Ye also fired a shot at his friend-turned-enemy Kid Cudi, who got caught in the crossfire when he decided to continue being friends with Pete amid Ye’s beef with him.
The line reads, "Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers."
Two weeks ago, Kid Cudi stormed off stage at Rolling Loud Miami after unruly fans threw bottles at him and hit him in the face as they chanted for Kanye West. Cudi signed on to perform after the “Flashing Lights” rapper dropped off the lineup days before the festival.
Over the weekend, Kim K shared photos that surprised fans. She snapped selfies with North and Chicago, posing in new sunglasses from Kanye’s Yeezy brand.
However, Kim is reportedly PISSED about Ye’s new post. The DailyMail reports:
The mother-of-four is demanding that he take the post down from the social media site, and is openly defending the funnyman.
A source close to the star told DailyMail.com: ‘Kim won’t stand for this. She is demanding that Kanye take the post down, but he won’t.
"She has been vigorously defending Pete. She’ll never get back together with Kanye over the way he’s treated the people she loves and respects."
"She has tried incredibly hard to have a good co-parenting situation for the children. She won’t stand for this type of behavior from him."
As for her relationship with Pete, sources claim Kim and Pete’s age gap is what caused them to part ways.
“Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment,” a source told PageSix. “Pete is totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment’s notice, but Kim has four kids and it isn’t that easy.
According to a PEOPLE report on June 20, 2022, Khloé was seeing a private equity investor that she met through her sister Kim. A source close to the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star said that the two met at a dinner and instantly hit it off. Khloé was reportedly “feeling good” about the relationship though it was in its “early stages.” Oh.
Former friends Kid Cudi and Kanye West were involved in some drama at Rolling Loud Miami last night. Fans hit Cudi in the face with a plastic bottle while he was on stage, so he ended his set early. Minutes later, Ye appeared for a brief performance during Lil Durk’s set after dropping off the lineup last week. Watch the clips inside…
Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival came with ALL the drama last night!
Headliner Kid Cudi cut his set short after audience members kept disrespecting him onstage. Right after he stormed off the stage Kanye West(pictured above), who dropped off the lineup days earlier – popped up during Lil Durk’s set. Someone loves being a Drama King.
Earlier this week, Cudi joined the Rolling Loud lineup as a last-minute replacement for his one-time collaborator-turned-enemy Kanye West. As you know, Cudi and Ye aren’t cool anymore after Ye blasted Cudi for being friends with Pete Davidson, who is currently dating his estranged wife Kim Kardashian.
In videos circulating online, you see a fan throw what appears to be a plastic water bottle that hit Cudi in the face. Check it:
Minutes after Cudi ended his performance early, Kanye West made a surprise appearance on an adjacent stage, joining fellow Chi-town rapper Lil Durk to perform “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” – a track that features Kid Cudi singing the chorus. The shade! Def seems deliberate.
Cudi replacing Ye after he pulled out of the festival was a seemingly shady moved by the Rolling Loud organizers being that Ye and Cudi are on the outs. Some fans believe Ye pulled out from the festival because one of Rolling Loud’s co-founders – Tariq Cherif – posted and deleted this on social media:
”Tired to convince Ye to stay on the lineup but he wasn’t having it,” he wrote on Instagram. He then responded to a fan, “venue won’t allow Travis because of Astrowold deaths.”
The Barbz speculate Nicki Minaj has new music coming down the pipeline after she teased them with “#NickiFreakyGirl.” The super sexy teaser dropped right after her London Barbz chased her down the street in total chaos. Also, Kanye West has seemingly responded to her “clown” comment by unfollowing her on Instagram. Get the Nicki updates inside…
”Y’all want a surprise? Tweet #NickiFreakyGirl,” the QUEEN raptress tweeted.
Not long after that tweet, the Young Money rapper hopped on social media to release a snippet of an unreleased raunchy new single titled “Freaky Girl,” which samples Rick James’ 1981 classic hit “Super Freak.”
“He want a F R EEEEEE A K #FreakyGirl [tongue emoji,” Nicki captioned the clip, which features her on all fours twerking in a Burberry swimsuit.
On the track, she raps, “I can lick it, I can ride it while you slippin’ and slidin’/I can do all them little tricks and keep the d*ck up inside it/You can smack it, you can grip it, you can go down and kiss it/And every time he leave me alone he always tell me he miss it.”
Take a listen above.
The snippet comes on the heels of collaborations, including “Do We Have A Problem” and “Bussin’” – both featuringLilBaby – as well as “We Go Up” with FivioForeign, and “Blick Blick” with Coi Leray.
Complete chaos broke out after the “Seeing Green” raptress cancelled a London meet and greet due to severe overcrowding outside of the venue. The police deemed it to be unsafe, so she had to axe it. It’s reported fans were waiting outside for over six hours. Watch the insane clips above below:
“Hold up. Hold up. I’m monster’d out. I’m monstered out and we don’t f*** with clowns. But you know what? I got to shoutout New Orleans,” Nicki told the audience.
The shade of it all. Fans speculate the diss is due to Kanye’s collaboration on Cardi’s B’s new single, “Hot Sh*t.” It dropped the same day as Nicki’s performance. There’s also talk that Nicki could still be pissed at Ye for not releasing their collaboration track “New Body" after she rewrote her verse for him to accommodate his spiritual journey.
No response from Nicki after Ye unfollowed her, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she does.
After Cardi B. said there would be no music video for her latest single, "Hot Sh*t" featuring Kanye West & Lil Durk, she and/or her record label had a change of heart. Watch it inside and see why folks are debating on whether that’s actually ‘Ye starring as himself or if it’s a fake.
Once again, Cardi flexed with the visuals. With a futuristic tone of world denomination and domination of all the elements, Cardi goes from fire to ice, and walking on buildings while spitting.
Fresh off her big performances in Norway and at Wireless Fest in the UK this weekend, Cardi tapped Kanye West & Lil Durk for the song and the video. While it’s clearly Durk featured in the vid, fans are thinking it’s not actually Kanye robotically moving around like a dystopian supervillian in that completely covered up Balenciaga look he loves to rock.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is now part owner of the Denver Broncos, joining co-CEO of Ariel Investments Mellody Hudson. This marks the first time in NFL history the league will have two Black women with an equity stake in a team! More inside….
Rob Walton announced Condoleeza’s inclusion in a statement on behalf of the Walton-Penner family:
“We’re pleased to welcome former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to our ownership group,” Rob Walton said in a statement. “A highly respected public servant, accomplished academic and corporate leader, Secretary Rice is well known as a passionate and knowledgeable football fan who has worked to make the sport stronger and better. She is the daughter of a football coach and served on the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee. She moved to Denver with her family when she was 12 years old and went on to attend the University of Denver for both college and graduate school."
“Her unique experience and extraordinary judgment will be a great benefit to our group and the Broncos organization.”
Last month, the group agreed to buy the Broncos from the Pat Bowlen Trust for a reported $4.65 billion, a record for an American sports team. The sale is still pending approval by the NFL.
Joining the ownership group is a dream come true for Condoleezza, who also served as the national security adviser for President George W. Bush before she was Secretary of State. She’s a football lover and even partly grew up in the Denver area as she received a pair of degrees from the University of Denver.
”It is an honor to be part of this ownership group," Condoleezza said in a statement. "Football has been an integral part of my life since the moment it was introduced to me, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Broncos organization today. I spent much of my younger years in Denver, so to be able to combine my love of the game with my love for this great city and team is an adventure of a lifetime and a great opportunity."
The ownership group includes Rob Walton, his daughter and her husband, Carrie Walton Penner and Greg Penner, and the co-CEO of Ariel Investments and chair of the board of Starbucks MellodyHobson.
Mellody – who is married to film director GeorgeLucas – joined the group last month, making her the first Black female with an equity stake in an NFL team. The 53-year-old is one of the most powerful executives in the country.
It’s unclear what percentage of the Broncos that either Condoleezaz or Mellody will own or how much they put up to join the group. Major congrats to the ladies!
There had been rumors that rapper Kanye West, NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson, media entrepreneur Byron Allen and billionaire Robert F. Smith were each pursuing the team.
"I want to get to a point obviously where there is no more firsts."
The NFL has been making several diverse hires as of late. A few days ago, the Las Vegas Raiders hired attorney Sandra Douglass Morgan – former chairwoman and executive director of the Nevada Gaming Control Board – to be their new team president, making her the first Black woman to hold the title.
The new, diverse owners and president come on the heels of the NFL being sued for discrimination by three current and former coaches.
Photo: AP Photo/Ben Margot, File/Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/AP
Nicki Minaj headlined Essence Festival Friday night and it was MANY things. Fans believe she dissed Kanye West when she decided to axe his song “Monster” from her performance line up on the heels of his Cardi B collab. The QUEEN also popped off about ‘b*tches’ playing with her bag, likely calling out Hulu for NOT streaming her performance. We’ve got the recap inside…
The QUEEN raptress was tapped to headline Friday’s Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, following a two-year hiatus for the festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Barbz were HYPE to the Head Barb hit the stage, however, viewers at home missed her performance after Hulu cut her act from their livestream after previously streaming all of the other performances. More on that in a few.
There’s also talk that Nicki could still be pissed at Ye for not releasing "New Body" after she rewrote her verse for him to accommodate his spiritual journey.
As we previously told you, Hulu cut Nicki’s performance from streaming despite streaming all of the other performances. Why? It’s unclear. The streaming service shared posts, promoting her live performance at ESSENCE Fest:
Some Barbz downloaded the Hulu app to watch her performance and were PISSED when they announced they would not be streaming her performance:
I know they didn’t just say Nicki Minaj ain’t performing on the live stream .. SOMEBODY GOTTA TELL NE SOMETHING NEOWWWWW !! I’m annoyed nfs . Just blew mine hulu , Angela ye . That’s all y’all gon say . Nicki did something happen?? This is unreal ! #ESSENCEFest#essencefestivalpic.twitter.com/ykkdAYZwBm
Mr. Petty goes for sentencing on July 6th after coping a plea deal to plead guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California. The feds want him to serve time in prison for his violation instead of home confinement. Prosecutors have recommended a 15-month prison sentence, 5 years of supervised release and $55,000 in retribution. Yikes.
The summer time bops are rolling in! See the visuals for City Girls & Usher’s “Good Love,” watch Mary J. Blige get her “Stella” on in her new “Come See About Me” video starring “BMF” star Da’Vinchi, and listen to Cardi B’s “Hot Sh*t” featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk inside…
It’s time for some fun in the sun and artists are making sure to drop the tunes to vibe out to while doing so.
Taking back to the throwback Cascade days, the City Girls and Usher team up for the visuals of their new feel good track, “Good Love.” The visuals were shot at the famous Cascades skating rink in Usher’s hometown of Atlanta. In the Daps-directed video, everyone is living it up outside, playing spades, twerking, doing line dances, and roller skating. A whole vibe.
The swoops. The hoops. The daisy dukes. Yung Miami and JT took back to the late 90s/early 2000s with their overall looks for the visuals. Speaking of throwbacks, the track samplesLathunGrady’s 1997 song “Freak It.” Also, Miami pays homage to Miami King UncleLuke’s 1992 track “Breakdown” when she raps:
“Sit me center stage and watch me do my thing/Like don’t stop, get it, get it, ooh, ooh, hit it, hit it/,” she raps. “Look back, swirl, twist it, we just some city b*tches.”
