1. Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Out Of Court Over 'New Slaves' Sample

    March 24, 2017 4:49 PM EDT Kanye West settled a lawsuit out of court stemming from a $2.5 million copyright claim for his  Yeezus  track, “New Slaves.” The Chicago rapper was embroiled in a lawsuit sent by a Hungarian composer, who said that that his 1969 song was used in the hip-hop song’s outro without his permission…

  2. Kanye West Wore a Cradle of Filth T-Shirt, But the Feeling Isn't Mutual

    March 22, 2017 6:37 PM EDT "Fortunately not a collaborator." Kanye West may be a Cradle of Filth fan, but the feeling's not mutual.  After West was photographed wearing a Cradle of Filth T-shirt, the the British extreme metal band's official Facebook page threw some shade posting a pic of West in…

  3. Kim Kardashian West Breaks Silence on Paris Robbery in E! Reality Show

    March 19, 2017 11:29 PM EDT In the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians , Kim Kardashian West tearfully chronicled the events of her Paris robbery as her sisters Khloe and Kourtney sat by her side and listened.  At 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2016, Kim was resting in her Paris hotel room after a night out with…

  4. SXSW 2017: The Big Brands Are Pulling Back, And Maybe That's a Good Thing

    March 10, 2017 8:57 AM EST Samsung is out. Spotify, Fader Fort, Bud Light and others have scaled back. And South By Southwest’s most exclusive after-party, the Illmore, is no more.  With around 350 sponsored events set for Austin in coming days -- roughly 100 fewer than were scheduled at this time last year -- insiders…

  5. R.I.P. B.I.G.: Lyrical Tributes to Biggie Smalls

    March 08, 2017 5:07 PM EST Twenty years ago today on March 9, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest rappers of all time in The Notorious B.I.G. Though he died at the almost impossibly young age of 24, the MC who came live from Bedford-Stuyvesant left a lasting mark on the rap game with two iconic, landmark albums --…

  6. Watch Kanye West Go Missing in 'Get Out (Of the White House)' Spoof Starring the Trump Family

    March 07, 2017 7:13 AM EST The scariest thing in Funny or Die's spoof of comedian Jordan Peele's hit horror movie Get Out is the burning question: what happened to Kanye West ? Despite warnings throughout Get Out (Of The White House) from Ivanka Trump that her dad can be a "little intimidating,"…

  7. Why Stars Like Nicki Minaj & Kanye West Love Designer Haider Ackermann

    March 06, 2017 9:04 AM EST Nicki Minaj didn’t wear Haider Ackermann to the designer’s Fall/Winter 2017 show in Paris on Saturday, but the centerpiece of her outfit — an asymmetrically-cut blazer that left her left breast fully exposed — matched the spirit of the man’s work, if not its subtlety. Ackermann’s creations…

  8. Kanye West Drops New 17-Minute Version of The-Dream Track 'Bed'

    February 28, 2017 8:36 AM EST Kanye West returned to Soundcloud after an eight-month absence on Monday night (Feb. 27) with a  new, 17-minute version of The-Dream track "Bed." The revamp opens with an ominous repeated bass note and is highlighted by Dream's feathery singing on the demo of a song that would…

  9. Watch Alex Trebek Rap Lyrics By Lil Wayne, Drake, Desiigner & Kanye West on 'Jeopardy'

    February 21, 2017 10:33 AM EST Alex Trebek showed off his MC skills during an episode of Jeopardy!  on Monday night (Feb. 20). The show's longtime host went all in for the "Let's Rap Kids!" category, reciting lyrics by Kanye West , Desiigner , Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar . He Trebek'd Drake's…

  10. Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Other Top Stars Betting On New Las Vegas Venues

    February 16, 2017 2:10 PM EST It was opening night of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in April 2016, and the crowd was cheering hometown heroes: The Killers , fronted by Brandon Flowers , and "Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton , who had joined the band onstage. Watching the show, arena executive Rick Arpin…

  11. Murs Proclaims 'God Bless Kanye West' on New Single Tackling Mental Illness: Listen

    February 15, 2017 9:28 PM EST By all appearances,  Kanye West  has been making strides since he was hospitalized last November amidst what seemed publicly to be a psychiatric breakdown. Now Murs is drawing strength from West's episode on a new song "GBKW (God Bless Kanye West)." "God bless Kanye West…

  12. Will Fashion Finally Take Kanye West Seriously?

    February 15, 2017 6:42 PM EST A drama-free show and efficiently designed new collection may put the rapper and designer back in fashion’s good graces "Is that all there is?" The question was audible from a few but felt collectively by the entire audience at the end of Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 show on…

  13. After Beyonce's Loss, Grammys Respond to Critics: 'Join the Academy and Be the Change You Want to See'

    February 15, 2017 6:33 PM EST "What the f— does [Beyonce] have to do to win album of the year?” Adele asked rhetorically in the press room after the 2017 Grammys, where she had just won the night’s biggest award for her 2015 release 25 . “I voted for her,” she said, almost apologetically. After Beyoncé’s latest loss…

  14. Sia Asks Kanye West to Go Fur-Free

    February 15, 2017 6:23 PM EST In the past few years, Kanye West  has seriously turned to fashion as a form of expression, which is all fine by Sia -- so long as no animals are hurt in the process.  Sia tweeted to the hip-hop superstar requesting he go "fur free" just in time for his highly anticipated Yeezy…

  15. Led by Pharrell & Kanye, Grammy Red Carpet Casual Style Is Here to Stay

    February 10, 2017 5:53 PM EST Pharrell Williams  arrived at the 2016 Grammys looking more like he was stepping out for a latte than attending a prestigious awards ceremony. He walked the red carpet in shredded, graffitied denim, sporty sneakers from his ongoing collaborative line with Adidas and a graphic T-shirt under a…

  16. The Most Tweeted Moments of the Grammys: Beck's Album of the Year Win & Beyond

    February 10, 2017 5:28 PM EST Grammy viewers had flashbacks of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West jumped onstage as Beck won for album of the year back in 2015 -- and they immediately took to Twitter to talk about it. According to data from Twitter, there was one moment even more tweeted-about…

  17. Macklemore Didn't Submit 'This Unruly Mess I Made' to the Grammys: Source

    February 10, 2017 1:43 AM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewi s , the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar , didn't submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards. A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of…

  18. J Balvin on Kanye West's Meeting With Trump: 'I Didn't Want to Buy More Yeezys'

    February 08, 2017 5:27 PM EST Sneaker aficionado and chart-topping artist J Balvin  wasn't into buying any more of Kanye West 's Yeezys after learning about the rapper's meeting with President Donald Trump.  The "Bobo" singer is featured on Complex 's new episode of Sneaker Shopping, where he…

  19. Every Beef Jay Z Has Squashed in the Past 2 Years

    February 08, 2017 12:46 PM EST Over the last several months, Jay Z has taken the high road with many of his former rap foes. After being embroiled in numerous beefs from the 2000s, from his lengthy feud with Nas to his falling out with former protege Beanie Sigel , Shawn Carter has found ways to put his past issues behind…

  20. Kanye West Did Not Produce Anti-Trump Song 'Propaganda'

    February 07, 2017 1:31 PM EST After Kanye West purged his timeline of Donald Trump tweets, a rapper named King Myers claimed West produced an anti-Trump song called "Propaganda" in his Twitter bio, and was believed to be signed to G.O.O.D. Music. A source close to the situation tells  Billboard  that West did…

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