The painting depicts a tree outside of New Orleans where slaves were once hung, with their graves littered across the ground under the leaves. “Blood on the Leaves” samples Nina Simone’s 1965 jazz cover of Billie Holiday’s 1939 recording “Strange Fruit,” which was heavy with commentary on racism, slavery and the rise in the number of lynchings in the United States. As the eerie line “bodies swinging in the Southern breeze” (in other words the “strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees”) played back, Kanye’s completely blacked-out outline danced wildly to and fro in front of the painting. While his leather pants, Pyrex Vision tops and heavy gold chains are usually prominent during his set, things were different tonight. It wasn’t until the song was finished and a dim blue light spotlighted Kanye for his final seconds onstage that fans even get a chance to see his full figure.
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The cover of the album simply contains a bar code above the parental advisory warning. West also unveiled an edited version in black-and-white, baring the former Clipse member peering at the sky. The visuals were designed by West’s creative agency Donda, the same culprits credited with the. Yeezus cover. My Name Is My Name is set to feature a multitude of tracks produced by West, in addition to Swizz Beats and Rico Beats. The first single from My Name Is My Name “Sweet Serenade” was released yesterday and combines Pusha with his VA counterpart Chris Brown.
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The letter quoted throughout this piece is not real. A parody, written by W. David Marx, it first appeared as An Open Letter to Kanye West from the Association of French Bakers,on August 13, 2013, at Medium.com . There have been quite a few complaints about Kanyes new album; it seems to have upset as many activist groups as it has pleased fans. In a sense, thats what pop stars do. They offend almost as indiscriminately as they entertain.
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A wedding seems like the natural step for the power-couple who welcomed their baby daughter, North West, in June. It’s been a long-time coming following reports of tensions in their relationship over how their daughter is raised, but they are keen to tie the knot after putting their relationship back on track, insiders claim. “They haven’t decided on a venue, but they want to marry by the end of the year, they both admitted they’d become so entrenched in winning the fight they’d lost sight of what was important,” an insider has alleged to Closer magazine. Bride and Groom? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may finally tie the knot (WENN) Kanye and Kim’s mother Kris Jenner had reportedly clashed over whether North West would appear on her daytime talk show to increase flagging ratings, but the matriach settled for an exclusive photo instead.
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our editor recommends Kanye West Calls Kim Kardashian ‘My Joy’ on Kris Jenner’s Talk Show (Video) French Bakers aren’t saying bon appetit to Kanye West’s latest album, Yeezus. The Association of French Bakers is upset with lyrics from “I am God,” in which West raps “In a French-ass restaurant/Hurry up with my damn croissants.” So they penned him a tongue-in-cheek letter begging him to reconsider his stance. PHOTOS: Kanye West’s 20 Most Jaw-Dropping Quotes In the letter, the bakers stress that a croissant can’t be rushed, as it is akin to a work of art. They also say they would let the slight pass, but they take his lyrics seriously. “From the other lines in the song, we have come to understand that you may in Kim Kardashian official sex tape fact be a ‘God.’ Yet if this were the case and we, of course, take you at your word we wonder why you do not more frequently employ your omnipotence to change time and space to better suit your own personal whims,” the letter reads.
A Kanye West-Miley Cyrus collaboration?
By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ) There was so much happening at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards both onstage and behind the scenes that sometimes, it takes a few days for the subtler moments to rise to the surface. Hey, it wasn’t all twerking Teddy bears . Case in point, this genuinely sweet interaction between multiple-VMA winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the mercurial Kanye West, which occurred backstage following West’s performance of “Blood on the Leaves” . It’s just a quick conversation between artists, but it shows that, no matter how big Mack & Lewis have gotten, they’re still fans, first and foremost. “Thank you for raising the bar as an artist, appreciate it” Macklemore tells Kanye. He then praised his performance, saying “You killed that sh–.” And despite what you might think about Kanye, he was incredibly gracious, thanking Macklemore for his words, shaking hands with Lewis, and embracing “Same Love” singer Mary Lambert, who gives ‘Ye a kiss on the cheek.
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West, who also performed on the telecast, turned out to be the collaborator. Her reps, however, didn’t answer the more important question of who twerked in her honor at the party she skipped. The result of the pairing? A remix to Wests controversial single Black Skinhead. A Cyrus-West pairing isnt as unlikely as it sounds. The former Hannah Montana star has been aggressively ditching her Disney princess image and cozying up to hip-hop superstars ahead of her highly anticipated fourth album, Bangerz. Whether or not it’s genuine is the current debate of music critics everywhere. But Cyrus has already logged studio time with a breadth of hip-hop heavyweights including Pharrell Williams, Future, will.i.am, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Will Made It, who produced her comeback single, We Cant Stop. Her controversial performance of We Cant Stop at the VMAs is the Internets current to-beat-a-dead-horse conversation.