Tap into their summer anthem below:
Speaking of Usher…
The R&B King put his talents on display for NPR’s live Tiny Desk Concert, joined by backup singers EricBellinger and Vedo, who Usher referred to as his brothers.
"I’m hoping to just really have fun today. This office party that we’re having," Usher said before singing his first throwback tune — "You Make Me Wanna.” By the way, that track celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Sheesh! We’re getting old.
After serenading the small group of guests with his classic “Nice & Slow,” he said, "Celebrating Black Music Month. This is Black magic right here, baby."
”This is a lot of fun and I really am happy to just celebrate the years of music and really celebrate my brothers," he continued. "I’m really happy to be able to share. I think that if life has taught us anything it’s that we should share with each other, not just the music but to understand that life is a collaborative process and be able to lift each other up, stand with each other is all it’s really about."
Watch his full performance above.
As for new music…
Remember back in January when we told you Cardi B and Kanye West were working on something together? Turns out, they were likely discussing her new track “Hot Sht*t,” which she just released. The track also features fan favorite Lil Durk. It’s Cardi’s first single of the year, following last year’s "Up," which followed "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion.
Earlier this year when Cardi & Ye were spotted in Miami, it was rumored they were shooting a new music video. It doesn’t seem that’s going to happen now as the Grammy Award winning raptress ran into “difficulties” with the video’s rollout.
”I will not be releasing a music video with this song," she told her fans on IG. "I just don’t feel like doing too much this time around. I’m just exhausted with everybody [and] I’m so tired of people not doing their f**king job correctly."
The hot mom explained how this song is different than her other tracks and isn’t for TikTok.
”It’s something that I feel like y’all haven’t heard from me before," she added. "I feel like people is expecting a lot of slutness and blah blah blah. Y’all keep talking I keep making TikTok records and this is definitely not that. It’s a fun great record. It’s masculine [and] it’s great for the clubs. It’s great for the b*tches."
Cardi later hopped on social media and said she couldn’t wait to drop the song so she can go get a tummy tuck. Peep the clip below:
Fresh from her debut performance at the 2022 BET Awards, breakthrough R&B superstar Muni Long releases the highly-anticipated follow-up EP to her 2021 debut, Public Displays of Affection Too.
The 5-song EP, released via Muni’s own Supergiant Records and Def Jam Recordings, features “Baby Boo,” her new summertime anthem featuring Saweetie, as well as the new singles “Pain” and “Another.” Just in time for those chill summer nights.
There were rumors that Kanye West called it quits with Chaney Jones, but she said – AHT! AHT! See what she posted for Ye’s birthday, deets on Kanye’s movie date with OnlyFans star Monica Corgan and why he and Magic Johnson missed out on the Denver Broncos deal inside….
Word on the curb was that the 45-year-old rapper and the 24-year-old model broke up after a recent trip to Japan. It’s unclear who allegedly broke up with whom.
Further fueling the breakup rumors, Ye was seen on a movie date, getting cozy with OnlyFans model Monica Corgan, 23. According to TMZ sources, Ye and Monica enjoyed a showing of Top Gun: Maverick, sparking dating rumors.
Cinematographer Everette Motta secretly snapped a photo of Ye & Monica – seemingly boo’d up – and posted it to his Instagram account:
Apparently, Ye’s movie date with Monica isn’t a total surprise to some because they’ve allegedly been off and on for a while. Interesting. The site also noted Ye name dropped Monica in a leaked song with Andre 3000 when he said, "So don’t text me like I’m Juanita JCV / Or more important, Monica Corgan, who was there for me."
Despite the breakup rumors and reports that Ye has moved on to a new chick, Chaney posted a "Happy Birthday" tribute to Kanye to celebrate his 45th birthday. The birthday shoutout included a video montage of their happy moments with Alicia Key’s track “Show Me Love” ft. Miguel playing as the background music. She wrote, “Happy Birthday baby. I love you.”
After Ye and Chaney’s trip to Japan last month, she wiped her IG account clean of all photos (including flicks of herself with Ye), leaving two photos of herself on her timeline. You’ll recall, photos of Chaney with a "Ye" – the rapper’s new legal name – on her wrist. The photos came out not long after Kim K’s new boo, Pete Davidson, showed off his "Kim" tattoo on his chest.
It seems NBA legend Magic Johnson and rapper Kanye West missed out on becoming part owners of the Denver Broncos. The organization recently announced it has reached an agreement and sold the team to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his family for a record $4.65 billion. Yes, billions.
Walton — who has a reported net worth of $59 BILLION — will also take the throne as the richest owner in the league BY FAR — David Tepper, the owner of the Carolina Panthers, has a net worth of $16.7 bil.
As we previously reported, the Lakers legend was part of a group led by Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris … although it’s unclear how far along their bid made it in the process.
The agreement also means Yeezy’s Donda Sports will not be part of a historic sale … after Antonio Brown previously told TMZ Sports the company was "extremely serious" about buying the Broncos back in March.
It’s worth mentioning — it’s unclear if Donda ever actually brought a bid to the table.
The agreement is subject to approval from the NFL’s finance committee and league ownership, as well as the satisfaction of customary closing procedures. So the deal isn’t final just yet, but it’s well on its way.
Ye’s Donda Sports recently signed Boston Celtics star JaylenBrown, which makes him the first NBA player to sign with the rapper’s agency. Earlier this week, Los Angeles Rams’ star AaronDonald revealed he signed with Donda Sports for marketing purposes.
After everyone shared their reactions to Jack Harlow not knowing Brandy is Ray J’s sister, the R&B legend joins the chat. And her response (where she used the throwback word MURK) is hilarious. Check it out inside…
During an appearance on HOT 97, the radio hosts played Brandy’s “Angel In Disguise” and asked him to name the artist of the song. Sadly, the Louisville rapper couldn’t figure it out. The radio hosts then tried to help him out but giving him a clue. They told him the singer of the track is Ray J’s sibling and that’s when he realized Brandy and Ray J are real-life brother and sister.
“Brandy and Ray J are siblings? Nobody’s ever told me that in my life!,” he said.
The 43-year-old R&B vocalist didn’t catch wind of Jack Harlow’s viral moment until recently, so she decided to respond. And she did so in the funniest way possible.
I will murk this dude in rap at 43 on his own beats and then sing is ass to sleep.
“I will murk this dude in rap at 43 on his own beats and then sing is ass to sleep,” she tweeted.
Not MURK! L O L!
A social media troll tried to come for her since she responded to the clip a week later.
”Not you sat on this for a few days and now deciding to reply after it died down it’s not that deep,” the person tweeted.
”I know I’m mad late… but it was a joke. I didn’t know he rapped so I was just Poking but I see now this was a big thing a few days ago,” Brandy replied to the comment. Bloop!
No "I didn’t know he rapped." Teeeheeee.
She then took to her own Twitter feed to let everyone know she was just joking.
“See, I can have a little fun too. hehe…all love," she tweeted.
In response, Jack posted a photo of Brandy and Ray J on his IG Stories with Kanye West‘s "Bring Me Down" featuring Brandy:
Count your days, Jack! First, you nab the lead role in the White Men Can’t Jump reboot and never watched the movie (nor has he ever acted before). Now, you don’t know Brandy’s incredible voice when you hear it and you’re just now finding out her brother is Ray J.
Antonio Brown has some unfiltered opinions about Colin Kaepernick that’s sparking debate. Apparently, he feels like Kaepernick sold out by settling his collusion lawsuit against the NFL, calls him a “trash” quarterback that doesn’t really want to play, and then he questions what the free agent’s foundation has actually done for people “in the hood.” All he said inside…
Embattled NFL star Antonio Brownis highly critical about NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick and he’s sharing his unfiltered opinions with anyone who will listen. Over the last few days, the ex-Bucs baller has been speaking on Kaepernick’s name in interviews, questioning his philanthropic efforts and his talents on the football field.
During a sit-down interview on “Cigar Talk,” AB shared what he thought about Colin’s ongoing battle with the NFL after he launched a silent protest in 2016 by kneeling during the National Anthem in an effort to raise awareness to police brutality.
It seems AB – who’s currently working on DONDA Sports projects with Kanye West – feels like the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback sold out when he agreed to a settlement with the NFL in 2019 following his collusion lawsuit, which he filed October 2017. AB said folks shouldn’t feel sorry for Kaepernick because he “took the money.”
”He took a deal," the 34-year-old said. "We don’t feel sorry for you. You took the deal. F*** outta here. Man, you on f***ing Nike, man. F*** outta here."
It was previously reported by the Wall Street Journal that Colin and his former teammate Eric Reid would split the less than $10 million they received in the settlement. In the case, Kaepernick claimed the NFL’s 32 owners "colluded to deprive him of employment rights in retaliation for his leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States."
AB also questioned if Colin – who released his first children’s book in October 2021 – is doing what he claims via his foundation. He doesn’t believe the foundation is helping underprivileged people “in the hood.”
"He built a foundation. What it do, though? I’m being real. What superhero he enforce? Who he put on? Who he help?,” AB questioned.
The former NFL QB established the Colin Kaepernick Foundation, a non-profit organization with the primary focus of fighting oppression through education and social activism. The Million Dollar Pledge, a program in which Kaepernick vowed to donate $1 million to charity, has been a hallmark component of the organization. Kaepernick has donated to a large number of causes, including Mothers Against Police Brutality, School on Wheels and Youth Services, Inc.
In addition, Kaepernick has established the “Know Your Rights Camp,” an enterprise fully funded by Kaepernick to raise awareness on higher education, self-empowerment and to instruct others on how to properly interact with law enforcement.
Since being blackballed from the league, Colin has expressed he wants to play. He uses social media to post videos of his practices, making it known if someone from the NFL calls him up, he’s showing up to practice.
AB doesn’t believe Colin REALLY wants to play football.
”You took the money, the commercials. We don’t see you outside. We don’t see him in the hood. He don’t do nothing. Like, we cool. But, nah, we ain’t even stan Kaepernick."
He continued, "He not even from the hood. He haven’t even been in the trenches. We like Kaepernick and all, but we ain’t really on that."
Whet?! This coming from a man who literally LEFT a football game in the middle of the game?!
Check out the clip that’s circulating below:
You can watch the full interview here:
That wasn’t the only interview AB came for Kaepernick in…
AB also popped mentioned Colin in a recent interview with 50 Cent’s This Is 50 network where he wanted to make it crystal clear that he should not be compared to the former NFL quarterback.
“We saw what happened to Colin Kaerpernick …” interviewer June Archersaid before AB cut him off.
“Colin Kaepernick not AB. Colin Kaepernick not even from the hood. He’s not even from Liberty City. So, I don’t even want to mention his name,” he said. “AB is a valuable football player. AB had stats last year, touchdowns.”
He doubled down on his comments about why people shouldn’t feel sympathy for Kap.
