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NEW MUSIC: Kanye West Releases New Album Title

March 1st, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Oh Kanye, you always know how to get the people the going.

Last night, Mr. West shared the title of his brand new album with the world. His 7th studio album will be titled So Help Me God. Yeezy has been on a huge promo tour to celebrate his new sneaker line with Adidas and now his new album. Kanye played the first single off So Help me God, during his Adidas fashion show. He also performed his single All Day at the 2015 Brit Awards.

S0 Help Me God will serve as a follow up to Yeezus. Although no due date has been announced, we’re positive it will be released in a Beyonce method. Yeezy told the Power 105’s the Breakfast Club that it will arrive in a “surprise” fashion and that releases dates “are 100% played out”.

As for the cover of the album, Reddit users are reporting it is a 13th century monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary.

Interesting Kanye, interesting.

Muva Knows Best: 10 Things We Could All Learn From Amber Rose

February 25th, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Amber Rose has been on “Ether” mode as of late. After inviting Khloe Kardashian and her entire family to have several seats on Twitter, Muva also proved her tact and class by choosing not to air out Kanye West’s dirty laundry after he jumped in the mix.

Amber Rose did begin stripping at the age of 15. Amber Rose does post plenty of thirst trap pics on Instagram – string monokini anyone? Amber Rose is a mother and no, that will not stop her from posting instructional twerk videos.

Muva Rose is certainly no one to play with. While her truths and way of living may turn off the prudes in us all, there is much to learn from her, including these 10 lessons.

A Kanye West Video Game? When Do We Stop Buying Into A Celebrity’s Brand?

February 25th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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Is our society so focused on pop culture and celebrities that we need to buy everything they throw at us? Don’t get me wrong, there are some products and even services that are pretty darn good, but I’m starting to side-eye those who will put anything on the shelves for a dollar.

In case you didn’t hear, Kanye West has plans to get into the video game industry. This shouldn’t be anything too surprising considering Mrs. West (Kim Kardashian) tried her luck at a mobile game about life and luxury that grossed millions. What makes Kanye’s idea very left field is its focus. He wants you to help his mother get into heaven. “The idea is it’s my mother going through the gates of Heaven,” Kanye explained during a radio interview. “You gotta bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light.”

Say what now?

While the thought of trying to honor his late mother in some way is nice, this concept for a video game is a bit…eerie. Plus if you’re a believer in heaven, you kinda know there are certain steps a person needs to take before they pass away to get an admission ticket to the upper room. I’m just saying.

This had me thinking about celebrities, their brands and the things they try to get us common folk to buy. Some items make sense and some things don’t, but if you really enjoy the entertainer, you might be willing to shell out a few bucks. I personally enjoy Steve Harvey and his brand of humor and inspirational reads. Even though he has a ton of jobs, his brand message is pretty consistent which gives a certain authenticity to his thoughts.

Kanye and his “get me into heaven” video game idea doesn’t make a ton of sense, which begs the question: At what point do we stop buying into a celebrity brand?

Maybe his camp doesn’t advise him on trying to create a cohesive image considering his volatile and out-the-box behavior. After all, not everything has to be about music as he has expressed an interest in fashion and design. Perhaps his followers will pick up a copy of this video game when it comes out to support his evolving empire. If fans of his wife were willing to spend their hard-earned money to live her life through a virtual game, who’s to say they won’t do the same for him?

I get the importance of trying to get all the money you can while you’re still relevant. Not everyone is afforded the opportunity of lasting more than 15 minutes. It just seems like certain stars are focused on selling products to gain a check instead of being authentic about the things they enjoy. How many times have we seen a photo–or read a tweet–about a Kardashian pitching a “must have” product that worked for them? Honey you more than likely didn’t use that, so why are you trying to push it on us?

At some point, we’re going to get tired of your “hustle.”

Personally I think there are some serious emotional issues Kanye should uncover in therapy not in a video game. Then again, can you really blame him for working through his issues while getting paid?

Since The Oscars Were So White: The Blackest Award Show Moments Ever

February 23rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Don’t know if you noticed but the Oscars didn’t exactly have that much for Black people. With the exception of Common and John Legend performing and winning the Academy Award for their song “Glory,” the show was a sea of White faces. It’s the reason we didn’t live tweet the show like we usually do. Instead, we simply showed you what our faves were wearing on the carpet. So in honor of our disappointment and in anticipation for tonight’s BET Honors, we’re highlighting some of the Blackest moments from award shows in the past decade or so.

