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Kanye Wasn’t Feeling Jay Pharoah’s VMA Impersonation: ‘They Want To Make A Joke Out Of How Hard We Work’
When Jay Pharoah hit the VMA stage with his Kanye West impersonation and the camera panned to Kim Kardashian looking on uncomfortably, it was probably safe to assume that Kanye wouldn’t find the skit funny either.
According to PennLive.com, Kanye revealed during his performance at the Made in America music festival that he gave the “Saturday Night Live” comedian a call after hearing about his VMA impersonation.
“It’s all funny and everything, but don’t distract what we’re doing up here. What we do is not a joke. What we do culturally is not a joke […] I know everybody’s doing their job,” he told his audience before revealing that he gave Jay Pharoah a call after the MTV Video Music Awards. “But before we go to the next song, what I want people to realize is what we do we put our love, our heart, our pain, our story, our lives into it.”
“I called Jay Pharoah right after the MTV awards. I said, ‘I appreciate your show, but let me tell you about my story. Let me tell you about what I went through to get to that position.'”
He went on to express his disapproval of Black comedians spoofing hardworking people.
“We ain’t gonna have no black comedians going up (on) stage spoofing the people that’s working hard to open doors not only for black people, but (for) any creators, anybody that wants to add a contribution to the world.”
It’s unclear what note that call ended on, but Lord knows I would love to have been a fly on the wall for that one. Kanye also addressed a “South Park” spoof that poked fun at him.
“They want to make a joke out of how hard we work. It’s fine and all funny and everything, but don’t distract from our vision. It’s not a joke what we do up here. This music that we do is not a joke. What we do culturally is not a joke.”
Jay has yet to comment on Kanye’s reaction to his impersonation.
Cornrows have been popular since the ’70s, but everyone (and their mother) was wearing them in the early ’00s, including many of the famous fellas whose music we do or did jam to. Here are 10 celebrity men who we were glad to see leave these looks behind:
When you see Jason DeRulo these days, he looks like this:
But as you’ll see if you click on the video below, at one point, while trying to get his career off the ground, DeRulo rocked some very interesting cornrows and a whole different sound:
Gossip tabloids have been especially focused on divorce rumors lately. Although the Jay Z and Beyoncé breakup rumors don’t appear to be true, sadly, the Nick and Mariah ones were. Now, there’s a new rumor: Kim and Kanye are already headed for splitsville. While the two have not even been married for a full year yet, Life & Style is reporting that the Hollywood couple’s marriage is already deteriorating.
In their September 8 issue, which has a headline that reads, “Pregnant & Dumped,” the magazine claims that Kim and Kanye have been doing a lot of arguing about their future. Sources allege that things have gotten so bad between the two that it’s only a matter of time before one of them files for divorce. However, it won’t be as easy for Kim to walk away from this marriage like she did with her last one because she’s supposedly pregnant again.
A rep for Kim recently spoke to RumorFix and explained that while Kim does want a second child, she is not currently pregnant. As for the breakup rumors, the rep says that those are false as well. Kim also took to Instagram to shut down the rumors in a subtle way.
“On my way bae,” she captioned a photo of herself using her cell phone.
Maintaining a healthy relationship takes work, but being in a high-profile relationship has to make things even more difficult.
Kanye West and Jay Z’s critically acclaimed “Watch The Throne” album is back in the news today for their track “Made In America.” The Jasmine Brand exclusively reports, the duo along with Frank Ocean are being sued by musician Joel McDonald for $3 million for copyright infringement.
McDonald claims West, Jay Z and Ocean plagiarized work he released in November 2009 via iTunes. The Jamine Brand writes, “The musician is suing for the trio stealing his music and he wants them to pay for their actions and making money off his work.”
Read the court documents regarding the case here.
Listen to the”Watch The Throne” version of “Made In America,” below.
Here is McDonald’s version of “Made In America.”
Do you think both songs have similar content?
I cannot take North West’s cuteness. Little North is beautiful, the perfect combination of her mother and father. Recently, North and her mother Kim Kardashian were spotted in La Jolla, California.
Apparently, North has got this walking thing down because Kim, instead of carrying her let her stretch her baby legs on the sidewalk.
The two wore similar outfits with rips in their denim.
The paparazzi caught the one year old taking a couple of steps in her white tank top before Kardashian picked her up.