“He’s been treated good,” AB said. “He got (a) Netflix documentary. Don’t get it twisted. See that’s the wrong thing about the world. We think, ‘Oh Kaepernick treated so bad because they don’t let him play football.’ Yeah, they didn’t let him play football, they gave him commercials. They gave him money. I’m not trying to tell you what ‘they’ did, I’m telling you the reality of what happened.”
AB said Colin isn’t really “blackballed” because he was still able to sign contracts and still make money. He believes if the NFL really banned him, he wouldn’t have received any contracts to anything. He then goes on to explain the difference between Colin being “banned” and how he has been treated.
“Kaepernick, I feel like he’s a great guy. He stood for a great cause but he don’t understand. He’s not from Liberty City. He’s not even built like that. Dudes like me, they ban you. They don’t even give you contracts. They don’t even want to deal with you. I’m not really an icon right now. You don’t see them writing no books about me,” Brown said.
“You telling me, yo Colin Kaepernick, what did he do? What’s he at right now? Do you see him? I’m on the streets right now every day – people seeing me. They get excited. You know why? Because I make them feel good. They can relate. They know what’s really going on. But they know I still put on a smile and overcome it.
“Colin Kaepernick created all commotion then went in the cut in the corner. I’m in the people’s face every day.”
AB is comparing apples to oranges. And, like when most men feel threatened, is making up ish to belittle the person he’s threatened by.
He would feel some kind of way if someone questioned his alleged "pro black" beliefs because he dates and procreates with white women, diminishing the "black wealth" he so often preaches about. So he should probably not question the next man’s blackness.
Ray J is tired of keeping silent, so he’s spilling scorching “sex tape” TEA. The reality star/singer reveals the “leaked” sex tape of himself and Kim Kardashian was actually a business deal all along. He confirms there is a second sex tape, however, Kim has been in procession of it the entire time, so the clip of Kanye West "delivering" the 2nd sex tape to Kim is CAP.
As we all know, Kim Kardashian’s claim to fame is the infamous sex tape she made with Ray J that was “leaked” in 2007. For years, the Kardashian Klan made it seem like Ray J was the one who leaked the intimate video, which ultimately caused a lot of pain and suffering for the R&B crooner, yet he stayed mum about it all.
However, after witnessing a clip from the Kardashians new Hulu series, the "I Hit It First" singer decided it was TIME. And he’s spilling scorching hot tea.
Ray J has accused Kim K of spreading lies, claiming he was in possession of a second sex tape and that he has been threatening to leak it if she didn’t cough up the cash. On the show, Kanye West – Kim K’s ex-husband – was made out to be a “hero” as he was shown giving his ex-wife a bag that supposedly included the second sex tape that she and Ray J made.
Peep the clip below:
The “One Wish” singer said that’s cap because he NEVER owned footage of any of the sex tapes. Now, he’s telling HIS side of what went down.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, the 41-year-old revealed Kim kept the sex tape footage in a Nike box under her bed.
”She kept them all – she had to go find that tape [Sex Tape Cabo #1] and then present it. I never had a tape in my possession in our whole relationship," he shared.
”I never had a single one at my house – she had them at her house. She’s always had all the tapes in a Nike shoe box under her bed. I’m sure she has bigger beds now and better boxes. That’s how it all came about. Once I pitched the idea to her, just playing around a little bit, that’s when she jumped on the idea, talked to her mom and it was out of my hands from there.”
Initially, it was Ray’s idea to have the sex tape released, which he suggested to Kim after seeing how Paris Hilton’s profile was boosted when a film she made was leaked. Kim allegedly got her momager, Kris Jenner, to organize its release via Vivid Entertainment – a process he said he had little to do with. Kris Jenner allegedly orchestrated a deal to have her daughter’s sex tape released.
Eventually, a contract was signed by both Ray J and Kim, which was set to have three videos released, including two sex tapes. One of the tapes were made at the Esperanza Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, one was created in Santa Barbara, and a third tape that is listed as an intro to the Cabo footage. The tape that was released was the footage taken in Cabo.
Now, the “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star regrets his role in it all. He claims the Kardashians tarnished his brand by accusing him of leaking the sex tape when that’s not what happened. He said he was made out to be the villain, which cost him opportunities and tarnished his brand. Things got so bad for Ray, at one point, he contemplated suicide.
”I felt suicidal because when you know something’s real and it’s true and you’re watching a whole family create an empire from a lie they’ve created, it’s heartbreaking and disrespectful to all the entertainers who have been honest and true to their craft,” he said.
”As a black man living and working in America, it’s hard to get up every day and look out at the water or look at my family and know that they think something about you when you know it’s 1,000 per cent the other way. How do you live like that?”
”I couldn’t be a part of any reputable major network television show and do Dancing with the Stars, and do America’s Got Talent or anything like that because of my image. Because of what they made me, I’m not allowed to be in those places.”
Ray J said he’s no longer staying quiet and he’s sharing his truth.
”For me, I’ve been walking on eggshells thinking I’m going to get in trouble for telling the truth and I’ve been holding onto it for the past 14 years and watching them humiliate me. They’re celebrating my destruction.”
”How do you believe that Ray J is the enemy of all enemies when we’ve been partners from the beginning of the sex tape being released up until now? We’re all still making money. But yet you go with defame me and blame me over and over and I can’t do nothing but defend my honor and speak out and tell the truth.”
As for the laptop Kanye retrieved from Ray J, he said it was a computer that had intimate photos and “mini-videos” sent to him during their four-year relationship after he heard via Kanye that Kim was worried about what kind of material the laptop might contain. He said he never threatened to release what was on the computer for money and that he was happy to hand it over to Ye.
”It wasn’t a sex tape – it was a lot of pictures, a lot of little mini videos and a lot of proof we’ve been talking over the years [since they split in 2006]. If you send me an email in 2008, the computer doesn’t change the date on it. So, in 07 it happened [Kim got in contact], Kanye could see we were talking consistently in 07, 08, 09 through her sending me texts and videos and stuff.”
Ye and Ray J did in fact meet and had a four-hour meeting at a private terminal at LAX to talk “father-to-father.” Turns out, Kanye had NO idea Kim was in on the release of their sex tape.
”Kim didn’t tell him, ‘Look I put the tape out with Ray J, it was a business deal, we both ran it together, we were business partners and we still are business partners. There’s really no problem with Ray J.’ Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and Kourtney – they don’t have a clue that this is a lie either," he revealed.
So, Kim made Ye think he was getting her second sex tape when she had it the entire time? Womp.
”Apart from them stealing money from my family, we would probably still be together now,” he said.
If you didn’t know, Sonja Norwood (Ray J & Brandy’s mother & manager) filed a lawsuit against Kim Kardashian and her siblings Khloe, Kourtney and Robert Jr. for allegedly spending over $120,000 on her AMEX card in 2006 and 2007. They eventually settled out of court.
Ray also released messages he exchanged with Kim K in Instagram direct messages where he pointed out that Kim knew the publishing of their sex tape was a commercial agreement and that he has kept up his side of the bargain. Peep the damaging messages below:
It’s interesting because there have been rumors swirling for years that Kris Jenner pimped her daughter out for a check. And it seems Ray J has finally confirmed it. Thoughts?
Travis Scott is making his return to the festival stage since headlining his Astroworld Festival that turned deadly. He’ll be hitting the stage in South America and sources say that’s just the beginning of his comeback. More inside…
Travis Scott has been announced as the headliner of Primavera Sound’s South American music festivals in in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Santiago de Chile alongside several other artists, including Lorde, and Björk.
For his first scheduled festival, the “SICKO MODE” rapper will hit the stage on Sunday, November 6th in São Paulo, Brazil – exactly one year and one day after the Astroworld tragedy. He’ll then hit the stage in Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina) on November 12th & Santiago de Chile on November 13th. The festivals are being produced in part by Live Nation, which also produced Astroworld.
Variety revealed sources told them that Travis will be performing at “major” summer festivals coming up this summer, presumably in the U.S.
Travis Scott will hit the stage at E11EVEN nightclub in Miami on May 7th, which will mark his first concert where fans can buy tickets to see him perform. During Oscars weekend, he performed at RichieAkiva and Darren Dzienciol’s pre-Oscars party and he also hit the stage during a Coachella afterparty at Bootsy Bellows.
The “Antidote” rapper performance will go down during the nightclub’s Race Week, as the Formula One Grand Prix will be happening in Miami the following day. Rappers Rick Ross, Diplo, Snoop Dogg, and more are on the lineup to perform at E11EVEN.
Back in March, the father-of-two announced his new safety initiative called Project HEAL, which was met with tons of backlash, specifically from the grandparents of the 9-year-old boy, EzraBlount, who lost his life at Astroworld. They believe he’s trying to taint the jury pool in the case that Ezra’s dad filed against Travis. The Houston rapper apologized and offered to pay for the funerals of the victims. Many of the victims’ families rejected his offer.
Sources in Ye’s camp tell TMZ that the Chi-town rapper decided to pull the plug on his performance just two weeks before the two-weekend long event in Indio, CA. Ye had planned to have Travis Scott as a special guest. Now that he’s out, so is Travis. Previously, Ye threatened to pull out of Coachella if Billie Eilish didn’t apologize for shading Travis over the Astroworld Tragedy. As far as we know, she hasn’t issued an apology.
Sans his presence, the DONDA rapper won two Grammys – Best Rap Song for “Jail,” ft. Jay-Z, and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane,” ft. Lil Baby and TheWeeknd. Ye and Hov are now tied for the most wins for a Hip Hop artist ever, with a total of 24 Grammys each.
Before the Grammys rolled around, sources told Page Six that Ye allegedly told his ex-wife Kim Kardashian that he was “going away to get help” and would not be “making any public appearances or inflammatory social media statements.”
The “going away” reports comes on the heels of Ye and Kim joining forces to co-parent at one of Saint’s soccer games recently.
Several of your faves took home top awards at the 64th Grammy Awards last night. Go inside to find out who won what and take a peek at the pink & sparkly slayage on the red carpet inside…
The 64th Grammy Awards was broadcasted live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last night, celebrating the biggest and brightest stars in the music industry. Luckily, the ceremony went down with no drama.
It was a HUGE night for singer-songwriter JonBatiste, who became the night’s biggest Grammy star. The Louisiana native won FIVE Grammy awards after scooping up 11 nominations, more than any other act this year.
Nabbing the most prestigious award of the night, Jon was honored with the Album of the Year award for his eighth studio album, We Are.
"I believe this to my core," Jon said during his acceptance speech for Album of the Year. "Best musician, best artist, best dancer, best actor…. The creative arts are subjective and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most. It’s like a song or an album is made and it almost has a radar to find the person when they need it the most."
”I just put my head down and I work on the craft every day. I love music. I’ve been playing since I was a little boy. It’s more than entertainment for me. It’s a spiritual practice."
He concluded, “Every single artist that was nominated in this category, I actually love and have had experiences, out of body experiences, with your music. I honor you. This is for real artists, real musicians. Let’s just keep going. Be you! That’s it. I love ya, even if I don’t know ya!"
Watch his acceptance speech below:
In addition to Album of the Year, Jon won Best American Roots Performance for “Cry,” Best American Roots Song for “Cry,” Best Music Video for “Freedom,” and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for animated film, Soul.