Chris Brown Talks Awkward Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys, And Why He’s Ready To Impregnate, But Not Marry Karrueche

February 23rd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Anytime Chris Brown sits down for an interview, you can be sure that he’s going to say something very interesting or very crazy. I’ll let you decide which statements are what after you check out what he had to say on The Breakfast Club today. The singer, there to promote his tour with with Trey Songz and the Fan of a Fan album with Tyga, talked about why he falls out with Karrueche publicly, why he went in on Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon, and people continuously bringing up his past. He definitely had a lot to say. Check it out.

If His Social Media Rants Get Him Into Trouble With The Judge Presiding Over His Probation

I wouldn’t talk about the judge because I’m not off probation all the way. So I would say that I don’t think it would make a difference. I think even if I was at church every day, it would be something to talk about. I think how media has kind of–not to say targeted me because I’m not here to be like “Woe is me,” that’s bullshit. But I feel like the only thing that’s highlighted in my career over the last five years is my negativity. Only thing I can do is put my positive music out and do what I do and be great at that. That’s the only thing that has been successful is the music. People can’t deny an undeniable hit.

The Percentage Of Blame He Would Put On Himself And The Media For His Image

It’s 50/50. I’m not going to sit there and say I’m a saint. But I definitely say that a lot of the choices I made in the past reflect now. So now, I don’t have the benefit of the doubt. “Oh, Chris didn’t do it.” People be like, “No, he did it!” It’s because of my past decisions.

Why Chris & Karrueche Always Fall Out Publicly

A lot of the times, I’m impulsive. I don’t have no filter. Whether it’s a relationship issue, whether it’s her or me, we don’t know how to communicate sometimes, to be able to be like, let’s talk about this before we say some sh*t and then we’re back together next week. Then you give everybody else the option to depict our relationship and set their own basis for how we live our life. It’s better for growth and maturity when you communicate and talk through a relationship and understand each other. I’d rather do that and not make my stuff as public because it’s not anybody’s opinion! And people’s lives is sh*t so they can’t comment on mine anyway.

Agreeing With Kanye Saying That Karrueche Probably Couldn’t Do Better Than Brown, And Bringing Up Rihanna

I feel what he meant by it. I’m not saying that as an arrogant statement…there’s nowhere else to go. Even with ol’ girl. The first one. Who else she gon’ go to? That’s nice, [Leonardo DiCaprio] is a good choice, but who else in this game she gon’ go to? Some corny singing rapper? You know what I’m saying? What she do now, I got respect for her and whatever her choice is, but at the time, not to toot my own horn, but who’s hotter than me?

Where Things Stand With Rihanna Now

We’re cordial. I respect her space. She respects mine. Too much talking leads to “Hey, what you doing? What’s up? What’s up? We gon’ hang out?” It just complicates things.

On People Bringing Up His Abusive Past

It’s not even about, “Oh, he doesn’t show any remorse.” How much remorse am I going to show? It’s been damn near almost 10 years. I just feel like, if you not going to get over it, you’re never going to get over it.

Why He Lashed Out At Tamar And Adrienne Bailon

Mine is a roast. If you want to say something about me, let me just joke. But I don’t say the stuff that’s like, “Okay, yeah, he got her.” I say the stuff that’s going to hurt and feel like someone took a dagger to your veins. I’m getting smart now because I’m realizing that when people are in panic mode and they need to sell something or they need to get ratings, it’s “Let’s poke at Chris Brown because he’ll bite on it. He’ll say something and we’ll get a reaction out of him because guess what? It’s going to bring our ratings through the roof because he’s going to go all the way and then he’s going to look like the bad guy and we’re going to win.” I’m starting to realize it. It’s still fun to me because I like to entertain.

On The Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys

I left before that came on. I didn’t even know until I looked at my Instagram and Twitter. My thing is, that’s great. If you’re going to focus on that, that’s great. But also talk about Mike Brown. Talk about all these injustices going on as far as politically, and all the things that’s wrong with our country. Don’t use the music to just talk about domestic violence, because ya’ll don’t talk about it on nothin’ else…Then you got other people in the crowd that are artists, I don’t know half these people because I don’t listen to their music, but I saw little tweets like, “Well then you shouldn’t have let Chris Brown come to the awards.” To me, that’s a slap in my face, because that has nothing to do with you. If you are in a totally different lane and you’re doing whatever you’re doing, your opinion shouldn’t be that valid. You should worry about what the hell you’re doing. Old Chris Brown would have come over and smacked you in your mouth, but the new one is like, “Cool, tell me how to get into them pearly gates since you’re perfect. I need to know how to get on that VIP list because I want to get there too.”

