Kanye West’s Blacked-Out ‘Blood On The Leaves’ Haunts VMAs

West was all about making a big statement while keeping it very minimal for the first live rendition of “Blood on the Leaves.” In contrast to his jolting performances of the Yeezus single “Black Skinhead,” which came complete with threatening hooded figures and ferocious barking dogs, the controversial rapper, producer and self-proclaimed “Michael Jordan of music” which Jared Leto so graciously pointed out during his introduction turned down both the intensity and the lights for “Blood on the Leaves.” The song began with a very dim light illuminating only ‘Ye’s face, with the rest of the set shrouded in black, as the haunting refrain of the “Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees” came through the speakers in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Not until the beat of the song dropped were viewers finally able to see that Steve McQueen’s “Lynching Tree” was the only thing that Kanye had commissioned as his backdrop for the night. 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.
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Miley Cyrus Twerks… Then Collaborates With Kanye West?

(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Show NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician Katy Perry performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Empire-Fulton Ferry Park on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Show NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician Katy Perry performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Empire-Fulton Ferry Park on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Show NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician Katy Perry performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Empire-Fulton Ferry Park on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV) Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Show NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician Katy Perry performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Empire-Fulton Ferry Park on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/25/kanye-west-vma-performance_n_3786797.html

Kanye West’s VMAs Performance Brings ‘Blood On The Leaves’ To Barclays

Miley Cyrus, after horrifying the US nation with her twerking , skipped any after parties for the MTV VMAs on Sunday 25th August. Her reason was not coping with crushing embarrassment but, according to sources, she had a last minute date in the recording studio with Kanye West. It seems West was “in a creative mood” according to sources and “just decided to capture their creative engery and record right after the show. They decided that night.” Miley Cyrus pre-catastrophic performance on the red carpet at the MTV VMAs. For West’s sake, let’s hope the decision came before he saw Cyrus perform!
Source: http://www.contactmusic.com/article/miley-cyrus-twerks-then-collaborates-with-kanye-west_3840329

A Kanye West-Miley Cyrus collaboration?

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. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis would win three Moonmen at Sunday’s show, and performed their equality anthem “Same Love” on the VMA stage with an assist from special guest Jennifer Hudson onstage. Kanye, on the other hand, basically breezed in and out of Barclays, doing a somber version of “Blood,” then spending a few minutes in the artist VIP area before departing.
Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1713204/kanye-west-macklemore-vma-2013-backstage.jhtml

What Happened When Macklemore Met Kanye Backstage At The VMAs?

Kennedy August 28, 2013, 2:26 p.m. File this under things that probably wont end well: Kanye West has tapped Miley Cyrus for a collaboration. While pundits are suddenly interested in the phenomenon that is twerking (seriously, folks, its not new despite what countless think pieces are currently stating), the singer thats just now introducing the tawdry dance to Middle America has teamed up with a rapper whos polarized the same audience. After Cyrus deliciously trashy train wreck of a performance at Sundays MTV Video Music Awards, the singer reportedly skipped her own post-VMA party to log studio time for a top-secret collaboration, according to the New York Post. 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.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-kanye-west-and-miley-cyrus-collaboration-20130828,0,967182.story


Eminem Slammed Over Khloe Kardashian ‘Ugly’ Diss in New ‘Berzerk’ Song

#stupid,” one Twitter user wrote. “The fact that Eminem called Khloe Kardashian ugly is horrible. She is so beautiful and funny,” another wrote. Like us on Facebook “I think it’s hilarious how eminem called khloe kardashian ugly when in reality she’s the pretty one,” a Kardashian fan tweeted.
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Kim Kardashian considers eating her placenta

“My wife did that,” he said. “And it’s supposed to be good, too. (It helps) with postpartum and it’s great for menopause.” “There’s cookbooks of different ways you have to cook it,” said Kardashian. The rest of the family weren’t as enthused, except for sister Kourtney. “Why would you not take it?
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/08/25/kim-kardashian-considers-eating-her-placenta/2697275/

Kim Kardashian Recruits TWO Of Her Sisters For A Hike!