Silk Sonic, the duo comprised of BrunoMars and Anderson .paak, opened up the Grammys with their electrifying performance of “777” before making a “clean sweep” at the awards show. The superduo won all of the awards they were nominated for, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
”We are really trying our hardest to remain humble at this point, but in the industry we call that a clean sweep," Anderson .paak said while accepting Record of the Year for “Leave The Door Open.”
"So all the other nominees, you all know we love y’all. We love y’all. Drinks is on Silk Sonic tonight. We getting drunk. I know a lot of y’all fans might be upset, so we’re gonna get out of here before the Internet get to talking."
Watch their acceptance speech below:
As for another big winning duo…
Doja Cat and SZA won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit collaboration track “Kiss Me More.”
After Avril Lavigne announced the duo as winners, the camera cut to SZA – who was on crutches – hopping to the stage with no sign of Doja. Moments later, Doja popped up in the frame, rushing to the stage as SZA said, “Bro, you went to the bathroom for five minutes. Are you serious? Come on now."
"Listen. I have never taken such a fast piss in my whole life. Thank you everybody," Doja said to the crowd as she struggled to catch her breath.
"I’m glad you made back in time," SZA said before thanking her family, friends and colleagues.
"This is a big deal," the Planet Her singer said. "Thank you everybody, stay safe, take care."
The huge win comes on the heels of Doja making an announcement that she was quitting music after feuding with heated who were upset about a canceled performance.
The “I Hate U” singer was hopping on crutches after she sustained an injury after falling out of bed.
TDE President Punch praised SZA for pushing through the pain to attend the awards show because she almost canceled.
Crazy day man. SZA twisted her ankle the night before the awards, really hours before. She almost cancelled. It was super inspiring to see her power thru and make it at the tail end of the red carpet and then go up on stage with crutches to get the trophy with doja. Salute.
”Crazy day man. SZA twisted her ankle the night before the awards, really hours before,” he tweeted. “She almost cancelled. It was super inspiring to see her power thru and make it at the tail end of the red carpet and then go up on stage with crutches to get the trophy with doja. Salute.”
The underdog reigned supreme!
After 15 nominations, JazmineSullivan finally won a Grammy Award. Not one, but TWO Grammys actually!
Jazmine’s album, Heaux Tales, earned her the Grammy for Best R&B Album. "Pick Up Your Feelings" – a cut from Heaux Tales – earned Jazmine the Best R&B Performance Award, which ended up being a tie with Silk Sonic’s "Leave The Door Open."
In her acceptance speech, she said she wrote Heaux Tales "to deal with my own shame and unforgiveness," but, "what it ended up being was a safe space for Black women to tell their stories, for us to learn from each other, laugh with each other and not be exploited at the same time."
The Philly native looked BOMB AF in a geometric Christian Siriano suit.
Speaking of Philly natives…
Fellow Philly native Questlove got another chance to shine after his Oscar win was overshadowed by the Will Smith – Chris Rock slap. The talented musician’s Summer of Soul documentary won Best Music Film, which he accepted alongside producers DavidDinerstein, Robert Fyvolent and JosephPatel.
Last week, South Asian producer Joseph Patel slammed Chris Rock for the way he announced their Oscar to "Questlove and four white guys." Missed that? Catch up HERE.
Watch their acceptance speech below:
Before presenting Song of the Year to Silk Sonic, Questlove addressed the Oscars slap, saying, “I’m gonna present this award and I trust you people stay 500 feet away from me,” and then added, “Just playing.”
Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar’s "Family Ties" won Best Rap Performance. During his acceptance speech, the Las Vegas native thanked him family, Kendrick Lamar and his hometown, saying, “the women that raised me to shape me to become the man I am today.” Aww. Peep his speech above.
Tyler, the Creator won the Grammy for Best Rap Album for his LP, Call Me If You Get Lost.. After winning, he took to social media to troll DJ Khaled, whom he has been feuding with over the last few years. Peep the clip above.
By the way, the ratings for the Grammys this year matched 2021’s all-time lows. The live broadcast on CBS and live-stream on Paramount+ delivered 8.93 million viewers. Last year, the ratings were 8.8 million.
Below, we have all the pink and sparkly slayage that happened on the red carpet. Swipe below!
Visionary filmmakers Coodie & Chike chop it up on “Tampon Hall” about why they refused to let Kanye West do the final edit on their hit Netflix documentary “jeen-yuhs” and whether they think Ye’s recent erratic behavior is a performance or not. Find out what they said inside…
Since “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye trilogy” premiered on Netflix last month, it was been met with rave reviews from fans and critics – both off and online.
As everyone reveled in the behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Ye’s life from his not-so humble beginnings in the music industry, in real life, the Chi-town rapper was slowly tainting his legacy with Instagram rants that included threats and seemingly stalkerish-like behavior.
At one point, Ye turned his attention to co-directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah – who both have long-standing friendships with Ye – weeks before the documentary’s release. The Grammy winning rapper demanded they allow him the final edit of the trilogy before its release.
“I’m going to say this kindly for the last time,” Ye wrote on Instagram (and deleted). “I must get final edit and approval on this doc before it releases on Netflix. Open the edit room immediately so I can be in charge of my own image. Thank you in advance.”
Coodie & Chike denied Ye’s request.
“We have to be true to the story. We can’t sugarcoat nothing. Everybody is going to have their own opinion,” Coodie said at the time.
Now, the directors are explaining more in-depth why they decided to deny Ye’s request. They felt the story was bigger than Ye and it needed to be told.
“Oh yeah, it was like heartbreaking at first, but I told Kanye when I met with him in D.R. that, you know the story is not about him and it’s not about me, or Chike or J. Ivy,” Coodie said. “This story’s about, for all the dreamers and we just the blueprint of how you can, you know, have the confidence and movement and faith you know, with God walking with you, with Christ walking with you to get to where you need to go. So when he did say he wanted creative control, the only thing I could say was ‘Trust God,’ you know? Trust God period – you can’t stop what’s ordained by God and when he said that, you know, I just knew that we was going to hold our ground and we we’re going to keep moving and we’re here now so you know…”
When asked if they’re still friends with Ye, Simon responded, “Yeah, we’re definitely still…I mean, he’s always going to be a brother. I’m six years older than him so, he always going to be my little brother really and when I can reach out to him, I will, and I have been, like sending him different quotes and you know things like that people might send me, you know, but one thing about Kanye is he you know, when it comes to, when it comes to telling him not to do something, he want to do it even more.”
Peep the clip below:
Some attribute Kanye’s erratic online behavior to his bipolar diagnosis while others feel he’s just seeking attention and stirring up drama to promote his projects. Coodie doesn’t think he’s doing it for attention and seemingly feels like there’s something more as to why he’s acting the way he is. However, he said he’s not too worried about it because “God got him.”
“Yeah, but that’s what I thought throughout the whole journey – anytime that he, we call it ‘going off’ in Chicago – when he would go off and have rants I thought, you know, that was just a part of the show, but I realized that it wasn’t. The only time when I really experienced it in person was in D.R. [Dominican Republic], on my camera and it just felt – it didn’t feel right – and I put the camera down because I was like ‘I need to pay attention,’ because Kanye is not just you know, an artist, he’s like my brother so I knew I needed to listen and really, you know if I had to intervene, or whatever, because I just never experienced that. But I know God got him because God always had him. So I’m not too worried about that at all."
See the clip below:
From the outside looking in, many people have judge Ye for his actions. Chike believes the loss of his mother, DONDA West, really took a toll on the Grammy winning rapper and that he still hasn’t healed from the tragic loss. Losing the person that was closest to him and always had a back did a number on him.
“I agree with you. I think it’s definitely safe to bring up. I think it’s a fair argument to make. You know, my mother was one of those mothers that went above and beyond what is expected of a mother and Kanye’s mother did the same, so I know what that feeling’s like, to have a mother that just supported you and is really truly your anchor, you know, because she supported you, and to lose that, I could only imagine losing my mother now and what that would do to me psychologically. And I’m 43 so I can imagine losing that in my late 20s. And my early 30s [like Kanye did], how do you recover from that?”
It was important for the “jeen-yuhs” directors to share the story of how having faith in what you’re passionate about can help you overcome adversities in life.
“I mean, you know, and we can definitely relate as filmmakers, and especially as Black filmmakers, you know, you feel like you’re always fighting, climbing an uphill battle, you know what I mean? And I think, you know, Kanye, he believed and knew how good he was, and he had a message that he wanted to get across to the world that he was super passionate about,” Chike expalined. “And I think you know, and obviously with his mother being so, you know, instrumental and being a champion of him as well and believing in him, I think he just, it was hard for him to feel like – why didn’t other people believe in him in the same way? – And that’s why this film, for us, is so much about having faith because it really takes faith to overcome all the adversities in life that you’re going to have to face when you’re moving in your passion.”
Check out the clip below:
After watching the trilogy, many fans shared on social media how instrumental the “Jesus Walks” rapper was in their life. NBA baller Kevin Durant feels the same way:
Kevin Durant says watching Kanye West’s documentary series Jeenyuhs made him realize how important Ye was in his life pic.twitter.com/5d9eGClRJu
Kanye West is OUT at the Grammys. Ye’s rep confirmed the rapper has been barred from performing at the Grammy Awards due to his “concerning online behavior.” After news hit that Ye was axed, his homie The Game came to his defense. Get it all inside…
The Chi-town rapper’s rep has confirmed that Ye has “unfortunately” been barred from performing at the 64th GRAMMY Awards scheduled to go down Sunday, April 3rd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Ye’s rep said the DONDA rapper – who has been nominated for five Grammy awards – is prohibited from performing at the show due to his “concerning online behavior.” It seems a Grammy producer called up Ye’s team Friday to inform them of the change.
Sources close to Ye told The Blast his team “isn’t surprised” by the decision, and it only further proves the Grammy Awards are an outdated and an unimportant part of music culture and perceived success. By the way, DONDA was nominated for Album of the Year.
We’re told the decision was made partially because Trevor Noah is hosting the night’s festivities and there is worry about the two men’s interaction during the show. As we reported, Kanye responded to Noah after he addressed the rapper’s split from ex-wife Kim Kardashian. “I’ll be honest with you — what I see from the situation is a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed by an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or an ex-anything,” Noah said.
The rapper’s name wasn’t originally mentioned in the first list of performers, however, he may have been a planned or “surprise” performer.
”Time & time again they show us that they only want to STEAL the culture, not allow you to ever be their equals," the wose coast rapper wrote. "In a more than obvious move for reasons of minuscule actions…. The Grammys have at the last minute decided to pull @kanyewest from performing on the show as if we didn’t know it was coming,” he wrote. “Could be because @trevornoah is hosting and there was a conversation held amongst his team & the academy that led to the decision or because Ye’s account was suspended just days ago for reasons unknown especially in a world where all the negativities of the world can be found on the same app with no repercussions or suspensions…. We’ll just say it’s all of the above & a continuous disrespect for us & all that we have brought to the table in entertainment, media & sports over the last 100 years especially.”
