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Kanye West: ‘God, Sex And Alcohol’ Got Me Through Taylor Swift Controversy

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Oh. My. Yeezus. In a recent chat with Interview magazine, 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen broaches West on the topic of his infamous MTV Video Music Awards incident involving a bubbly Taylor Swift. “How did you deal with it all mentally, physically, and spiritually?” McQueen prodded, to which the 36-year-old performer replied, “It’s funny that you would say ‘mentally, physically, spiritually’ because my answer before you even said that was going to be “god, sex, and alcohol.”

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Kanye West To Avoid Rants For At Least Six Months

Originally posted on Z 107.9:

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Following the release of Kanye West’s sixth studio album,Yeezus, and the launch of his “Yeezus” tour, the Chicago rapper has taken part in countless interviews while off stage and has engaged in what he calls

“visionary streams of consciousness”

while on stage.

Using both outlets, the G.O.O.D. Music emcee has remained heavily vocal when it concerns his opinions on music, fashion and art, among other topics.

But during his latest and final tour rant, Kanye revealed that he may soon be keeping his thoughts to himself for quite some time. While performing at his final “Yeezus” tour stop in Toronto, ‘Ye informed those in attendance to soak in his words since it might be the last time he expresses his opinion for up to a few months.

“Everything I’m saying that’s not allowed, soak it in right now…this might be the last time y’all hear me talk sh*t for…

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‘The Cultural Impact of Kanye West’ Textbook Coming In March

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Whether you love him or hate him, almost everyone can agree that Kanye West is a media figure with a loud voice and great influence. Author Julius Bailey seems to agree, as he’s releasing an honest to goodness textbook about the infamous emcee/producer.

“The Cultural Impact of Kanye West” will weigh in on the cultural impact that West’s work has had over the course of the last decade and will look at the “moral and social implications of West’s words, images, and music in the broader context of Western civilization’s preconceived ideas…,” according to Amazon.com.

Bailey himself is no stranger to writing books about the contributions of hip hop artists to Western culture. His last book, “Jay-Z: Essays On Hip Hop’s Philosopher King,” dissected Hov and his music back in 2011.

You can expect to read about West’s contributions to Western civilization in early March 2014. Better go digging for…

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Kanye West The Subject Of Textbook Because of His “Cultural Impact”

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March 6 will see the release of The Cultural Impact of Kanye West, an over 300-page examination of the Kanye West and his impact on music and culture.

The description of author Julius Bailey’s unofficial academic textbook says it’s an in-depth analysis of the “moral and social implications of West’s words, images and music in the broader context of Western civilization’s preconceived ideas.”

Bailey has been an ambassador for Hip Hop’s purge of academia in the past. He’s been the editor of a collection of essays on Jay Z’s impact in music culture and has written a book on the fusion of Hip Hop and Philosophy. Julius Bailey is also a professor of philosophy at Wittenberg University and a leading voice in Hip Hop pedagogy.

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Kanye West, Roc-A-Fella & Def Jam Being Sued By Former Child Singer

Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West, his record labels Roc-A-Fella and Island Def Jam, and their parent company Universal Music Group are being sued over the song “Bound 2″ off the Yeezus album. Ricky Spicer, formerly of the 1970′s group The Ponderosa Twins plus One, claims that West used his voice on the track without his permission.

[ALSO READ: Judge Rules “Big Pimpin” Lawsuit Against Jay Z Can Move Forward]

According to The New York Daily News, Spicer’s suit is asking Kanye to either stop using his vocals or pay him for his contribution to the song.

The publishing rights to the original “Bound” are reportedly owned by Chuck Brown, Sr. Brown, who worked with The O’Jays earlier on, was the founder of the Ohio label Chuck Brown Music. The Ponderosa Twins plus One recorded their song under CBM in 1971.

Brown spoke with the Cleveland Challenger about Kanye incorporating “Bound” into…

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WHAT BEEF? President Obama Says Kanye West’s Music Is “Outstanding” (DETAILS)

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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So maybe this Kanye Westvs. President Obama “beef” is one-sided.

Despite Kanye and President Obama’s perceived tumultuous relationship, the POTUS is still listening to Yeezus’ music on his iPad. In a recent interview with The Guardian, President Obama praised Ye’s musical merits.

Over the years, President Obama and the “Black Skinhead” rapper have exchanged jabs at each other. After the 2009 MTV VMAs, President Obama called Kanye a “jackass” for interrupting Taylor Swift, which obviously didn’t sit well with the Chicago emcee. During an interview with Philly’s Hot 107.9, Kanye talked about President Obama’s “jackass” comment:

“I don’t care if somebody the President or not. I care about thoughts, and how you helpin’ people, and what you bring to the world. My music brings joy to people. What I create brings joy to people, and I’m about people. Me, I’m not about me. I’m about, ‘I got an…

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Eminem & Kanye West Wanted $1-2 Million To Perform During Super Bowl Week

Originally posted on 97.9 The Beat:

Eminem and Kanye West were each looking for upwards of $1 Million to perform at a Super Bowl Week party.

Looks like Eminem and Kanye West think they’re worth a little more than the NFL is willing to shell out. According to TMZ, both Em and ‘Ye were approached but the organization to headline a party during Superbowl week, but both of their quotes were…

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Possibly Coming To A TV Screen Near You: The Kimye Wedding!

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

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Even though Kim Kardashian’s first televised wedding only lasted 72 days, she’s thinking about bringing the cameras and all of America in on it again.

According to reports, the reality star and fiancé Kanye West are considering the idea of filming their big day and selling the footage for a TV special.

“If they choose to film the wedding, it will be filmed by them, not a TV crew,” an insider told Us Weekly. “And they’d sell it to a network.”

The source added that the nuptials are scheduled for next summer and set to be “magnificent” and “on the small side.”

MUST READ: PRESS PLAY: Kim Kardashian Stars In Kanye’s New Video & We’re Like ‘Ew’

MUST READ: Kanye West Dishes On Wedding Plans & Kim Kardashian Responds In Gifs

The parents to 5-month-old North West recently filed a lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for leaking…

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Beyonce Not To Attend Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Wedding

Originally posted on 1025 KSFM:

It seems some Beyonce fans are not fans of Kim K and Kanye and they have signed a petition for the singer to not attend the Kimye wedding! About 300 people so far have signed this petition according to the Daily News and they have even given Beyonce excuses to use so she can get out of attending the wedding!  

Click here to find out what those excuses are! Who does that?!  Perhaps these fans should focus on petitioning something relevant to what is going on in the world…

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