Kanye West

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Fundraiser for Slain Guard Gets $150K From Kanye

He made huge donation to family of Jemel Roberson

(Newser) - A GoFundMe fundraiser for the family of a black security guard shot dead by police soared past its goal after a massive donation from none other than Kanye West. The rapper donated $150,000 to help the family of Jemel Roberson, a bar security guard who was killed by a... More »

Kanye Gets Dissed by Burger King

After he professed his love for McDonald's in a tweet

(Newser) - Kanye West has been out of the headlines for [checks notes] at least six days , but a tweet about fast food has catapulted him right back into the thick of it. Fox News reports on Ye's latest kerfuffle, which started when he posted a brief message to his Twitter... More »

Kanye West 'Distancing Himself' From Politics

'I've been used to spread messages I don’t believe in'

(Newser) - Kanye West might not be making any more visits to the Oval Office : The rapper, who was heavily criticized by other artists for his bizarre meeting with President Trump earlier this month, is planning to take a step back from politics. "My eyes are now wide open and now... More »

Kanye West Designs 'Blexit' Apparel

The performer promotes a 'Blexit' from the Democrats

(Newser) - Black conservatives, rejoice: Kanye has made you a T-shirt. Kanye West's new apparel line—which urges blacks to ditch the Democrats in a so-called "Blexit"—was unveiled Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, a meeting for young black conservatives, per... More »

Kanye in Uganda: Recording in a Tent, Giving Yeezys

West and family are visiting Africa until Friday

(Newser) - Kanye West has met with Uganda's president during a visit to the East African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. President Yoweri Museveni said he and the American rapper held "fruitful discussions" on Monday about promoting tourism and arts, reports the AP . Uganda'... More »

SNL's Trump Has a Kanye Revelation

Alec Baldwin returns as president, realizes rapper is 'black me'

(Newser) - Faced with the target-rich environment that was the week in news, Saturday Night Live opened with Kanye West's lively Oval Office meeting with President Trump , with Alec Baldwin returning for the first time this season as the commander in chief, reports the New York Times . "Thank you all... More »

Rapper 'Officially Done' With Kanye After Trump Meeting

TI slams 'repulsive, disgraceful' Oval Office meeting

(Newser) - Rapper TI has collaborated with Kanye West more than once—but he says he's "officially done" with "Ye" after West's bizarre Oval Office meeting with President Trump Thursday. In an Instagram post , the Atlanta-based rapper said he had been "more than patient" with West's... More »

Kanye Releases Stream of Consciousness at White House

He says his MAGA hat is like Superman's cape

(Newser) - Elvis' 1970 White House visit with Nixon has nothing on Kanye West's sit down with President Trump on Thursday. Ostensibly, the meeting was to be about urban revitalization, workforce training, African-American unemployment, clemencies, and Chicago crime, per CNN . But in a freewheeling, 10-minute monologue the rapper, seated across... More »

Kanye Has a New Shock for Twitter Followers

The performer was under fire for "13 amendment" tweet

(Newser) - Looking for Kanye West's Twitter and Instagram accounts? Sorry, they no longer exist—again. In the wake of his pro-Trump speech on SNL and a tweet suggesting "we abolish the 13th amendment" (which outlawed slavery), West received sharp responses from the likes of Chris Evans and Lana Del... More »

Kanye's Dad Beat Cancer. Their Celebratory Meal Was ... Interesting

Bugs?

(Newser) - Kanye West (or "Ye," as he now likes to be called) has been making headlines as of late, stumping for Trump on Saturday Night Live and irritating the likes of Lana Del Rey with his comments on the 13th Amendment. His latest stunt involves a bonding experience with... More »

Lana Del Rey Takes Kanye to Task for Supporting Trump

Singer blasts rapper after West's 'SNL' appearance, pic with MAGA hat on Instagram

(Newser) - Kanye West, now apparently known as "Ye," caused quite a stir when he closed out Saturday Night Live with a pro-Trump/anti-Democrat tirade while wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap. West kept the controversy going Sunday, posting a photo on Instagram showing him sporting the... More »

SNL Cuts Kanye's Pro-Trump Speech From Broadcast

The rapper performed in a MAGA hat

(Newser) - Kanye West's Saturday Night Live performance drew both praise and criticism after the vocally pro-Trump rapper appeared onstage in a "Make America Great Again" hat over the weekend. However, he reportedly made another statement regarding the president during his appearance, one that was cut from the show's... More »

SNL Has Field Day With Kavanaugh Hearings

Meanwhile, Kanye West goes on pro-Trump rant

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live opened its 44th season with no shortage of material by the way of Brett Kavanaugh's hearings Thursday, Kanye West and his name change , and Pete Davidson's engagement over the summer to Ariana Grande. A lengthy cold open reimagined the Kavanaugh hearings, with Matt Damon as... More »

Kanye West Has Changed His Name

Meet 'Ye'

(Newser) - Kanye West has changed his name at age 41, and rather than adding a "Kardashian" to his moniker, the rapper has selected two letters from his name to go by and is dropping the rest. "The being formally (sic) known as Kanye West," he tweeted Saturday night,... More »

Kanye Sorry to Those 'Let Down' by Slavery Comment

Says that a "new Ye" is coming soon

(Newser) - Kanye West started his summer by causing an uproar when he told TMZ that slavery was a choice . Now he's ending the summer by saying he's sorry for those comments. The apology came during a wide-ranging, and at-times-tearful, interview on Chicago's WGCI, per Rolling Stone , during which... More »

Dennis Rodman Has an Intriguing Offer for Kanye

Come to North Korea, write an album

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman wants to bring Kanye West on his next trip to North Korea. West is "doing amazing work around the world" and is welcome to join Rodman's sixth trip "if the door's open in September," the former NBA star and friend of Kim Jong... More »

Kanye Pays $85K for Photo of Whitney Houston’s Bathroom

The image will be used for the cover of Pusha T's new album

(Newser) - Once again, Kanye West is going big. He just plunked down $85,000 to license a 2006 photo of Whitney Houston’s drug-strewn bathroom, reports People . The art is going on the cover of Pusha T’s new album, Daytona, which West produced. West tweeted the image here . The art... More »

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kanye's Ignorance Is 'Deep' and 'Dangerous'

Essayist calls out artist for comments on slavery

(Newser) - Add Ta-Nehisi Coates to those criticizing Kanye West over his assertion that slavery was a "choice," along with West's previous statements about race in the US. The African-American essayist is out with a long, critical piece in the Atlantic , in which he writes that "West's... More »

Kanye West's Slavery Remark Sparks Offer From Africa

Nigerian lawmaker Shehu Sani invites Kanye to visit

(Newser) - Now Kanye West has a choice—whether or not to visit former slave routes in Africa. Barraged with criticism over his remark that 400 years of slavery "sounds like a choice," the rapper was invited Friday to learn about the slave trade that once existed in Nigeria, CNN... More »

Trump to NRA: We Must Arm Teachers

'You have to give them a chance,' president tells convention

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the annual NRA convention in Dallas on Friday and promised the group's members that their gun rights were safe with his White House. "Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never, ever be under siege as long as I’m your president,... More »

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