He continued, “Speak your mind in this country for yourself, family or your people & you’re ostracized immediately & if you push them hard enough they will stop at no ends to try and put an end to you as a whole…. I for one, have never been scared to speak my mind even understanding what the consequences may be. I can’t sleep at night knowing I was quiet about issues burning holes in my heart or narratives incorrectly pushed by the mass agenda to create a mind set that the person at hand is krazy or has issues internally that are beyond repair. I say all this to say, I’M WOKE….. & while I am.. lemme remind you that Colin Kapernick still isn’t allowed in the NFL, lynching just became a federal hate crime in 2022 & you can now not be discriminated from employment because of the way you decide to wear your hair…. GEEZ thank you massa for allowing us to slowly progress as a race 100 years at a time after all that was STOLEN from us. I’m sure I’ll be the next account suspended for speaking freely on an app created for us to equally share as humans lol. Hella shit be a joke everywhere you turn these days… but let’s keep playing their game until one day somebody WAKES us ALL the f%#! up!”
A few days ago, Meta (parent company of IG & Facebook) suspended Ye’s account for 24 hours for violating the company’s policies on hate speech, harassment and bullying. If further violations happen, a spokesperson for Meta said they’ll take additional steps.
As of right now, all of Kanye’s posts have been deleted from his account.
Nicki Minaj is back and she’s sharing everything that has been on her mind as she gears up for a post-baby comeback. In a candid interview with fellow rapper JoeBudden, the female rap star opens up about how LilWayne’s jokes about her butt weighed on her decision to get a** shots, she spills tea on Future, gives LilKim her props, she gets vulnerable while talking about rap bullies, what she believes is mogul status and more.
The NYC raptress took some time off after giving birth to her son, whom she affectionately calls PapaBear, and she’s ready to solidify herself as a rap mogul.
Throughout her career, there has always been chatter about whether or not her “ass”ets are natural and she never really directly confirmed or denied.
In a candid interview with fellow rapper JoeBudden, the QUEEN raptress gets real about her body enhancements and ultimately what led her to receiving a** shots. Coming into the rap game, social media was brand new, so she said she was people’s “guinea pig.”
”I was one of the first people to be shitted on on social media," she explained. "It wasn’t acceptable to have surgery at all or anything. At that time, I didn’t have surgery. I had a** shots, which till this day I realized…even what I did and even with me not consulting with anyone to do something like that…how insane that was. It’s not like you’re going to a doctor, a professional person. No. It’s some random person, comes in. I was in Atlanta at the time.”
At that time, Nicki said she was hanging around Lil Wayne and the Young Money crew a lot. She said Wayne loves big booties and he would always have a new chick (“a new big booty”) in the studio, every session. She dubbed them her “muses” and said she would never downplay them because “they would give him that fuel.”
Over time, Nicki became the “little sister” with the Young Money crew and all they would talk about was “…big butts. I didn’t feel complete or good enough. Good as them girls," she said.
They jokingly said things about Nicki’s butt and she didn’t find it funny.
“It wasn’t a joke to me. I was laughing, but I didn’t find it funny,” she said.
Looking back, she said they didn’t realize her insecurities.
Joe and Nicki talked about the “female rapper starter kit” and how the new girls coming out seem to mimic the “pink wig, thick a**” aesthetic that she debuted.
“That was just a Nicki Minaj thing. Now, it’s everybody,” she said.
While talking about being a role model for kids, Nicki spilled deets from a conversation with Future in the studio. She said Future told her (while laughing) that people think he does a lot of drugs because he raps about it all the time, but they don’t know he’s really a lightweight. Interesting.
At that moment, she realized how impactful their lyrics are to their fans, regardless if they want to be a role model. On the flip side, she said you can’t fault an artist for their art.
”Even though we are role models, you’re bad because you rap about that. It’s art!,” she said.
The Pink Friday rapper said it’s insane rappers’ lyrics are being used against them in court cases before comparing rappers to actors. “It’s not like they do that to actors,” she said.
”Rap is the only culture that from the beginning of time has been vilified. From the very beginning, we have been treated like the bad guy,” Nicki said.
When Nicki thinks of being a mogul there are several things she feels she has to accomplish.
”All of my beauty deals. Makeup, hair, clothes, and sneakers. I have them happening,” she spilled.
At one point, Nicki had to put things on pause because she wanted to negotiate deals when she’s at the top of her game.
Since Nicki hit the scene, she has always made a point NOT to group herself with other female rappers because she always felt she could rap just as good, if not better, than the male rappers. "Rap bullies" tried to make her feel like she shouldn’t have that mindset.
”I fell in love with who spit the hottest rap and who spit the hottest verse on this song. So, I gravitated to Foxy Brown because I felt like she used to spit like a dude. Her precision was just like, even to this day I think her precision and the way she pronounces everything and her clarity is just unmatched and that’s who I wanted to be like. I was never thinking about what everybody probably thought I was thinking about,” she said. “I was thinking about who had the better verse on tracks.”
”At one point people tried to bully me out of that mindset, so that the bar could be lowered for women. Why does it have to be about dope raps?”
She said no one would ever tell MichaelJordan basketball isn’t about stats and that no one would tell MikeTyson or MuhammadAli it shouldn’t be about their technique.
”No one would ever say that. But as soon as it comes to female rap, they want me to start lowering the bar,” she said.
In her latest interview with Joe Budden Nicki Minaj praises Lil’ Kim’s influence and states that she and Kim should’ve been on the cover of US Vogue Magazine based on their influences on music and fashion.pic.twitter.com/ufkwbKroyT
At one point during the interview, the Beam Me Up Scotty rapper gave props to her rap nemesis, whom she was arguably extremely influenced by, Lil Kim, for being a trendsetter for female rappers. She said if she believes she should be on the cover of VOGUE, so should Lil Kim. Peep the clip above.
Also in the conversation, the new mom shared how everything slowed down after the QUEEN album, then getting pregnant, and how she struggled with writer’s block before writing, “Seeing Green.” Also, there was that legal drama that caused her to pull out of events and performances.
It was a side of Nicki Minaj her fans love to see. It’s clear she’s on the comeback trail with a new documentary on the way, building her own management company, starting her own record label, acting in a huge film and more, so stay tuned.
As for fashion, she talked about how she presented an idea to Kanye West, but he turned it down because he felt his wife (at the time) Kim Kardashian wouldn’t like him behind a "female version of Yeezy." While Nicki doesn’t hold any grudges against Ye, she did say it’s important black creatives stick together to usher in more people of color to represent in the fashion industry – which is an industry black people heavily influences, but doesn’t benefit from it.
Like clockwork, KanyeWest released his “Eazy” video after a judge ruled KimKardashian legally single. Now, he’s receiving backlash for the cringey visuals where a claymation version of Kim’s boyfriend, Pete Davidson, is kidnapped, decapitated and buried alive. Folks have been going off on Ye about the clip, including comedian D.L. Hughley.
Find out what they’re saying, plus deets on Ye & Kim’s informal custody arrangement inside….
Not long after reports were released about Kim K’s new single status, the 44-year-old rapper released disturbing visuals for his track “Eazy,” which features TheGame. It’s a cut from Kanye’s newly released DONDA 2 album.
The Chi-town rapper released the video on his official Instagram account (with 15 million followers), which showed a claymation version of “SNL” star Pete Davidson (who is currently dating Kim K) being kidnapped, decapitated and buried alive.
At the end of the clip, a truck full of roses appeared, which is similar to the Valentine’s Day delivery Ye sent to Kim.
”EVERYONE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER,” is written across the screen before Ye pokes fun at Pete, dubbing him Skate. “EXCEPT SKETE YOU KNOW WHO. JK HE’S FINE," appeared on the screen.
CRINGEY! And super insensitive since Pete suffers trauma from the loss of his father, who was a New York City firefighter with Brooklyn Ladder Company 118 who died during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Folks have been calling Ye out for the video. Peep some reactions below:
Kanye West decapitating Pete Davidson in his new music video is absolutely disgusting and pathetic. The man’s 44 and having a completely one-sided feud with this guy to this extreme, it’s vile and so uncomfortable to witness unfold. He needs to be de-platformed like Trump. pic.twitter.com/rDvAJxZnQG
”Kanye West decapitating Pete Davidson in his new music video is absolutely disgusting and pathetic,” one reporter tweeted. “The man’s 44 and having a completely one-sided feud with this guy to this extreme, it’s vile and so uncomfortable to witness unfold. He needs to be de-platformed like Trump.”
SORRY NOT SORRY!!! How is he not being stopped!!! Now he releases a music video kidnapping Pete Davidson & burying him alive. It’s not art. He is scary & unstable. #KanyeWestpic.twitter.com/ylWvp9wHTH
We told you about Kanye West disturbing actions toward his ex Kim K. Now a buried alive video featuring Pete Davidson. We can’t be silent or silenced. We need men to speak up too! and Say No More! https://t.co/PYN8rxzpl0
That #Kanye#Eazy video is disturbing. This is emotional abuse and will end very badly for this family. I felt terrified, can’t imagine how Kim feels. He’s terrorizing her as punishment and I hope people will stop excusing this as art.
i love kanye but this petty shit is embarrassing and everyone praising him for it clearly don’t give a fuck about him. like if something happens to Pete, kanye will truly be fucked cause he’s leaving all the evidence online https://t.co/7gb17Up04C
This is just the latest attack from Ye against Pete. During Super Bowl LVI weekend, the Grammy winning rapper posted up several harassing posts aimed at Pete, which he eventually deleted. Not only that, he threatens to beat Pete’s a** on the “Eazy” track. Kim K filed papwerwork in court, revealing Ye’s harassing posts caused her "emotional distress."
As for Ye & Kim’s lingering custody battle, it’s being reported the former couple will likely have an open-door policy when it comes to custody of their four children – North, Saint, Chicago & Pslam. TMZ reports:
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … based on Kanye’s schedule, which involves significant global travel, the typical custody arrangement spells out in detail who gets the kids and when is simply impractical. For instance, they’ve attended birthday parties and other functions together as a family, without any kind of formal structure. It’s possible they’d create a structure for XMAS, Thanksgiving and other holidays, but Kanye is a global traveler because of his various businesses, so planning ahead may be unrealistic.
Our sources say as crazy as the divorce has been, the custody issues for the most part have been handled peacefully. Whenever Kanye’s in L.A. and wants to see the kids, Kim has facilitated it. For example, the other day Kanye wanted to take one of the kids to a basketball game, and Kim gladly obliged. In other words, there’s an open-door policy when it comes to custody.
Kanye also typically gets the kids every Sunday for his Sunday Service.
With all of the online drama Ye is creating, we doubt this “open-door policy” will last long.
Kanye West is doing the most before with his legal team before his estranged wife KimKardashian goes before a judge to request single status. He has fired his fourth divorce attorney just hours before today’s hearing.
After shaking things up in his pending divorce, he stepped out in Miami to dine with TristanThompson (his wife’s sister’s ex-boyfriend) and seemingly confirmed his new fling, ChaneyJones. Everything inside…
Over the last few weeks, Ye has been ranting and raving on social media about how Kim has been keeping the kids away from him and issuing public threats to Kim’s “SNL” boyfriend Pete Davidson.
In December, Kim filed to be legally single, requesting a judge to restore her single status as they work out the divorce. That seemingly sent Ye in a rage because ever since she filed those documents, he has been going ham on social media. He has made claims that Kim is keeping their children away from him and he has publicly threatened Kim’s boyfriend on Instagram and even on new songs.
