Kanye West News

  • Barack Obama Says Kanye West's Music Is "Outstanding"
    Barack Obama Says Kanye West's Music Is "Outstanding"
    Dec 23, 2013 at 02:11pm
    Kanye West and Barack Obama seem to have been at odds in the past, specifically when the President threw a shot at 'Ye when discussing the "American dream" this past year.
  • Hottest Verses Of 2013
    Hottest Verses Of 2013
    Dec 22, 2013 at 05:09pm
    Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft. 
  • Kanye West Says That Sway Asked A "Dumb Ass Question" During Their Interview
    Kanye West Says That Sway Asked A "Dumb Ass Question" During Their Interview
    Dec 21, 2013 at 08:01pm
    Kanye West isn't done his slew of interviews just yet, and with these interviews we can usually count on some quotable gems and some controversy. His perceived anti-semitic remarks resulted from the Breakfast Club interview while Ye complety spazzed out during his conversation with Sway In The Morning.
  • Eminem & Kanye West Wanted $1-2 Million To Perform During Super Bowl Week
    Eminem & Kanye West Wanted $1-2 Million To Perform During Super Bowl Week
    Dec 20, 2013 at 06:15pm
    Looks like Eminem and Kanye West think they're worth a little more than the NFL is willing to shell out. According to TMZ, both Em and 'Ye were approached but the organization to headline a party during Superbowl week, but both of their quotes were turned down. Eminem's representatives reportedly asked for $2 million dollars for the rapper to perform, while Kanye's people requested $1 million plus benefits.
  • Kanye West On Anti-Semitism Accusations: "It Was Kind Of Like An Ignorant Compliment"
    Kanye West On Anti-Semitism Accusations: "It Was Kind Of Like An Ignorant Compliment"
    Dec 20, 2013 at 01:57pm
    Kanye West made some controversial comments in his Breakfast Club interview last month, where he made the claim that "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people." His remark was greeted with criticism from many, including the anti-defamation league who called his statement "classic anti-Semitism," going on to say, "There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government."
  • Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Pop-Up Shop In Chicago Is Open For Business
    Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Pop-Up Shop In Chicago Is Open For Business
    Dec 18, 2013 at 10:30am
    As announced by Virgil Abloh via Twitter in the early hours of the morning, Kanye West's latest Yeezus Tour pop-up shop is currently operating out of a storefront at 46 East Oak Street in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The doors opened at 10AM, so those of you in the Chi-Town area may still have a chance to cop.  Peep the storefront in the gallery above, and watch 'Ye's Chi-Town visionary stream of consciousness below:
  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Engagement Footage [Update: Co-Founder Responds]
    Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Engagement Footage [Update: Co-Founder Responds]
    Dec 15, 2013 at 09:15pm
    As we previously reported, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were looking to sue the man who leaked footage of their engagement proposal-- it turned out to be YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Now a lawsuit has been filed by the couple.
  • Charts Don't Lie: December 15
    Charts Don't Lie: December 15
    Dec 15, 2013 at 08:16am
    This segment of Charts Don't Lie is relatively subdued, as we have no big new entries to speak of just yet.
  • Hopsin Thinks That "Yeezus" Is Wack But Kanye West Is Not
    Hopsin Thinks That "Yeezus" Is Wack But Kanye West Is Not
    Dec 12, 2013 at 02:43pm
    If you've listened to Hopsin's new album, Knock Madness, you're probably aware of his stance on Kanye West's Yeezus album.
  • Arsenio Hall Criticizes Kanye West's Use Of The Word "Slave"
    Arsenio Hall Criticizes Kanye West's Use Of The Word "Slave"
    Dec 11, 2013 at 03:53pm
    In a recent interview with the Breakfast Club, Kanye West briefly mentioned Arsenio Hall, alluding to the fact that there were racial implications to the cancellation of Hall's 1994 talk show. While he did not go into detail, Yeezy was likely referring to a controversial interview Hall conducted with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, which created tension between Arsenio and NBC shortly before the show was axed. 
  • Kanye West Addresses Sparse Grammy Nominations For "Yeezus"
    Kanye West Addresses Sparse Grammy Nominations For "Yeezus"
    Dec 11, 2013 at 12:45pm
    Approximately a year ago, Kanye West vowed to boycott the 2013 Grammys, heavily criticizing their approach. During his latest audience address in Phoenix, Arizona last night, he not only promised to stay true to his word, but put the awards committee on blast for the small amount of nominations his new album Yeezus has received. The nominations were announced last Friday, and 'Ye was only selected for two awards: Best Rap Song for "New Slaves" and Best Rap Album for Yeezus. Here's what he had to say about it:
  • 50 Cent Explains The Difference Between Him & Kendrick Lamar
    50 Cent Explains The Difference Between Him & Kendrick Lamar
    Dec 10, 2013 at 03:39pm
    50 Cent hasn't been rapping as prolifically as he once did, but he's still observing the game from the sideline, planning his moves accordingly. In a new interview with XXL, Fif speaks on the patience required to enter new industries, his upcoming Animal Ambition project, and the difference between him and Kendrick Lamar.
