye West a ‘Jackass’
Per the suit, West’s doctor who oversaw his care at UCLA confirmed in sworn testimony that West “suffered a debilitating medical condition, requiring that Kanye not continue with the tour.” However, the suit further alleged that Lloyd’s took steps to rebuff the claim, claiming that the insurer hired legal counsel to oversee the adjustment of the claim and that Lloyd’s “hand-selected” another doctor to conduct an independent medical examination after West’s release from UCLA. That doctor ultimately came to the same conclusion as West’s UCLA physician. The suit also claimed that Lloyd’s of London used tactics including requesting further examinations under oath as a way of stalling a potential payout. … [Read more...] about Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Against Saint Pablo Tour Insurers
The problem was no one could tell when the performance had started. More importantly, no one knew when it was going to end. The best bet was June 1st, when Kanye had announced he would release his highly anticipated eighth studio album. It was always unlikely that this theory would pay off. For one, it would be extremely difficult to make a musically worthy album that also explained the particulars of your recently concluded piece of complex concept art. Also, as May went on, it became harder to square Kanye’s behavior with Wolff’s painstakingly explained theory. However, many fans clung to the explanations that Wolff laid out in his Twitter thread, and later in a piece he wrote for the music site Pigeons & Planes. … [Read more...] about Kanye’s New Album Is Out. So, How About That Performance Art Theory?