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5 Dec, 2022

Musk: ‘I wanted to punch Kanye’

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When the host of a live Q&A on Twitter Spaces about the “Twitter Files” asks about how Musk balances suspending West on Twitter with freedom of expression, Musk responds:

I personally wanted to punch Kanye, so that was definitely inciting me to violence. That’s not cool…I think it’s important that people know that was my decision, because at a certain point, you have to say, what is incitement to violence? Because that is against the law in the US. You can’t just form a ‘let’s go murder someone’ club. Posting swastikas in what is obviously not a good way is an incitement of violence.

Musk says that a post about the history of World War II that included photos of Nazi imagery would likely not violate guidelines.


4 Dec, 2022

West: Musk is a ‘half-Chinese’ clone engineered ‘like Obama’

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On Instagram, West writes:

Am I the only one who thinks Elon could be half Chinese? Have you ever seen his pics as a child? Take a Chinese genius and mate them with a South African supermodel and we have an Elon

West also compared Musk to Barack Obama, referring to the conspiracy theory that the former US president was a clone of an Egyptian pharaoh,

I say an Elon because they probably made 10 to 30 Elons and he is the first genetic hybrid that stuck..Well let’s not forget about Obama, I’m sorry for using curse words in church but I don’t have another word for Obama yet. YE24 Let’s Unify and find out LUAFO.


Musk responds:

I take that as a compliment!

2 Dec, 2022

Musk bans West from Twitter: ‘I tried my best’

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After West posts an image of a swastika inside a Star of David…

…and an image of Musk half- naked, Musk says that the latter is fine, but the swastika/star ‘is not’ and that West will be suspended for ‘incitement to violence’

I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.

West then posted a screenshot of his Twitter ban message on TruthSocial. Musk appeared to comment on the ban by later posting:

FAFO [F*ck around, find out]

11 Oct, 2022

Musk spoke to Kanye before Twitter block

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Musk says he spoke to Kanye West to express his concerns about the musician’s recent tweet about Jewish people. Kanye’s account was locked just a day after he returned to the platform for the first time in nearly two years.

Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart

11 Jun, 2017

Kourtney shares Kanye 40th birthday photo

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Kourtney Kardashian shares a photo of the family celebrating Kanye’s 40th birthday.

happy birthday Kanye…la familia wouldn’t be the same without you.


10 Jun, 2017

Kim and Kanye visit Japan

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Kim Kardashian releases a Snapchat of her and Kanye sitting in Japanese-style room in Japan.

8 Jun, 2017

Def Jam CEO: Label not pushing for new music from Kanye

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In an interview with Variety, Def Jam CEO Bartels talks about his loose working relationship with Kanye.

I don’t know if [word that Kanye is recording in Utah] that’s real or not, I read the same things you do. When we talk we don’t really get down to the granular of where he’s going and how he’s flying there, we keep it much more on a broader level. Kanye is working, that’s been widely reported. He’s always very focused, and our relationship with him is that we always have great respect for him and when he’s ready to do something or talk about something, we’re there for him, we totally support his vision and his focus, and that’s where we leave it. I check in with him from time to time just to see how he’s doing. What’s great about our relationship is that I always know when it’s go time—because he wakes me up. [Laughter]. You never know [if new music will arrive this year]. He’s always working, so maybe so. It’s never something we’re pushing—it’s always led by the creative side.

Kris Jenner to Kanye West: ‘We are beyond blessed to have you in our lives’

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Jenner sends a tribute to Kanye on his 40th birthday.

Happy birthday to my son #kanyewest!! You are an amazing Dad, amazing son, amazing brother and a beautiful soul who I love so very much… you bring such joy and are such an inspiration to all of us and we are beyond blessed to have you in our lives….I hope you have the most wonderful day filled with love ❤️❤️❤️


Former MTV Chief: Beyonce, Taylor Swift were crying over Kanye interruption

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Toffler, who headed up MTV at the time, says his favorite VMA moment was being at the center of Kanye’s interruption of Swift at the 2009 VMAs. West interrupted Swift’s speech saying:

Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you — I’mma let you finish — but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!


