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“He’s Abandoned All That In Favor Of Being The Straight, Black Liberace”: Aisha Tyler Calls Out Kanye On Lack Of Charity Work
From Black Voices
When Aisha Tyler dropped by “The Late Late Show,” Craig Ferguson wanted to get her take on the Kardashians. The conversation quickly turned to the latest “member” of the clan, the Kardashian-adjacent Kanye West. Tyler said she had a bone to pick with the star.
Tyler started it off by saying that she has a friendly relationship with West, having served on the board of his charity foundation focused on bringing music into schools. “He’s abandoned all that in favor of being the straight, black Liberace and I don’t understand what’s happening,” Tyler said. “I like his ambition, but just feel like he should get, like, a smartphone and say everything he’s gonna say publicly into the phone and then listen back. You know, just for a moment.”
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Drake announced a partnership with Nike’s Jordan brand of sneakers during his concert in Portland, OR on December 3 using as many cuss words as he could possibly squeeze into a minute and a half. So the video above is NSFW for language. Keep the volume low at the office.
The new kicks are already in the works; Drizzy posted pics on his Instagram showing the Air Jordan 10′s and OVO Stingray 12′s.
While he was at it, Drake also mentions that Portland made it to the top of the list for cyclists, microbreweries, and single women in Shape, the women’s fitness magazine. And BTW, he got caught up in a snowstorm on the way to the concert. OK!
What isn’t clear are the details of the partnership. MTV says it was in touch with Nike (which is based in Portland) but hadn’t heard back.
It’s a crazy time for sneaker companies with Kanye going off about the way Nike treated him recently, saying he wasn’t properly compensated for his Air Yeezy sneakers. He’s now signed a deal with Adidas, which announced that partnership yesterday. “For 2014, we welcome to the adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West,” the company said in a statement (via Complex). “Well known for breaking boundaries across music, film and design and partnering with our history in street wear culture and leading innovations in sport, we look forward to creating a new chapter. Details to follow.”
And then we got news today that Teyana Taylor officially got the heave-ho from Adidas over her Twitter tiff with Rihanna. And there are those funky new kicks that Solange made with Puma as part of her new gig as their creative director.
The sneaker industry is really working overtime for the holidays.
Last night, in a 90 minute special, the Kardashians took us behind the scenes of the shoot for their 2013 Christmas card. I’m very proud of the fact that I don’t watch the show; but according to the Daily Mail, the family decided to do something do and different this year. First, they were doing away with the typical, traditional Christmas card and going for something a little more artistic. And for that they didn’t use family friend and photographer Nick Saglimbeni, but David LaChapelle.
LaChapelle came to the table with quite a few new ideas. For one he didn’t want there to be any men or children in the shoot. That worked out well since Rob didn’t want to be in it, Scott didn’t mind, Kanye’s on tour and Lamar is wherever the hell he is. Bruce was the only one who wouldn’t stand for being kicked out. He fought to be included. But after seeing how LaChapelle placed him in the scene, it’s rather evident that his presence wasn’t altogether welcomed. Kourtney also fought to make sure that Penelope and Mason were able to be included in the picture. So you’ll see them in there too. And though Kanye and Lamar aren’t physically in there, if you look closely, you’ll find their likeness. Hint, look close to the ground.
LaChapelle told the family that he wanted to do something unexpected with this shoot. “[It will be] On a deeper level, will say something about the time and place where we live.”
Kris Jenner described it as a post apocalyptic, futuristic world that was very pop culture. If that is so, I surely hope that the Kardashian clan won’t be the last family standing when it’s all said and done.
Take a look at the close ups of the photo on the following pages.
Kanye West is on a rampage–again! He just finished complaining about Obama, alleging the President used he and his mother to become “hip.” (Also, don’t talk about Kim K!) This after the President called him a jacka$$. Boop.
Now West, is going after a beloved online retailer. West zeroed in on mega online shoe store Zappos, which is owned by Amazon.com. Zappos is not only known for its shoes but also for having incredible customer service.
But West isn’t happy with Zappos. “I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on,” West said on writer Bret Easton Ellis’s podcast. “Meanwhile, he sells all this *ish product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling *ish product,” he added.
But Zappos isn’t lying down. They responded to West in, what Huffington Post describes as “the greatest way possible.”
Seriously Kanye! What have you got against Zappos? They also posted this response on their site, which has got five stars from visitors.
Love them or hate them, we all felt warm and fuzzy when we heard Kimye’s proposal story. We’re all suckers for a little romance. And we’ve got 15 over-the-top celebrity proposals to put a little “aww” in your day. If you’ve got a romantic story to share, you know where to leave it.
Today, Kanye appeared on the mother of “his girl’s” show, “Kris” and though we already revealed the most exciting element of his appearance — showing off baby North — there were also some rather interesting quotes from Kanye’s interview on “Kris” that caught us off guard. Like these…
“People would never understand that when I’m on stage or finishing a new album I can talk about it, but when I’m just walking down the street I’m a bit more shy and nervous.”
