May 23rd, 2012
12:40 PM ET
This year's BET Awards will pass the mic to “Avengers” star Samuel L. Jackson, who's been tapped to host the July ceremony.
The highest-grossing movie actor of all time will likely share the stage at various points with another big star, Kanye West, who is up for the most nominations at this year’s show.
The rapper/burgeoning reality star has received seven nods, while his “Watch the Throne” partner Jay-Z has received five.
April 5th, 2012
11:19 AM ET
Kanye West has been the subject of a healthy amount of rumors regarding his relationship with one Kim Kardashian - platonic, or more than that? - and he now appears to admit on a new track that he was smitten with the reality star.
In "Theraflu," West appears to refer to his prior relationship with Amber Rose - who is now engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa - saying, "The whole industry wanna f*** ya old chick/the only n**** I got respect for is Wiz."
And then, the lines that will send gossip hounds into a frenzy:
January 5th, 2012
01:56 PM ET
Kanye West had a lot to get off his chest Wednesday night, and opted to convey it all in a succession of at least 80 tweets that continued into the early morning hours on Thursday.
The 34-year-old musician tweeted about everything from his new company - DONDA, named after his late mother - to education, creativity and design. Close to 24 hours ago, West began by saying he wanted to clarify a few things. For starters, the name of his fashion line is Kanye West, not DW.
He continued, "I love being back at my fashion office learning and creating. It's so challenging and fun and I'm surrounded by amazing people. They so you only live once but every time I come to work I feel like I'm starting a second life...You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don't. I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion."
November 25th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West is using the words of 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to make his case in court.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether to uphold the dismissal of a 2010 claim that the rapper stole the song “Stronger" from another artist.
Plaintiff Vincent Peters, in addition to claiming similarity in the use of "Kate Moss" and the title "Stronger," zeroes in on alleged similarities in the chorus. Both sides acknowledge the lyrics are based on Nietzsche's phrase, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
October 3rd, 2011
04:44 PM ET
Kanye West’s highly anticipated fashion line has finally made its debut, and Fashionista.com reports that it was not exactly a smashing success.
The rapper showed his collection during Paris Fashion Week, and fashion critics began to post unimpressed remarks even as the first models were going down the runway.
A pack of celebrity pals and fashion heavyweights showed up for the Saturday night show, including Anna Wintour, Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and the event was certainly “monumental,” as Ciara tweeted.
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