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‘He’s Actually Comparing Himself To Jesus? Really?’ Former ‘Full House’ Star Goes Off About Kanye’s New Album Title
Word on the street is that Kanye West’s upcoming album is titled Yeezus. While some have paid no attention to West’s alleged new album title and dubbed it as another one of his many cries for attention, others have taken offense to the tile, expressing that they find it blasphemous that he’s comparing himself to Jesus Christ. One of those people happens to be actress Candace Cameron-Bure, who’s widely known for her childhood role as DJ Tanner on 90′s sitcom Full House. While promoting her latest movie, Finding Normal, the 37-year-old mom of three stopped by Shade 45 to chat with Sway Calloway and his co-host Heather. During her interview, she was asked what she thought of Kanye’s album title and let’s just say, homegirl did not hold back.
On Kanye’s new album title Yezus:
“That is way too close…It totally bugs me. I have issues with that.
“There’s a million other names out there … And you could have chosen one that is not one letter off from Jesus. I mean, that’s just a little too close. Come on.
“He’s actually comparing himself to Jesus? Really?! Should any of us be doing that?! Maybe you should change your name to ‘Uda!’”
On feeling that Kanye should be more humble:
“I think it’s more, it comes from a humility point of view. That I would be humbled enough for what Jesus did for me that I don’t want to in any way elevate myself or put myself side by side.
“Because I’m humbled by his gratitude.”
On Jay-Z calling himself “Hova:”
“HOVA for Jehova is also way too close. It bugs me. It totally bugs me.”
As of right now, Kanye’s new album title is still a rumor. According to Rolling Stone, Kanye’s site posted a pre-order option for the album, but quickly took it back down. By the looks of the artwork that was briefly displayed, the album will be called Yeezus. The cover appears to depict Kanye’s beloved Jesus piece all melted and distorted inside of a cracked CD case.
Turn the page to check out footage from Candace’s interview.
Let’s all come clean for a second. No matter how much we moan, groan or complain, back in December when it was first announced that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting a baby, we all knew it would be one of the most talked about pregnancies of 2013. We also knew that the attention-hungry pair would be doing the most. Although it feels like the couple made headlines every time either of them sneezed, there were some pretty cool, noteworthy moments throughout their pregnancy. For example, when it was revealed that they wouldn’t be accepting baby shower gifts and instead requested that their rich and famous friends make donations to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Reps on behalf of the hospital offered a public thank you to the couple for their admirable deed.
“Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for their thoughtfulness and support of the hospital.Funds donated on behalf of Kardashian and West will be directed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fund which will help care for the most critically ill babies and their families. We wish them all the best in the upcoming arrival of their baby.”
While Kim and Kanye may not be our favorite people in the world, we’ve still got to admit that it was pretty cool of them.
TMZ recently recovered an image of Kim’s over the top invite to the highly anticipated June 2nd shindig and we can’t say we’re the least bit surprised. The invite is an actual music box with a spinning ballerina inside. When the box is opened, details to the shower are found inside and a lullaby version of Kanye West’s “Hey Mama” begins to play.
Although some are probably gagging, it really does seem kind of sweet.
Like mostly everyone else, on first listen I kind of didn’t know what to make of Kanye West’s new tracks.
With all of his shenanigans as of late, including appearing on stage in some sort of black glittered face mask and a kilt, yelling “I Am God,” I was worried that he was a guitar and a denim jean seat away from an MTV very “Unplugged” session. And, reading that his forthcoming album is titled “Yeezus,” and watching his “New Slaves” video featuring a very self-indulgent art installation of West looking like a black Zordon from The Power Rangers, reciting his song on the side of 66 buildings around the globe didn’t really help matters much neither.
But that was on first listen and first impression. And while I am not quite convinced that West doesn’t have an Iyanla Vanzant intervention in his future, it was hard to be dismissive of his message. Unlike Lauryn Hill, whose “Neurotic Society” sounds like the old inmate Oswald Bates skit from “In Living Color,” at least one of West’s new tracks, “New Slaves,” manages to be both multilayered and distinctive in its discussion about the physiological, and sometimes racial, trappings of consumerism. In particular, lines like ““Y’all throwing contracts at me, you know that niggas can’t read/Throw ‘em some Maybach keys/Fawk it, c’est la vie” remind us that being a black person in America doesn’t necessarily get better because you have a little (or in West’s case, a lot) of change in your pocket.
If taken in context, the two new songs combined speak of the same internalized conflicts, which were prevalent on West’s debut album The College Dropout, arguably one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all times. And I’m not just blowing smoke up anyone’s behind. Prior to that album, there weren’t many voices in Hip Hop speaking with this much introspection. Sure, we had the gangster, shoot-em-up, bang-bang, rap; the backpack, five-percent and conscious rap; the ballers and the shout callers, who stayed popping bottles in the club-rap; the oversexed and heavily drugged rap; and even hardcore horror rap. But there were not many artists, who I can recall, that knew how to speak in the voice of the everyday man.
