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

Not to mention her tattoos. Steve Carrell once confessed that he dressed up like an Easter Bunny mascot to hop around his ex-girlfriend’s love. Tom Cruise once acted like an insane guy jumping up and down Oprah’s couch as he was talking about his relationship then with Katie Holmes. Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian , bought her hubby Lamar Odom a Rolls Royce worth $400,000 just to celebrate his NBA Championship victory in 2010. And then of course, there’s Prince William who once landed in the back garden of his now wife and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton , riding a Chinook chopper. The prince only spent 20 seconds to see his love’s face and went right back to the air.
Source: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/501667/20130827/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-north-sports-star.htm

By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork) Kanye West spares nothing when it comes to properly sharing his art, but for his Sunday night (August 25) performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards , Mr. 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.
Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1713026/kanye-west-blood-on-the-leaves-vma-2013.jhtml

Kanye West Talks Giuseppe Zanotti, Wears ‘WWJD’ Bracelet On The ‘Kris Jenner Show’

Aside from the enviable shoes, Kanye’s biggest accessory of note is a black-and-white WWJD bracelet. According to Yeezy, it was given to him by Kim’s brother Rob. Sentimental and otherwise personal meaning aside, we kinda sorta wish it was a “What Would Yeezus Do?” bracelet and KNOW we can’t be alone here. Kris also takes time in their interview to highlight Kanye’s romantic nature, namely that time he took Kim to Rome for her birthday . Not only did Ye sweep his girl off her feet with a transatlantic celebratory dinner, he also made a point to dress them (her feet, that is), bringing Kimmy to “[his] friend, Giuseppe Zanotti ‘s studio” to draft up a pair of custom, one-of-one heels, NBD. (P.S.
Source: http://style.mtv.com/2013/08/23/kanye-west-kris-jenner-fashion/

Kanye West has produced five tracks on Pusha T’s forthcoming debut solo album

West also served as an executive producer on the album, which is set to be released on October 8, Pusha T revealed in an interview with MTV . The album, which was originally due to come out last month (July), will feature other tracks produced by Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, The-Dream and Nottz. Meanwhile, West and Williams will also supply guest spots on the album, joining other guest artists Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Future, Rick Ross, Kelly Rowland, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown and Ab-Liva. Kendrick this website Lamar will feature on the album too, despite calling out Pusha T on his controversial verse on recent Big Sean collaboration ‘Control (HOF)’. Pusha T, who is also half of rap duo Clipse, and West are regulator collaborators, with Pusha T featuring on West’s 2010 single ‘Runaway’ and the pair working together on last year’s GOOD Music compilation album ‘Cruel Summer’. Meanwhile, earlier this week West gave his first TV interview in three years, in which he called his girlfriend Kim Kardashian and baby daughter North his “joy” .
Source: http://www.nme.com/news/kanye-west/72234

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Baby North West PHOTOS: MTV VMA Celebs’ Reactions [VIDEO]

The ‘I Know What You Want’ hitmaker has claimed the rapper – whose girlfriend Kim Kardashian welcomed their first daughter North West into the world earlier this year – knows how to separate the two conflicting sides to his personality. He told E! News: ”Ye’s mic-snatching, gotta-have-the-last-word persona doesn’t interfere with his role as a dad and family man whatsoever. ”We know Kanye West the entertainer. The Kanye that people don’t know is the regular human being,” Busta said on the red carpet.
Source: http://news.ph.msn.com/entertainment/busta-rhymes-says-kanye-west-isnt-a-superstar-at-home-1

Busta Rhymes says Kanye West isn’t a ‘superstar’ at home

Couple Jason DeRulo and Jordin Sparks were excited to talk about the little tot also. “Her cheeks are so huge!! She is so amazing and cute. It’s OMG [reaction] first because she hid her for so long and second cause she is so adorable and beautiful.” Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa and Joe Gorga spoke about baby North’s big reveal, saying how it was a great way to debut the baby. “She is very cute and I love that she put out a picture on Instagram and it wasn’t some big to-do,” the reality couple said.
Source: http://www.enstarz.com/articles/24158/20130827/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-baby-north-west-photos-mtv-vma-celebs-reactions-video.htm

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