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Kanye West Is Back Home

Rapper released from hospital

(Newser) - Kanye West was released from the hospital Wednesday, sources tell CNN . West, who was brought to UCLA's medical center after a nervous breakdown, was reportedly treated for exhaustion and is now home with wife Kim Kardashian and their children. TMZ says the breakdown was triggered by the anniversary of... More »

Psych Diagnosis Could End Up Saving Kanye Millions

If he canceled tour for no good reason, insurance wouldn't cover costs

(Newser) - Had Kanye West canceled his tour on a whim, he would have been on the hook for a massive amount of money owed to venues and anyone else with whom he broke a contract. But since he was taken to the hospital with a psychiatric emergency soon after canceling, his... More »

What's Behind Kanye West's Hospitalization

Kim Kardashian rushes to his side

(Newser) - Nearly two months after she was robbed at gunpoint , Kim Kardashian was supposed to make her "return to the spotlight" Monday night at a New York City gala, E! reports. Instead, Kardashian skipped the Angel Ball, which raises money for cancer research and was specifically honoring her late father... More »

Kanye West Hospitalized After Call to LAPD

Sources say he's being treated for exhaustion

(Newser) - Kanye West was hospitalized for his own safety Monday after days of stranger-than-usual behavior and a call to the LAPD. Sources tell NBC Los Angeles that the rapper—who abruptly canceled his national tour —was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after police responded to a medical... More »

Kanye Abruptly Cancels LA Gig, Then Whole Tour

Sources say he's dealing with 'personal issues'

(Newser) - More disappointment for Kanye West fans: The rapper, after a weird few days in which he said he would have voted for Donald Trump had he actually voted and cut short a gig after ranting about Beyonce and Jay Z , abruptly canceled his Sunday night concert at LA's Forum,... More »

Kanye Came, He Ranted (About Beyonce), He Left Show

Because Beyonce rigged the MTV Awards, apparently

(Newser) - Kanye West would apparently like to change his title to "epic ranter," if Saturday night's concert is anything to go by. As the Washington Post reports, West performed two songs at his show in Sacramento before halting abruptly, and airing his tender opinions on topics including but... More »

Kanye Reveals His Presidential Preference, to Boos

Had he voted, it would have been for Trump

(Newser) - Kanye West didn't vote in last week's election, but if he had, "I would have voted [for] Trump," he told a "shocked" crowd at a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, drawing boos, reports CNN . Kanye reportedly said he'd been a Trump supporter... More »

Kanye West's Fashion Week Show Was a Disaster

Yikes

(Newser) - Kanye West debuted his Yeezy Season 4 fashion line at New York Fashion Week Wednesday in an event that was also livestreamed on Tidal ... and it did not go well. For an hour and 40 minutes, the livestream showed pretty much nothing except for aerial views of New York City;... More »

4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic... More »

IKEA Says Yes to Kanye's Plea, Jokingly

Rapper really wants to work with the furniture chain

(Newser) - On Monday, Kanye West revealed one of his weirder ambitions: "I have to work with IKEA," the rapper told BBC Radio 1 , begging the furniture chain to "allow Kanye to create." He explained that the chain's minimalist designs appeal to him, and that he wants... More »

Leaked Taylor Swift Call Was a Calculated Move

TMZ finds secret recording didn't break the law

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't just reignite the feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift when she leaked a phone conversation between the pair on Sunday. As Vulture reports, she was also dangerously close to breaking recording laws—though TMZ reports Kardashian is actually in the clear. While plenty of states... More »

Kardashian Leaks Call, Reignites Taylor, Kanye Feud

Swift says she wasn't lying about reaction to 'bitch' lyric

(Newser) - It's Taylor vs. Kanye, part 242, with a dash of Kim Kardashian. West's famous wife stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

Surprise Kanye Show in NYC Turns to Chaos

Thousands of fans swarmed venue

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a surprise Kanye West show in New York City quickly turned to chaos as thousands of fans descended on the venue. More than 4,000 people swarmed Webster Hall, which only holds 1,500, early Monday morning for the pop-up show. They climbed on top... More »

Ex-Bodyguard: Kanye Wouldn't Push Elevator Buttons

He 'never, ever apologizes'

(Newser) - A former body guard of Kanye West is dishing some diva-esque dirt on the star. Maybe the one that crystallizes all of the tales told by Steve Stanulis to UK tabloid the Sun involves West's unwillingness to press an elevator button. Stanulis recounts the first time he accompanied West... More »

Kanye Sued for Lying About Album's Exclusivity

'The Life of Pablo' is no longer just on Tidal

(Newser) - Kanye West said his latest album would only be available on Tidal , but The Life of Pablo has since been released on Apple Music and Spotify—and now Kanye and Tidal are getting sued. Justin Baker-Rhett says the rapper, who has a stake in Tidal, defrauded fans, millions of whom... More »

Kanye Caves, Puts Pablo Track on Apple, Spotify

He swore last month he'd 'never never never' do that

(Newser) - Whether Kanye West has actually finished The Life of Pablo is unclear. But as of Tuesday, one song from the so-called "anti-album" is finally up on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play, Esquire reports. The song is "Famous," featuring Rihanna and the "I made that bitch... More »

Here Are the 7 Most Influential Celebs on the Internet

According to 'Time'

(Newser) - Celebrities make up a big chunk of Time's second annual list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet , and the Kardashian-Jenner-West clan makes up a big chunk of that chunk. Here are the seven most influential celebrities on the Internet, in no particular order, per Time:
  1. Kanye
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Linguistic Expert: Kanye Probably Wrote Kim's Tweets

But Kim continues to insist it was her

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian threw a lot of shade on Twitter earlier this week in response to critics of her nude selfie, and if you weren't quite convinced it was actually her behind the tweets ... well, you're not alone. "Wait I can't believe people thought Kanye or Khloe... More »

Kanye West Apparently Caught Pirating Music Software

Deadmau5 is not happy

(Newser) - Kanye West was considering legal action against the Pirate Bay last month after his album, The Life of Pablo, became a hot illegal download —but apparently that doesn't mean he's above a little piracy himself. On Tuesday, the rapper tweeted a photo showing that he was listening... More »

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