Kanye West

New Kanye West outrage over streaming of ‘Life of Pablo’

Here’s the latest on what’s become a daily report on whatever foolishness Kanye West puts on his Twtter timeline. Today lots of folks are angry that Kanye linked to his own website to stream his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” only to findwhen you get to the website that all that’s there is a 30 sec. clips of each song.

After the 30 sec. clip, you have to subscribe to the music-streaming service Tidal to hear the rest:

Hey, you can’t cover $53 million in debt by streaming your songs for free!

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Watch Kanye West Joke About Kim’s Exes, Repudiate Racism In His BET Visionary Award Acceptance Speech

“For one of the first times in my life, I understand how it is to feel humbled.”

During a busy few weeks in which he debuted a new clothing line, new music, had dinner with Taylor Swift, and finally got around to listening to Beck’s album, Kanye West appeared at the 2015 BET Honors to accept this year’s Visionary Award.

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The ceremony, taped weeks ago, was broadcast last night. Kanye accepted the award with a 9-minute speech that followed a tribute featuring statements by close friends and associates, including Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Common.

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In his speech, Kanye opened up about his marriage to Kim Kardashian and the stereotypes surrounding interracial marriage. He joked that Kim wasn’t a stereotypical woman after a rich black guy because she’s dated unnamed “broke” black guys.

Kanye also spoke out against racism and consumerism, saying that all of humanity is one “macro” race.

Don’t think that because we can afford this custom Balmain suit that we’re free. And don’t think that because we can buy a $300,000 car that we’re free. And don’t think that because 3% of a gated community has colored people in it that we’re free. It’s the mentality, the slave mentality, where we all eventually become slaves to that car, slaves to the perception, slaves to the idea of being cool.

Watch the full, unedited speech below.

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Kanye Broke Down Into Tears In Emotional Zane Lowe Interview

In Kanye’s follow-up to his infamous 2013 interview with Zane Lowe, the larger-than-life rapper opens up about the fashion world and his personal life.

Kanye West sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe today to speak openly about his struggles in the fashion industry — and not-so-openly about his upcoming album and feature spots. Here are things we learned from Kanye’s interview.

1. Kanye was deeply moved by the passing of fashion professor Louise Wilson.

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Kanye, pictured above leaving a memorial for the late Wilson, choked up in the midst of his interview when discussing his relationship with the fashion professor. In Kanye’s words, Wilson was “the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school ever. Notorious for not letting people stop at a 7 or 8, pushing people to a 12.” Before her passing, the two met in London for dinner, where she gave Kanye sage parenting advice: “She said, ‘So many students, they don’t give it their all. And the problem is, soon as they do anything halfway good, when they’re two years old, three years old, their parents clap.’ She just looked at me and said ‘Kanye, don’t clap.’”

“I didn’t know we were gonna lose her,” Kanye said shortly before bursting into tears.

2. Kanye believes our future depends on design.

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“I believe that the world can only be saved through design,” Kanye said. “And when I say through design, I know it’s some snarky classist editor that’s gonna take that and say ‘Kanye said the world will be saved through the couture dress.’ [It’s] the mentality behind design … Art is to be free. Design is to fix.”

3. Kanye is a hypocrite.

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During the interview, Kanye posed the question of his hypocrisy and answered it himself: “Yes. I am. 100%. I’m a human being. I’m super hypocritical. I can feel something one time and completely a different way another time. I do it in the design office, I do it in the studio.”

4. Kanye loves talking about the future.

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Kanye devoted at least a fourth of the interview to his visions for the future, and what it holds in terms of music, fashion, and design. He even brings his large visions into everyday conversations with Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX: “What does Kanye West and Elon Musk talk about? The fewtch.”

5. Kanye is, uh, trying to give Nori a sibling.

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“I try as many times a day as I can,” Kanye candidly revealed. “‘Nori, this one is for you. You need a sibling.’”

6. On average, Kanye takes only three minutes to get ready.

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“Three minutes,” Kanye answered when asked about his daily routine. “Two minutes. Bars.” As for wife Kim, she takes a bit longer: “Sometimes five minutes, sometimes longer.”

7. Kanye regrets his past approach to interviews.

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“Think about the wild shit I used to say in interviews, and imagine if someone said this very thing to a girl at a bar. ‘Yo, what up baby, I’m a genius.’ That’s who I was, and that was that frustration that I had.” On addressing the fashion industry, Kanye said he was “the 40 year old virgin of dealing with corporations.” “I did not know how to communicate at all,” he conceded.

8. Kanye wants to sell his designs at a lower price point.

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Kanye understands the Average Joe’s resistance to his label: “It was a futile argument for me to say, ‘Hey everyone, get behind me so I can make another $5000 jacket that you can’t afford. But now I feel people rallying because they know that I wanna fight for an H&M, Zara type concept.” According to Kanye, Adidas seems to be willing to move in that direction in the future.

“Exclusivity is the new n word,” Kanye said. “Nothing should be exclusive. Everyone should have an opportunity to drink from the same fountain.”

9. Kanye is all about synergy these days.

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Though Kanye can’t reveal too much about his upcoming projects, he does have an upcoming music video for “Blessings,” his collaboration with Big Sean and Drake, who are “two of the hottest rappers in the game.” Kanye’s also pumped about his work with Paul McCartney, who, like Ralph Lauren, is “the greatest of their field, the greatest of all time.”

Watch the entire 45 minute long interview below.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/moniquemelendez/kanye-says-kim-only-takes-five-minutes-to-get-ready


Lou Reed Thought The Beatles “Were Garbage”

“I mean, they were just painfully stupid and pretentious.”

1. Imagine: Lou Reed of Velvet Underground calling someone else pretentious. He did! In a 1987 interview with Joe Smith that is just now seeing the light of day due to PBS’s Blank on Blank series, wherein old interviews are animated and made new again.

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2. The latest edition features Reed talking about bad press, wielding a shotgun on unsuspecting visitors to his New Jersey home, and — almost as an aside — this (somewhat unsurprising) gem: He never liked The Beatles.

Reed was, of course, always cantankerous and unafraid to speak his mind. And in the interview he goes full Kanye (quite a feat, considering the rapper was just 9 or 10 at the time of this interview) about his band’s abilities and purpose.

3. As far as he was concerned, his contemporaries — The Beatles, The Doors — “couldn’t come up to our ankles, not up to my kneecap, not up to my ankles, the level we were on, compared to everyone else.”

5. Reed says the purpose of the Velvet Underground was to elevate music and write about “adult stuff. That is what I wanted to do — write rock ‘n’ roll that you could listen to as you got older and it didn’t lose anything, it would be timeless.”

6. In summation: The Velvet Underground = Timeless. The Beatles =

7. You can watch the interview clip below.

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