When Kanye walked up onstage with Taylor [Swift] that year, it turned out that Taylor had to go onstage to do her song five minutes later. I ran out of the truck to see that everything was all right, and Taylor and her mom were crying hysterically. I’m not always wonderful with emotions. I didn’t know what to say. Then I went backstage, and Beyonce was crying, too.

7 Jun, 2017

West’s plan to jazz up Calabasas High School uniforms gets cold shoulder

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After intense media speculation, Calabasas High school administrators say that Kanye will not be making over the school’s uniform. The owner of the Yeezy fashion line purportedly hoped to replace the 42-year-old high school’s signature black-and-gold uniforms — and rename its teams from Coyotes to Wolves. School spokesperson:

All we know is that a representative of Kanye West spoke with the principal last week — a low-level beginning meeting. There’s no proposal on the wall. Nothing was signed. No numbers were quoted. Basically, what we’re hearing — and what’s been all over the Internet — are rumors.

The superintendent for Las Virgenes schools also denied a weekend rumor that West had planned to sink $20 million into remaking Calabasas High.

The $20 million, I don’t know where that’s from. There was no discussion of funding or financing. There was certainly no discussion of any amount. So the $20 million is categorically not accurate. [Changing the name from Coyotes to Wolves], That’s a tough pill to swallow.No, the alumni base would lose their mind. No, that’s not on the table.

Kim K ‘saved’ her marriage to Kanye West with a spiritual counsellor

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Ian Halperin, author of Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise Of America’s Royal Familysays the Wests have worked through their issues with the help of a spiritual counselor. The therapy wasn’t religious but focused on being a “neutral place for structured healing conversations”.

Before Kim and Kanye started seeing a spiritual counsellor, she was seriously debating whether the relationship could work. Some members of Kim’s family knew about the counselor and encouraged it. But Kim really had to convince Kanye to go.

6 Jun, 2017

‘Zebra’ Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 may be re-released in late June

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One of Kanye West’s rarest Adidas Yeezy Boost designs, the “Zebra” Yeezy Boost 350 V2, which was first released on February 25, is expected to be re-released this month with reportedly wider availability than before. The white, black and red Adidas Primeknit design is one of West’s most sought-after Yeezy Boosts yet, with resell prices consistently averaging over $1,000 a pair. The June 24 rerelease, retailing at $240, is expected to be available on adidas.com the Adidas Confirmed app, as well as on Eastbay, Foot Locker and Footaction websites.

Chance the Rapper covers three Kanye songs at NY show

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At the Governors Ball music festival in New York City, Chance plays three Kanye West songs as part of his headlining set. Chance played renditions of Waves, Father Stretch My Hands, and Ultralight Beam — all tracks from West’s 2016 The Life of Pablo — amidst a set full of his own hits including No Problem, Sunday Candy, and Angels. Chance worked on a number of tracks for Pablo, earning writing credits on all three of those songs, and production credits on Ultralight Beam.

Report: Kanye to design Calabasas High School sports uniforms

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After launching a Calabasas-themed children’s clothing line with Kim Kardashian in May, West and his team have reportedly pitched the idea of a collaboration with Calabasas High School officials on redesigning its sports uniforms. According to TMZ, West is interested in changing the school’s team name from the Coyotes to the Wolves, as well as altering the school colors. West is said to be also interested in contributing a donation to improve school facilities, too.

5 Jun, 2017

Kanye tracks featuring Migos and A$AP Rocky leak online


Two Kanye West tracks are leaked online (link to Reddit thread) by Music Mafia, the website that recently hacked Drake’s Twitter and found some unreleased music from West. One of the tracks is called Euro (Switch Hands) features A$AP Rocky. Though streams keep being uploaded and taken down, it is reported that Kanye is taking a more electronic, ‘808s’ approach on this track. The second song is called Hold Tight and features Migos and Young Thug. It’s unknown whether these tracks are new or offcuts from The Life Of Pablo.

2 Jun, 2017

Sad Kanye inflatable renamed after criticism from mental health advocates

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In response to criticism from mental health groups, Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival renames a 30-foot-high inflatable sculpture called ‘Sad Kanye’ as ‘Happy Kanye’. The sculpture was created by Barcelona-based art group Hungry Castle (who were responsible for the previous year’s giant pink turd). In the initial press release Splendour said:

Why the sad face Kanye?. Why you got that resting bitch face, dog? Sometimes you crazy but you’re a dope ass producer and writer.