Kim K took it back to the courts, filing new court documents to let the judge know Ye’s social media antics have caused her “emotional distress” and she demanded single status so she can heal and move with her life.
Today, the KKW Beauty honcho went before the judge. Literally hours before the hearing, Ye decided to fire his fourth divorce attorney and apparently hired another. TMZ reports:
Sources with direct knowledge tell us he recently fired his lawyer, ChrisMelcher. We’re told the relationship between Ye and Melcher had become extremely difficult, with little communication.
Our sources say at times, Kanye had expressed he just wanted to settle things with Kim … and at others, he expressed a desire to put up a fight.
As for Wednesday’s hearing, it’s expected the judge will rule to make Kim legally single. We’re told it’s "highly unlikely" Kanye will attend in person, but according to the court record, Kim will either call or video chat into the hearing.
You’ll recall, Kim mentioned how Ye has been running through divorce attorneys when she first spoke out following his social media rants.
Yet and still, Kim’s request was granted today. TMZ reports she’s officially single, and so is Kanye. But Kanye had a few odd conditions:
Kim Kardashian’s quest to become a single woman has become a reality, because the judge has granted her request to end her marriage to Kanye West. Kim will hereinafter be known just as Kim Kardashian … the West is gone.
…Kanye’s lawyer did not object to restoring Kim’s single status, although his lawyer said he had 3 conditions — 1. any right to get reimbursement of money that’s supposed to be divided up will be preserved in case either of the dies … the judge granted that condition.
There were 2 other conditions the judge rejected — that Kim would not transfer any assets she had in trust, and if Kim remarries should would waive the "marital privilege." That privilege means a new spouse would not have to testify about communications he had with her. The judge said nope to that.
A source close to Kanye tells TMZ, he also wanted the divorce to be granted. He’s now a single person as well.
Ye was not in attendance for the hearing and Kim attended via video conference.
Not only is Ye shaking things up with his legal team, he’s also causing trouble when it comes to their prenup. TMZ reports:
Kanye’s lawyers filed legal docs claiming prenups in California after 2002 are presumed invalid. It’s weird because Kanye himself has NEVER suggested their prenup — which kept almost all their property separate during their marriage — is anything other than valid.
As for prenups being presumed invalid … that’s not exactly true. The law says a prenup is presumed invalid IF one of the parties who signed it challenges its validity … Kanye has not done that, so it’s unclear why the lawyers are suggesting it.
What’s more … even if Kanye challenged the prenup, he’d have to show either it was not entered voluntarily or it was "unconscionable." Kanye had a lawyer represent him when the prenup was signed, so it’s hard to imagine it wasn’t voluntary. As for it being unconscionable, Kanye made a fortune during the marriage and all that money is his … so this doesn’t make sense either.
We’re not surprised. The DONDA rapper has been doing plenty of questionable things as of late.
In 2014, it was reported Kanye & Kim signed a prenuptial agreement that stated Kim would receive $1 million for every year she’s married to the Chi-town rapper, capped at $10 million. The prenup also said she would be able to keep all jewelry and gifts given to her by Kanye.
On Tuesday, the Chi-town rapper linked up with NBA baller TristanThompson – KhloeKardashian’s baby daddy/ex-boyfriend – for dinner at the Seat Hotel in Miami. And it appears they were joined by several women (seen above).
Third Trimester Tristan was in town with his new team – the Chicago Bulls – for their game against the Miami Heat on Monday. To be a fly on the wall during their conversation.
You’ll recall, Ye, semi-blasted Tristan about not giving him the address to Chicago’s 4th birthday party back in January. He insinuated Tristan and Khloe were closer than fans thought after it was revealed Tristan made a baby with another woman while being in a relationship with Khloe. Eventually, Ye thanked Travis Scott (KylieJenner’s baby daddy) for leaking the address to the party.
Last week, the Grammy winning rapper was in Miami with a Kim K 2.0 on his arm during his DONDA 2 album release party. The College Dropout was seen grabbing lunch with a woman named ChaneyJones, who is basically his ex-wife’s doppelganger. Ye has been creepily dressing her identical to Kim – just like he did his last fling, JuliaFox.
It appears Ye has confirmed their “coupledom” emoji style, sharing a paparazzi flick of himself and Chaney with a black heart emoji on his IG.
Although her short-lived relationship with Ye has ended, Julia Fox said it was the best thing to have happened to her. Oh?
"It was the best thing that could have happened to me," Julia said on the red carpet at the premiere of The Batman at Josie Robertson Plaza in NYC yesterday. She said being with Ye was "like hitting a reset button. It kind of brought a spark back into my life that I had kind of forgotten about."
Following Kanye West’s recent social media attacks, KimKardashian took her issues straight to their divorce judge, revealing his chaotic posts have caused her “emotional distress” and she just wants to be single so she can heal.
Meanwhile, Ye is still trolling Kim K’s boyfriend, PeteDavidson, on social media. Sighs. The latest inside…
According to TMZ, the KKW Beauty honcho filed new court documents against Ye, letting the judge know his social media antics have caused her “emotional distress” and she’s demanding she single status so she can heal and move with her life.
"I very much desire to be divorced,” she said in the documents. Kim is upset Ye shared private information (and texts) about their divorce, as well as false claims about what’s going behind-the scenes. Rightfully so. Ye posted Kim K was trying to keep their daughter, Chicago, away from him and claims she accused him of putting a hit out on her.
”Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress," she explained in the docs.
In December, Kim filed an order to become "legally single," in which, Ye’s lawyers objected. The Chi-town rapper wants to block Kim K from transferring assets out of any trusts they created, he wants to waive their marital privilege pending a final custody decision and, if either of them were to die, he wants any money that might be owing to either gets reimbursed.
Kanye had also asked to prevent Kim from transferring assets out of any trust. Kim says that ridiculous — they have a prenup which keeps all their trusts and other assets separate, and Kim needs access to her trust to run her businesses. And, in the docs, Kanye’s lawyers recognize the prenup is valid. She also notes Kanye’s lawyers acknowledge they’re having trouble getting through to him. In October 2021 they wrote to Kim’s attorney about trying to break down the prenup for Ye, saying …"But as you also know, we face challenges in communicating with our client — and the validity of the prenup (with all of its related legal implications) is a heavy issue to broach." The upshot — it seems Kanye isn’t throwing up the roadblocks — his lawyers are, because Ye isn’t involved.
At this point, Kim K is TIREDT and just wants this all to be over as quickly as possible.
"While I wish our marriage would have succeeded, I have come to the realization that there is no way to repair our marriage. Kanye does not agree but at least it appears that he has come to the realization that I want to end our marriage, even if he does not,” she wrote in the documents.
You’ll recall, Kim K filed for divorce from Ye in February 2021. They share four young children – North, Saint, Chicago & Psalm.
The Grammy winning rapper has been in Miami to promote his recently released DONDA 2 album. And he has a Kim 2.0 on his arm. The College Dropout was seen grabbing lunch with a woman named ChaneyJones, who is basically his ex-wife’s doppelganger. As you can see, Ye is creepily dressing her identical to Kim – just like he did his last fling, Julia Fox.
Photogs caught her in a thong swimsuit on the beach, looking very much like a carbon copy of Kim:
Ye linked up with his homie/former Tampa Bay Buccaneers baller Antonio Brown to celebrate boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s birthday in Miami. Watch them vibe out to Donnell Jones’ “Where I Wanna Be” above.
Even though Ye has been out and about, he still found time to troll Pete Davidson – yet again:
"Ran Skete off the gram Tell your mother I changed your name for life," Ye wrote on IG. Sighs.
The "SNL" star joined Instagram last week after not being on the site for three years, so the timing of his return was interesting. Once Ye got wind he was on IG, he followed Pete and shared that he was following him on his own IG. Pete previously confirmed he has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. After his announcement, he revealed he was leaving social media because he felt it was an “evil place,” but he did say there was a possibility he would return one day.
The Kanye West social media sh*tshow continues after the premiere of his Netflix series "jeen-yuhs."
Today, Ye began following PeteDavidson’s new verified Instagram account before he posted up “payback” over an “SNL” skit Pete did about Ye’s mental health. That was enough for Ye’s estranged wife, KimKardashian, to unfollow the Chi-town rapper. Also, Ye offered up a supportive message to Kid Cudi after unnecessarily dragging him in the drama….
After “apologizing” and saying he’s taking accountability for his actions over his online rampages and on-wax threats, Ye is back to harassing his estranged wife’s boyfriend on social media.
As we previously told you, "SNL’s" Pete Davidson did not have an Instagram account. Well, that has seemingly changed. A verified account (@pmd) believed to be Pete’s popped up on IG with several celebs following, including Pete’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian and Ye’s fake ex-girlfriend Julia Fox. The account follows two people: Kim K and actor Sebastian Stan.
According to reports, it has been three years since Pete has been on social media, so the timing of his return only adds fuel to the ongoing drama. And y’all know Ye isn’t going to let anyone “one up” him, so he started following the IG account.
The Jesus Is King rapper announced he was following Pete’s new account:
Over the weekend, Ye went on social media war path, harassing both Pete and Kim in a series of now-deleted posts where he even leaked private text messages Kim sent him. You can catch up HERE.
Today, the DONDA rapper decided he would address a 2018 “SNL” skit Pete performed where he cracked jokes at Ye’s mental health.
In the “Weekend Update” skit, Pete joked about Ye taking his medicine after he appeared on “SNL” talking about Trump and wearing a MAGA hat.
"Kanye, I know you’re like, ‘Yo, this is the real me, I’m off the meds.’ Take ’em! There’s no shame in the medicine game, I’m on ’em! It’s great! Take them, there’s nothing wrong with taking them,” Pete said in the skit.
FYI – The “SNL” star, 28, previously confirmed he has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. After his announcement, he revealed he was leaving social media because he felt it was an “evil place,” but he did say there was a possibility he would return one day.
Now, he’s back and Ye is already with the sh*ts.
In response to the 3+ old clip, Ye posted a picture of Pete wearing a MAGA-style hat that read, “MAKE KANYE 2006 AGAIN,” and blasted him for cracking jokes about his mental health.
“HI SKETE YOU GOT ANYMORE MENTAL HEALTH JOKES FOR ME?,” the 44-year-old rapper captioned the pic.
Ye also shared a clip from the skit and called his harassing posts “payback.”
“This boy thought he could get away with performing this sketch for the team that wrote this for him This is not harassment This is payback," Kanye captioned the clip.
Of course, the posts aren’t on his timeline because he deleted them – like he has been doing the entire time he has been harassing Kim & Pete.
You can watch the full “SNL” skit that had Ye in an uproar below:
Needless to say, Kim K is fed up with her baby daddy and decided to axe Ye out of her life digitally. The 41-year-old mom-of-four unfollowed him on IG:
Despite the concocted drama Kanye made up between himself and his homie KidCudi, the rapper/producer seemingly still has love for Cudi.
Earlier this week, Kid Cudi hopped on Instagram, asking fans to send up prayers amid his feud with Ye. The Chi-town rapper called Kid Cudi out on his Instagram because he was upset that the rapper is still friends with Pete amid his baby mama drama.
