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Kanye West insists he did NOT cheat on Kim Kardashian with a smoking hot Canadian model/bartender — telling TMZ, the woman accusing him of being unfaithful is just out for some easy publicity.
24-year-old Leyla Ghobadi recently did an interview claiming she met Kanye at one of his concerts in July 2012 — three months after Kim and Kanye began dating. She says Kanye had his security pick her out of the crowd and they went for drinks after.
She claims they later engaged in two sexual encounters — one while Kim was pregnant — and that Kanye confessed his relationship to Kim was a sham in order to increase his fan base.
But a rep for Kanye says it’s all BS — telling us, “This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit. It’s a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible ‘news’ sources.”
The rep adds, “This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives.”
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This week, the New York Times published a rare and thoroughly fascinating interview with Kanye West, in which the rapper addresses his crusade for truth and beauty, his unparalleled greatness in the music world, and his relationship with Kim Kardashian. Though the rapper declined to go into detail about how he feels about his impending fatherhood, he didn’t hold back on practically every other topic, including his issues with awards shows.
The way Kanye tells it, he really doesn’t care about accolades — he just hates that they define the historical narrative. When he interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, he legitimately considered himself a crusader for truth… and it wasn’t the first time he’d considered throwing a wrench in the festivities.
“I don’t want them to rewrite history right in front of us. At least, not on my clock. I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever,” Kanye muses. “But after a while, it’s like: ‘Wait a second; this isn’t fair. This is a setup.’ I remember when both Gnarls Barkley and Justin [Timberlake] lost for Album of the Year, and I looked at Justin, and I was like: ‘Do you want me to go onstage for you? You know, do you want me to fight [for you]?’ (more…)Read More
In this preview of the upcoming Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie episode of Juan Epstein, the former Bad Boy producer speaks on his years managing Kanye West as a producer, how he helped him reclaim his publishing rights and the events that lead to their eventual falling out.
Other than his rants during performances and his comments on MTV’s hottest MC’s list, Kanye West has been rather quiet, especially dealing with anything media related. Well he decided to push all of that to the side and break his silence in an in depth interview with NY Times. During the interview, Kanye discusses becoming a parent, Kim Kardashain, regrets he has, “Yeezus” and much more. A few excerpts are below, and you can view the full interview here.
When your debut album, “The College Dropout” came out, the thing that people began to associate with you besides music was: Here’s someone who’s going to argue for his place in history; like, “Why am I not getting five stars?”
I think you got to make your case. Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn’t get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard. And then when I went for eighth grade, I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn’t on it. I asked the coach what’s up, and they were like, “You’re just not on it.” I was like, “But I hit every shot.” The next year — I was on the junior team when I was a freshman, that’s how good I was. But I wasn’t on my eighth-grade team, because some coach — some Grammy, some reviewer, some fashion person, some blah blah blah — they’re all the same as that coach. Where I didn’t feel that I had a position in eighth grade to scream and say, “Because I hit every one of my shots, I deserve to be on this team!” I’m letting it out on everybody who doesn’t want to give me my credit.
But producting happened for you first, especially after Jay-Z used you so heavily on “The Blueprint.”
I used to have tracks that sounded like Timbaland; I had tracks that sounded like [DJ Premier]. But Jay-Z was an amazing communicator that made the soul sound extremely popular. And because I could make the soul sound in my sleep, it finally gave me a platform to put the message that my parents put inside of me and that Dead Prez helped to get out of me and Mos Def and [Talib] Kweli, they helped to get out of me: I was able to put it, sloppily rap it, on top of the platform that Jay-Z had created for me.
Before, when I wanted to rap, my raps sounded like a bit like Cam’ron; they sounded a bit like Mase; they sounded a bit like Jay-Z or whoever. And it wasn’t until I hung out with Dead Prez and understood how to make, you know, raps with a message sound cool that I was able to just write “All Falls Down” in 15 minutes.
Kanye West is a busy man these days. He’s just debuted some new songs at the Governor’s Ball, has an epic album (Yeezus) on the way, and is rearing up to be a first-time dad, which, let’s face it, must be super stressful and daunting to think about. That’s why, we understand if Yeezy’s got a thing or two on his mind that might make him a bit on-edge.
Although the following example comes nowhere near last month’s raging encounter, it’s clear that West is in a rather grumpy mood. When one photog wishes the rapper a “Happy Belated Birthday,” West responds, “Don’t ask me questions, man!”Read More
We are exactly a week away from the release of Kanye West’s latest album Yeezus and are finally gaining some insight on what we can look forward to. Yeezy held a listening party last night for the album and while doing so he provided some details to the project.
Yeezus will feature a variety of artist from Daft Punk, who Kanye states worked on “three to four joints on the album”, to Bon Ivor, but what may be the most interesting feature is the inclusion of fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef to the album.
Another interesting piece to the album is the legendary Rick Rubin served as the Executive Producer. Check out the video above to watch Kanye speak on everything, including the reason for calling the album Yeezus.Read More
In one of his signature diatribes, Kanye West told the crowd at the Governors Ball in New York City Sunday night that he didn’t really care how well his upcoming album Yeezus sells. But according to an anonymous source, that’s not quite true — he cares enough to rope Kim Kardashian’s friends Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban into starring in a music video for him, supposedly.
“Kanye spent the weekend shooting an American Psycho-inspired video in Brooklyn with Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban,” the source told In Touch, adding that the video, which was shot at the Brooklyn Fireproof soundstages, will be released later this week.Read More
Some of the new material Kanye West performed at his Sunday evening Governor’s Ball performance in New York City was a wee bit inaccessible, but he certainly doesn’t care if it never hits the radio. Kanye is above the radio.
In one of his signature mid-show rants, West explained why he hasn’t bothered to release an official single. “This is the part of the show where I start complaining about s**t — justify s**t, you know how it is,” West started.
“You know with this album we ain’t drop no single to radio, we ain’t got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. S**t, we ain’t got no cover. We just made some real music and you know like, back when I used to make albums and s**t,” West insisted, adding that five or six years ago they used to plan it out differently for maximum commercial impact. (more…)Read More