Kim Kardashian is stepping up her Instagram photography game in 2014 with some symbolism. In this photo posted yesterday, captioned, “It was an amazing year!!!,” one can see that Kim is referring to two recent developments of the past year: her baby and her engagement to Kanye West. She probably didn’t mean to draw comparisons between the size of her engagement ring and the size of her human child’s fist, but then again, she probably did. Disappointingly, it looks like Kim was unable to find a fitting symbol for her divorce from Kris Humphries, which also just happened in 2013. Maybe North will grow up to be a basketball player. Wouldn’t that be something?
So, 2013 will be remembered by many as the year Kanye West did a lot of talking. Specifically, talking shit — about Nike, about the fashion industry, about the Grammys, you name it. But 2014 is going to be different. Because Yeezy is going into the new year with a resolution: ”Everything I’m saying that’s not allowed, soak it in right now,” West told the crowd at his last Yeezy Tour show last Monday. “This might be the last time y’all hear me talk shit for a long time. Might be another, like, six months. At least. You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness.” Naturally, since it’s still 2013, this vow to stop talking shit was an epic 27 minutes long. You can watch the whole thing above, or just sit tight and wait for Ye to break his New Year’s resolution, just like the rest of us do, year after year.
But is it ugly? Yesterday, Kim and Kanye were photographed doing a little post-holiday shopping, with Kim carrying her Christmas gift from Kanye on her arm. She posted a close-up photo of the classic Hermes Birkin bag to Instagram, which was apparently hand-painted by the artist George Condo. (Condo worked with Yeezy on the visuals for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy back in 2010.) The painting depicts three monster-faced people having sex with a nude woman. A one of a kind, very special gift indeed … get a closer look after the jump and then discuss! [Photo: Splash News] Keep reading »
As I mentioned in Quickies, the Kardashians had a big ol’ Christmas party, complete with a photo booth that made everyone look like they were made out of wax. At first when I saw this pic of Kim and Kanye, I was like, “Well, they forgot one very important thing — blotting papers.” But upon further inspection, I’ve concluded that patch of shine between Kanye’s eyebrows is not a Christmas tree, but the pyramid representing the Illuminati. Stare at it too long, and you’re under its spell. So be careful.
I’m psyched that “Saturday Night Live”‘s “Waking Up With Kimye” is seemingly going to be a regular sketch on the series (last night’s episode featured the sketch for a second time). This time, “Kimye” are celebrating the holidays with a new version of their “Bound 2″ video, featuring that hardworking, four-legged, red-nosed wonder. Uh huh, Rudolph!
At his San Antonio concert on Sunday, Kanye West stopped the show to reprimand an audience member for shouting at him to take off one of the masks — which admittedly is kinda creepy-looking — he wears onstage. Then he kicked her out of the arena. Because, in his words, he is “Kanye Motherfucking West.” He told her she can see his face on the Internet whenever she wants (true) and marveled at her supposed audacity for “tryin’ to tell me how to give you my art.”
Kanye then spent a good four minutes or so on an impulsive auto-tuned rant that compared him to Miles Davis, Tupac, and the Notorious B.I.G. (they’re all Geminis, after all, so he obviously shares their talents). Security then escorted the fan out, which some audience members protested. “Do I look like a motherfucking comedian?” Kanye asked. No, Kanye, “comedian” is definitely not that word I’d use to describe you. [Gawker]
Nope, not quite done talking about Kanye’s Big Day Out yet! One of the other notable quotes that came out of Kanye’s mouth yesterday, beyond all the gushing he did about Kim Kardashian, was when he, while telling Angie Martinez why he was dropping Nike and starting a partnership with Adidas, explained his intension to become “the Tupac of product.” (This is something he also said a few weeks ago, in an interview with Los Angeles’ Power 106, so it seems to be a somewhat pre-planned talking point for the ambitious rapper/producer/designer/whatever.) This grandiose aspiration inspired Twitter users @YoungSinick and @JamilahLemieux to start the hashtag #KanyeJobTitles, featuring similar over-the-top comparisons. You know, like “the John the Baptist of Blogging.” Check out the Storify after the jump for all the hilarity. [Twitter via Awesomely Luvvie] Keep reading »
Hey, how was your day yesterday? Chances are it was probably more chill than Kanye West’s, who made the interview rounds in NYC Tuesday, with his fiancee Kim Kardashian by his side. Some of the interviews were cordial and fun and Kanye was in a good mood — like when he and Kim sat down with Angie Martinez from Hot 97 — and others were … heated. Kanye got into it with both Charlemagne at Power 105 and with his own pal Sway. Charlemagne basically told Kanye to his face that he thought Yeezus was wack and asked him pointed questions about why he’s so obsessed with money now. Sway, bless him, saw Kanye wig out on him after he asked a really simple question about funding his fashion line. It got to the point where Kanye was legit yelling and Sway said they could take it outside. Both interviews eventually calmed down and ended on a positive note, but needless to say, it was a moody day for Yeezy.
After falling into a serious K(anye)-hole last night, I have emerged with this thought: I think that Kanye has a lot of interesting and smart observations that are muddled by his inability to filter out his less constructed points. For the most part, I choose to listen. Maybe crack some jokes, but still listen.
Anyway, one area in which Kanye isn’t confusing? When he’s talking about fiancee Kim Kardashian. He spent quite a bit of airtime giving his future wife a lot of love. Here is Kanye on Kim… Keep reading »
Kanye West just ordered us all to boycott Louis Vuitton. We know you were planning on buying at least six logo-covered Speedy bags on your lunch break this afternoon, but you’d better hold off on that for a few months, because Kanye says so and Kanye is the boss of you. Read more on The Gloss…