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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 »

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 »

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