If He’s Ready To Settle Down With Karrueche

I’m too young for that. I can deal with babies. That’s different. I don’t follow the certain formula…I’m cool having a baby. The marriage thing? I’m not cool with giving you half of what I earned all my life. Prenups, all that, that’s cool. But in our generation, marriage has been distorted to our generation of people because it hasn’t worked. The older generation, it worked…as our culture, generations from being teenagers to now, it’s all about the turn up. I’m not promoting the turn up, but that’s what our mentality is. So it’s all about what’s hot at the time. Those values aren’t instilled in us right now. We don’t have leaders to instill that. I’m particularly not going to be that leader because I’m going to turn up with you [laughs]. As I progress and find out who I am more, when I’m more in my 30s, then maybe.

What He Thinks Of People Saying He Could Have Been The Next MJ, But Blew It

The funny thing is, I am on that level. I’m not saying I am Beyoncé and Michael Jackson. If you know you’re great, you know you’re great. When people say, “He’s supposed to be that,” it’s because they know I am that.

I can’t look back and say, “I wish I could have done it this way,” because I’ll be mad at my life because I didn’t get it to the fullest potential. All I can do now is say, “You know what, I’m just going to to kill everything I do.”

Kanye Working On Video Game About Getting His Mom Through The Gates Of Heaven

February 23rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Fashion and music aren’t the only industries that Kanye West has set out to conquer. Apparently, the 37-year-old father and husband is also dabbling in the tech industry. During his explosive interview with Power 105.1, the rapper also revealed that he has plans to create a video game based on his song, “Only One” featuring Paul McCartney.

Interestingly, West says the objective of the video game will be to get his mother Donda West, who passed away in 2007, through the gates of heaven.

“So right now I’m working on a video game for ‘Only One,’” West said. “The idea is, it’s my mother going through the gates of heaven and you have to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light. We’ve been working on it for like six months.”

It’s definitely not surprising that Kanye is continuing to memorialize his mother through art. What’s a bit surprising, however, is the premise for the game. So far, no further details about the project have been revealed, but we expect to hear a lot more about it in the near future.

Naturally, feelings are mixed about the project. While Kanye has never been one to color within the lines, many feel that his endeavor is pretty far out—even for him.

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How To Catch A Predator: Tyga Posts Kylie Jenner Pic Praising Her Beauty

February 20th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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After Kanye’s recent Breakfast Club interview, where he essentially confirmed that Tyga and Kylie are indeed dating, their names are all over the internet. In case you don’t know the background, Tyga is 25 and Kylie Jenner is 17, making their relationship inappropriate at best and illegal at worst.

And while he swears they are not romantically involved, the two spend entirely too much time together and even took a trip to Paris with one another. I don’t have to tell you how wrong this is. Most of us are crystal clear about the age of consent being 18 in this country. And yet, here we have Kanye cosigning their relationship and commending Tyga for being “smart” for “getting in there early.”

Meanwhile Amber Rose was criticized for saying what we all know to be true: Tyga should be ashamed of himself. Period.

So what does Tyga do in response to all this chatter?

Well, after he got on The Breakfast Club and said that Black people don’t understand “White friendships”, this morning he posted this picture of Kylie Jenner on his Instagram page.

Your beauty never goes unnoticed. One of the best/dopest person in my life.

A photo posted by Tyga / T-Raww (@kinggoldchains) on

Yo…this dude is a troll of the worst variety. So you’re just going to tell the world that you’re proud of your pedophilia Tyga? I’m not here for any of this. And I’m certainly not here for the people who are suggesting that we “mind our business” or just go with it because, hell, it’s the Kardashian family.

Naw.

There are far too many underaged girls being preyed upon by grown men and the more people rationalize this very public and grotesque display of it the more this type of problematic and damaging type of thinking starts creeping into the general consciousness.

So I’m with Amber Rose with this one. Tyga should be ashamed to show his face…and certainly shouldn’t be posting Kylie on his IG. And Kris Jenner…sigh I just don’t know what to call a woman that would allow this type of relationship. No lie, the only word that comes to my mind is pimp.

That whole family is sleazy and Kanye was the one who had to take “30 showers” before he could enter into the klan because he was with Amber Rose?!? GTFOH.

Kanye: “It’s Very Hard For A Woman To Want To Be With Someone Who Was With Amber Rose”

February 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Kanye West recently stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club and he did not hold his tongue one bit. The rapper spoke on just about everything including his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose’s feud with the Kardashian clan, why he rides so hard for Beyonce and the controversy surrounding Tyga’s relationship with Kylie Jenner. Check out a few highlights from his chat below, but please brace yourself.

On if he feels he should reach out to Amber:

“She’s just soaking in the moment. I don’t feel compelled to do nothing. If Kim dated me when I first wanted to be with her there wouldn’t be a Amber Rose.”

