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Kanye West Didn't Really Fire Bodyguard In Question

5/6/2016 4:56am EDT
Kanye West Didn't Axe 'Flirtatious' Bodyguard For Talking To Kim
Rumors erupted that Kanye West fired a bodyguard for flirting with his wife, Kim Kardashian. According to the rapper, that wasn't ever the case.

Sources tell TMZ that Kanye has no issues with members of security interacting with Kim, and that he definitely didn't fire Steve Stanulis, a bodyguard hired by "the guy in charge of their security to help out before the Met Gala."

It was predetermined before the event that Stanulis would only be used for the day before things got underway. Stanulis wasn't on the West's regular payroll and was hired as a temp.

As the report states, several medi...
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Kanye West's Criminal Record Erased

5/2/2016 7:03pm EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West's criminal record is no more! The rapper's record has been completely wiped clean by a California judge.

Gossip Cop reports that a judge has signed off on "expunging the conviction" he had for beating up a paparazzo photographer named Daniel Ramos. The incident occurred at the LAX Airport in 2013.

Kanye West Criminal Record Gets Erased https://t.co/yd9y9mp5p0 pic.twitter.com/lomfSTSHLs

— Gossip Cop (@GossipCop) May 2, 2016

West was convicted in March 2014 for the crime, for which he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery. He was then sentenced to 250 hours of community...
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Kanye Wants More Kids!

4/23/2016 8:40am EDT
Kanye West Wants More Kids, Begging Kim Kardashian To Get Pregna
Kanye West wants more kids! Although he and Kim Kardashian just welcomed their son, Saint West, a few months ago, the rapper is already thinking about expanding his brood. According to Mail Online, Kanye and Kim were asked about having more children on the finale of Kocktails With Khloe.

"I said no way. I was so set on my two kids and how happy I was with my life the way that it is, but Kanye has been mentioning it every single day lately for the past 10 days," said Kim. The reality star admitted that she may not be able to carry another child due to pregnancy complications, but that she'd...
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Kris Humphries Caused Kanye West To Get A Cell Phone

4/19/2016 1:10pm EDT
Kanye West Got His First Cell Phone To Trash Kris Humphries To K
Kanye West didn't have a cell phone when he discovered his now-wife Kim Kardashian was marrying Atlanta Hawks basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011. So, of course, he went out and purchased one for the purpose of communicating to Kim how uncool her soon-to-be-husband is.

Kim's number was the only number Kanye had saved.

Kim and Kanye were joined by Khloe Kardashian, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen on Khloe's show, Kocktails with Khloe. The episode will air in the near future.

The friend group made fun at the expense of Humps.

"I got a phone because somebody decided they wanted to...
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The Lumineers Bump Kanye West From Top Spot On Charts

4/19/2016 9:52am EDT
The Lumineers Score First No. 1 Album With 'Cleopatra'
April 2016 has been on the slower side of the music sales spectrum, but alternative trio The Lumineers have a respectable week, taking sophomore album Cleopatra to no. 1 on the Billboard 200. It’s not surprising that The Lumineers topped the charts; it was more a matter of how many streams/sales would their latest set move. The grand total is 125,000 units, with more than 84% of that total comprised of pure sales. Give The Lumineers credit, that 84% (108,000 copies) actually crosses the 100,000 mark, something that has been hard to come by throughout the course of 2016.

It goes downhil...
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How Did Kanye West Make History?

4/12/2016 2:06pm EDT
Kanye West Takes 'The Life Of Pablo' To No. 1 On The Billboard 2
Normally, a Kanye West album topping the Billboard 200 isn’t shocking, even if it’s always “kind of a big deal.” In the case of West’s oddly issued The Life of Pablo, the fact that it became eligible to chart on the Billboard 200 is surprising in itself, let alone the fact that in a lackadaisical sales/streaming week, it debuts at no. 1. How is The Life Of Pablo eligible to chart exactly, given the fact it’s not ‘widely available’?

Basically, The Life of Pablo is available ‘enough’, meaning that West is selling the album via his website and Tidal. The Life of Pablo impacted to the tune of ...
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Rap Albums That Have Stood The Test Of Time

2/28/2016 11:00am EST
30 Rap Albums That Have Stood The Test Of Time
Rap is one of the newer genres of music, compared to the majority of popular music. Often associated with rebelliousness – violence, drugs, money, sex and the streets – rap has garnered its fair share of controversy throughout its relatively short history. Despite the controversies and criticisms associated with the style, there have been plenty of triumphs – important songs and albums – that have built an illustrious history.

This list examines some of the most important albums in rap’s history – what an arduous task to say the least! Even with fewer years under its belt, there have been ...
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Kanye West Played Dwight Howard His Album While Their Children Were Being Born

2/25/2016 9:18pm EST
Dwight Howard
Kanye West played the Yeezus album for Dwight Howard in a Los Angeles hospital while their partners were having babies.

