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  • Kanye West Disses Barack Obama: ‘You Can’t Effect Change’

    06/20/2014 1:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | June 20 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    The rapper still has a bone to pick with the president.Kanye West can probably forget about being invited to the White House anytime soon. During an interview with Power 106 FM in Los Angeles, West was asked what he thought about the president and had a few unkind words. He replied, “You can’t effect change from inside the White House like that ... you gotta have the money.” SNIP According to the Daily Mail, West continued his rant, actually contradicting himself: “Good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much ... Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap.” If you...
  • Crashing and Burning in 2013

    12/30/2013 2:29:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 12-29-13 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Recent polls suggest Barack Obama has become a turn-off. Why? In part, all presidents wear on Americans. Their presence has become as ubiquitous in our lives as the busts of the emperor Augustus dotting the Mediterranean world. So who wouldn’t annoy after speaking and appearing on our screens 24/7 for five years? But in Obama’s case, two character traits made him especially aggravating this year. Both explain why vero possumus and hope and change have descended to “you can keep your plan, period.” ~snip~ Why so? Few care to speculate anymore other than the obvious that his cursus honorum was...
  • KANYE WEST BEING SUED FOR SWAGGER JACKING “BOUND

    12/25/2013 7:00:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    HipHopHollywood ^ | 12/24/13 | Eric Berry
    Kanye West may have to use some of that Adidas money to pay off Ricky Spicer, a man who claims Ye sampled his 12-year-old vocal’s on the rapper’s hit song, “Bound 2.” According to the Daily News, Spicer heard “Bound 2″ for the first time on the radio, but says he never gave Mr. West his permission to use it. Spicer’s voice can be heard on Ponderosa Twins Plus One’s “Bound,” which makes the sample all the more odd since Ye’s version is titled, “Bound 2.” The disgruntled singer is also taking action against Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino...
  • Kanye West Lashes Out At The Grammys Onstage In Arizona

    12/11/2013 4:56:33 PM PST · by zeestephen · 61 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 11 December 2013
    Kanye West took aim at U.S. Recording Academy officials for his Album of the Year Grammy snub at a show in Arizona on Dec 10, suggesting the oversight is racially charged.
  • Kanye West Compares Dancing on Stage to Being a Cop or Soldier

    12/09/2013 10:54:34 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | pacothecat
    “Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!” “When I think about when I’m on the ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing,’ and ‘Coldest Winter’ moment, like that mountain goes really, really high. 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.”
  • Kanye West Wants To Be the ‘Obama of Clothing’

    12/03/2013 10:44:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Radio.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Shannon Carlin
    Yesterday (Dec. 3), Kanye West stopped by Atlanta’s V-103 (a Radio.com station) to talk about his recent fashion exploits, stating that he wanted to be the “Obama of clothing.” Kanye also talked about working with Louis Vuitton, noting that their decision to not let him, the Louis Vuitton Don, work in their factory, just set him back. ”I couldn’t get better,” he said, noting that even his rap game improved with practice. “Think about the way I rap on College Dropout versus the way I rap on Watch the Throne.“ He plans to get back to those factories soon though,...
  • Kanye West 'Compares Himself To Nelson Mandela' After Storming Off Stage During Florida Show

    12/03/2013 6:09:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Kanye West threw somewhat of a tantrum during his concert in Florida last night with reports that the 'Blood on the Leaves' rapper stormed off stage when problems arose with the sound and lighting not long after the show had started and proceeded to launch into yet another rant in which he reportedly compared himself to Nelson Mandela. The 36-year-old hip-hop star brought his 'Yeezus' tour to Tampa Bay Times Forum yesterday evening but it didn't go off without a hitch as the rapper is said to have temporarily stopped the show just minutes in after growing infuriated with some...
  • Kanye West is done with President Obama

