This friend said Kanye is “fascinated by European history, the aristocracy and the British Royals. He loves watching Downton Abbey on television and its exactly the kind of place he would like to live in. They discussed moving to the UK, but in the end they agreed on bringing a bit of Britain to Los Angeles. The couple was reportedly seen last week checking out a 10-acre site in Calabasas Hills, with Kanye aiming for a “statement home” that will be passed down for generations, like in the Britain of the Downton era. This sounds like too much even for Kimye $100 million?! Come on, now but the idea of them living in a Downton Abbey mansion is just too great a visual to ignore. Besides, Kim and Kanye are hardly minimalists, and just recently TMZ said they were considering giving up the home they’d been building because it won’t give them enough privacy.
Scroll down for video… Taking the reins: Kanye West was in charge of carrying baby North West as he and Kim Kardashian headed out for dinner in New York City on Friday evening Daddy on a mission! The Yeezus rapper scaled the steps on the bus, carrying his baby protectively Grey jeans and a classic black leather biker jacket were on the agenda for fashion conscious Kim, 33, but she was sure to uphold standard practice by adding a pair of high heels to the equation. Kanye obviously got the dress code memo for the evening, as he too turned out in casual blue jeans, a white T-shirt and an elegant full-length tan trench coat for the couple’s three-person date in the East Coast city. While the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star made her way out of the luxuriously kitted-out tour bus with only her cute handbag to wrangle, her beau took care of the heavy work. Proud parents: Kim and Kanye took their little one out with them on a romantic date night Adorable baby North sleeps during he latest outing with parents Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Casual night out: The famous couple both dressed down in jeans but Kim was sure to wear her heels He’s got this: Kim looked stoked to be in the company of her main man, who is performing his tour in NYC Or not-so-heavy, as the case may have been for the tiny girl who is only five months old.
By Brenna Ehrlich Kanye West has been making a lot of press appearances around his Yeezus record and accompanying tour, but none so out-there as his stint on David Blaine’s ABC special David Blaine: Real or Magic? Tuesday night. Blaine, like the truly creeptastic showman that he is, thoroughly skeeved out a bunch of famous people like Will Smith and Woody Harrelson by jamming an ice pick through his hand and then asking said famous people to pull it out again. While the majority of the celebs reacted in cringing, hand-flapping horror to the stunt see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul ‘Ye stayed cool, smiling and chuckling as he pulled the sharp implement from the musician’s hand. Perhaps he just went to his “happy place” which we’re guessing is some iteration of the tranquil scenes in his “Bound 2” video ? This isn’t the first time Blaine has enlisted a musician to inflict physical pain on his person; in 2012, the magician executed a stunt called “Electrified” in which he spent three days and three nights being electrocuted by the likes of Andrew W.K.
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This rant (a term he mentioned and dismissed) didnt interrupt the show so much as strip it down to its raw essence: Literally screamingits a wonder he hasnt already shredded his voice on this tourwith only a little Autotune and synthesizer to blunt him, Kanye drew the audience in close to better take on the world. (Or Nike and Hedi Slimane, at least.) Dont ever let em tell you that Im crazy, he shouted, cause I believe in you! Kanye agitates, in a way, on behalf of all people who are dismissed as crazy when they threaten someone elses ideal orderparticularly an order that excludes people of color. Whatever affinities Kanye hopes for in the abstract, he easily found last night through his music: The thunderous new songs like Blood on the Leaves and Im In It that dominated the first half of the set proved just how well the uncommercial Yeezus can translate to http://www.kardashiansextaped.com a wide, endorphin-seeking audience; classics like Runaway and All of the Lights felt unburdened, newly hopeful. And oh yes, there was a mountain and a guy dressed up like Jesus and dancers in white-flesh-colored bodysuits (who made an altar-boy procession at one point, and got on all fours for Kanye to sit on at another) and a lot of masksKanye barely showed his face, not even his eyes and mouth. To describe the masks is to describe the whole show: They were creepy, confusing, abtractly fashionable, highly Instagramabble, and fully, fully committed to by the man himself. What Kanye did reveal, when he wasnt wearing a trenchcoat (and especially when he took off his shirt), were a lot of muscles.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, a source said: “Both Kanye and Kim love the UK. They think it is so quaint and beautiful. Kanye is fascinated by European history, the aristocracy and the British royals. “He loves watching Downton’ Abbey on television and it’s exactly the kind of place he would like to live in. “They discussed moving to the UK, but in the end they agreed on bringing a bit of Britain to Los Angeles.” It is said Kanye wants a “statement home” to eventually pass down to his five-month-old daughter North, and he has apparently already invested money into researching the idea – although it would be given a modern twist.