Kid Cudi responds to Kanye West saying he won’t be on ‘Donda 2’ because he’s friends with Pete Davidson.
“We talked weeks ago about this. You’re whack for flipping the script and posting this lie just for a look on the internet. You ain’t no friend. BYE” pic.twitter.com/tih8M50xoJ
In response, Ye took a screenshot of the post and wrote in the caption, “Love you family.”
Intersting, since it seems Cudi’s issue stems from Kanye not showing love.
By the way, the Netflix documentary “jeen-yuhs” premiered and folks are sharing their thoughts about it. Kanye tried to stop the documentary from seeing the light of day since wasn’t able to make the final cut approval.
Did you watch? If so, what did you learn about Ye?
If putting on for your city was a game – THIS was the one. Super Bowl LVI was a star-studded affair as Kanye West, North West, Antonio Brown, Beyonce, Jay-Z, LeBron James, Drake, Kevin Hart and tons looked on as the Los Angeles Rams came back and defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on their home turf.
Peep flicks of celebs cheering on from the stands, plus the post-game celebrations by the players and their WAGS inside….
Since Jay-Z’s Roc Nation team was producing this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show, we weren’t surprised to see Hov, his wife Beyonce and their daughter Blue Ivy in the stands for the ultimate Super Bowl experience inside SoFi stadium as they watched the Los Angeles Rams come back and beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20.
Kanye West is threatening to cancel his Coachella performance if Billie Eilish doesn’t apologize for shading Travis Scott during a recent performance. Before his latest social media outburst, he hosted an album release party and Kim look-alike Chaney Jones came out to celebrate. And so did Kim’s sister Kendall Jenner.
All the deets inside…
Kanye West continues his social media showdown – now coming after artist Billie Eilish.
Ye is threatening to cancel his headlining Coachella performance if the singer doesn’t apologize to Travis Scott and the Astroworld Festival victims after she shaded Travis during a recent performance.
During a recent performance, the 20-year-old singer stopped her show to help a fan who appeared that they couldn’t breath.
“I wait for people to be OK until I keep going,” she said to the crowd.
Now, Ye is calling out Billie, who is also slated to headline during Coachella 2022.
In an Instagram post, he said “no one intended” for the deadly Astroworld tragedy to happen and that “Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage.”
He said Travis “was very hurt” by the incident and then he confirmed that the SICKO MODE rapper will be joining him on stage at Coachella.
“But now I need Billie to apologize before I perform,” Ye concluded.
Sighs. Funny how Kanye didn’t threaten Coachella to NOT perform unless they let Travis perform despite organizers dropping him as a headliner in response to the Astroworld tragedy. But he has so much smoke for the only female headliner who is less than half his age.
Pelo visto o clima é de #mópaz entre Kendall e Kanye West. Em reportagem a Page six noticiou que a gata não só participou da listening party para o novo álbum do raper (DONDA 2) como marcou presença no after no clube Nice Guy em LA ao lado do Travis Scott que também compareceu. pic.twitter.com/zQ7zjHX4Bx
Ye hosted an album listening party at Nobu in Malibu to celebrate the upcoming release of his DONDA 2 album where Travis Scott was in attendance. Oddly enough, Kendall Jenner – the younger sister of Ye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian – was also in the mix. Damn. No loyalty, eh?
There was a Kim K look-alike who snagged an invite…and it was her second time seen with Kanye recently.
Over the last several weeks, a hurt Ye has been wilding out on social media, blasting his estranged wife for allowing their daughter, North West, be on TikTok against his will. His comments ignited a back-and-forth between him and Kim, where he alleged she accused him of putting a hit out on her.
Oop. #KimKardashian responds to estranged husband #KanyeWest over his recent post insinuating she’s allowing their daughter North to be on TikTok (on an account she runs and posts with her) “against his will”.
Y’all know he’s DEF mad she won’t take him back, and this is the quintessential way men who can’t have things their way lash out.
We guess Kim is unbothered now that she’s finally landed the coveted solo VOGUE cover she has always wanted. All it took was divorcing the man who got her the first one and moving on with Pete Davidson. We wish they’d both leave us out of their group chat.
WARNING! If you have a weak stomach – stop reading now.
Megachurch pastor Mike Todd did the unthinkable while demonstrating a lesson before his congregation on Sunday. And it involved bodily fluids being exchanged during a pandemic! Watch the clip (if you can stand it) inside…
It’s never my intention to distract others from God’s Word and the message of Jesus… even with illustrations!
I apologize for my example being too extreme and disgusting!
After receiving backlash, Pastor Mike Todd posted a video on social media apologizing for his actions. He said the man in the video is his brother, but he said his actions were too extreme and disgusting. Watch the clip above.
Whose pastor is this?!
A popular megachurch pastor is facing backlash after his disgusting demonstration during a recent sermon.
Pastor Mike Todd – lead pastor at the Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK – has gone viral after coughing up spit into his hand and then rubbing it on the face of one of his congregation members while discussing the topic, "Receiving a vision from God might get nasty." Umm…
While preaching to the congregation, he hawked up phlegm TWICE and held the saliva in his hand before rubbing in on the man’s face as his parishioners gasped in disbelief.
"How you just reacted, is how the people in your life will react when God is doing what it takes for the miracle," he said as the audience reacted in disgust. AS THEY SHOULD.
Not only is this disgusting – did he forget we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic with cases steadily rising? Like sir! Why did you ever think this was OK?!
That Mike Todd video has so many layers of terribleness wrapped up in it, I don’t know even where to start. The audacity. The cult energy. The spiritual and theological abusiveness. The hocking and rubbing and spitting and deflecting. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Ain’t no way.
Kanye West thanked Travis Scott for providing him with the information he needed to attend his daughter Chicago’s 4th birthday bash after hopping online to publicly bash his estranged wife Kim Kardashian for supposedly not sharing the party deets with him.
Also, Amber Rose – Kanye’s ex- distanced herself from the drama after an old tweet resurfaced. Deets inside…
Kanye West is out here being Ye on 1,000.
On average, Ye keeps a pretty low profile on social media up until he’s ready to start promoting whatever he has coming down the pipeline. And his most recent antics fall in line with how he usually operates.
Yeah, a lot. However, the drama has seemingly just begun for Ye.
On Saturday, he hopped on social media, posting a video while driving where he explained Kim didn’t share the details about their daughter Chicago’s 4th birthday party with him.
In the beginning of the video, he literally said he made plans to work on his new album in Miami and in the next breath was complaining that he didn’t have the details for the party. So, which is it Ye? Were you scheduled to be Father of the Year or scheduled to work on your album in Miami? Make it make sense.
“I wasn’t allowed to know where her party was, there’s nothing legal that’s saying that this is the kind of game that’s being played,” he said in the video. “This is the kind of thing that really has affected my health for the longest and I’m just not playing. I’m taking control of my narrative this year. I’m being the best father—the Ye version of a father—and I’m not finna let this happen.”
While ranting about the birthday drama, he spilled tea on Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. From what he said, it seems Khloe and Third Trimester Tristan are closer than fans thought after he revealed he made a baby with another woman while being in a relationship with Khloe.
“I done call Kim texted nannies, I got on the phone with Tristan,” he continued. “He asked Khloe [why] won’t nobody give me the address to my daughter’s birthday party right now. That’s gonna imprint in her mind that I wasn’t there for her. You get what I’m saying? They been takin’ fathers out of the homes purposefully,” he says. “So I’m speaking up. I’m using my voice to say this ain’t going to keep happenin’.”
The Kardashians celebrate Chi and Stormi’s (KylieJenner & Travis Scott’s daughter) birthdays together since their birthdates are just two weeks apart. Rapper Travis Scott had the info, so he shared it with Ye. After the party, Ye thanked the ASTROWORLD rapper for dropping the address deets:
“Yo, I’m so happy right now,” Ye said in another clip. “I just came from Chi’s party and I just gotta shout out to Travis Scott for sending me the address and the time, and making sure that I was able to spend that birthday memory with my daughter to be there with the rest of the family.”
“I just saw everybody. It was Kris (Jenner), Corey (Gamble) and Kylie — Kylie let me in right when I got to the spot, because security stopped me once again when I got there. It’s just a matter of having a conversation, open dialogue and everyone had a great time.”
Men love to cry to the world how their baby mama is mistreating them when he could have easily thrown his own party for Chicago if he was THAT concerned with celebrating her birthday. Also, her birthday rolls around at the same time every year, so why didn’t he get the information before the actual day of the party? Hmph.
A source told Page Six Ye & Kim previously agreed to have two separate birthday parties for Chi.
“Kanye was always supposed to have Chi at 4,” the source explained. “They pre-agreed to have two separate events and it was his idea. Kim was shocked that he went on live accusing her when it was his idea to begin with to have two separate parties. She was going to have hers early in the day and he was throwing Chi her own separate party. No one was trying to stop him from coming.”
Figured. All smoke and mirrors so he can appear as the victim.
During the drama, an old tweet from Amber Rose – Kanye’s ex – resurfaced where she blasted the Kardashians.
”@kanyewest I’ll leave that up to the Kardashians to humiliate u when they’re done with u,” Amber tweeted in February 2015.
She posted that tweet after the Jesus Is King artist when on Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” and said he had to take “30 showers” to rid himself of her.
Now, she’s backtracking on that tweet.
”Man F*** that old a** tweet,” she wrote on her IG Stories. “I never got an apology for his ’30 showers’ comment but f*** it. I started my Slutwalk and helped millions of women around the world stand up for themselves against Slut shaming so something amazing came out of it. Kim nor her sisters deserved that tweet and y’all shouldn’t co-sign that either. Sh*t was old and immature af of me to involve that Kardashians in the mess HE made," she wrote.
"Moving forward… learn from my mistakes. We all have kids and family’s life is hard enough right now for a lot of ppl. I just wanna spread love and positivity – Muva,” she wrote.
During a recent interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Ye talked about how Kim’s security blocked him from coming inside Kim’s home after his eldest daughter, North West, asked him to come in.
“So at that point, security was in between me and my children and that’s what was not going to happen,” Ye recalled “But I didn’t want to argue about it. So I just chilled, took my kids to school, and then took my kids back. I am driving. I bring them back and North was like, ‘I want you to come upstairs and see something.’ And it’s like, ‘Oh, Daddy can’t come see something. Daddy can’t come inside.’ But that hadn’t been defined.”
The “Ultralight Beams” rapper shared he and Kim have not talked about him not being able to come inside the home and he claims Kim’s boyfriend Pete Davidson was inside the home when he wanted to visit his children.
“I was like, I am the richest Black man and North’s father, right, and the security was able to stop me from going into the room with my daughter and that had not been defined,” he said. “And I am hearing that the new boyfriend is actually in the house that I can’t even go to. And that’s where I call my cousins. And my cousins is real opinionated, you know that. And I said, ‘I need you to go and say these two things.’ Security ain’t going to be in between me and my children, and my children ain’t going to be on TikTok without my permission.”
It seems Ye – who was in attendance when Kim K hosted “SNL” – is pissed Kim invited him to attend her “SNL” hosting when she was secretly dating Pete at the time.
He asked, “How you gonna bring me to SNL and kiss the dude you dating right in front of me?”