    11/22/2013 2:21:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Today ^ | 11/19/13 | Anna Chan
    -Kanye West will say no more about President Barack Obama, the rapper declared during an interview on Philadelphia's Hot 107.9 Monday. "I'm not gonna mention him no more," the "Yeezus" rapper told hosts Shamara and Laiya St. Claire. "That's out of my thoughts. That's lowering my priority of thinking at this point." **SNIP** "The president likes to use (pop icons) just to be down and stuff," West claimed. "People was fine with me being everyone's punching bag for about five years. ... That was kind of my position in culture, so he used that too. 'Oh, he's a jack---.' Because...
  • Kanye West on Obama's Failures: ‘Black People Don’t Have the Same Connections as Jewish People’

    11/28/2013 7:58:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    MRC News Busters ^ | November 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You know why Barack Obama is having problems executing his agenda? (video) Rapper Kanye West told 105.1 FM radio in New York City earlier this week that it’s because “Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people” (video follows with transcript and commentary): KANYE WEST: We don’t got it like that. When I tell you only seven black billionaires, look at marginalization, and we feel like we happy because me and Rick Ross got it made, or I got a spread outside, a couple of us, or they put a black president.
  • Kanye West defies critics and wears controversial Confederate Flag jacket to boxing class

    11/03/2013 5:28:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2013 | Mike Larkin
    He has never been afraid to put his reputation on the line by indulging in controversial antics. But many will be thinking Kanye West has gone too far after he brashly ignored critics and wore a jacket with a Confederate Flag patch in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Georgia born singer was spotted in the garment after he worked up a sweat in a private boxing lesson.
  • Turning Point? Kanye Dumps on the Obamas

    10/30/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 18. This is on Ryan Seacrest's radio show yesterday. It's Kanye West. WEST: There's no way that Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue. She's like the most intriguing woman. Right now Barbara Walters is calling her every day. Of course we're the most interesting. Nobody's looking at what Obama is wearing, nobody's -- Michelle Obama can't Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagram. RUSH: Now, we've all been sitting around waiting for the turning point here, and a lot of people think that Obama's in the middle of...
  • Kanye West Is on a Major Christ Kick

    10/22/2013 3:48:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Spin ^ | October 22 2013
    'Yeezus' MC: "Anytime the word 'Jesus' can be used more in our lives, it's a good thing."The opening night of Kanye West's Yeezus tour featured a highly unexpected cameo: Jesus Christ. Or, at least, a dude dressed as "White Jesus," as SPIN reviewer Douglas Wolk wrote. Like most things Yeezy does — I.E. rent an entire baseball stadium in order to propose to Kim Kardashian — the move quickly proved to be a conversation-starter. What's odd about this one is how ready and willing he was to personally join said conversation. In back-to-back interviews with San Francisco Bay Area rap...
  • Kanye West ‘plays wedding of Kazakh leader’s grandson’

    09/02/2013 9:42:39 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    Manila Times ^ | 09/03/2013 | AFP
    American hip hop superstar Kanye West was the surprise celebrity guest at the lavish wedding party this weekend in Almaty of the grandson of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh media reports said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Aisultan Nazarbayev celebrated his marriage to bride Alima Boranbayeva in a no expense spared party on Saturday night at the Royal Tulip hotel in Almaty, the Tengri news website reported. It published pictures that guests had published on their Instagram and social networking sites of West attending the party and there was also footage of him performing in front of the cheering guests....
  • Kanye West will NOT be prosecuted for angry airport attack on photographer [Black on White Crime?]