On if Kim sent him inappropriate texts while he was with Amber:

“I wish. I would have gladly, happily would’ve liked to. It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone who was with Amber Rose. She wasn’t sending nothing. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim. Don’t ask me no more [laughs] I just want to be respectful.”

On if Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s relationship is inappropriate:

“I think he got in there early; he’s being smart. They closer in age than a lot of relationships that I know. I knew Tyga was smart.”

On the Kardashian brand’s impact on his business affairs:

“It’s helped. It shows my ability to bridge the gap.”

On Kim’s Paper magazine shoot:

“Respected art can break class. One of the things that shut up a lot of people is the fact that Jean-Paul Goude took the photograph. He used to shoot Grace Jones and Grace Jones’ figure was as new and different as Kim’s physique was. Our position of power, we’re not going to accept the physique that was given to us. The one that was told to us was the proper way to look. My daughter has a chance of being shaped like my wife. Between this age she is now until the age when she’s like that, I’m going to be fighting for that shape to be considered the highest of class or at least equal to how someone looks at a skinny model.”

On why he rides so hard for Beyoncé:

“It’s really ironic that every time [I speak out about award shows] it’s Beyoncé. For some reason…why is it Beyoncé? Why don’t I go off on like you know, whoever is going off on my wife on Twitter and sh-t like that? Why do I cater to…you know I think Beyoncé is a great representation of an artist working hard and trying her best and getting the results from it. Beyoncé’s previous album wasn’t as well received as this new album. She went low like I went low on my album and delivered something that everybody loves. In America, we have to respect greatness when we see it.”

“You can’t have somebody hit all the shots and you not give them that credit […] People look at Beyoncé and say because she’s rich—respect to Hov—but she’s a beautiful woman, she’s talented and they figure she’s got everything so she doesn’t need nothing else. I think she needs the proper accolades because she’s an inspiration.”

You can watch Kanye’s full interview on the next page.

Baby North In A Bulletproof Vest? Is Kanye West Cut Out For Fashion Designing?

February 18th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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Fashion statement, or bad parenting move? Many people are speaking out about baby North West’s  “BabyYeezy” bulletproof vest she wore while watching daddy, Kanye West’s Adidas fashion show, with mommy, Kim Kardashian, reports The Daily News.

The one-year-old wore what Kardashian tweeted was “BabyYeezy” bulletproof vest.

Maybe Kayne was inspired by the controversial “Vest or Vote” campaign by social justice group The Dream Defenders last year in which the group took out ads of featuring kids wearing bulletproof vests. It was a very graphic effort to get out the vote for the midterm elections n Florida.

Whatever is inspiring West’s fashions most attendees at his New York Fashion Week show were not too impressed. Not even North, who cried during the show.

“Kanye West wants to be a fashion designer. And he wants it really badly. But the reviews are in on his most recent collection and the result is…meh,” reports The Daily Beast. All around West got thumbs down for his line, which some dubbed Walking Dead wear.

Wearing shredded clothing in drab earth tones, the models made a depressing march down the catwalk. The clothes may in tatters, but the price tag isn’t. One sweater by West costs $600.

It’s not that West hasn’t had a successful turn in fashion. His show brands, from Nike to Adidas to Louis Vuitton, have consistently sold.  But his clothes designs left much to be desire.

Should he leave his day job? Knowing West, he won’t give up.

Poor Thing: Kanye Says He Lost Friends Behind Kim Kardashian Relationship

February 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Even a blind man can see that Kanye West is madly in love with his wife, Kim Kardashian, but the “Bound 2” rapper admits that forming a relationship with his dream girl came with a price. According to the designer, most of his fashion friends wanted no parts of Kim and when the two hooked up, they distanced themselves from him.

“Soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars. And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me. They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me,” he told Style.com

However, according to West, things eventually changed for him, but this turn-around didn’t come without effort.

“She was always my muse, now she’s become other designers’ muses,” he expressed. “The so-called traction that I was getting in the high-fashion world was completely thrown out the window and I was finally allowed to go to school.”

“Every day I was in my mom [Kris Jenner]’s house, in my little brother’s old room, Rob’s old room, re-tailoring a Céline skirt, re-tailoring a Saint Laurent jacket, re-tailoring a Zara top, re-tailoring Wolford … And day by day by day, [Kim and I] learned, we got better. We looked at the photographs together and she improved my style, we improved each other.”

Despite the rockiness encountered on the road to romance and fashion, it seems that West wouldn’t trade the experience for the world because through it all, he found his “purpose.”

“I didn’t know who I was until I had a daughter,” he admitted. “And then I realized that the purpose of life was to protect her and my wife at all costs. And that is who I am.”

Check out Kanye’s full interview here.