Tag: Kanye West

Kanye West And The Sunday Service Choir Opened DMX’s Memorial Service With A Soulful Medley

The first of two memorial services for DMX began from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday. The event was livestreamed to fans and supporters on YouTube as the venue was closed to only close friends and family of the late rapper. After a roughly two-and-a-half-hour delay, the service started with a chilling performance from Kanye West […]

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Kanye West’s Yeezy Released A DMX Tribute Shirt With Proceeds Set To Go To The Late Rapper’s Family

Tributes for DMX have come in special ways outside of the message shared on social media since his unfortunate death on April 9. Fellow Ruff Ryders member Jadakiss held a food giveaway in honor of the late rapper in their hometown of Yonkers. On Saturday, the late rapper’s casket was driven through Brooklyn on a […]

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Kanye West Asks For Joint Custody Of His And Kim Kardashian’s Kids In Their Divorce

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s divorce is proceeding relatively smoothly, all things considered. According to TMZ, Kanye has filed a response to Kim’s divorce petition, and it appears they are on the same page. Kanye asks for joint custody of their four kids, as both remain committed to co-parenting. Kanye also wants to ensure that […]

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Kanye West Will Chronicle His Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Life in a Netflix Documentary 21 Years in the Making

Kanye West attends the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards on November 6, 2019.Photo: Angela Weiss / AFP (Getty Images) Twenty-one years, twenty-one years… In his 2005 single “Gold Digger,” Kanye West lamented about the 18-year financial hold that child support has on a nigga to emphasize the length of time (“Eighteen years, eighteen years / […]

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Nike Won Its Motion Against Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes.’ They Can Thank Trump

Lil Nas X attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) The saga of Nike and Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” continued on Thursday, with Nike scoring a legal win against streetwear firebrand MSCHF. Three days after Nike filed suit over the […]

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Eminem Recorded A Version Of Rihanna’s Hit Single ‘Diamonds’ Before She Did

“Diamonds” has proven to be one of the biggest hits of Rihanna’s career, but it almost wasn’t her song at all. In fact, Eminem actually recorded a version of it before she did, according to the song’s co-producer, Benny Blanco. Speaking about the track with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Blanco revealed that he originally intended […]

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MAGA Money: Kanye West’s Net Worth Reportedly Ballooned By 37,000% During Trump’s Presidency

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Consolidated News Pictures / Getty Was it worth it? The people who have been asking that question to Kanye West about his allegiance to Donald Trump finally got their answer on Wednesday after it was revealed that the troubled but talented artist accumulated personal wealth at a rate that’s unheard of […]

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La, La, La, La, Kanye West Got His Money Right—Now Worth $6.6 Billion, Reportedly Richest Black Man in the U.S.

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” on November 07, 2019.Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company (Getty Images) Remember when Kanye West first burst into the mainstream scene and referred to himself as “Kanye Cheddar?” Well, now he has a lot of damn cheese. […]

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Turns Out, Kanye Is Not the Richest Black Man in America [Corrected]

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” on November 07, 2019.Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company (Getty Images) Correction: 3/18/2021, 12:15 p.m. ET: *record scratch* Laaaaaa, la, la, laaaa wait ‘til we (and a bunch of other media) get our wealth valuations wrong. Kanye […]

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A List of All the Biases That Prevent Me From Considering Drake One of the Greatest Rappers Ever (Which He, Unfortunately, Is)

Photo: Claus Andersen (Getty Images) 1. He reminds me of hotel shampoo so much that I’ve just started calling him Hotel Shampoo. Advertisement 2. The irrational and disproportionate emotional and spiritual attachment I have to the rappers I listened to and loved when I was younger, which makes it more difficult for a “newer” person […]

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So I Guess Square, Inc. Had Dinner With Jay-Z and Is Now Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal

Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill.Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File (AP), Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File (AP) Yes, I’m about […]

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Kanye West’s Creative Versatility Has Been The Key To His Longevity

Kanye West himself once joked about his tendency to blow up when he doesn’t receive the recognition he deserves. On his Late Registration song “Diamonds,” he humblebragged that he “complains about what he is owed / And throws a tantrum like he is three years old,” but concluded, “You gotta love it though — somebody […]

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Kanye West Reportedly Thinks His Failed Presidential Run ‘Cost Him His Marriage’ To Kim Kardashian

On Friday, news arrived that Kim Kardashian reportedly filed for divorce from Kanye West. According to a “court source” that spoke to Variety, the paperwork for the divorce was filed the same day that news arrived. The official filing comes after months of rumors that their seven-year marriage was close to coming to an end […]

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A Literal Chorus of Claimants Are Suing Kanye West for Mistreatment and Unpaid Wages; Class-Action Suit Now Totaling $30M

Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019.Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella (Getty Images) La, la, la, laaaaa, looks like we’re going to be waiting a bit longer for Kanye West to get his money right because reportedly, the way he’s been dispensing money […]

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Lil Durk Goes ‘Kanye Krazy’ With References To The Chicago Legend In His Nostalgic New Video

Last year proved to be one of the most successful years in Lil Durk’s career. The Chicago rapper earned his best performing album with Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 as it debuted at No. 2 on the album charts. Months later he returned with his second album of 2020, The Voice, and today he doubled […]

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What Kim and Kanye’s Alleged Divorce Would Actually Look Like

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West Weeks after reports first surfaced that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were getting divorced, the rumors are still unconfirmed—but given that neither of them have denied the allegation, it seems likely that it’s true. Countless “sources” have purportedly spoken to gossip rags—anonymously, of course—about what allegedly went wrong with their […]

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Kanye’s Yeezy Brand Is Suing A Former Intern Who They Say ‘Maliciously’ Violated His NDA

A former Yeezy intern is in hot water — to the tune of $500,000. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kanye’s fashion brand is suing their summer intern, Ryan Inwards, for breaking an NDA that includes a liquidated damages clause he might have to pay the tune of half a million dollars. A filing today in […]

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9 Artists I Cannot Be Objective About Because All They Make Is Beautiful Music (and Things)

Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) On December 17, 2020, Scott Mescudi, professionally known to the world as Kid Cudi, dropped a sneaker collabo with shoe and apparel brand Adidas called the Vadawam 326, so named after his daughter, Vada—the 326 is a reference to her birthday, March 26. Cudi’s shoe looked like it could have […]

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Oh When It All, It All Falls Down

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Getty Images) Jesus Is King and He saves…but will he save Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s marriage? Page Six shook the table (that had already been flipped over, to be honest) when it reported that sources […]

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Kim And Kanye Are Reportedly Getting Divorced

Though a divorce seemed just as imminent for Kim and Kanye back in 2016, it appears this time the super star couple really are finished. According to the extremely reliable celebrity gossip source Page Six, “multiple sources” have confirmed that the pair are working on a settlement agreement and their marriage is over. “They are […]

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Playboi Carti’s ‘Whole Lotta Red’ Became The Rapper’s First No. 1 Album

Playboi Carti made quite the splash the week before Christmas when he revealed that his long-awaited sophomore album, Whole Lotta Red, would come out on Christmas Day. The follow up to his 2018 debut album Die Lit has been anticipated by fans for all years, and when a social media conversation with Travis Scott about […]

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10 Gospel Artists You Should Follow On Instagram

NewsOne Featured Video It’s hard to overstate the impact gospel music has had on Black Christian culture. With soul-catching lyrics and musical stylings reminiscent of R&B, it’s no wonder the genre has maintained steady success. Dating back to slave hymns as a unified way to uplift and encourage perseverance in the midst of troubled times, […]

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