“I can have my principles and things I’ve changed things, and I backslide, and I haven’t been the best Christian and things the media can make seem some kind of ways,” Ye said. “But at the end of the day, I’m Jesus gang. I’m about family, just me and my kids, parenting. And I mean, my kids’ mom we not together. I’m still gonna be the best dad.”
Kanye West is fighting to get his family back. Like, he literally wants to fight Pete Davidson – Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend. Hear the leaked bars that hit the Internet where he declares he wants all the smoke with the “SNL” comedian inside….
Although Kanye West has been publicly boo’d upwith Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox on both coasts – don’t get it twisted. He STILL wants his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and his family back. Because, men.
Last night, Ye shared promo for a new song with rapper The Game, which featured a skinned monkey with a red background, tagging The Game in the IG Stories post.
Ye wants to beat Pete’s a** because his estranged wife moved on, just like he has? Oh.
The leaked snippet comes on the heels of the LAPD revealing they have launched a criminal investigation against him after he was accused of punching a fan who asked for an autograph and knocking him to the ground. There are videos of an IRATE Ye screaming and yelling in the street with a family member. You missed it? Click HERE.
It’s unclear where the song will end up, but it’s clear Ye wanted that snippet leaked to the world.
Again, it’s Ye we’re talking about. He loves attention and he has several projects coming down the pipeline (like his ‘jeen-yuhs’ Netflix docu-series and a rumored music video with Cardi B), so he’s out here doing the most.
Like that strange link up with with ex-Bucs player Antonio Brown, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and singer Madonna:
Kanye West has a three-part Netflix documentary coming down the pipeline titled “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy,” which will get a nationwide theatrical release before it hits the streaming giant.
Watch Ye argue why he’s a genius in the teaser trailer, plus peep flicks from his night out in LA with his boo Julia Fox and ex-Buccs baller Antonio Brown inside…
Kanye West says he’s a genius and he has two decades worth of footage to prove it to the naysayers.
From visionary filmmakers Coodie & Chike, Netflix is set to release a three-part documentary about Kanye West (now legally known as Ye) titled, “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy," that was 20 years in the making, which will showcase both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist. It will chronicle Ye’s ascension to the top of the music charts, his relationship with his mother, Donda West, his reaction to her death, and more unseen home video footage and clips of him in Chicago in the 1990s.
“Me and Fest got into argument, God I feel like he disrespected me, man. Say I wasn’t a genius yet,” Ye said in the teaser.
“But who are you to call yourself a genius?,” Rhymefest asked as Ye smiles at the camera.
"jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy" will hold its world premiere virtually at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. On February 10th, Iconic Events Releasing and TIME Studios will debut Act 1 (Vision) in theaters nationwide for a one-day engagement, giving Ye fans an exclusive opportunity to see part of this groundbreaking project before it premieres in a three-week event on Netflix on February 16th.
According to Page Six, Netflix coughed up a cool $30 million for the documentary. Sheesh. The Grammy winning rapper was not creatively involved, however, he “implied consent for Coodie and Chike to move forward with the project by way of granting them access to his life for the past 21 years.”
Ye released his new music video for “Heaven and Hell,” which also serves as the debut YEEZY Gap TV commercial. It premiered yesterday (Jan. 10th) on ESPN during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
The Yeezy GAP hoodie – which is also seen in the "Heaven And Hell" music video – is available now globally for purchase. The hoodie is available in both adult and kids sizes in black or blue. It’s priced at $90 and it’ll ship in 4-8 weeks. Oh.
With his new relationship, the 44-year-old rapper has been out in these streets more than usual. He’s continuing his parade of his new days-old relationship with Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox. After doing date night in Miami and New York (that turned into a couples photoshoot for Interview magazine), the new couple was spotted on the west coast for the first time.
Arriving separately, Ye & Julia linked up at celeb hotspot Craig’s Monday night (Jan. 10th) seemingly rocking matching ‘fits. The Jesus Is King rapper is still wearing those huge boots and Julia is still wearing her new man’s favorite designer, Balenciaga.
Balenciaga Buddies! Word on the curb is that Kanye West and Cardi B will link up at a Balenciaga store in Miami to shoot a new music video. Meanwhile, his new boo Julia Fox appears on his DONDA Creative Instagram account. Deets inside….
One thing Kanye WestandCardi Bhave in common is their love for luxury fashion house Balenciaga.
It’s Ye’s favorite brand and Bardi was chosen to be the face of luxe brand in 2020, so it’s not a total surprise the two came together for a high fashion link up. Also, the Balenciaga mama’s hubby, Offset, hit the runway for the Spring/Summer 2022 Balenciaga show during Paris Fashion Week a few months ago.
A source told Page Six the Grammy winning artists are set to film a music video at the Balenciaga store in Miami’s Design District.
Last week, The DONDA rapper shared news he partnered with Balenciaga’s designer, Demna, on “Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga.”
“This first of its kind launch sees Ye’s peerless vision bring together the most influential designer of his generation, Demna, with iconic American brand, Gap,” reads the press release.
“Yeezy Gap engineered by Balenciaga continues Ye’s commitment to bringing creativity to the forefront and delivering his vision of utilitarian design for all.”
West and Gvasalia have been close friends for years, but have ramped up their collaborations as of late, with the designer serving as creative influence on many of the rapper’s recent musical and visual projects.
After their date night, Ye had his team post up flicks of Julia on his DONDA Creative official Instagram account:
A few of Julia’s pictures are in one of the highlights on the DONDA Creative IG (with her picture as the cover), following several flicks of Ye’s estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, who is currently dating comedian Pete Davidson, posted weeks ago.
“It’s a desperate play for attention. There’s no other explanation when he chooses … [Fox] to go public with,” a source told Page Six. The source said he’s desperately trying to get under Kim’s skin with this new "relationship." Womp.
Kanye West and his new actress chick Julia Fox (who he has been dating for just a couple of days) are doing the absolute most for Interview magazine. See their “play dress up for date night” spread, plus deets on Ye headling Coachella inside…
It’s interesting because Kanye has expressed that he hates the media multiple times in the past, yet, he goes directly to said media to voluntarily promote his new days-old relationship with actress Julia Fox.
The Uncut Gems star wrote an article for Interview magazine to go along with the couple’s “intimate photo shoot” that gives an inside look at their recent second date. They went to see Broadway’s Slave Play (of course) and then Ye had the restaurant turned into a fashion shoot for her – and had a whole new wardrobe of clothes from his favorite designers (like Balenciaga) brought in for her.
”I met Ye in Miami on New Year’s Eve and it was an instant connection,” Julia wrote. “His energy is so fun to be around. He had me and my friends laughing, dancing, and smiling all night. We decided to keep the energy going and fly back to New York City to see Slave Play. Ye’s flight landed at six and the play was at seven and he was there ON TIME. I was impressed. After the play we chose to do dinner at Carbone which is one of my favorite restaurants. Obviously.”
”At the restaurant, Ye directed an entire photo shoot for me while people dined!,” she continued. “The whole restaurant loved it and cheered us on while it was happening. After dinner Ye had a surprise for me. I mean, I’m still in shock. Ye had an entire hotel suite full of clothes. It was every girl’s dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment. I don’t know how he did it, or how he got all of it there in time. But I was so surprised. Like, who does things like this on a second date? Or any date! Everything with us has been so organic. I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride,” she concluded.
Sound familiar? It’s because his estranged wife Kim Kardashian (who is currently dating Pete Davidson) has revealed on multiple occasions he did the same thing for her – bought her a whole new designer wardrobe, got her in fashion magazines and made her his dress up doll while she was the mouthpiece for their relationship.
Guess she’s getting while the getting is good. And Kanye is…being Kanye. The timing of this is impeccable seeing that his estranged wife is currently on baecation with her new man Pete Davidson.
Swipe through more of their magazine flicks below:
In February, the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star filed for divorce from Kanye after almost seven years of marriage. They have four children, North (8), Saint (5), Chicago (3) and Pslam (2).
Previously, Kanye West reportedly purchased a $4.5 million home directly across the street from Kim and their kids. He copped the home – reportedly – so he could be closer to their four children. One of Kim’s complaints amid her divorce was that Kanye had made a life in Wyoming….away from her and the kids.
Ye will be bringing DONDA to Coachella following news that Travis Scott has been axed from the lineup. It’s being reported the Chi-town rapper will headline the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It’s rumored he may stage a second Sunday Service performance for his set.
Billie Eilish is also in talks to headline the event — likely Friday — sources confirms.
The headliner news comes after a chaotic 48 hours for festival organizer Goldenvoice as it moves artists in and out of the event’s three headliner slots, originally set for the 2020 iteration that was postponed several times during the pandemic. Billboard has confirmed that previous headliners Travis Scott and Rage Against the Machine will no longer headline the 2022 edition of the festival after originally being tapped for the 2020 show. Scott was effectively dropped from the lineup following the tragic death of 10 attendees at his Astroworld festival in Houston on Nov. 5.
Both Ye and Eilish’s agreements still have to be finalized, and while a Sunday Service-style performance is still being considered, a return of the church-like event after it first debuted at the festival in 2019 has generated significant buzz. Ye previously headlined the 2011 edition of Coachella, while Eilish performed at the festival in 2019 — the last year the festival was held. Swedish House Mafia performed in 2012.
Kanye West is out here gallivanting with actress Julia Fox. Turns out, she partnered up with Ye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s new boo Pete Davidson on a project. Interesting. Coincidence? Probably not.
Find out what Ye and Julia have been up to (which includes slavery) inside…
New year, new boo for Kanye West? Possibly.
Since his wife of six years Kim Kardashianfiled for divorce last year, Kanye West has been linked with several models (all while doing a performative plea begging for her to come back to him). The last one being an IG model. This time, he’s hooking up with hotties in Hollywood.
Kanye West Attends Broadway’s Slave Play with Julia Fox: ‘He Was Excited She Was There,’ Says Source https://t.co/XXU67I7w0p
”Slave Play” is a three-act play written by Jeremy O. Harris about race, sex, power relations, trauma, and interracial relationships.
Ye, Julia and their crew hung out for about 45 minutes after the show ended before heading to dinner at Greenwich Village eatery Carbone, a close production source told PEOPLE.
After dinner, it’s reported Julia went back at the rapper’s hotel, a source said. Oh?
“They arrived at the Pendry hotel in the same SUV they were in all night,” the eyewitness said. “Kanye got out first and ran in since there was a group of fans waiting for him outside. Julia then followed behind him.”
For their first (unofficial) date, it seems the Grammy winning rapper dressed his new muse in his favorite luxury designer. She wore a black leather Balenciaga coat and bag, and black Mia pants accessorized with a peek-a-boo thong.
In November 2019, Julia linked up with “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson – Kim Kardashian’s new boo – for PAPER Magazine’s infamous #BreaktheInternet issue, serving up Barbie Malibu Dream House vibes.
Coincidence? Probably not. We wouldn’t be surprised if Kanye researched women to “date” who have been linked to Pete. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time he did some weird, petty, one-up BS.
Previously, Kanye West reportedly purchased a $4.5 million home directly across the street from Kim and their kids. He copped the home – reportedly – so he could be closer to their four children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. One of Kim’s complaints amid her divorce was that Kanye had made a life in Wyoming….away from her and the kids.