Kanye West

Kanye West filed a pair of lawsuits Friday against a number of high-profile record companies and music publishers, including Universal Music Group, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam and the Sony/ATV-owned EMI Music Publishing. The heavily redacted lawsuits were filed at Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, the Hollywood Reporter writes. While the exact nature of West’s lawsuits are […]

Kanye West recently hosted a second Sunday Service, the rapper’s “inspirational jam session” that features a choir delivering gospel renditions of West songs. West sat on a stool in the middle of the performers for the majority of the session, but at the 36-minute mark of the above video (via Vulture), the rapper joined the […]

Kanye West reportedly pulled out as Coachella headliner just days before the festival announced its 2019 lineup after organizers would not meet the rapper’s demands that a dome be built on the festival grounds. Billboard reports that on New Year’s Day, Coachella organizers were set to reveal West as one of its headliners when the […]

Kanye West called out Ariana Grande and opened up about his “mental disorder” during an early Saturday morning string of tweets. On Thursday, after West reignited his feud with Drake during another Twitter airing, Grande tweeted prior to the arrival of her new single “Imagine,” “Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn […]

Meek Mill addressed Jay-Z’s headlining-generating “What’s Free” verse during a recent CNN interview, explaining that the guest rapper wasn’t shaming Kanye West for frequently wearing one of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats. On the track, which appears on Mill’s recently issued fourth LP, Champions, Jay-Z rhymes, “No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince […]

The producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker has worked on four albums with Kanye West. 808s & Heartbreak was their first collaboration, and likely the most memorable. “It was probably the easiest Kanye West record that ever got made,” he said. “It flowed the most effortlessly because we basically did it in three weeks.” Ten years after its release, […]

On Tuesday evening, Kanye West denied the claim that he had designed a logo and merchandise for a political branding exercise called “Blexit,” which urges black voters to leave the Democratic Party. The concept, originated by alt-right provocateur Candace Owens, advertised that West designed the group’s merchandise, which he denies.  “I introduced Candace to the […]

A recent episode of Saturday Night Live proved three things about the United States right now: Some Americans still fear curse words, nipples and Kanye West. More than a dozen concerned viewers contacted the FCC after the rapper performed on the show to complain that he dropped the “F-bomb on live network TV” and that […]

Kanye West ended his social media hiatus on Saturday with several videos posted from Africa, including one nine-minute rant dubbed “Mind Control.” The video, live-streamed over Periscope, featured the rapper’s signature stream-of-consciousness delivery, touching on mind control, “positive energy” and social media. The rant also centered on the rapper’s desire to be released from his contract […]

The night before President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, a long-awaited bill that allows artists and publishers to earn royalties on recordings made before 1972 and helps songwriters and producers get paid more efficiently in the streaming era, 100 songwriters and lobbyists gathered at City Winery in Washington, D.C., to dance and celebrate. The […]

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