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June 27, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Sharon Osbourne has decided Kanye West is not only not a god -- he's not even that talented. "He's an average-looking guy with an average talent," the co-host of CBS' "The Talk" said on Thursday's show. Mrs. O's dig was part of a "Talk" backlash against the rapper, who has been even more boastful than usual while promoting his new album "Yeezus. " In one interview, West -- who just had a baby named North with Kim Kardashian -- called himself the "No. 1 living and breathing rock star" and compared himself favorably with Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.
June 20, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
As sure as the sun rises in the east, a chopped-and-screwed version of Kanye West's new album “Yeezus” was inevitable, and DJ AudiTory can lay claim to the first best version.  As happens these days with most pop and hip-hop album of note, soon after its Tuesday release, slowed-down, extended edits of all 10 songs on “Yeezus” started appearing online. The remixes, created by both pros and bedroom DJs looking to tap into a syrupy, Houston-born style, have become the modern-day version of reggae “dub plates.” The best of them explore, and reveal, the nooks and crannies of a recording in ways that would otherwise go unnoticed.
October 29, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Kim Kardashian is splashing back at claims that she and Kanye West could be taking their relationship to the next level. At a Saturday Halloween bash in New York City, Kardashian rocked a sexy mermaid look with West on her arm, hitting a red carpet in the name of her Midori liqueur endorsement and apparently rumor patrolling.  The whisper in question came from Ryan Seacrest, the radio host and TV personality who serves as executive producer for...
April 17, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Kanye West might have plenty of sweet nothings he wants to whisper in Kim Kardashian's ear, but the name Beyonce isn't one of them. Since the two individually overexposed figures combined forces as a maybe-couple about two weeks ago, media outlets have run wild trying to flesh out everything from shopping sprees to romantic dinners to jaunts to Paris.  But one particular claim, that West was calling Kardashian "his Beyonce," according to...
January 13, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Beverly Hills police launched a battery investigation Monday involving rapper Kanye West, police said. The alleged incident was reported about 12:15 p.m. Monday in the 8800 block of Wilshire Boulevard, a commercial district, according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department.  "The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses," police said in a statement. West left the scene before officers arrived, police said.  Authorities are conducting a follow-up investigation.
November 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Whoops - Kanye West went and started a feud with someone who has a powerful weapon apparently not possessed by the volatile rapper: a sense of humor. Guess who won? West took a shot at online shoe retailer Zappos during a Tuesday podcast with Bret Easton Ellis that touched on topics ranging from film to fashion, E! News reported. During the chat, West slammed Zappos' chief exec, Tony Hsieh. "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.
July 4, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Kanye West has a resume that is nothing if not diverse, including chart-topping musician, fashion designer, tabloid staple, music-video director and cultural firebrand. He has claimed to be creative director on an upcoming "Jetsons" movie and, in a recent interview promoting his album "Yeezus," he declared that his wide-ranging cultural interests have "only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. " In a pair of messages posted to his Twitter account Wednesday night, West added film critic to that resume when he stated, "I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it's easily one of my favorite movies of all time" and "This is not another 'Robot' movie.
December 24, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Kanye West caught plenty of flak last month when he premiered the (pretty fascinating!) music video for his song "Bound 2. " In the unlikely event that you don't remember, it's the borderline-NSFW clip in which West and his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, ride a motorcycle through a rather crudely digitized landscape resembling the American West. Now "Bound 2" is attracting a different kind of heat: the legal kind. PHOTOS: Best albums of 2013 According to Rolling Stone , Ricky Spicer of the '70s soul group the Ponderosa Twins Plus One -- whose song " Bound " provides the indelible vocal hook in West's track -- filed suit Monday in New York, alleging that the rapper used Spicer's voice without permission.
June 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially parents! After a closely watched pregnancy, Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl, according to several reports. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 32, and the Grammy-winning rapper, 36, welcomed their baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to TMZ, People , E! and Us Weekly. The baby came about a month early, as the E! reality star's due date was reported to be July 11 or thereabouts. PHOTOS: Meet the Kardashians "Kim had her baby," a hospital source told Us . "She's five weeks early.
June 14, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
One of the most striking metaphors for the tension within “Yeezus,” the new album from rapper Kanye West, arrives nearly 25 minutes in during a song called “I'm in It.” It involves a Martin Luther King Jr. quote. “Thank God almighty, free at last” raps West. The line is notable for what it's not: a charged reference to black freedom. Rather, those that are “free at last” aren't enslaved humans but a woman's breasts, released from the bondage of a bra during a bathroom tryst.
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