    07/25/2013 11:40:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/13
    Kanye West will not be prosecuted following his airport altercation with a photographer, it has been revealed. The 36-year-old singer charged a paparazzo who was peppering him with questions upon the singer's arrival at Los Angeles International Airport last Friday. The photographer was taken to a hospital following the assault. He claimed West attempted to steal his camera and told authorities that he wanted to press charges.
  • Kanye West Goes Postal on Another Photog, Paramedics On Scene

    07/19/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/19/13 | TMZ
    KANYE WEST GOES POSTAL ON ANOTHER PHOTOG Paramedics On Scene THIS VIDEO IS CRAZY ... Kanye West viciously attacked another photog at LAX Friday afternoon -- and it was so bad ... paramedics rushed to the scene. Kanye was on his way out of the airport when he was swarmed with paparazzi, snapping pictures. One photog was especially aggressive -- not a TMZ photog -- and probed Kanye with a bunch of questions.
  • Kanye West Goes Bananas On Leaked Tape After Taylor Swift 2009 VMA Confrontation

    07/18/2013 9:07:55 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 39 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 18 July 2013 | Tony Maglio
    Gawker obtained audiotape that sounds an awful lot like Mr. West and friends ranting after the awards show, searching for justification in West's infamous microphone-stealing act. "'Cause there ain't gonna be no more motherf---ing Elvises with no James Browns."
  • Kanye West, pro-abort role model

    06/23/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    live action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Well, it finally happened: rapper Kanye West and professional famehound Kim Kardashian had their baby, a girl, this weekend. Unfortunately for the “happy” couple, though, the birth was marred by an ill-timed leaking of a single off Kanye West’s newest album, Yeezus. (The title is a mix of Kanye’s nickname, Ye, and Jesus. Get it?) Just before Kim gave birth to his child, the song “Blood on the Leaves” hit the internet, and considering that this song is basically an ode to abortion, the leak was ill-timed indeed. In the song, West tells the tale of a married man who...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's baby name North West inspires jokes, spoof Twitter handles

    06/21/2013 7:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 06/21/2013 | BY MARGARET EBY
    It didn't take long after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby's name, North West, was leaked on Thursday night before Twitter erupted in jokes. From the obvious cheap shots ("Did she give birth to a baby or a compass?") to simple photos of the extinct airline carrier by the same name ("First picture of Kim and Kanye's new baby!"), within an hour of the announcement, "North West" was a hot topic for online comedians. Another popular observation? If little Kimye ever has a book or fashion line, she can name it "North by North West"--just like the Hitchcock film starring...
  • There Are Baby-Daddies & Fathers. To All the Fathers: Happy Father's Day!!!

    06/16/2013 8:08:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-16-2013 | MOTUS
    May I be the first to wish Kanye West Happy Father’s Day?  His current squeeze, the lovely Kim Kardashian, just gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. So he’s technically got the “dad” box checked, and as soon as his lovely baby-mama, Kimmy, gets her youthful figure back, they’re going to throw themselves a big party and pretend they’re getting married “forever.” Again, in Kim’s case. Maybe wedding  #3 will be the magical one I know, I know – Kimmy’s mom said they’ll have a “private wedding” and you think that means “small,” and “private.” We’re talking “Kimye” here: everything...
  • Obama and the Callous Kanye Culture

    06/14/2013 4:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Egotistical musicians often exaggerate their political influence, none more than the nattering, narcissistic rapper Kanye West. He has compared himself in global stature to Apple founder Steve Jobs and has titled his latest album "Yeesus." Rolling Stone magazine has posted part of a West song titled "I Am a God," where West raps that Jesus is the "Most High," but he's a "close high." Now it's The New York Times pandering to West's colossal self-regard -- and it's downright embarrassing. Mouth-breathing Times writer/superfan Jon Caramonica stooped to telling West that "what I find probably the most moving thing that you've...
  • 10 Musicians Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives

    05/28/2013 5:06:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | John Hawkins
    <p>Republicans spend too much time complaining about liberals boycotting the advertisers on conservatives’ shows and not enough time doing the same thing to the Left. If movie stars trash conservatives, we should be very publicly telling people we're not going to their films and we should take credit if they bomb. If a corporate CEO embraces liberalism, don't buy that company’s products and tell the world why you're doing it. Let him explain to his board of directors why standing up for gay marriage or abortion was worth losing millions of dollars. Seventy percent of the country is Christian, roughly half the country supports the Republican Party and forty percent of Americans are conservative. There are a lot of businesses, artists and musicians who simply cannot survive without the support of people like us. The only reason they dare to trash us or publicly support people who hate our guts is because we all too often shrug our shoulders and then willingly hand over our money to people who despise us.</p>
  • Kanye West stopped at 11th hour from projecting music video "New Slaves" on the side of the Alamo