Us everyday folks, with jobs, mortgages and rent and daycare and student loans to pay. Those among us, who ain’t squeaky clean but managed not to get too wrapped up with the criminal justice system. Those of us who believed the jive that a college degree would lead us to better lives when in fact, most of us ended up as wage earners at bullshit 9 to 5 jobs. And those among us, who bucked college and are now stuck hustling – legally and illegally – just to get by. Those among us, who were worried more about dodging bill collector than actual bullets. Or as West had observed in “We Don’t Care:”
The second verse is for my dogs working 9 to 5 that still hustle cause a N***a can’t shine off 6.55/And everybody selling make up, Jacob’s, and bootleg tapes just to get they cake up/We put Isht on layaway then come back/We claim other people kids on our income tax/We take that money, cop work then push packs to get paid/And we don’t care what people say…
Oh Kanye, you slay me.
After taking yet another moment to go on yet another rant – this time to denounce his celebrity status – Kanye went out and did some of the most famous ish ever.
Late Friday night, Kanye tweeted that his new song “New Slaves” and the visual for the song would be projected across the globe on 66 buildings. You read that correctly: he and his team picked 66 buildings in the States, Canada, Brazil, England, Asia and a host of other places to premiere the song.
“New Slaves” sounds much like a culmination of Ye’s previous rants: he’s sick of the big corporations trying to take over, hes not a celebrity, he will smash a photographer’s camera and he knows that people will throw him Maybach keys so he’ll sign a contract. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:
I throw these Maybach keys/I wear my heart on my sleeve
I know that we the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves
I see the blood on the leaves/I see the blood on the leaves
I know that we the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves
They throwing hate at me/Want me to stay at ease
Fawk you and your corporation/Y’all [n-word] can’t control me
I know that we the new slaves/I know that we the new slaves
I’m about to wild the Fawk out/I’m going Bobby Boucher
I know that p—y ain’t free/You [n-word] p—y, ain’t me
Y’all throwing contracts at me/You know that [n-word] can’t read
Throw him some Maybach keys/Fawk it, c’est la vie
Lyrically, Kanye might be saying things that, for years, both he and his peers have been scared to say. Most celebrities – and Black celebrities specifically, according to Kanye – know that fame comes at a cost. But this level of “slavery” is one that most of us listening know nothing about: nobody at any of our day jobs is going to offer us big cars to stay at job where we’re likely underpaid.
This is a type of upper class slavery and I suppose, for those people who fall into that class, they know what it is all about.
Anyway, Miss Info has compiled some awesome footage of some of the locations. You can check that out here and also, check out the footage below from the Williamsburg location? What do you think?
What were these celebrities thinking when they made these silly comments? Did they really think the other person would laugh it off or not react. We’re sure they will think twice before they open their big mouths again or do something else outrageous.
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“They Will Split 30 Seconds After The Baby Is Born”: Wendy Williams Says Kim K And Kanye Won’t Make It Down The Aisle
Now you know Wendy Williams has never been one to bite her tongue when it comes to her opinion, so when she sat down with Andy Cohen on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live! and was asked about “Kimye,” she didn’t hold back. The question was, what kind of mom did she think Kim Kardashian would be and did she think Kim and Kanye would make it? Here’s what she said in full, with the “Yeah, I said that ish” face on the whole time:
“She and Kanye will not make it, and what kind of mom will she be? A single mom.
(They will split) 30 seconds after the baby is born. I believe right now there is probably a plan in motion and Kris is probably helping Kim and Kim is probably asking for the help.
I think Kanye’s about sick of all of it and he might think he has invested too much into this family and he is not going to win. You are not going to pull a Kardashian away from Kardashians. They just don’t really understand what it is like to give up for other people.”
From The Grio
Rapper and actress Eve recently made headlines for her comments about wanting her future children with her Caucasian boyfriend Maximillion Cooper to be raised “colorblind,” which were met with some criticism from fans and critics online. “I don’t want them to see color. I never did,” said 34-year-old Philly native said in an interview with Vibe Vixen. “I grew up in the hood and my mother was very good at it not being a black thing, even though I grew up around all black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races.”
The emcee, whose new album Lip Lock is in stores now, clarified her “colorblind” statement in a video interview with theGrio, saying she’s surprised that the topic of interracial dating is even relevant to the public anymore.
Read more at TheGrio.com.
Not everyone wants to read about how beautiful you think you are. Nicole Richie’s Twitter account used to be filled with Glamour Tweets, but now that Nicole is no longer under Paris’s narcissistic influence, she’s finding out that she can attract more fans with funny tweets than with vain ones. Now she makes fun of her old Glamour Tweets in her new webisode show #CandidlyNicole.
Although they broke up and moved on with other people, we just can’t seem to get over these high-profile celebrity relationships that we thought were a match made in heaven. Here are 15 celebrity couples that we wish could have stood the test of time.
Kanye and Alexis
Before there was Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or even Kanye and Amber Rose, there was Kanye and Alexis. The Chicago rapper/producer met Alexis Phifer back in 2002 and the cute couple dated on and off for four years before West finally popped the question. After an 18-month whirlwind engagement the two went their separate ways citing his hectic touring schedule as the cause. West dated then-unknown model Amber Rose before settling down with the reality show superstar who is now pregnant with their first child.