Kanye West relaunched his Web site last week, and while the first day only featured his “Coldest Winter” video and an arty photo of his girlfriend Amber Rose, it’s filled out recently and on Tuesday (March 2), he posted one of his long all-caps blog entries, rendered even more difficult to read (and cut-and-paste) by his new site’s format. Titled “Creativity,” the post finds Kanye musing on his own past, deaths in his family, the recent death of designer Alexander McQueen (of whom West was a big fan) and much more.
Check out Kanye’s statement below….
Snoop Dogg has won his legal fight to gain entry into Britain it was announced today (March 4).
The rapper had been banned from the country for three years, after his entourage was involved in a brawl inside of London’s Heathrow Airport.
The ban was official when the rapper was convicted of a gun and marijuana possession charge shortly after the brawl, which erupted when his entourage was denied entry to the British Airways VIP area of the airport.
In 2008, the ban was overturned, but the decision was reversed.
Lawyers for Snoop presented their case to the U.K. Asylum and Immigration Tribunal on Friday March 26th) who noted his charity work and his new family friendly image, which has been showcased on hit shows like his reality series in addition to appearances on The View and soap operas like One Life To Live.
On Monday (March 1) it was ruled that the rapper is now allowed into the country and the case has been closed.
According to Washington Post, during the final moments of his performance at Verizon Center Wednesday night, Jay-Z casually dropped a gigantic boast: “I just came from the White House.”
White House officials were button-lipped about the visit Wednesday, but confirmed on Thursday morning that, yes, Jay-Z did indeed visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. An official said the rapper toured the White House on Wednesday and had a quick, unscheduled visit with President Obama. The President did not attend the concert.
In an interview with Jonathan Ross last month (February 19), Jay-Z revealed that the president has invited the rapper to the White House a number of times since Obama’s inauguration.
“I’ve been invited to the White House a couple of times,” Hov told Ross, although he said he hasn’t taken up the president on the offer just yet. “Hopefully we’ll keep him in for eight years, so I’ll have time to get there.”
The Brooklyn MC was an avid supporter of Obama during the presidential campaign and referenced him in a series of lyrics, most notably the for Young Jeezy’s hit “My President.”
The Swiss are obviously serious
about their children having sex.
They make sure they have plenty of
protection for it. That’s right!
They condone the sex practices of
their youth so much that they have
a condom just for their little
premature private member. Speaking
of premature, the condom is called
Rapper Drake will step in the
boxing ring this weekend, with
undefeated super lightweight
champion Devon Alexander “The
Great.” Drake will walk Alexander
to the ring this Saturday (March 6)
at the Mohegan Sun during
Alexander’s fight against Juan
Urango. The Canadian-born rap star
will perform his hit single
“Forever” before the fight, which
will be televised live on HBO.
Ron Banks, a lead singer for the
70s R&B group the Dramatics
(“Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get”) died
today of a heart attack in Detroit.
Banks, 58, was a founding member of
the group back in the ’60s, when
they were teenagers.
Johnson Publishing Company has
placed the Ebony Fashion Fair on
hiatus, citing Eunice Johnson’s
(wife of Ebony magazine founder
John Johnson) Jan. 3 death. But the
indefinite break also coincides
with a fashion world opening its
arms to diversity through a growing
crop of black models and
stylemakers, bringing the relevance
of the event into question. As the
mainstream embraces consumers of
color — a shift reflected in
everything from magazine covers to
runway show guest lists — is there
still room for an event born when
so few saw black as beautiful?
It’s being reported that Elin
Nordegren will end her three-month
break from philandering husband
Tiger Woods and has agreed to move
back into the house. After going
away with Tiger and their two
children last week, Elin decided
earlier this week to move back into
their home in Windermere, FL.
Rapper Jay-Z will be the subject of
a new behind-the-scenes documentary
titled NY-Z, which will take
viewers backstage during the
rapper’s 9-11 tribute at Madison
Square Garden in September. NY-Z,
which was produced by Absolut Vodka,
will debut on Facebook.com/absolut
on March 22.