    05/27/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Windflier · 33 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 27 May 2013 | Paul Thompson
    Authorities in Texas have shut down Kanye West's attempt to project his controversial new video on the walls of the The Alamo - and slammed the rapper as being 'disrespectful.' The incident came just days after the same thing happened at a Houston venue. More than 500 fans turned up on Sunday night to see the video 'New Slaves' after the event at the historic site was advertised on his official website. But officials said no permit had been issued for the video projection and the event in San Antonio did not take place. This marks the second time that...
  • 10 Hollywood Celebrities Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives (Only 10?)

    03/12/2013 5:26:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | John Hawkins
    <p>One of the biggest problems that conservatives have in this country is that we're far too willing to support people who mock, despise and hate us. They tell the world we're awful people and then we turn right around and put money in their pockets and help them become bigger stars. Meanwhile, conservative celebrities are afraid to support Republican candidates or speak up for conservatism because they know the Left will unleash a tsunami of hysteria on them. In other words, there may be a lot more conservatives than there are liberals, but celebrities can get away with criticizing us, but not them. This dynamic is at the heart of why conservatives are losing the culture.</p>
  • Kanye West Goes On Mid-Concert Rant Against President Obama, Corporations

    02/26/2013 10:23:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | February 25, 2013
    <p>LONDON(CBSDC) – Rapper Kanye West launched into a mid-concert rant against a range of people that included corporate executives, Justin Timberlake and one of his most famous public critics – President Barack Obama.</p> <p>In a performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday, the Chicago-born rapper at one point said: “I don’t give a f–k what the president’s got to say,” to an ecstatic London audience.</p>
  • Kim Kardashian Strikes a Pose with Jesus

    02/10/2013 5:26:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 10, 2013
    Kim Kardashian Strikes a Pose with Jesus The pregnant reality star visited the Christ The Redeemer Statue in Brazil. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wears a pink dress while her and boyfriend rapper Kanye West visit the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Feb. 9, 2013.
  • Kim Kardashian pregnant with Kanye West's baby

    12/31/2012 5:54:04 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 85 replies
    AP via Foxnews ^ | December 31, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A kid for Kimye: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child. The rapper announced at a concert Sunday night that his girlfriend is pregnant. He told the crowd of more than 5,000 at Revel Resort's Ovation Hall in song form: "Now you having my baby." The crowd roared. Most of the Kardashian clan tweeted about the news, including Kim's sisters and mother. Kourtney Kardashian wrote: "Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!"
  • “Occupy the RNC” Instructional Video Advises Firebombing Police Officers

    07/12/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    “ResistRNC,” a five day Occupy protest of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August, has some chilling new videos posted on their website that encourages horrific protestor violence towards police. In a statement at the top of the action webpage, resistRNC says, “if you are looking for ideas to help you with your action planning, here are some helpful videos!” In one of ResistRNC’s “helpful videos,” a young man is seen lighting a Molotov cocktail on fire, and then hurling the firebomb towards a group of police. The video is actually a mashup of a Jay-Z and Kanye...
  • Kanye West Charity Spent $500K in 2010, But Not on Charity

    02/21/2012 2:41:21 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies · 2+ views
    FOX NEWS - NY ^ | February 21, 2012 | The Daily
    Hip-hop superstar Kanye West's charity spent more than a half-million dollars in 2010 — but none of that money went to actual charitable causes, The Daily reported Tuesday. An analysis of federal tax filings reveals that in 2010, the Kanye West Foundation had expenditures totaling $572,383, with the majority going to salaries and other overhead expenses. Meanwhile, the charity gave nothing to charity that year. According to its tax return, West's foundation made precisely $0 in contributions, gifts and grants. And this isn't the first time the Kanye West Foundation has given celebrity charities a bad rap. In 2009, it...
  • Hennessy responds to the loss of its best customer

