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Is The World Ready For A Kirk Franklin And Kanye West Gospel Collaboration?

February 11th, 2016 - By Charing Ball
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#WAVES studio session. January 29. #RP @godsmessenger

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Honestly, there are very few things that Kanye West can do or say that will shock me.

Still, I was not expecting this.

According to Rolling Stone, West’s latest hip-hop album is actually a gospel album. Although it was initially titled So Help Me God, changed to Swish, and most recently was Waves, the album has been renamed The Life of Pablo and will “premiere” in New York City tonight.

It will also reportedly feature no other than Grammy-Award winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin.

In a recent interview with Big Boy in the Morning, West said this of the album:

I’m trying to open up hearts, minds. You know when I was sitting in the studio with Kirk [Franklin] and we were going through it, I said ‘This is a gospel album with a whole lot of cursing on it.’ But it’s still a gospel album. It is the gospel according to ‘Ye. It is not exactly what happened, you know, in the Bible, but it’s a story, an idea of Mary Magdalene becoming Mary. I played some of it for somebody the other day and they said, “Good luck.” Man, I am offended by the word “luck” because of the amount of work I put in. And the fact that this is a God’s dream, my pastor um, pastor Rich explained what that means when you say “a God’s dream”: It’s a dream that can’t happen without God. That means whatever amount of energy I got, in the hour in the morning when I can play with my daughter or go back and see my wife or go work out, I spent every other waking moment working on this album. And I am still only doing one percent – two percent – of the work. And God is doing the rest of the work. And my mom had Teddy Riley change his flight and come back to the studio. Robert Kardashian is making sure that all of the deals is getting done. He is still doing deals for controversial Black people from up in heaven [laughs].

It’s like, West always starts out making a point and then decides to get weird…

Naturally, folks, particularly in the church, are upset. For instance, Craig Lewis, who is a writer for ExMinistries.com, called the duet “ blasphemy.”

More specifically he writes:

Jimmy Iovine of Interscope (pictured with Kirk Franklin) has worked hard on merging the sacred and the profane to create an apostate form of Gospel Music aimed at removing the true Good News message of Jesus! He has promoted the most vulgar, perverted music our world have ever seen. He has fused this with Gospel Music through Franklin to unleash a great deception and make the true Gospel Message non effective. Now Franklin is causing many to lose their religion and adopt a belief with no boundaries, no regulations, and no biblical precedent! This gives grounds for the acceptance of Kanye West’s project by the Christian community!

The bible speaks explicitly about people changing God’s truth into a lie in the end times. The word also tells us to not have fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness. (scriptures below). This project is a work of darkness if I have ever seen one. And yet, Kirk is in fellowship with it and you will be too if you purchase it! Embracing artists like these in any way is against God’s word and for men to change His word to fit their agendas is blasphemy!

Of course, West’s recent spiritual enlightenment is nothing new. He has long claimed to be a god and has included a lot of religious imagery in his work. In fact, one of his biggest hits was a song about how Jesus walks with even the most disenfranchised and downtrodden among us.

Likewise, Franklin’s involvement with the project, while not exactly the duet most would expect to happen, is not all that surprising either. He has long been criticized for producing songs that incorporate much more secular rhythms and language than “traditional” gospel themes into his glorification of God. And just last year, the “Wanna Be Happy?” singer came under fire for naming his latest project, Losing My Religion.

But in a recent interview with MadameNoire, Franklin said the reason he chose that album’s particular title was because of the following:

So that we could see Jesus. So that they could be content and complete in Him and not try to live up to systems that all they do is create weights for people. It’s almost like the Pharisees that condemn Jesus for the healing on the Sabbath. They were more concerned about the law than they were about the love. And even in the 21st Century, we still see that happen where people may have tattoos and earrings and look a certain way or not the most consistent churchgoer – we condemn them.

Listen, I like Franklin. And I kind of get how a collaboration (at least on a song) with West can work beautifully. As an agnostic person who talks to God (or just myself – who really knows?), I always preferred the idea of a more accessible Christ than the fire and brimstone one, which gets the most play in religious circles.

However, I do see how some religious folks might be bothered by this. There are a lot of people out here using the Bible, Jesus and the spiritual belief systems of individuals for personal enrichment and flat-out debauchery. And I’m talking mostly about West here.

I get it. He’s an artist. And if West is really serious about this project, like he was in his College Dropout days, then I could see it working.

But let’s be also honest: This is Kanye West we’re talking about. And this entire whore into Madonna imagery, while titillating, suggests to me that this is going to be another dark and twisted ode to his lovely wife.

But I am curious to see what folks think. Leave your comments down below.

Game On! Celebs With Their Own Mobile Gaming Apps

August 8th, 2015 - By Iva Anthony
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With a drastic rise in technology and smart phones, mobile gaming apps are at an all time high and the rich and famous have taken note. A number of these celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon and lining their pockets at the same time by releasing their very own mobile gaming app and others were ahead of the curve.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is married to one of the richest rappers in the game, but she certainly doesn’t need Kanye West’s money. The reality TV star has made a fortune alone with her gaming app, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.” The app was such a hit that it raked in $1.6 million in the first five days of its release. Free to download, “Hollywood” makes its money through in-app purchases. Players are encouraged to purchase “Koins,” which are used to buy clothes and change how the consumers chosen avatar looks. Many predicted that the app would pull in $200 million in its first year.

