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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 »

Detroit Station: No More Kanye

Hip-hop station launches boycott over slavery remarks

(Newser) - Slavery was not a choice—but playing the music of Kanye West is, and at least one radio station is choosing not to after his controversial remarks . Hosts Shay Shay and Bigg at Detroit's 105.1 The Bounce declared Thursday that they were boycotting West because of his statements... More »

Kanye West's Slavery Remarks: The Harshest Responses

Will.i.am, Spike Lee have a major problem with them, and they're not alone

(Newser) - To say Kanye West has had a week would be some kind of understatement. News that he fired his manager and tweets about his shared "dragon energy" with President Trump were just the crescendo leading up to a Tuesday interview with TMZ Live that left even TMZ incredulous. Though... More »

Kanye: 400 Years of Slavery 'Sounds Like a Choice'

West's statement is met with uproar

(Newser) - Kanye West has wasted no time causing another stir, calling American slavery "a choice," the AP reports. In an interview Tuesday on TMZ Live , West said, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like a choice." He continued, "Like,... More »

Trump, Kanye Engage in Twitter Lovefest

Rapper praises Trump, president thanks him

(Newser) - Washington's newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald. President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support, the AP reports. Trump wrote , "Thank you Kanye, very cool!" in response to the tweets from West, who called the president "... More »

Kim and Kanye Announce New Daughter's Name

And it's a unique one indeed

(Newser) - The new baby sister of North and Saint has a name: Chicago. The Los Angeles Times reports Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West named their new daughter— born Monday via a surrogate—after the rapper's hometown. Kardashian-West announced the name Friday on her website, app, and Twitter account. It... More »

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Welcome Baby Via Surrogate

It's a girl, and child No. 3 for the power couple

(Newser) - The power couple of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have added to their family, with the help of a surrogate. TMZ reports that the couple's surrogate mother gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Monday. It's child No. 3 for the pair and the first time they'... More »

Kardashians Nearly Imploded, Until Kanye Saved Them

A profile at Racked explores how the sisters have become business juggernauts

(Newser) - Wish the Kardashians would go away? Keep wishing. "There's something palpably too big to fail about the Kardashians these days," writes Zan Romanoff in a lengthy profile at Racked . The story traces the clan's rise, showing how the sisters have gone from making a buck by... More »

Kanye West Canceled His Tour. Now He's Suing

The rapper is seeking $10M from insurers

(Newser) - Last November, Kanye West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour following odd statements about Beyonce and President Trump and a hospitalization for a "psychological breakdown," per Rolling Stone . On Tuesday, West's Very Good Touring company sued various syndicates of Lloyd's of London for $10... More »

What's Behind the Kanye-Jay-Z Feud

Sources say it has to do with Kanye's concert rant, not Tidal dispute

(Newser) - Things are not going so well between Jay-Z and Kanye West, as evidenced by Jay-Z's rant about Kanye that showed up on his new album 4:44. But, though news came out Sunday that West has left Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service over a money dispute, sources told TMZ... More »

Kim, Kanye Hire Surrogate: TMZ

They want baby no. 3, gossip site says

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want a third child, despite the fact that Kim has a health condition that would make another pregnancy too risky. So, according to TMZ , the couple has hired a surrogate through an agency. Sources have confirmed the story to other outlets, including People and E!... More »

Trump-Kanye Bromance Appears to Be Done

Kanye has deleted his pro-Trump tweets

(Newser) - Kanye West startled fans late last year by announcing his support for Donald Trump (even though he didn't vote in the election), even taking a meeting with the president-elect at Trump Tower in December. But the performer has apparently had a change of heart and erased all of his... More »

Kardashian Breaks Silence on Paris Robbery

She recounts terrifying experience in reality show trailer

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West has broken her silence on her terrifying Paris robbery experience —in a trailer for her reality show. "They're going to shoot me in the back," she says in the Keeping Up With the Kardashians promo, recounting the October incident to her sisters. "... More »

Kanye Requests 15 Minutes With Trump, Gets It

'They had a very positive and productive conversation'

(Newser) - In what may or may not have been—in Quartz's words—"a well-timed public distraction," Kanye West and Donald Trump held a meeting of the minds Tuesday at Trump Tower. Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks says West requested a 15-minute meeting with the president-elect, though it's unclear... More »

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 »

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