Remove Added to your timeline: 8/27/2013 6:29 PM ET | Filed under: Baby Blabber Kim Kardashian Kendall & Kylie Jenner Fitness Health Family Hike It! Can you guess which sisters Kim Kardashian brought along with her on her hike?? Actually, we won’t make you guess we don’t have forever and there are about a million Kardashians and Jenners to choose from it was Kendall and Kylie ! Here’s what she said along with posting the beautiful evening pic (above): ‘Beautiful way to end the day! Hike with @kendalljenner @kyliejenner @blacchyna’ We LOVE sibling support, be it for health or stressful times, and it sounds like the family is working on both right now: Kim with her baby weight mission, and then there’s the stressful side of things at the moment too. Focusing on the healthy aspects, it sounds like Kim is doing a fab job of staying active!
Source: http://perezhilton.com/fitperez/2013-08-27-kim-kardashian-kendall-jenner-kylie-hike-health-baby-weight

NBA Star Reportedly Dealing With Drug Addiction

In 2001, he was suspended by the nba, for marijuana. The 29-year-old kardashian took to twitter writing, really hard to sit here and listen to people talk expletive about my family. Odom has become a cultural phenomenon. A basketball star willing to put his life on display on reality tv. Leading many to wonder if he was keeping part of that life hidden from view. We turn to miley cyrus.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/lamar-odom-missing-nba-star-reportedly-dealing-drug-20078943?tab=9482930&section=1206852&playlist=20086476

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ‘Refuse $4 Million For First Baby Photos’

It’s believed Kanye West will unveil the first photograph of the two-month-old tot during his appearance on Kris’ series this Friday in a desperate bid to boost the ratings of the show hosted by his girlfriend’s mother. According to RadarOnline the privileged infant will be photographed lying on a comforter in a ‘very expensive’ baby grow. The ‘Black Skinhead’ rapper has reportedly been the driving force behind ‘Nori’s’ concealment, and will have the final approval of the footage if the reveal goes ahead. However Kris has allegedly never been in charge of the negations for the pictures. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ‘Refuse $4 Million For First Baby Photos’ The world is waiting! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West haven’t revealed photos of their baby (WENN) A source revealed: “[Kris] would only have looked things over to make sure that the brand and her daughters best interests were represented. [She] has learned to stop taking s**t so seriously with them that Kim is in love and shes kinda lost the control, and has to be OK with that, or else lose Kim as her daughter. Meanwhile insiders claim the couple’s decision to turn down the hefty publishing fee isn’t down to money as they are potentially considering an even bigger $10 million offer to give to charity.
Source: http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-refuse-4-million-baby-203604597.html

Kanye West Turned Down American Idol Because It Was “Too Mainstream”

He eventually decided to turn down the offer because he thought the show was too mainstream. This is priceless, coming from a guy whos dating a reality star (and I honestly mean no offense to Kim Kardashian by that, but shes the very definition of mainstream) and who, after saying his child was his and not Americas, went on Kris Jenners show to help her get a ratings boost . He didn’t want to go that mainstream, an insider familiar with the negotiations says for Us Magazine . He didn’t want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down, adds the spy. Though I appreciate Kanye as an artist, I guess its safe to say that hes lost every shred of street cred already, so he didnt have to worry about that.
Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kanye-West-Turned-Down-American-Idol-Because-It-Was-Too-Mainstream-377231.shtml

Kanye West’s LAX Paparazzi Scuffle: Gloria Allred Announces Lawsuit

What’s going on? Why can’t we talk to you? I mean why?” Also read: Kris Jenner Fires Back at Obama Over Kim Kardashian-Kanye West Diss According to the attorney, Ramos’ line of questioning was related to reports from a week earlier that West told a group of photographers, “Don’t talk to me. I don’t want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know.” Ramos’ line of questioning allegedly constituted fightin’ words to West.
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/kanye-west-sued-over-alleged-airport-attack-paparazzo-003500668.html

Will Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Bring North West To The VMAs?