 

 

 

 

 

Kimye Sues YouTube Founder For Leaking Engagement Video

November 1st, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When news broke that Kanye West proposed to live-in girlfriend Kim Kardashian, folks knew that it was only a matter of time before footage of the proposal found its way to the Internet. Just like clockwork, not even 48 hours later, media outlets lit up like wildfire with the proposal video.

YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley, has been credited with leaking the video. Now, as promised, Kim and Kanye are suing. In court documents obtained by TMZ, the couple accuses Chad of leaking the video in some calculating scheme to promote his latest tech venture, MixBit. Since Chad sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion, Kimye accuse him of using their proposal in an attempt to find his “second act” since the sale of YouTube.

Court documents also claim that Chad was not even invited to Kim’s birthday bash at AT&T Park and that he somehow manipulated his way in. According to Kim and Kanye, they allowed him to stay, but required him to sign a confidentiality agreement, which they even requested that he take a picture with.

“Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else,” the lawsuit reads.

The suit goes on to say that not only did Chad post the engagement video to MixBit, but he also issued a press release announcing the footage that he recovered. The bride and groom-to-be are suing for unspecified damages. They say that footage of the proposal was supposed to air on cable television—something most of us were already aware of.

We’ll definitely keep you posted as details surrounding this case continue to unfold.

Uncomfortable Much? 15 Awkward Celebrity Ex Encounters

August 27th, 2013 - By Meghan Williams
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Anybody who’s ever run into an ex unexpectedly knows how awkward the whole thing can be. Whether it’s at a wedding, a club, a family event or just at the supermarket, seeing a former flame always seems to involve increased heart rates, sunken stomach feelings and fake pleasantries. And with celebs it’s surely no different. Although they typically hire schedulers and publicists to ensure that they never have to face or even discuss an ex, some situations are just unavoidable – like these 15 awkward, celebrity ex encounters.

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When Drake Accepted The BET Award For “What’s My Name”

Possibly the most awkward BET Awards moment ever – and you know there have been plenty – was when the winner for the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award was first announced as Chris Brown – then as Rihanna – and then as Drake, who appeared onstage to accept the award. Clearly there was no best way to handle this situation, but Drizzy’s simple comment of “Well, that was awkward” probably summed it up most accurately.

Not You Two Again! Celebrity Couples We Wish Would Go Away

May 1st, 2013 - By Meghan Williams
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There are some celebrity couples that we all seem to love like Barack and Michelle and Denzel and Pauletta – and then there are those celeb couples that we universally kind of just hate. You already know this list is about the latter, so click on to find out which pairs annoy us the most!

 

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

If there were an annoying couple award it would have to go to this pair right here. Kanye and Kim apart were already skating on our last nerves with their crazy gimmicks, statements and PR stunts, but together, the KimYe annoying factor is just way too much.

Pretty Boy Swag: Celebrity Men Who Are More High Maintenance Than Their Women

January 4th, 2013 - By Meghan Williams
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Have you ever thought that some men were prettier than their women, and if not prettier than at least more high maintenance? It might be their grooming or their mannerisms, or maybe even something you just can’t quite put your finger on, but trust me, you know the feeling.

Before you get to clicking I should probably say that there’s real no concrete evidence that any of these men are prima donnas, but based on appearances – which are sometimes telling and sometimes not – these fifteen celebs seem to fit the bill. Of course “pretty” is a matter of opinion here, but feel free to throw yours about these pretty boy floyds in the comments section below.

 

Prince

Prince

Prince and his girlfriend Bria Valente may look a lot alike – thanks to their surgeon I suppose, but I dare say Prince is the prettier of the two, and considering his eccentricity – probably the more high maintenance of the two as well. Prince must not only be barbered to perfection, but also made up to perfection, hair styled to perfection, and clothed to perfection. And perfection ain’t easy, or quick.

Shall We Congratulate Them? Kanye Brags On 73-Day Relationship With Kim: ‘Sorry Kris’

July 9th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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I can’t tell if Kanye is throwing more shade on Kris Humphries, much like he did in the ‘Theraflu’ song when he acted as though he could have gotten his boy Jay-Z to throw him off the Nets, or if he’s making light of the spectacle that is his relationship with Kim Kardashian with this tweet he sent out yesterday:

The couple seems to have reached a (somewhat pathetic) milestone in their relationship, 73 days as a couple, which is only newsworthy (term used loosely) because it rivals the 72-day marriage the reality star shared with the New Jersey Nets player. Technically though, the couple is actually still married, though you wouldn’t know it from the way Kim’s been riding, I mean watching, the Kanye West throne, and Kris’s own alleged baby mama drama with an ex-girlfriend.

All I know is if this thing doesn’t work out, Kanye is going to look like an even bigger you know what for taking these shots at Kris and expecting everyone to be in love with Kim like he supposedly is. But sadly, 73 days is longer than most celebrity hook ups last so maybe they are a match made in coordinated clothing heaven. What do you think?

Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for madamenoire.com. Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.

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