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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 »

Did Kanye West Just Kill the Album?

Slate critic Jack Hamilton sees a 'full-scale attack'

(Newser) - The Life of Pablo may be something new: the anti-album. Kanye West's unorthodox rollout—renaming it from So Help Me God to Swish to Waves to The Life of Pablo, continuously changing the track list and cover art, still working on the song "Wolves"—suggests something is... More »

Philly Police Offer Kanye West a Job

And a debt-reduction plan

(Newser) - More good news for Kanye West: First, fans set up a website to raise money for him after he announced that he was $53 million in debt . And now the Philly police department is reaching out with a job offer: "We R hiring," reads the tweet . "Starting... More »

Audio Leaks of Kanye's Backstage Rant at SNL

Rapper wasn't thrilled with set changes

(Newser) - The New York Post is out with leaked audio of Kanye West backstage before last week's Saturday Night Live, unhappy about changes to his set and threatening to bail on his performance. The newspaper calls it an "epic meltdown" as West talks about being "50%" more important... More »

Kanye Fans Raise $603 for Him via GoFundMe

At this rate, he should be out of debt in no time

(Newser) - Kanye West is, apparently, $53 million in debt , but he should be able to pay that off in no time thanks to a GoFundMe campaign started by 36-year-old Minnesotan Jeremy Piatt, CNET reports. "Recently, Kanye let us in on his personal struggle. He is 53 million dollars in debt... More »

Hot New Illegal Download: Kanye's Album

At least 500K aren't going for the Tidal plan, then

(Newser) - Kanye West declared on Twitter Monday that "My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal." But apparently not everyone is interested in paying $9.99 a month just to get access to The ... More »

The 3 Most Eyebrow-Raising Grammy Moments

Including Taylor's shot at Kanye and Adele's performance

(Newser) - Now that the show is over , three story lines out of the Grammys seem to be generating the most buzz:
  • Taylor's dig: In her acceptance speech for album of the year, Taylor Swift addressed "all the young women out there" to say, "There are going to be
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Kanye, '$53M in Debt,' Asks Tech Billionaires for Cash

Here's looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg

(Newser) - Kanye West's Twitter feed has gotten quite the workout this week, from his numerous explainers about his "endearing" lyric about the b---- Taylor Swift to Saturday's tweet that he's $53 million in "personal debt." If you thought that was the end of it, well,... More »

Kanye: I'm $53M in Debt

Kanye West drops surprising tweet before 'SNL' appearance

(Newser) - Kanye West may be wildly successful, but is he stone broke? Well, he tweeted Saturday that he's $53 million in "personal debt" and asked his 18.7 million Twitter fans to "Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart," Sky News reports. Kanye didn't... More »

Kanye: Calling Taylor a B---- Is Endearing

And there's a lot of debate over whether she approved the lyric

(Newser) - For those of you waiting with bated breath to see how Taylor Swift would respond to Kanye Swift name-dropping her in one of his new songs, wait no longer: She isn't happy. The relevant lyric in West's "Famous": "I feel like me and Taylor might still... More »

Kanye Made a Video Game About His Mom Flying to Heaven

Oh, and he also debuted his new album and clothing line

(Newser) - It's Thursday, but it might as well be Kanye Day. The rapper unveiled both his new album—The Life of Pablo—and clothing line—Yeezus Season 3—during an event at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. The whole thing was livestreamed around the world. And, as with... More »

Kanye West Reveals What TLOP Stands For

And no, it's not 'Triple Layer of Pepperoni'

(Newser) - Kanye West has revealed the meaning behind his latest album name , and if you were really hoping TLOP stood for "Terrifying Love of Pizza" or "Totally Livid Over Platypuses," well, we're sorry to disappoint. It's The Life of Pablo, though it's not clear what... More »

Kanye West's Cosby Tweet Raises Eyebrows


(Newser) - Kanye West weighed in on the Bill Cosby sex case on Tuesday in his usual understated manner. "BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!" tweeted the star, with no further explanation. Observers weren't entirely sure what to make of the declaration, though many suspect that Kanye is saying outrageous things to... More »

Kanye's New Album Has Had 4 Different Titles

No one knows what the latest one means

(Newser) - Kanye West is working on a new album, but he's apparently having a hard time committing to a title. As BuzzFeed reports, he's changed the name three times: from So Help Me God (2014) to Swish (2015) to Waves (also 2015), and now, most recently , to T.L.... More »

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