Back in June 2013, Kim Kardashian gave birth to daughter North West a little early. She had booked the best room in the maternity ward at Cedars-Sinai for around her due date. Since North was five weeks early, the big room was occupied by another couple. Kardashian didn't get her fancy VIP birthing suit and had to give birth in a regular unit. This sent Kanye West on a quest to find out who booked his special room. It turns out, it was Howard and his latest baby mama. Ho...
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Kanye West's Wife Reportedly Wants Him To Seek Professional Help

2/24/2016 1:05pm EST
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian is reportedly so concerned about her husband Kanye West's mental health that she has "demanded" he get therapy.

"Multiple sources" told Us Weekly that the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star is not happy with his recent actions, which include numerous rants on Twitter.

The "family source" told the publication: "Kim is very concerned and frustrated. She and Kanye are having big problems that are escalating. Kim has demanded that Kanye get therapy."

However, it appears that the rapper isn't willing to seek professional help. The source added, "He hasn't agreed to anything...
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Kanye West Has Yet Another Twitter Tantrum

2/24/2016 8:43am EST
Kanye West Loses It On Twitter Again With Rant Directed At Criti
Kanye West took to his official Twitter again and fired his colorful opinions to the masses about legendary music producer Bob Ezrin and took another pointed aim at singer Taylor Swift.

Apparently, West was unhappy with the review the producer penned about his new work "The Life of Pablo."

Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016

I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016

Your kids are ashamed of their dad… Sorry for speaking about kids… but could ...
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Saint West's First Pic Revealed, Fans Think He Looks Like His Dad, Kanye West

2/22/2016 9:31pm EST
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's son Saint West is almost three months old and on Monday, the world finally got to see his sweet face.

Kim's Instagram followers were thrilled to see Saint's first photo on Monday afternoon captioned simply, "Saint West." The handsome baby is fast asleep in a white pajamas in his premiere pic and judging from the almost 2.1 million "likes" the photo garnered in less than nine hours, he's already a star.

SAINT WEST

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Feb 22, 2016 at 8:57am PST

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star also posted ...
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What Did We Think Of Kanye’s 'The Life Of Pablo'?

2/22/2016 3:59pm EST
Kanye West Delivers A Polarizing Effort With 'The Life Of Pablo'
Let’s cut right to the chase – there’s no need to be overly verbose or come up with shock-value tinged introduction when the name Kanye West is introduction enough. That’s right, Mr. West has no shortage of confidence or the ability to raise eyebrows about just about anything. So in In true “Yeezy” fashion, the rapper’s seventh album – the Tidal-streaming only The Life Of Pablo – is arguably the most polarizing effort of his entire career. That’s right, put this one right up there with the left-field 808s & Heartbreaks and previous album, Yeezus. Let’s dig in, shall we?

“Ultralight Beam” i...
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See Ryan Reynolds' Epic Kanye Spoof

2/21/2016 4:25pm EST
deadpool
Kanye West has been taking a lot of flack for his recent meltdown backstage at Saturday Night Live but Kanye's rampage pales in comparison to the one that was unleashed on Friday by actor Ryan Reynolds, better known these days as the man behind the foul-mouthed superhero 'Deadpool.'

Reynolds, whose movie is currently breaking box office records, released a very NSFW video spoofing West's rant while in character as 'Deadpool'.

"Listen up, Lorne Michaels. SNL took my f---ing Life of Pablo album without asking. Now I'm bummed," he says in the video, which includes several pictures parodying...
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Kris Jenner Talks About Her 'Very Focused' Son In Law

2/21/2016 9:50am EST
Kris Jenner Reveals Son-In-Law Kanye West Is 'Hard To Please'
Reality star Kris Jenner has revealed that her son-in-law Kanye West is hard to please and even harder to say no to.

Jenner told E!'s "Fashion Police" that neither she nor any other members of the family would tell West if they didn't like his creations:

"I don't think any of us would dare say we didn't like it if we went for a fitting," Jenner said.

"He’s very focused. So he puts something together and it was monotone colors and the scheme and he thought it through down to Kim (Kardashian)’s blonde hair because he thought about how that would be with her outfit," Jenner explained on th...
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Kylie Jenner Inks New Fashion Deal

2/19/2016 8:11am EST
Kylie Jenner Signs Puma Deal Over Kanye's Objections
Kylie Jenner is officially on Team Puma, whether Kanye West likes it or not.

Entertainment Tonight reports the 18-year-old reality star will feature prominently in the brand's Spring/Summer women's training campaign, starting in April.

"I am pleased and excited to be able to confirm that PUMA is indeed working with Kylie Jenner," Adam Petrick, Global Director of Brand and Marketing for Puma, told ET in a statement.

