As the suit details: “In interviews with the press, defendants brazenly admit that they adopted the marks COINYE WEST, COINYE and COYE to directly associate their newly minted crypto-currency with Mr. West… With each day that passes, Mr. West’s reputation is irreparably harmed… Consumers are likely to mistakenly believe that Mr. West is the source of these digital coins.” More »
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This is one of those stories that just makes you feel icky all around and makes you wish everyone could just retire to their own private underground bunker and never interact ever again, because people are just the worst. On Monday (January 13), Kanye West allegedly assaulted a man who hurled racial slurs at his fiancee Kim Kardashian in Beverly Hills. According to TMZ, it started when Kim was swarmed by photographers as she tried to enter a medical clinic. Some weirdo apparently tried to help clear the crowd by yelling, “Fuck these faggot-ass niggers” (sounds like a real gem!), at which point Kim told him not to use that language. The man then screamed at her, “Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up nigger lover, stupid slut.”
Humans, they’re just the worst, aren’t they? Once inside, Kim reportedly called Kanye, while this (alleged) racist shitbag continued lobbing the N-word at Kim and Ye. West allegedly arrived at the office waiting room, saw the man and punched him, as Kim screamed “We have it all on tape!” regarding the mouth-breather’s repulsive comments. So now the knuckle-dragging instigator (who turns out to be 18, lucky for West) is pressing charges and the LAPD wants to interview Kanye. More »
:: Madonna has reportedly turned to Adele for help with a “grown-up” ballads album. A source says that in exchange, she promises to write a song for Adele’s next album. [Daily Mail]
:: Hilary Duff has separated from her husband of four years, retired NHL star Mike Comrie. “They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other’s lives,” a rep says. [Detroit Free Press]
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In a recent interview with DJ Vlad, the rap crooner revealed that he worked for 10 days on 808s in Hawaii, and relayed a conversation he had with Ye at the time, basically claiming Ye all but credited him for the concept of the album. “[Kanye] said ‘I listened to your album Rappa Ternt Sanga. I heard all the songs. I fuckin’ love your album Rappa Ternt Sanga. I think you a genius,’” T-Pain told Vlad TV. “He said, ‘But what I figured out that Rappa Ternt Sanga is just a bunch of love songs with a shitload of bass in ‘em.’ And I’m like ‘Well, love songs is like heartbreaks and the shitload of bass is the 808s. So, you calling your album 808s & Heartbreak because you making a bunch of love songs with a shitload of bass in ‘em?’ And he basically was like ‘Yeah, pretty much.’”
T-Pain went on to explain why he’s a little bitter about the lack of recognition. “The praise that he got from it was like ‘Oh my God, this is so creative. This is the new shit. This is the shit,’” he said. “And I’m like ‘Well, what happened in 2005 when I dropped Rappa Ternt Sanga and it was the same album? That’s kind of weird.’ You know what I’m saying. It just felt like I was unappreciated.” More »
This show of Kanye unity comes after West invited Drake on stage for the final 2013 stop of his Yeezus tour, which followed Kanye’s surprise performance at Drake’s OVO Festival last year.
Check out Drake’s karaoke game below. More »
Cap 1 (who was recently heard on 2 Chainz‘ “Where U Been?”) starts things off at about the 17-second mark, then he passes the mic to West, who would have been in his early 20s at the time of this video. Despite being in the basement with a makeshift gold curtain behind him, and rocking a cut-off Champion t-shirt, Ye’s already rapping about keeping the fame and how he’ll “rise to the top because it ain’t in me to fail.”
Check out the time warp below. More »
The Seattle MC also talked a bit about Ye (the Grammy chunk of the interview started with a question about the potential for a Kanye rant if The Heist were to win). “Kanye told me the first time that he heard ['Thrift Shop'] on the radio, he was in LA, and he was listening to it in his car,” Macklemore relayed. “He said he turned it the f— up and said, ‘This dude is about to be famous.’”
Then he floated out the prospect of a Ye collab. “I always used to say, “My goal is I want to be on G.O.O.D. Music.’ That would be my ideal. But I think that, you know, I could work with Kanye without having to sign to G.O.O.D. Music. I want to build my own G.O.O.D. Music.” More »
West’s ambitious arena tour had a few hiccups early on in 2013, after a key piece of equipment was damaged in transit, but after a short hiatus, Kanye treated venues across the country to his stark vision comprising a giant mountain, a bouncing triangular stage and a huge circular LED screen. And many, many masks.
Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe Called Quest, Travi$ Scott and Pusha T provided support the first time around, but there’s no word yet on openers for this leg. See the new dates below. More »
Regardless, Tyga today (January 6) posted a black-and-white photo of him and West in the studio. It’s unclear what T-Raww and Ye were working on, but Tyga has a new album on the way (for which he has already enlisted Justin Bieber), and Ye, of course, has his Yeezus follow-up in the works.
UPDATE: As you can see below, the Instagram post has been deleted, presumably because it violated Kanye’s code of secrecy. More »
The anonymous makers behind CoinYe West, an online currency debuting January 11, disagree. “We chose to represent Kanye because he is and always has been a trendsetter, and he’s always keeping things unique,” they said to Noisey. “I can picture a future where Coinye is used to buy concert tickets, with cryptographically verified virtual tickets, and other ideas I can’t give away just yet.” More »