    12/23/2011 2:53:45 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | 12/232011 | Isaac Stone Fish
    Say what you want about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, the man liked his Hennessy. For two years in the mid-1990s, he was the world's largest buyer of Hennessy Paradis cognac, importing up to $800,000 of the stuff a year, both to quaff himself and to give as gifts, and his death has caused a resurgence in discussion and commentary on his expensive cognac habits. So does Hennessy appreciate all of the free advertising provided by the coveted Dear Leader seal of approval? "There's been no negative feedback, but it hasn't affected sales either," Jennifer Yu, Director of Communications...
  • Occupy Wall Street’s greedy celebrity hypocrites

    11/07/2011 2:09:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/6/11 | Jamie Weinstein
    Amid the public defecators, the American haters, the exhibitionist masturbators, the serial sexual predators, the outspoken anti-Semites, the socialists and the misguided do-gooders of Occupy Wall Street are the Hollywood hypocrites. You have Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Princeton professor Cornell West, Russell Simmons, Rosanne Barr, and the list goes on. They have all joined the “occupiers” in support of fighting greed. But by any definition, they epitomize it. Not that there is necessarily a problem with greed. Greed, if defined as acting in one’s self interest in the pursuit of material goods, can be enormously important and beneficial. It makes...
  • Katy Perry And Russell Brand Occupy Wall Street (PHOTOS)

    10/23/2011 2:36:29 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 32 replies
    http://globalgrind.com ^ | http://globalgrind.com
    The bossman Uncle Rush has been down at Occupy Wall Street everyday supporting the peaceful protests. Since the protests started over a month ago, a slew of celebs have been seen supporting the movement including Gossip Girls' Penn Badgley, actress Susan Sarandon and rapper Kanye West, just to name a few. Uncle Rush tweeted: "Look who's @ the protest. @katyperry and her husband what's his name. :-) send him a hey russell" It looks like Russell Brand and Katy Perry are down there right now. Known for lending their name to causes they believe in, Katy and Russell have decided...
  • Kanye West Crashes Occupy Wall Street With Russell Simmons (Millionaire Rappers to smelly hippies)

    10/11/2011 3:53:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/10/2011 | By Lucas Shaw
    Ladies and gentleman, Kanye West is in the building. Or in this case, outside of it. The outspoken rapper paid a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protests Monday afternoon, led by rap mogul Russell Simmons. Simmons was there to appear on Reverend Al Sharpton’s radio show, which the MSNBC primetime host was broadcasting live from the park. The media spotlight on the movement has not faded and celebrity interest hasn't abated. Organization, however, is still lacking and political goals still need unpacking. As the protests enter their fourth week, and copycat demonstrations proliferate as far as Fort Myers, Fla....
  • Are Celebrities Supporting Occupy Wall Street the Movement's Heroes, or Hypocrites?

    10/13/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 5 replies
    Kanye West visited Occupy Wall Street in a $355 Givenchy shirt topped with wearing gold grills and chains. Alec Baldwin claims he supports Occupy Wall Street, but makes big bucks starring in commercials for Capital One Bank. Numerous other celebrities who annually pull in multiples of the average American salary also say they sympathize with the plight of the so-called 99 percent. So are the stars who say they support the Occupy Wall Street movement some of the cause’s heroes, or are they hypocrites? Producer and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, who brought West to the protests at Liberty Square/Zuccotti...
  • Kanye West mobbed at Occupy Wall Street protests

    10/11/2011 1:03:32 PM PDT · by Baladas · 27 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10/11/11 | Marianne Garvey
    Kanye West didn't bring a picket sign, but he was flashing a big gold grill on his bottom teeth. The outspoken, be-blinged rapper was the latest celeb to join the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City yesterday, but wound up beating a hasty retreat after the crowds got a little rowdy at the sight of him. So what went down when he popped up at Liberty Square?
  • GOP Presidential Candidates, Imma Let You Finish, But...(Slate: Obama = Kanye West)