Under fire: Kanye West, who is set to appear on Kris Jenner’s talk show this Friday, is being sued by photographer Daniel Ramos His lawyer argues that the attack sets a dangerous precedent for other celebrities committing acts of violence against photographers. His lawyer revealed that she’s also asking the court to issue a restraining order against Kanye. Daniel is suing how to watch Kim Kardashian sex tape for unspecified damages. The lawsuit has emerged just a day before he is due to appear on Kris Jenner’s ill-fated talk show Kris. Although it has already been prerecorded, it is unclear whether the Kardashian matriarch will grill Kanye about the legal case.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2399325/Kanye-West-left-photographer-crutches-brutal-assault-LAX–Kris-Jenner-reveals-Kim-living-house.html

Kanye West left photographer ‘in crutches after brutal assault at LAX’… as Kris Jenner reveals he and Kim are still living at her house

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West refused an offer of $4 million from an Australian news outlet who wanted exclusive publishing rights to photos of their newborn daughter North. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West refused a $4 million offer for photographs of their baby. The couple – who welcomed their daughter North West into the world in June – reportedly turned down the lucrative offer from an Australian news outlet that wanted exclusive publishing rights to pictures of their newborn deciding they didn’t need the cash. A source told RadarOnline.com: ”They were planning on giving it all away to [Kanye’s] charity anyway, It’s not like [North] needs to worry about [her] trust fund, Kanye’s already set aside a serious chunk of change.” Kim made her first public appearance ahead of her sister Kylie Jenner’s 16th birthday party last week after two months in hiding, but insiders claim she is concealing North’s identity for now to protect the tot. The source added: ”Right now, she is worried about the safety of Nori because paps are throwing stuff over the walls, yelling awful things at her, she feels threatened and scared right now that if they don’t just let everyone see the kid, you all are gonna go [crazy] on her when she does finally emerge.” Kanye will reveal a photo of North on Kim’s mother Kris Jenner’s talk show on Friday (23.08.13) in an interview that has already been recorded.
Source: http://news.ph.msn.com/entertainment/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-refuse-dollar4-million-for-baby-pictures-1

Kanye West Sued Over Alleged Airport Attack on Paparazzo

Could the couple possibly be planning to debut their baby on the award show red carpet? We’re going to go with “probably not.” But then again, they could take a page out of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s book, when they brought 1-year-old daughter Frances Bean with them back in 1993. Beyonce announced her pregnancy at the VMAs in 2011 , and bringing North West to the awards is pretty much the only way Kimye would be able to upstage that announcement — and we all know they’re a couple that loves a good upstaging. Can’t you just picture it? Kim, Kanye and North West would take the red carpet by storm, just like Kurt, Courtney and Frances did in 1993. Kim could even bring a stroller, and the army of nannies we are sure she employs.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-north-west-vmas_n_3790566.html

Kanye West May Debut North on Jenner’s Talk Show, One Direction’s Zayn Malik is Engaged

Getty Images Gloria Allred, Kanye West Attorney Gloria Allred has announced the filing of a lawsuit against Kanye West over the Yeezus rapper’s confrontation with a videographer at LAX airport in mid-July. our editor recommends ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Film Lawsuit Will Proceed Daniel Ramos, the videographer, appeared alongside Allred ata news conference on Wednesday where footage of the incident was played. The attorney said the lawsuit covers assault, battery, and interference with Daniel’s right to free speech. Ramos said that he now uses a crutch to get around after the “unprovoked” LAX airport incident a month ago. At the incident, Ramos says he told West twice, “I don’t want to fight you.” Allred urged West to apologize.”That would be a start,” she said. “Kanye needs to do the right thing.”During the news conference, Allred also condemned other celebrities for supporting West’s paparazzi attack. Among those mentioned were Cher and Kirstie Alley.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/kanye-wests-lax-paparazzi-scuffle-611153