After criticism from fans who noted that West has suffered from depression,  Splendour releases a follow-up statement:

Dear Kanye, This is not a diss track. Yesterday we announced plans to build a tribute sculpture of you. It’s based on an internet meme titled Sad Kanye and as artists, we believed it would be an interesting platform to spread a message of positivity and good vibes. The concept is simple, we plan to invite the entire world to climb inside your mind and make you happy. Our work is based on the internet, celebrity figures and meme cultures. It was never our intention to start a dialogue about mental health issues. But as you know more than anybody, great art can often be divisive and is ultimately open to the interpretation of the public. We want to thank the internet for opening our eyes to this viewpoint and we now see how this project could be viewed as insensitive. We believe mental health is a serious issue and if our art is bringing awareness to this (even if accidentally) than perhaps just perhaps that’s a good thing. We’re fans of your rich body of work and we’re incredibly excited to share this playful installation with Splendour in the Grass and Bestival this year. Which is why we’ve decided to retitle the work HAPPY KANYE, which is what this is really all about. Good vibes ??

Kim K, Kanye arrive in the Caribbean for early birthday celebration


Less than two weeks after celebrating their three-year wedding anniversary, Kardashian and West arrive in The Bahamas for an early birthday celebration for Kanye, who’s birthday is June 8. The pair bring their kids and family friends along for the trip that will last throughout the weekend. Source:

They rented out a huge luxurious amazing villa. They have had cases of Casamigos flown in and are drinking by their private pool. The kids all have their own play area and they all look like they are having a great time. Kanye wanted to plan this vacation for their family as it’s been awhile since they have taken a vacation together as a whole. Kim really needed time to relax and wants to spend quality time with Kanye and he is going out of his way to make it special.

Lil Wayne’s daughter describes new car with Kanye West line

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Carter shows off her new Mercedes-Benz with lyrics from West’s Last Call.

This is my first car In My name ? Building my credit up ? Thanks to my amazing parents ? Time to get to workkkkk !!….Mayonnaise colored Benz , I push miracle whips ? #NewCarAlert


1 Jun, 2017

Report: Kim K, Kanye had six week trial separation

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Life & Style reports that insiders says that after suffering a breakdown at the end of 2016 the rapper and his wife were going through a trial separation. But the duo’s third wedding anniversary on May 24 made them reconsider the split.

They want you to think that Kanye just needed a break from fame and Hollywood, [but] he also wanted a break from Kim and his life with her. They’re on different paths and don’t connect anymore. He feels like she isn’t worldly or interested in experiencing other cultures. They’re trying to make it work…but there are a lot of problems between them. It’s an ongoing struggle…He’s not back to himself since the hospitalization. He doesn’t want to put himself in a situation where he’s taking on too much.

31 May, 2017

‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ originally called ‘Donda’s Boy’

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Rory Farrell, who co-hosts The Joe Budden Podcast along with Budden himself, says that MBDTF was originally called titled Donda’s Boy. Donda was Kanye’s late mother who died as a result of complications from surgery in the fall of 2007. Farrell, who was interning for Def Jam at the time, says he learned of the project’s original title when attending a label meeting for the release of Kanye’s then-upcoming album. Kanye arrived to the meeting accompanied by a small boy, who was wearing the same suit. However, Kanye said he wouldn’t have the meeting until everyone was dressed better. The next day, staff members showed up wearing suits. Farrell:

Everyone comes into the office looking like a terrible funeral. I went to H&M, I had no money. I looked a mess, a lot of execs I won’t name looked worse than me. He comes in, the child opens up his Louis Vuitton bag, throws a blanket over the conference table. Takes out two goblets—the medieval wine glasses. Pours him either white wine or water, it was in one of those unmarked bottles. And Kanye says, ‘I’m parched. We can begin now.’ He then takes out his laptop and starts playing My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. At this time, it was called Donda’s Boy, I don’t know if that ever went out but it was called Donda’s Boy and the idea was [that] he was going to do 10 tracks, and each track was going to be 10 minutes [long]. ‘Runaway’ was 20 minutes at the time, Pusha wasn’t on it.