    08/31/2011 9:49:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | David Weigel
    The White House tweets that President Obama "has requested a Joint Session of Congress at 8 p.m. on 9/7 to lay out his plan to create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce the deficit."
  • Kanye West and Jay-Z Auctioning Off Mutilated $373,000 Maybach for Charity

    08/15/2011 7:08:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 28 replies
    Yahoo Music ^ | 4/15/2011 | Caryn Ganz
    In "Otis," the first video from the Kanye West and Jay-Z (a.k.a the Throne) joint album Watch the Throne, the two hip-hop moguls oversee some unconventional body work to what appears to be a brand-new Maybach: The German luxury car -- base sticker price approximately $373,000 for the cheapest model -- gets sliced and diced with a blowtorch and power saw. In the first 30 seconds of the clip, the automobile loses its roof and doors and gets remixed into an open-air Jeep-style vehicle perfect for joyriding around a parking lot with a quartet of young ladies in the back...
  • Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

    11/14/2010 6:30:29 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 65 replies
    Today Show ^ | November 14, 2010 | Vanity
    Rarely am I as outraged by the dying Democrat "mainstream" media as I am today. Usually, inconsequential mice like Lauer can be brushed off like dandruff, but this latest cheap shot at Bush must get a full airing and should be seen by as many people as possible. You will get the idea quickly, within the first minute or so of this YouTube video (link below and above). In the video you will see Lauer show a portion of his recent interview with Bush during which he asked Bush about Kanye West's declaration in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina that,...
  • Kanye video depicting 'sexual advances to a dead or drugged female corpse' sparks outrage

    01/25/2011 3:43:29 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    He may have pulled off his biggest provocative feat yet, at least in the eyes of some. Despite his previous highly criticized obnoxious stunts, including an embarrassing interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and his infamous 2005 post-Hurricane Katrina remark that former President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people,” West isn’t shying away from the spotlight. Last month, he unveiled the preview for his upcoming video to “Monster,” a single by West, featuring Jay-Z , Nicki Minaj & Officer Ricky. But the video has some provocative imagery, as Erin R. Brown at the...
  • Kanye West & pro Castro Juanes at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

    11/25/2010 7:49:15 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 6 replies
    As millions more watched the live broadcast on television, entertainers on tap included Kanye West, Gladys Knight and Colombian rocker Juanes. The Broadway casts of "American Idiot" and "Elf" were scheduled to perform, along with marching bands from across the United States.
  • Irked Kanye West cancels upcoming 'Today' performance

    11/13/2010 2:00:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    AP ^ | November 13, 2010 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West has backed out of a scheduled performance on NBC's "Today" show after getting upset with how his interview with host Matt Lauer this week was handled. West's record company confirmed the cancellation to "Today" on Friday after the rapper said on his Twitter account that he wouldn't perform. He was scheduled to appear Nov. 26, part of a promotion drive for his new disc, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which is being released Nov. 22. During the interview, which was taped Tuesday and aired Thursday, West appeared thrown when "Today" aired a video clip...
  • George W. Bush and Kanye West Make Peace

    11/10/2010 7:18:12 AM PST · by LightningStriker2010 · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 10, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    In his new memoir "Decision Points," former President George W. Bush said it was a "low point" for him when, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, rapper Kanye West said on live television, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." On NBC's "Today Show" Wednesday morning, the former president and the musical performer separately expressed their willingness to move past the contentious moment. "I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist," West said in a pre-taped interview aired for Mr. Bush. "But I believe that in a situation...
  • He's back! Bush has a book but no regrets

    11/09/2010 9:18:52 PM PST · by ALESSA · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2010 | By: Julie Mason
    While Bush expressed no regrets about the invasion of Iraq, his book promotion has featured significant self-recrimination about the 2005 federal response to Hurricane Katrina. He has repeatedly expressed anger and pique over rapper Kanye West's claim that Bush didn't "care about black people," calling it the worst moment of his presidency.
  • Kanye Extends Olive Branch to George W. Bush ("I can definitely understand the way he feels.")