When Kanye West stopped by Kris Jenner’s talk show this morning, he brought a very special surprise with him — a photo of his baby girl. That’s right on the season finale of “Kris,” little baby North West finally showed her cute face!
All we have to say is this is one ridiculously adorable two-month old. And can we talk about those cheeks?? We just want to pinch them! We may have had our reservations about Kimye before but we’re so happy to see North West revealed.
Congrats again to Kimye on their baby girl North West!
The other day, we told you that Kanye will appear on the season finale episode of his baby mama’s mama’s talk show, “Kris,” and we’just just received our first snippet of what transpires during the segment. Naturally, the rapper talked about his new bundle of joy, North West, but he also, in a surprising move, discussed the criticisms he’s received for dating Kim Kardashian. He told his rumored mother-in-law-to-be:
“I could have people say, ‘This is going to damage your credibility as an artist or designer.’ And I say, you know, I don’t care, I love this woman.
“Or someone could say, ‘People everywhere know you don’t like paparazzi, why would you be with this person,’ and I say I’m with this person because I love this person and she’s worth it to me.
“My grandfather just passed…and his whole thing was joy. Just joy, just having joy in his life and she’s my joy and she brougt my new joy into the world and there’s no paparazzi and no blog comment that’s going to take that joy from me.”
Guess he told us huh?
I for one am just happy to see the man with a semi-smile on his face instead of a scowl and not acting like he doesn’t understand why people are confused by his choice of a partner and mother for his child. But then again, most of us feel like we lost Yeezy a long time ago anyway so him dating Kim is just water under the bridge.
Check out the clip below and tell us what you think of Kanye’s words on Kim. Do they make you saw “awwwwwww” or “gag me”?
A friend and I were talking a few days ago about the BET awards. I know, a day late and a dollar short, but we had nothing else to really talk about after talking about our day. Of course, as Erykah Badu fans, we mentioned the performance and how excited we were seeing one of the Queens perform.
Erykah killed it, no, slayed it, with her infectious voice and hypnotic cool. She also never fails to bring her confidence and her bodacious, ahem, assets. But, Erykah has always been like this — the spiritually grounded Earth Mother who cared less about what anyone thought of her, which only made her even more attractive. It’s this vibe that many said turned some men into putty. From Common to Andre 3000, Erykah has history with a few men who “changed” because of her. Common went from newsboy hats to Dashikis. Andre started wearing loincloths. Not to mention, Erykah also has three children – one from Andre — each from a different father.
As a result, Queen Erykah was deemed crazy and then the jokes started coming. First, many of them were harmless — “If you get with Erykah, you may start wearing African cloths,” one of my friends used to say. And, then, similar to the comments I saw on Twitter during the BET Awards, they got a little more problematic — “As long as he doesn’t look at her in the eye, young Kendrick should be fine.”
As funny as it sounds, the comments are pretty alarming.
But, Erykah isn’t the only one who’s been deemed “dangerous” to the male species. Rihanna was said to have made Matt Kemp lose focus during his last few baseball games of the season and made Chris Brown lose his mind… (I’m not even going there). Rumor has it Kim Kardashian is the reason for Kanye’s dramatic musical “transformation” and why he’s sold out to the same commercialism he criticizes so strongly in his music.
What makes comments like these so problematic is not only the blame on a woman for another person’s behavior, but also the “weakness” of a man. It says that if a woman, in particular may be from another country, practice a different religion, or is even aware of her sexuality openly – all traits that can be attributed to Rih, Erykah and Kim – she’s too dangerous or “too much to handle.” Listen, if my turban, maxi skirt and bamboo earrings make a man stop practicing his religion or, worst-case scenario, taking showers, I wasn’t the one who “hypnotized” him to do so. But, blaming women for a man’s behavior, good, bad or indifferent, is the foundation of victim blaming. As easy as it is to say that she was the one who drove him crazy, it’s even simpler to say she’s the reason he harassed her.
But, I digress.
Andre has always worn funky costumes (OutKast, anyone?) and Common has never been particularly mainstream in his way of thinking (shoutout to Soulquarian!), so Erykah really had a lot less to do with how they acted.
The point of the matter is that a man, or any person, changing their lifestyle or behavior is because that change was already deeply rooted in him or her. No woman is going to bring out what isn’t there to begin with. Chances are that the attraction a man has for a woman or vice versa reflects their innate qualities anyway. If you don’t like taking showers, chances are you may attract someone who isn’t too fond of soap either. But, say you eventually grow out of that phase (which, I hope you would). What happens? You move on, and attract someone else who reflects what’s in you.
So, don’t blame Erykah, Kim or any other woman for the man that he becomes.
Power couples in entertainment and the political arena today aren’t just enjoying their celebrity status, here are some who have ventured out to successful side hustles. They are not only in the news for their heart-to-heart connection, or their shock and awe shenanigans, but also for their dual business dealings. Love, respect, passion, and decent earnings — sounds like a recipe for a pretty good relationship.