  • Kanye West Kicked A Heckler Out Of His Show In San Antonio Last Night
    Kanye West Kicked A Heckler Out Of His Show In San Antonio Last Night
    Dec 9, 2013 at 02:05pm
    While Kanye West has been known to speak his mind in stream-of-consciousness speeches throughout his Yeezus tour, he's apparently the only one allowed to 'talk his shit'. One of Yeezy's monologues was interrupted by a heckler last night in San Antonio, and the easily-excitable rapper showed no patience for the obnoxiously shouting fan.
  • Kanye West Reacts To Fake News Comments Concerning Nelson Mandela
    Kanye West Reacts To Fake News Comments Concerning Nelson Mandela
    Dec 9, 2013 at 01:06pm
    Nelson Mandela passed away last week at the old age of 95. Rappers and celebrities reacted to the news immediately, often through Twitter, expressing their sorrow at Mandela's passing. However, it was being reported by certain outlets that Kanye West had quite the controversial remarks to say about the great leader.
  • Kanye West Apologizes To Nike
    Kanye West Apologizes To Nike
    Dec 6, 2013 at 09:55pm
     After putting Nike and other designers on blast over the past couple of weeks, it looks like Yeezus may have had a change of heart. In a new interview, Kanye apologized to Nike for his recent outbursts. During a brief chat with Tallboy, Kanye was asked about his new ADIDAS deal. While answering, an excited Kanye made sure to extend his apologies to Nike and voiced his appreciation for what they've done for him. 'Ye stated:
  • Kanye West Talks His Producer Past, Drake's Fame & Much More On Juan Epstein
    Kanye West Talks His Producer Past, Drake's Fame & Much More On Juan Epstein
    Dec 6, 2013 at 11:17am
    Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds' Juan Epstein podcast had a very special guest recently, Kanye West. We've seen Ye in a countless number of interviews lately, but if you've watched one, you've basically seen them all, as Kanye touches on the same subjects over and over, from his fashion industry issues to his geniousity. However, the Juan Epstein podcast is a refreshing change from those commonplace subjects, as they delve more into Kanye's come-up in the rap game as a producer.
  • Kanye West Says His Next Album Will Feature 8 Songs
    Kanye West Says His Next Album Will Feature 8 Songs
    Dec 5, 2013 at 10:46pm
     After just releasing Yeezus this past summer, Kanye has already began hinting at his next album, and it’s probably further along than we know. While down in Miami for this week’s Art Basil, Kanye spoke with architect Jacques Herzog about his new album.
  • Kanye West Flips Out On Sway During Radio Interview [Update: Sway Addresses The Interview]
    Kanye West Flips Out On Sway During Radio Interview [Update: Sway Addresses The Interview]
    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:03pm
    Kanye West is a passionate dude, and while his recent interviews have mostly shown a less confrontational side of his persona, he definitely turned up on Sway this morning.  Yeezy stopped by Shade 45 today, and things were off to a good start until Sway asked the rapper why he couldn't "empower himself" in terms of his fashion line, which set 'Ye off. "You ain't got the answers!" shouted Kanye repeatedly. "You ain't spent 13 million dollars of your own money trying to empower yourself!"
  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reportedly Planning Wedding At Palace Of Versailles
    Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reportedly Planning Wedding At Palace Of Versailles
    Dec 4, 2013 at 04:59pm
    Kanye may be a self-proclaimed minimalist, but when it comes to things like his performances, his proposal, and now his wedding plans, he shows little restraint. According to sources close to 'Ye and Kim, the couple's marriage will be a high-scale celebration. The ceremony will reportedly take place at France's famous "Palace of Versailles," and will not suffer from a lack of funding. "Kanye has never been married and wants a big [wedding]," said one souce, another adding that the couple are "not working with a budget."
  • Adidas Officially Confirms Signing Of Kanye West For $10M
    Adidas Officially Confirms Signing Of Kanye West For $10M
    Dec 3, 2013 at 02:34pm
    Its officially, official, for real, no backsies. Adidas has confirmed they have signed Kanye West to their line;"For 2014, we welcome to the adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West. Well known for breaking boundaries across music, film and design and partnering with our history in street wear culture and leading innovations in sport, we look forward to creating a new chapter. Details to follow."
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