    11/04/2010 7:48:06 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 36 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | 11/04/2010 | Tom Breihan
    Earlier today, former President George W. Bush raised eyebrows when word circulated that he'd called Kanye West's notorious televised attack on him the worst moment of his presidency. Now, Kanye has responded to Bush's statement with empathy and humility. Calling in to the Houston radio station 97.9 The Box this morning (via XXL), Kanye claimed to sympathize with Bush. Here's what he said: "Well I definitely can understand the way he feels-- to be accused of being a racist in any way. Because the same thing happened to me, you know, where I got accused of being racist. And with...
  • Bush rejects accusations of racism over Katrina

    11/03/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Former President George W. Bush says criticism from some, including prominent rapper Kanye West, that his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed he did not care about black people represented "an all-time low." In his memoir, "Decision Points," to be released next Tuesday, Bush writes that charges flung at him that he was a racist during the Katrina crisis "was the worst moment of my presidency." In excerpts of an interview of Bush by NBC's "Today" show, the former president was asked about West's comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The accusation arose because many blacks...
  • George W. Bush Calls Kanye’s Katrina Comment “One Of The Most Disgusting Moments In My Presidency”

    11/03/2010 7:06:03 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 65 replies
    MEDIA ITE ^ | 11/03/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    Taking a break from election results, NBC News has released a few excerpts from Matt Lauer’s wide-ranging interview with former Pres. George W. Bush as he promotes his new book. He talks about 9/11, about Donald Rumsfeld and a lot more. But he also talks about Kanye West. Yes, that Kanye West. While he’ll probably love the shout-out, his comments after Hurricane Katrina during a live telethon had a profound negative effect on Pres. Bush. Here’s the exchange: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Yes, I do. He called me a racist. MATT LAUER: Well, what he said, “George Bush doesn’t care...
  • Kanye West says he had considered suicide

    10/19/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 10/19/2010 | Ryan Pearson
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the crowd "there were times that I contemplated suicide." However, he said, "I will not give up on life again." "There's so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard" as loudly as his, West said Monday. "I do it for them." West, who didn't say...
  • Kanye West congratulates the Chilean miners

    10/14/2010 3:47:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    October 14, 2010
  • Kanye West apologises to Taylor Swift for VMA behaviour (One year after the fact)

    09/05/2010 7:11:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Monster and Critics ^ | 09/05/2010 | Graeme Massie
    Kanye West has apologised to Taylor Swift for ruining her 2009 Video Music Awards (VMAs) acceptance speech. The rapper wrote on Twitter: 'I'm sorry, Taylor. We're both artists, and the media and managers are trying to get between us. 'She deserves the apology more than anyone. She had no idea what hit her. She's just a lil girl with dreams like the rest of us. Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn't want or need that.' West went on to discuss the backlash he had faced following his behaviour at the VMAs. 'There are people who don't dislike...
  • Kanye West, Rage, Sonic Youth Rally Against Arizona

    05/28/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 82 replies · 1,163+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 27, 2010 9:01 AM EDT | Daniel Kreps
    Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine and many more artists rallied to boycott Arizona after the state passed a controversial law that encourages police officers to target residents they "reasonably suspect" to be undocumented. Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha is leading the boycott, dubbed "The Sound Strike," which finds the large group of artists refusing to perform in Arizona as long as the law is in place. "Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the...
  • Why hasn't the president visited devastated Nashville? He hates white people(Kanye paraphrased)

    05/13/2010 6:58:04 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 46 replies · 1,130+ views
    Vanity
    Hmm. in early September 2005 the MSM were all aflutter over President Bush's response to Katrina, but a disaster happens in Nashville and the MSM and president are silent. Media bias anyone.