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Kanye West’s (now deleted) admonishment for interruption is ‘my new excuse for everything’

Kanye West went on a lengthy Twitter rant involving @WizKhalifa today (most of which he deleted), but what seems to have caught on among those who read West’s tweets was the reason he didn’t appreciate the interruption:

Too bad West deleted that, because it was really starting to catch on:

Could be a big seller!

Kanye West Announces New Album Name

In a pair of tweets, West revealed the new album will be called So Help Me God.

Kanye West performing at the Roc City Classic in New York City on Feb. 12, 2015 Dave Allocca / AP

In a pair of tweets early Sunday morning, Kanye West announced that his new album would be called So Help Me God:

West already debuted the album’s first track, called “Wolves,” during a presentation in New York City.

The song features Vic Mensa and Sia, and was produced by Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke. West also performed the song on Saturday Night Live.

Listen to “Wolves” here:

Other songs from the album that West has already debuted include “All Day” and “Only One,” which features Paul McCartney.

So Help Me God follows Yeezus, West’s sixth studio album that in 2013 earned widespread critical acclaim.

22 Of The Most Kanye Things Kanye West Said At Oxford University

Here are all the best quotes from his lecture at the Oxford Guild. h/t The Tab.

1. The musician gave a speech at the Oxford Guild, which had a number of intruiging moments.

2. On himself:

When I get my stream of consciousness going that’s when I give the best, illest quotes.

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I approach creativity like a sport, where if I have a drawing I react just like a jock: LOOK AT THE FUCKING DRAWING RIGHT THERE YEAH!

Aside from the right [that] I don’t have, to give my opinion publicly about artists, I probably would have been batting 2000.

I know that’s incorrect also.

I don’t know the days of the week. I just go to exactly when my appointment is.

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8. About the media:

“That’s one of my favourite ones…to be called crazy.

I don’t think there’s a living celebrity with more weapons formed against them, but I also don’t think there’s one more prosperous.

10. About his work:

One of the most memorable things about My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was Nicki Minaj, and the fact that she KICKED MY ASS, on my own song, on one of the best albums….the best album — I’m just saying what the critics said — of the last 25 years.

I spent a year and a half making… my magnum opus of a work, and to be outshined…to be beat by a girl, basically.

“My momma taught me that if I was in a grocery store and I’m by myself and a stranger grabbed my hand, scream at the top of your fucking lungs. If I’m at an awards show and a stranger grabs my hand and they say so we’re going to use these moving lights, or we’re gonna play the music right now before we define the look, or we’re gonna cut the TV cameras in a traditional way. I’ll scream at the top of my fucking lungs.”

12. About culture:

Time is the only luxury. It’s the only thing you can’t get back.

You’re looking for this moment where you sit in your BMW after all the work you’ve done and all the accolades you get, and you somehow think you’re gonna get that level of joy.

And when you’re sitting in traffic in your BMW, it’s something that feels empty.

White people that listen to rap say ‘nigger’…in the privacy of their own home.

17. About class:

I’m successful in learning about the beauty that is afforded rich people. But in learning that, being brought up, middle class, it’s something that is beating out of my chest – ‘Wait a second, I was middle class, and I didn’t get to see none of this shit!’.

A car should be $5000. And you know who should work on the car? The people that work on the $500,000 cars.

You guys have been taught, without you knowing, ways to separate yourselves from each other. If you’re separated, you can be easily controlled. If you’re too busy pointing fingers at each other, rather than holding hands, you can’t get anything done.

21. About everything:

People ask me how my daughter is doing. She’s only doing good if your daughter’s doing good. We’re all one family.

People say to me ‘you’re successful, what are you crying about?’.

I’m crying about the people. I’m crying about their daughters. Our daughters, as one family.

What good is anything that everyone can’t have. Every ism. They think we’re done with racism. What about elitism, what about separatism, what about classism?

We have the resources as a civilisation to find a utopia, but we’re led by the most greedy and the least noble.

25. Read the full speech at The Tab.

Undead? Viral pic reveals something ominous about Kanye West? [photo]

Gasping for breath! With giggles and fear.

