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Kanye West Starts 2019 by Tweeting About Trump

Dragon emojis abound

(Newser) - What political moratorium ? Kanye West's New Year's Day tweets were decidedly politically flavored, beginning with "Trump all day," and continuing , "Just so in 2019 you know where I stand." He tweeted a series of dragon emojis, which USA Today sees as hearkening back... More »

Year's Most Notable Quote Comes From Rudy Giuliani

Yale ranks his 'the truth isn't the truth' line as No. 1 for 2018

(Newser) - Yale Law School is out with its annual list of the year's 10 most notable quotes, and it is not President Trump but one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, that has the No. 1 spot. "The truth isn't the truth." Giuliani uttered it to NBC's... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Kanye Sorry for Behavior During Broadway Show

'Look up from your cell phone,' actor tweeted Monday

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West was excited to attend the Broadway debut of The Cher Show, a musical based on the singer's life. Her husband was apparently less so, and he ended up apologizing for his fascination with his phone during the Monday show, reports USA Today . "Hey @kanyewest so... More »

Kim, Kanye Take 'Unbelievably Wasteful' Trip

Commenters call the pair 'obnoxious' for private 747 flight

(Newser) - Just days after a dire climate-change report was issued by the US government—and devastating California wildfires that researchers say were exacerbated by climate change—Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are taking their own heat on environmental issues. Per People , the backlash comes after video emerged Monday on Instagram showing... More »

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 »

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