"Kylie represents a fresh and exciting new era for fashion and we couldn't think of a more fitting and influential female to headline this campaign."

The announcement comes...
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Lamar Odom's Children Upset He Doesn't Visit Them

2/18/2016 1:50pm EST
Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom made his first planned public appearance last week. He only recently left the hospital to enter a rehab program. Odom got on a private plane and flew to New York City with the Kardashian/Jenner/West family. The crew attended Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show, Yeezy Season 3. NYC is where Odom's two children live with his ex-girlfriend. He did not see his children during the trip and left New York very soon after arriving.

Odom was spotted at the fashion show. West personally showed his seat.

#LamarOdom attends the unveiling of #YeezySeason3 with @kanyewest and the #kar...
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Pizza Hut To Kanye: 'Stop Telling Everyone You Need Dough And Try Kneading Some'

2/18/2016 8:44am EST
Kanye West Offered Job By Pizza Hut To Make More 'Dough'
Kanye West no longer has to worry about his finances as Pizza Hut has offered him a job where he can make more "dough."

West took to Twitter to explain that he reportedly has $53 million of personal debt.

The rapper even went as far as to ask Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion to back his "genius" ideas.

I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart...

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016

On Feb. 13, West tweeted the following message, "I write this to you my brothers while still...
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Kanye West Almost Pulled Out Of Big 'SNL' Performance (See Details)

2/17/2016 9:30am EST
Kanye West Had 'Meltdown' Before Big 'Saturday Night Live' Perfo
Kanye West was reportedly so upset prior to his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" that he almost pulled out of the live show thirty minutes prior to his performance!

The show had a near-miss of a musical act on their hands when West had a meltdown, according to Page Six.

"He was rightfully upset as they dismantled half his staging 30 minutes prior to showtime," says a source close to the star to the newspaper.

"I'm not sure if there was a miscommunication or what. It was smoothed over and the show went on as planned," they revealed.

The newspaper reported that West's wife, Kim Kardash...
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Taylor Swift Not So Subtly Takes A Jab At Kanye West At Grammy Awards

2/16/2016 8:49am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has class. Rather than get into a twitter feud with Kanye West for taking aim at her in his new song "Famous," the pop star stood up for herself while accepting the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards on Monday night.

Last week, West slammed Swift with the lyrics, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, yeah I made that b**ch famous," which referenced the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed the microphone as Swift was about to accept the Female Video of the Year award. West believed Beyonce, not Swift, deserved the trophy.

So Swift's talent had nothing to ...
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Kanye West Has Stern Message For White Critics

2/16/2016 12:38am EST
Kanye West Tells White Critics To Stop Commenting On Black Music
Kanye West went on another Twitter rant on Monday. This time he called out specific publications in the media over their reviews of his latest album. West stated that he wants white people to stop commenting on black music.

West has been on a roll lately with his Twitter posts. It was just this weekend he leaked that he's $53 million in debt, and prior to that he was in the middle of a feud with Taylor Swift over song lyrics. Now he's sounding off on his opinions regarding money, fame, and his The Life of Pablo album, People reports.

"People wanted me to tweet again well here's some tweet...
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Kanye West In Debt $53 Million, Divorce From Kim Next?

2/15/2016 3:00am EST
Kanye West Broke: Divorce From Kim Kardashian Inevitable?
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian appear to be facing some shocking troubles ... and it's possible the rumors are true after all.

According to a series of tweets that Kanye posted before his “Saturday Night Live” appearance, he's seriously broke – like $53 million in debt broke! Even Gossip Cop confirms what Kanye posted to his Twitter account. No one knows exactly in how much debt Kanye is in, but for now everyone is taking his word for it.

The tweet Kanye wrote that has everyone talking reads: “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we o...
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Kanye West Has Strange List Of Rules For His Fashion Models

2/13/2016 2:00am EST
Kanye West
Kanye West's strange list of demands from models at his fashion shows are bizarre. Radaronline reports that the rules were from West's Yeezy Season 3 New York Fashion Week show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Models there were committed to a strict set of rules while participating in the show.

The list was revealed after a model of Kanye's Snapchatted the list, Daily Mail reports.

Among the strange list of requirements models had to adhere to for West's fashion shows are making “no eye contact” and “no sexy posing.”

Other rules that Kanye West models had to abide by involved not ha...
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Does Kanye West Support Bill Cosby Amid Rape Allegations?

2/10/2016 8:48am EST
Kanye West Declares, 'Bill Cosby Is Innocent,' And People Freak
Kanye West inexplicably defended Bill Cosby in a recent tweet, stirring up major controversy online.

On Tuesday, the rapper stunned followers by showing his support for the actor, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women over the past 18 months.