Katherine Miller, political editor at Buzzfeed, tweeted out that scary photo late Monday morning and it has already been retweeted more than 600 times.

Snicker. Twitter can’t get enough of it!

Mind. Blown.

Curses, Ellen!

Conspiracy? Or something even more ominous?

Dun, dun, DUN!

Sorry, the Internet hath spoken.

Case closed!

Of course, some techie discussion ensued.

Heh.

And an exit suggestion to bring it all home:

Never change, Internet.

Ouch! Nikki Sixx blasts Kanye West: ‘What a f*cking loser’

Why the Kanye West, Nikki Sixx comparison? Well, this happened.

Hater? Or hilarious? You decide!

Ouch! Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx isn’t alone. Jason Hawes of “Ghost Hunter” and Jay Leno both recently slammed Kanye West as well.

Some West fans, like this one, were not too pleased:

http://twitter.com/#!/FaiS_1993/status/410510094833819648

But others agreed wholeheartedly with Sixx’s assessment:

And some exit advice.

Indeed.

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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.

BET.

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.

BET

 

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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‘Ghost Hunter’ Jason Hawes to Kanye West: ‘Get over yourself’

Jason Hawes of “Ghost Hunters” fame knows very well that his job tracking down spirits does not compare to that of a police officer or a soldier, and he’d like rapper Kanye West to know as well.

As the New York Daily News reports, in a radio interview, West compared the rigors of his stage show to those of a police officer or soldier.

“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally,” West said to host Garrett, referring to his tour performances of songs like “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “Coldest Winter,” during which he stands on top of a moving mountain.

“That mountain goes really, really high,” he continued. “And if I slipped … You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like ‘Wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.’”

Actual police officers disagree. The chief of the Brimfield, Ohio Police Department posted a lengthy response to West on Facebook, where it has garnered more than 100,000 likes.

http://twitter.com/#!/BrimfieldPolice/status/411136772316602368

Dear Kanye West,

I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was “Humorous and Insanely Popular.” I don’t pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second.

I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”

I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol’ Vanilla. Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don’t consider… if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.

That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like “I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.” I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.

Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers. I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.

Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.

More than just ghost hunters and police chiefs have found West’s comparison a little hard to take. He might not be a solider, but he’s taking plenty of shots.


http://twitter.com/#!/happyhooligan99/status/411578659091120128

Sounds like West is walking around in darkness himself. Let’s hope he sees the light.

Pro-Hagan ‘lynching’ flier looks like GOP intimidation to Tommy Christopher

North Carolina politics turned very ugly Sunday when churchgoers in Cumberland County found fliers depicting a lynching tucked under their windshield wipers. Text superimposed over the lynching photo read, “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014.”

In smaller text, the flier read, “Not endorsed by any candidate,” though it would seem impossible to believe it was the work of anyone but Democrat supporters of Hagan.

Daily Banter White House correspondent Tommy Christopher tweeted that the flier looked less like a pro-Hagan screed and “more like a GOP campaign promise.”

Kinda Rorschacy? Anyone else want to back this theory?

Of course it does.

(Hat tip: @soderstrom)

 

 

 

 

Kanye West Lyrics Perfectly Describe The Story Of Julius Caesar And Cleopatra

Shakespeare would either be proud or he’s rolling in his grave. This is a continuation of history and lyrical poetry.

1. Julius Caesar on meeting Cleopatra for the first time:

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2. Caesar restores Cleopatra to the throne:

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3. Cleopatra gives birth to Ptolemy Caesar:

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Close enough. Ptolemy was around 17 when he died.

4. Caesar refuses to name Ptolemy as his heir:

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5. Cleopatra arrives in Rome and it’s a huge scandal:

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6. And Caesar declares:

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7. Caesar is murdered by the senate on The Ides of March. “Et, tu Brute?”:

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8. Cleopatra meets Marc Antony:

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9. Octavian talking shit about the whole affair:

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10. And problems ensue:

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11. Antony when Cleopatra turns her ships around and ditches him after Octavian sends a Roman fleet to conquer Egypt:

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12. Cleopatra ends it all after Octavian successfully invades Egypt:

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