Drake Declares Kanye West Is ‘My Favorite Artist’

Music CEO finally put to rest all those rumors of there being tension between himself and YMCMB’s shining star. Turns out, it was all just friendly competition. “That was probably the most important moment in my career to date,” Drake told MTV News after the show Monday, the same day Kanye was announced as a performer at the 2013 Video Music Awards. “I think me and browse Kanye have wanted to express our respect for each other for a long time and sometimes rap, the business, the competitiveness and just the heart behind it forces you to not talk to the people you quietly admire.” “And Kanye West is definitely a guy that I beyond admire. I have the utmost respect for him.” After pulling out some big surprises with appearances from TLC, Diddy and Ma$e, Drake really outdid himself by summoning ‘Ye to the stage with a pretty grand entrance, might we add. He tweaked Kanye’s lyrics on “Diamonds From Sierra Leone,” rapping “What up with you and ‘Ye man, are ya’ll OK, man?” before Mr.
Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1711890/drake-kanye-west-favorite-artist.jhtml

Kanye West On Kylie And Kendall’s Fashion Line: ‘Let’s Do This!’

“When I woke up from the crazy nightmare, I looked in the mirror and said GROW UP KANYE.”  (Photo: Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images for H and M) Story Highlights West will perform ‘BLKKK SKKKN HEAD’ Aug. 25 on the MTV Video Music Awards West made his VMA debut in 2044 with Chaka Khan Lady Gaga will also perform on this year’s VMAs SHARE 123 CONNECT 15 TWEET 28 COMMENTEMAILMORE It just wouldn’t be a VMAs without Kanye West, now would it? West will perform BLKKK SKKKN HEAD at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, tying the rapper with Madonna for most VMA performances at seven. West, a three-time VMA winner, made his debut performance with Chaka Khan in in 2004, doing a medley of Jesus Walks, All Falls Down and Through the Wire. The following year, he performed Gold Digger with Jamie Foxx. He did Stronger and Good Life with T-Pain in 2007, Love Lockdown in 2008 and Runaway in 2010.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/05/kanye-west-seventh-vma-performance/2620249/

Kanye West set for record seventh VMA performance

Thats the rumor. West is reportedly interested in buying Graceland, the former Memphis home of Elvis Presley . The property isnt officially for sale, but Britains Daily Star quotes a source that says there are whispers that Lisa Marie Presley is going to sell. Graceland would remain open to the public for the nearly half a million yearly Elvis fans to visit. The 13-acre parcel is said to be worth about $85 million. The reason for Wests interest is personal.
Source: http://tasteofcountry.com/kanye-west-to-buy-graceland/

Drake calls Kanye ‘my favorite artist’

8, 2013 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Feuding Over Wedding Plans Already? By Sarah Crow Courtesy WetPaint.com Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are enjoying a newly invigorated relationship, thanks to the June 15 birth of their daughter, North West , but their baby bliss may be short-lived if they don’t start seeing eye-to-eye about plans for their upcoming wedding . The twice-married bride-to-be has had it with the lavish weddings of her past and is hoping to have a pared-down celebration for her union with Kanye. However, a guy who’s used to $100K beds and sends skinny jeans to baby princes is probably not a barefoot-in-a-backyard wedding kind of guy. Kanye’s never been married before, so he’s reportedly hoping to go all out with a huge wedding in Paris, and an enormous A-list guest list, while his the mother of his child wants exactly the opposite. Kim reportedly wants to make the wedding a private affair, with between 30 and 50 guests gathering on an island to celebrate the monumental occasion in not-so-monumental style.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Feuding Over Wedding Plans Already?

