Meet my new obsession, Susan Justice. She’s the singer/guitarist behind this awesome mashup of Kanye West’s “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson’s single of the same name, and her own song, “Eat Dirt.” Eat Dirt is also the name of her upcoming album, out on Capitol/Kite Records on March 26, which I will be buying and playing on repeat. But I’m also obsessed with Susan’s story: she grew up as a member of the religious sect The Family, and spent her childhood on the road with her parents and siblings, performing as street musicians in the U.S. and in Europe. But The Family banned members from experiencing many aspects of mainstream culture, including the music Susan secretly came to love. Finally, she ditched her family and The Family and struck out on her own, performing in the New York City subway. From there, her star rose. So cool. [Susan Justice]
There goes peace in the Middle East: Kanye West is reportedly getting ready to make a film there, tentatively titled — wait for it — “N****s on Camels.” Yes, West has dispatched several members of his team to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha Qatar to discuss getting the production rolling. According to The New York Observer, “In Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha all of the film initiatives are government controlled. A bidding war is going on between various government entities and private investors to fund the film. There’s pretty intense rivalry here between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar. They all want to claim the film as their own and take credit for generating the publicity.” Keep reading »
We’re still not over DONDA yet, Kanye West’s plan for global takeover that he explained in depth over Twitter on Wednesday night during a manic rant. DONDA’s goal to “help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel … to dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need … too marry our wants and needs” with the assistance of “DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist[s]” may sound lofty. But Jimmy Kimmel has helped conceptualize the grand Kanye plan into something … well … something the rest of us can conceptualize. [YouTube]
Some of us quietly assemble our plans for global conquest and world domination in the pages of our private journals. But not Kanye West! Kanye knows that sharing is caring and pooped out a high-top sneaker’s worth of Twitter gems last night. At the top of Kanye’s to-do list? Starting a school/design center/Chinese buffet called DONDA, in honor of his late mother Donda West. And you — yes, you! — can be a part of it. Especially if you are one of the following… Keep reading »
Looks like that rumor is true: Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose is blabbing to Star magazine that the rapper cheated on her with Kim Kardashian (who was dating Reggie Bush at the time). Good show all around, everyone!
“Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together,” Amber told the tabloid. “She’s a homewrecker!” The model said that Kim called, texted and sent racy photos to Kanye and got busted by Amber herself, who fired off an email to which Kim never responded. “She was sending pictures, and I was like, ‘Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person,’” Amber said. “I thought at least she’d be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded.” Keep reading »