West wrote in capital letters with multiple exclamation points: "Bill Cosby Innocent !!!!!!!!!!"

BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016

Many were offended by the declaration.

Actress/comedienne Sarah Silverman responded, "Kanye!! You can't be for real. FIFTY WOMEN. With nothing to gain...
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Does Kanye Like LeBron's New Nike Shoes?

2/9/2016 9:40pm EST
LeBron James
LeBron James recently released another new Nike shoe. The shoe is the one he will wear during the Toronto 2016 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. It's a luxury version of the Nike LeBron 13.

Kanye West went on another Twitter rant today and brought up LeBron's new shoe. He tweeted a photo of the new shoe with the comment, "Wow this is pretty cool... good job NIKE team... LeBron is my brother."

West famously hates Nike so it's unknown he was being sarcastic or legitimately nice. In a recent Drake rip off song, Mr. West threw serious shade at both LeBron and Nike. Given the rest of the content o...
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Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa Make Amends

2/3/2016 8:56am EST
Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa No Longer Feuding: It's 'All Positive',
Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa have made amends following an epic Twitter feud. Last week the rapper ranted against Wiz when he misinterpreted a tweet by the singer about marijuana, thinking Wiz was slamming his wife Kim Kardashian.

Then West brought up Wiz's and his ex-wife Amber Rose's son, Sebastian. West deleted his rant, but Rose revealed some dirty sexual details about West, whom she dated in the past. She also warned West not to mention her son ever again.

West apologized to Wiz and Rose after realizing he was wrong. Kardashian then posted a photo of herself with Rose alongside the cap...
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10 Musicians Who Have Switched Up Their Styles Over The Years

1/30/2016 1:00pm EST
10 Musicians Who Have Evolved Over the Years
No two musicians are exactly the same; they come in different shapes, sizes and most importantly, each has different approaches musically. Sure, the aforementioned should go without saying, but it’s a perfect preface for this particular article. Some musicians aren’t satisfied with merely maintaining their stylistic approach. That means that artistic evolution and remaining relevant commercially and within the pop cultural scope happens. Need a translation? Basically, the 10 musicians on this list have switched up their style from the beginning of their careers to the present.

1) Kid Cudi...
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Did LeBron James Defend Nike Or Agree With Kanye West?

1/4/2016 2:10pm EST
LeBron James
LeBron James is loyal to Nike in the wake of Kanye West's criticism of the brand, in which, he drags James and his new lifetime contract into.

In West's new song, Facts, he says:

Nike, Nike, treat employees just like slaves

Gave LeBron a billi' not to run away.

James told Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com he's aware of the song but has not yet heard it.

"Obviously I'm going to side with Nike no matter who it is," James said. "It's just, it's family when you talk about Nike, and I'm always on their side no matter what the situation is."

He continued:

"We don't look upon nobody on our ...
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Kanye West Calls Out Big Name Athletes On New Song

1/1/2016 10:15pm EST
LeBron James
Kanye West has called out Nike. He also mentions several of the superstar athletes who endorse the brand in his new song.

West released a song called "In Facts (Jumpman)" on New Year's Eve. It sounds very much like Drake and Future's recent release "Jumpman." In that track, Drake praises Jordan Brand, which is a part of the Nike family and the shoe brand Drake endorses.

West's song promotes his new shoes, which he made with Adidas. West has had issues with Nike in the past. He was formerly signed to the company but jumped to Adidas when things went sour.

West made reference to the way...
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10 Songs To Start The New Year

12/31/2015 2:05pm EST
10 Songs To Start The New Year Off Right
To quote A Great Big World, “This is the New Year” (more on them later). Yes friends, enemies, and otherwise, the New Year is upon us and inspiration is essential for making the most of a fresh start. What better inspiration than the gift of music, which is universal? Need a boost for the New Year? Well, we’ve got 10 songs to start the New Year off right…for the most part! DJ, drop that beat!

1) Pentatonix, “New Year’s Day” (Pentatonix, 2015)

“We could be kings of the world / on top of the nation / it’s a celebration of the moments to come / the city’s on fire / we’re holding up lighte...
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Kim and Kanye Plan To Make Wine At California Vineyard — Yeezus Wine, Anyone?

12/27/2015 11:43pm EST
Yeezus Wine Coming In 2016? Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Planning
Will we be seeing Yeezus wine on liquor store shelves in 2016? Rapper Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian are restoring a vineyard on their Hidden Hills, California estate and plan to start making their own wine when the rehab project is done.

For the past 16 months, the couple has been renovating their $20 million mansion and are in the process of extending their home out at least 20,000 feet. In addition to the home reno, Us Weekly reports Kim, 35, and Kanye, 38, are consulting with experts about making use of the currently defunct vineyard that sits on their 3-acre property.

"Kanye...
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