Sunday night, I had the privilege of seeing Kanye West in concert at Madison Square Garden. Creative and sonically amazing and fantastical … BUT YOU GUYS, IT WAS ALSO KIND OF BIZARRE.
There was someone dressed in a monster suit, and a volcano which exploded halfway through the show, and women with nylons pulled over their faces, and a guy dressed like Jesus, and a stage that tilted sideways up into the air during the show while Kanye dangled off the edge, and then this loooong rant that he went on about Lenny Kravitz and “The Hunger Games” and Adidas and Marc Jacobs and fashion. It was absolutely an incredible experience and I am glad to have had it. But I hadn’t been to a big stadium concert in a looong time and definitely not one involving Jesus and volcanoes. Damn, I’m only 29 but I felt old.
After the jump, here are nine things about going to the Kanye West concert that made me feel super-old — in GIFs!
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Somewhere, Kanye West is not laughing. James Franco and Seth Rogen loved the wildly ridiculous”Bound 2″ music video so much, they decided to recreate Yeezy’s ode to a topless Kim Kardashian shot for shot. I don’t care where you are on the James Franco Emotional Life Cycle — this video will have you settling into the “Amusement” phase faster than Kanye can fire off his first infuriated tweet. [The Daily Beast]
I am overjoyed to see this Instagram photo of Kim and Kanye casually nomming on Wendy’s cuisine in Philadelphia last Friday (while Kim texts, of course). You know it was Kanye’s idea, though. Kim was totally just humoring him by sitting in a fast food restaurant like a normal person. Do you think he bought her a Frosty? [Instagram]
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t even watch this video with the sound on. Why bother? I already know the song, and frankly, sometimes I’m just not in any mood to listen to Kanye West‘s voice. So what we have here is the music video for “Bound 2,” the last track on Yeezus, which Kanye debuted on “Ellen” today. Supposedly it was directed by Nick Knight, but it looks more like Kanye shot the entire thing using the Photo Booth on his MacBook where you can, like, duck out of the way and it makes you look like you’re on a particularly glitchy roller coaster or underwater or something. This video has got it all: dappled horses running wild and free into the horizon, stock footage of landscapes and space, Kanye wearing 10 different plaid shirts at once, and its true coup de grâce, Kim Kardashian topless on a motorcycle. I think it’s supposed to look like they’re having sex, or something? I’m not sure. Anyway, as promised, it’s real weird. Enjoy! [Pitchfork] Keep reading »
In a decision that surprised many women, including #TeamBeautiful, Kim Kardashian decided to take her future husband Kanye West‘s last name and keep her family name as her middle, making her Kim Kardashian West. While we were certain that nothing and no one could come between Kim and her Kardashian brand, apparently, love is the entity to do so. See what 20 women on Facebook had to say about her choice and their decision (the answers may shock you) on Hello Beautiful…
What, did you really think footage of Kanye West‘s histrionic proposal to Kim Kardashian (“PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!”) wouldn’t make it to the Internet in less time than it took for us to fully grasp just how foolish it is for Kanye not to insist upon a prenup? Trick question: nobody will EVER fully grasp the absurdity of that decision. So here it is, y’all, the “leaked” reel, shot by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, of the “greatest moments” from the super-intimate occasion. Naturally — naturally — much of it is set to Kanye’s own music. [Dlisted]
MSNBC tried, but failed miserably to report the engagement of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The “Kimye Engaged” caption accidentally (or on purpose?) flickered on the chyron over some footage of a man falling onto the NYC subway tracks. So macabre, but strangely, so indicative of how we feel about the whole thing. [Huffington Post]
Fresh off Kanye’s intimate proposal last night in a San Francisco stadium, blushing bride Kim Kardashian Instagrammed a pic of her stunning engagement ring with “Please Marry Me!” in the background. Damn, that diamond the size of Mason Disick’s head! Of course, we would expect nothing less. [Instagram/KimKardashian]
Pop the champagne: Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian last night during his concert in San Francisco! In place of getting down on one knee, Kanye wrote “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” across the Jumbotron in front of her family and friends. Pretty good 33rd birthday present for Kim, huh? Congratulations, you two crazy kids. [US Weekly] [Image via Instagram.com/ClydeHairGod]