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Kanye West Faces Possible Battery Charge

Rapper now known as Ye allegedly punched a man seeking his autograph

(Newser) - Kanye West—or Ye, as he is officially known now —is facing a possible battery charge after a late-night confrontation with somebody seeking an autograph, reports Fox 11 of Los Angeles. Ye allegedly punched the unidentified man about 3am outside a downtown nightclub, and the LAPD has launched an...

She Went on a Date With Kanye, Tells All

Actress Julia Fox spills on 'Cinderella moment' with Ye in 'Interview' piece, photo spread

(Newser) - We already all know that Kim Kardashian has been moving on from Kanye West with SNL star Pete Davidson , but it hasn't been quite as clear how Ye's dating life has been going—until now. The reveal comes courtesy of Julia Fox, a 31-year-old actress who co-starred in...

Ye Buys 4K Toys for Chicago Kids in Need

'He has truly been our modern-day Santa Claus,' alderman says

(Newser) - Kanye West has been officially named Ye since his name change was approved in October—but to thousands of kids in Chicago, he's now Santye Claus. The rapper donated clothing and almost all of the more than 4,000 toys that were given away at an event in the...

Kim Kardashian Files for Divorce from Kanye West
Kim Kardashian Asks Judge
to Declare Her Single

Kim Kardashian Asks Judge to Declare Her Single

Kardashian files papers amid ongoing divorce from Kanye West

(Newser) - Update: Kim Kardashian would like to be declared legally single. She filed paperwork to that effect last week, and a judge will eventually rule on whether she can be considered officially single even as she and Kanye West continue to work through the details of their divorce, including child custody...

BTS Wins Big at AMAs: 'This Whole Thing Is a Miracle'

Big night for South Korean boy band at American Music Awards, including first artist of the year win

(Newser) - South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake, and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards, teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous " My Universe," and closed the...

Kanye West Files to Change His Name
Kanye West Is
Now Officially 'Ye'

Kanye West Is Now Officially 'Ye'

Judge approves request for name change

(Newser) - Update: Kanye West is officially no longer Kanye West. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court has approved the rapper's petition to have his name changed from Kanye Omari West to "Ye," with no middle name or last name, Deadline reports. In an August filing, Ye...

Kanye Claims Donda Release Was Unauthorized

That's 'preposterous,' Universal insiders say

(Newser) - The long-delayed Kanye West album Donda broke streaming records after its release Sunday morning—but West says he never signed off on the release, Pitchfork reports. "Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album," he said in an...

Kanye Finishing Album in an Odd 'Private Space'

Rapper is holed up in tiny room in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Newser) - It's not really surprising that Kanye West's latest album didn't drop on the day it was supposed to. What is odd, however, is where he appears to be holed up as he finishes Donda, named for his late mother. On Tuesday, the 44-year-old rapper posted on Instagram...

Richardson Runs to Kanye West Track in New Ad

Sprinter left off Olympic team appears in Beats by Dre commercial

(Newser) - Sha'Carri Richardson won't be competing in the Tokyo Olympics, but she can compete with the Games. The star sprinter, who was left off the US track team after a positive test for marijuana, appears in a new Beats by Dre commercial that ran during Game 6 of the...

Behold, the Most Expensive Sneakers
the Most

Behold, the Most Expensive Sneakers

A pair worn by Kanye West just sold for nearly $2M at Sotheby's

(Newser) - A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the Grammy Awards in 2008 has shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold. Sotheby's announced Monday that West's so-called “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy...

These Old Sneakers Are About to Break a Sotheby's Record

Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototypes worn by Kanye West at 2008 Grammys set to sell for $1 million

(Newser) - If you saw them thrown in the corner of a bedroom, you'd think these black size 12 sneakers were just any old pair of Nikes. Instead, they've just become Sotheby's most expensive shoe listing ever, set to be auctioned off this month for more than $1 million,...

Kanye West Calls It a Day
Kanye West
Calls It a Day

Kanye West Calls It a Day

The rapper says he didn't win the 2020 election

(Newser) - A 2020 election shocker: Kanye West has admitted defeat after garnering roughly 60,000 votes, Entertainment Tonight reports. The rapper and designer conceded with a simple tweet: "WELP." That tweet is down now, but he posted another with an image of himself in front of a multi-colored election...

Kanye's Birthday Gift to Kim: a 'Special Surprise From Heaven'

Some think it's sweet he gave her a hologram of late dad Robert Kardashian; others think it's creepy

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian caused quite a buzz online this week after she posted pictures of her and a bunch of close friends partying on a private island for her 40th birthday, and she apparently isn't done with her celebration. This time, the reality star shared her gift from husband Kanye...

Here's Kanye West's First Presidential Campaign Ad

Rapper talks a lot about faith, asks voters to write him in

(Newser) - Kanye West may not be on the ballot in all states, but he apparently still wants to be elected president in 2020. To that end, the rapper released his first campaign ad , in which voters are urged to vote for him as a write-in candidate, Mediaite reports. The ad features...

Kanye Is Spending Big Bucks on His Run for Office

The politically-minded rapper only has $11K in donations

(Newser) - Kanye West's presidential run is no freebie. The Federal Election Commission says his campaign has spent nearly $6 million so far, mostly for getting on the November ballots. The rapper has loaned his campaign almost $6.8 million, received $11,000 in contributions, and spent $4.4 million on...

State to Kanye: You Gave Us 1.9K Invalid Signatures

He's unlikely to get on the ballot in his home state of Illinois

(Newser) - Looks like Kanye West won't be on the Illinois ballot after all, TMZ reports. The politically inspired rapper handed in his petition to appear on his home state's presidential ballot in November, but officials rejected 1,928 of his submitted signatures—more than half—which leaves him over...

Kanye to Kim: 'I Know I Hurt You'
Kanye to Kim:
'I Know I Hurt You' 

Kanye to Kim: 'I Know I Hurt You'

West apologizes amid reports that he was taken to a hospital in Wyoming

(Newser) - Kanye West is backing down after publicly discussing his and wife Kim Kardashian's debate about whether to abort their first pregnancy. Tweeted West on Saturday, as per People : "I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I...

Kanye Says He Wants Divorce, Kim Pleads for 'Empathy'

Kardashian refers to husband's bipolar disorder after odd tweets

(Newser) - Kanye West told the crowd at his Sunday rally that his wife almost had an abortion, then suggested the comment would cause her to divorce him . But on Wednesday, it was West who said he was trying to divorce Kim Kardashian. In deleted tweets (see screenshots here ), West wrote...

Kim's Reaction to Kanye's Rally Story? Not Great

West discussed the couple nearly deciding not to have daughter North West

(Newser) - Kanye West was apparently not far off when he said wife Kim Kardashian West might divorce him after he talked about her pregnancy with their daughter, North West, at his first campaign rally Sunday night . The rapper revealed that the couple considered aborting the pregnancy, and a source tells People ...

To Stop Abortion, Kanye Wants to Give Every New Parent $1M

Would-be presidential candidate criticizes Harriet Tubman, talks about fatherhood at campaign event

(Newser) - Kanye West kicked off his presidential campaign in earnest Sunday night, holding his first rally ever . At the South Carolina event, which the AP reports was attended by several hundred people, the rapper discussed, among other things, his problems with Harriet Tubman, his ideas for how to discourage abortions, and...

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