He’s such a nice guy,” Kylie Jenner told Fashionista.com . She and sister Kendall design a line for PacSun as well as a jewelry line for retailer Nordstrom. She added, “A couple of days ago, I was in the kitchen and so was he, and I was just talking about my clothing line and how excited I was and he was like, ‘Your clothing line I can help you and design. We can do this!’ Like, whatever, because he’s just kind of about taking over the world with fashion pretty much, and that’s really inspiring.” When MTV News chatted with the Jenner sisters earlier this summer, they shared with us what was inspiring them, aside from the rapper. Kylie suggested that fashionistas should be sporting “cut-out dresses, shorts. I live in shorts during the summer.” It’s not the first time that Kanye has put his stamp on the Kardashian’s sense of style.
Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1711921/kanye-west-kylie-kendall-jenner-fashion-line.jhtml

Kanye West to Buy Elvis Presley’s Graceland?

And West has Drake’s “utmost respect.” At least that’s what Drake told MTV News on Monday, after West joined him onstage at OVO Fest. “That was probably the most important moment in my career to date,” Drake said. “I think me and Kanye have wanted to express our respect for each other for a long time, and sometimes rap, the business, the competitiveness and just the heart behind it forces you to not talk to the people you quietly admire.” Kanye West performs at the 2012 BET Awards. (Photo: Matt Sayles Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Some of Drake’s lyrics have been interpreted as taking shots at West, the MTV report observed. On I’m The One, Drake seems to allude to West’s collaboration with Jay-Z, boasting, “I’m just feeling like the throne is for the taking.” But Drake told MTV, “Kanye West is my favorite artist,” adding that “it was surreal” when West gave Drake credit for pushing him and Jay Z creatively.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/06/drake-calls-kanye-west-his-favorite-artist/2625203/

A home fit for Princess North! Renovations are well underway at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s $11 million Bel Air home

Donda’s House, named for West’s late mother, and St. Sabina Church have teamed up to host “Got Bars?,” a 10-week course that will teach students between 15 and 24 to write and record their own music, Chicago radio station WBEZ reports. Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest, a West collaborator who co-founded Donda’s House, will spearhead the studio sessions. The program will also offer exercise and nutrition advice from a former professional football player.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-charity-offers-studio-time-to-chicago-youth-20130729

The video and the lyrics both damn everything from reality television to fame, gender stereotypes, and how technology makes it harder to communicate. Dancers are more concerned with being glued to their cell phones than engaging with others, and specific targets include The X Factor and foul-mouthed talk show host Jeremy Kyle. Nick Cannon: Me Sexy Me Sexymay not be a grammatically correct title, but this video makes up for that with the years best mustache on a Spanish-speaking pimp. Said pimp and Nick Cannon have a Zoolander style walk-off to prove who is sexiest. Everybody in the place, let me see you sexy face, magnum, blue steel, sings Cannon on the first single off his upcoming album, White People Party Music. So who wins?
Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/04/kanye-west-john-legend-more-best-music-videos-of-the-week-video.html

Despite the arrival of their much-loved baby North ‘Nori’ West, the mansion is still in an advanced state of renovation and will take some months to finish. So far the plans to renovate are – as you would expect – typically grandiose. In fact, the luxurious home – which she bought in July for $10,750,000, according to Trulia – has been been gutted, as the couple seek to put their own stamp on it. NOW: Kim K Superstar online Renovations are well underway at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s new mansion in Beverly Hills THEN: The mansion seen before it was gutted by Kim and Kanye in a bid to add an extra 4,000 square feet Kim has not been seen for weeks since giving birth – until last Friday when she popped up in a taped message on mum Kris Jenner’s new chat show The stunning Mediterranean-style mansion in Bel Air came complete with wrought-iron staircases, chandeliers and ‘old world’ fittings, which have already been ripped out. Despite buying the house brand new, Kim reportedly ran into many problems with the electric, water and heating in the house and has to completely rewire the place.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2384720/Renovations-underway-Kim-Kardashian-Kanye-Wests-11-million-Bel-Air-home.html