Both her parents, Kim and Kanye, want you to know that they’re fly. They pride themselves on being fashion forward. Don’t even get Kanye started on the leather jogging pant. So it’s no stretch of the imagination that they want their little girl, the adorable North West to follow in their footsteps. And since she’s already appeared in Vogue, she has to keep the momentum going. She must be a model darling.
And North West doesn’t model clothes from the Baby Gap or Children’s Place, she’s stunting in Chanel…and she’s not even two yet. Am I jealous that North’s wardrobe cost as much as my college tuition? No, not at all. Get it how you live little one.
North was seen with Carine Roitfeld, the former editor -in-chief of Vogue Paris a couple months back but no one know what that was about.
But yesterday, Kim revealed this adorably precious ad featuring her daughter.
There’s a barefooted North with a tiny Chanel bag, plush cashmere cardigan- complete with Coco Chanel’s signature flower, pearl earrings and a quote from Karl Lagerfeld that reads:
“It’s never too early to care about fashion.”
The ad will appear in Roitfeld’s CR Fashion book. Roitfeld posted this picture of herself and North a few months ago on her Instagram page, calling her a lovely girl. Awww!
We all pretty much went nuts when Kanye and Kim Kardashian West debut their AprilVogue cover back in March. As the first interracial couple to pose for the front of the magazine, the couple made a lasting impression. But it was also an opportunity for the world to get a glimpse of baby North West.
In the family photos Nori poses naked on her daddy’s stomach, in a garden with grey backdrop and on a plane. Annie Leibovitz shot the dreamlike photos that came out a few months before their wedding. And while the magazine released a behind-the-scenes video, we wanted more candid moments.
See the behind-the-scenes video at StyleBlazer.com
It’s a rarity to catch Kanye West smiling these days, but one little lady who keeps him grinning is his 1-year-old daughter, North West.
Hard at work on his new album, a follow-up to Yeezus, West was snapped with little North while taking a break from his hit-making duties. In it, West is seen smiling while North, aka, Nori, rocking her white onesie, sits on her dad’s lap looking way too adorable. Kim Kardashian posted the image on her Instagram account with the caption, “#BringYourDaughterToWorkDay.”
Some of Nori’s cutest moments have come while having candid moments with her famous father. In the newest issue of GQ, West spoke about the perks of fatherhood and the hopes he has for his daughter:
“Family is super cool…going home and getting on the ﬂoor and playing with your child is super cool.
We’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn’t choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I’m going to fight to make sure she has a better life.”
Check out other cute pics of daddy and daughter below:
For celebrities, there will always be a time when the spotlight starts to dim. The cash flow starts to slow and next thing you know — you’re on a show called Celebrity Has-Beens: Where Are They Now? And that’s why you’ve got to strike while you’re hot. Launch that new line of perfume, write an interesting memoir, or design a shoe collection. While you’re still “relevant” in the eyes of the public, there’s no better time than now to start a business… like a boss!
Check out the celebrities who have been seizing the day and making money-minded moves (Carpe Diem!) before their fame starts to cool. Because — well — those “I’m a hot celebrity” checks can only last so long…
Although she appeared in the music video for his 2004 hit, “All Falls Down,” Stacey Dash doesn’t appear to be a big Kanye fan.
The actress-turned-news-commentator recently appeared on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” and she had some interesting things to say about the controversial rapper’s rant at London’s Wireless Festival last weekend. In case you missed it, Kanye hopped on stage and compared his family being stalked by paparazzi to being victims of sexual assault.
“I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf–kers following me,” he said during the July 5 performance.
“Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do.’ But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That is called violation.”
“So if I walk around and say, ‘Look, sir, I’m not feeling so good today, I need some space, can you please not f–k with me today?’ I need cut-off space, not violation,'” West said.
“I want my daughter to have that opportunity to decide whether she wants to be famous or not. I think to myself, what the f–k am I going to do, how can I change it and how can I give my daughter her childhood?”
Of course, Kanye was doing the absolute most with that comparison. However, Stacey’s response has us shaking our heads as well.
The “Clueless” actress slammed her former business acquaintance and implied that he should probably go to prison and experience being raped so that he could cease comparing his famous people problems to being sexually violated.
“For Kanye to say ‘rape,’ maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island,” Stacey said. “Go to Rikers for a little while and then he’ll know what rape is. I don’t get celebrities not understanding that the paparazzi are doing their job,” she continued.
As for why celebrities are always beefing about the paparazzi, Stacey had this to say:
“I don’t think they’re out of touch. I just don’t think that they’re understanding what the business is.”
If Fox hired Stacey for her controversial comments, then she’s certainly doing her job.