For the past week, I have been putting my sociology degree to good use and conducting a little experiment. I’ve been asking people, “Who is the first person who popped into your mind when you heard Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’?'” The song has been everywhere, but in case you haven’t heard it, listen above. The chorus goes, “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags / Let’s have a toast for the a**holes / Let’s have a toast for the scumbags / Every one of them that I know / Let’s have a toast to the jerkoffs / That’ll never take work off / Baby, I got a plan / Run away fast as you can.”
Here is where things get interesting. Every single guy I have asked this question, with the exception of one male friend who said “Santa Claus,” has given the same answer: “myself.” Keep reading »
Looks like Kanye West will be making an appearance on Kim and Kourtney Kardashian‘s reality show, as they set up a Dash store in NYC. I have no idea which show because they have so many. Maybe they’ll call it “Kourtney & Kim: Take NYC, Then Give It Back”? [10/4/10] Keep reading »
Kanye West may be an ego-maniacal douchebag, but boy, did he redeem himself musically on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Performing “Power” (above) and “Runaway” (after the jump) on a glowing white stage, backed by over a dozen ballet dancers, Kanye killed it. Seriously, Mr. West, STFU and stick to what you’re good at — because when you do, you blow people away. See his other performance, after the jump… Keep reading »
Stars, they’re just like us: They meet some of their best friends over the shoe sale at Barneys. Meet Cassius Marcellus Cornelius Clay. He’s the blue-blooded, preppy-to-the-max new buddy of Kanye West. The two apparently met when Kanye fell head-over-heels for a fancy pair of Italian shoes Clay was wearing, while on a fashion spree at Barneys. The two bonded over their love of fancy man items, exchanged numbers and embarked on an epic bromance. The 20-year-old Yale sophomore, who goes by Cassius Clay (and yes, he shares a name with Mohammed Ali), has since dropped out of school to follow West around, offering sage wisdom and fashion advice.
And sure we smell a hoax, but we so badly want to be believe this is real. Eat your heart out, Amber Rose! [IvyGate] Keep reading »
A dishy new biography of Lady Gaga claims she crash diets, fooled around with one of her producers, and refused to tour with Kanye West after his 2009 VMAs meltdown.
Gaga was hospitalized six times during 2009 for eating-disordered behavior, claims her former tour manager David Ciemny in Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga, by Maureen Callahan. Ciemny claims Gaga made herself “physically and mentally … sick” trying to fit into her costumes, binging on only junk food and once losing 20 lbs. right-quick to fit into a crazy get-up.
The book, which releases tomorrow, also claims not-so-surprisingly that Lady Gaga’s wackadoodle image was constructed because the music industry didn’t think she was conventionally attractive enough to garner attention. Harsh! Keep reading »
For those who noted that Kanye is actually 33 now, not “32 and still an innocent” as Swift sings in her lyrics, she’s referring to his age at the time of his infamous “imma let ya finish” speech. Kanye, for his part, tweeted after the performance, “Yes I was that guy. A 32 year old child.” Some humility. Finally. Can we stop talking about this now? Keep reading »
Kanye West is still trying to atone for embarrassing Taylor Swift at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards. So much so, that he not only continues to tweet apologies for his ego-driven childish antics, but he also wrote a song for Taylor. He says it’s a “beautiful” song and he wants her to have it. Wow, the self-proclaimed Louis Vuitton Don is willing to give away one of his super expensive songs? Kanye must really be apologetic … or trying to improve his image. He says that if Taylor won’t take the song, then he will perform it for her. But isn’t Kanye making another egotistical assumption that the world wants to hear from him again regarding Taylor? We’re over it. [Essence] Keep reading »
See the woman sitting next to Kanye West with her finger to her lips at the US Open? Well, that’s model Selita Ebanks trying to look incognito. The word on Media Takeout is that Kanye “stole” Selita from singer Maxwell, her boyfriend of almost six months. And supposedly Maxwell is so angry that he’s threatened to kick Kanye’s pompous ass the next time they meet, at least according to a MTO “snitch.” Keep reading »