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Taylor, Trump and Twitter- a year in the life of Kanye West

Its tough keeping pace with the world of Kanye West. So let us take the hard work out of it and present to you the highlights of a jam-packed 12 months of megalomania

January: Album proclamations and Twitter sequences( part one)

After releasing a new racetrack, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another new racetrack, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that point, his forthcoming album was due to be called Swish( changing the previous So Help Me God ), and was its make said the best book of all time. On 26 January, he announced he “wouldve been” premiering it at Madison Square Garden in New York. Never one to shun cross-promotional work, the book launching was to be combined with a indicate for his Yeezy range for Adidas. Oh, and it would be shown in cinemas worldwide. Of course.

You would think, with everything that to take care of, West might have something better to do than having rows on Twitter. You would be wrong. After West announced the brand-new book would now be called Curves rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa indicated hed pinched the brand-new epithet from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to see bait without taking it, West piled in. Your first single was corny as fucking and most there after No one I know has ever listened to one of your books the whole way through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which prompted a most peculiar response from Khalifas girlfriend( and Wests ex ), Amber Rose: Are u mad Im not around to play in ur asshole anymore? #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch. Its just like the Algonquin round table, I tell you.

The month in a Kanye title : Cant Tell Me Nothing

February: Twitter sequences( fractions two and three) and the album launch

Well, having a pop at a fellow rapper can get to feel tamed sometimes. So why not tweet your support for the man at the centre of a massive sexual-assault scandal instead? On 9 February, West chose to do precisely that, with the massively unambiguous: BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! As the Defender Dave Schilling discovered: I have a sneaking suspicion Kanye West has a box full of note cards, and on those note cards there are transgressive proclamations written on them. Extol Bill Cosby is innocent of crimes 37 wives is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better route to distract attention from that by announcing that your brand-new album has its third new entitle in less than a few months. Now it was to be called The Life of Pablo. Half the tracklist had changed from when it was called Swish. Surely that would be it for the saga of So Help Me God/ Swish/ Waves/ The Life of Pablo?

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In the Garden West at the Yeezy/ Life of Pablo launch at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

Then, on 11 February, West eventually uncovered the album at Madison Square Garden: he played it on his laptop from the stage, and appears to be get an email after one of the psalms. Still, “its been” fun at the cinema, reckoned Ben Beaumont-Thomas: What may have seemed ramshackle in Madison Square Garden, or watching at home on the official brook that maintained buffering due to ask, took on an unguarded allure on the big screen. Alls well that dissolves well, then. But hang in! Whats this? Its Taylor Swifts people saying she wasnt at all joyous at Kanye rapping about her: I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I cleared that fucking bitch famous. West participated at the Swift condemnation by saying theyd had an hour-long exchange about the chant, and she dedicated her blessings. As for the album itself, our review by Alexis Petridis detected a distinct lack of focus. Still, the rest of our scribes liked it sufficient to make it our fourth good book of the year.

Youd think that would have been enough activity for one month. But you would be wrong. Dates after secreting The Life of Pablo which by the time it arrived at the Tidal streaming service was already different to the form premiered in New York he told the world( via Twitter) that he was $53 m in debt and expected Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg for a$ 1bn investing in his ideas: Hey, Larry Page Im down for your assistance, extremely. He also announced he would be liberating another new book in the summer. But he didnt. Nor did he turn out for Preston North End reservations, though in all integrity he never claimed he would do that.

The month in a Kanye title : Gold Digger

March: Twitter rows( persona four) and album modernizes( part one)

At last, a breather in Westworld. It was a quiet month, with simply the one struggle of tweets( with Deadmau5, who was affronted when a photograph West tweeted appeared to show him using Pirate Bay. West responded by inviting the EDM star to perform at his daughters birthday party with specifically a minnie mouse dead-mow-five psyche not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five psyche ). He also said he might never secreted a CD again. Perhaps “hes been” tied up at work, because despite The Life of Pablo having been exhausted the month before, he was busy updating it, so whenever you logged in to Tidal you faced future prospects of listening to a different album to the one youd been listening to the day before.

The month in a Kanye title : Dont Stop

April: Album updates( part two) and suits( part 1)

Once again, allay decided over Kanye West. He began the month by announcing that a freshly revised, remixed and remastered version of The Life of Pablo would be streaming on all major services from 1 April, though he added that hed carry on fidgeting with it for the foreseeable. The question, though, was that in February he had told the world his album was able to ever be on Tidal; fans whod are signatories to Tidal on that predict were rather disgruntled by that development. One Justin Baker-Rhett, in fact, was so disgruntled that he launched a suit, alleging the promise of exclusive better access to Wests latest book led to an influx of new Tidal readers and allowed the service to collect useds personal information. No question the apparent chaos encircling the album, though this was the month The Life of Pablo became the first book to surface the US charts based primarily on streaming.

The month in a Kanye title : Bad News

May: Suits( part two) and Macca pledges support

The daylights were going longer and warmer, and West was mainly remaining out of the headlines. Except when other beings were putting him in them. People such as the Hungarian rock musician Gabor Presser, who filed a suit in the US district court in Manhattan alleging that New Slaves, from the album Yeezus, took without allow from his own 1969 hymn Gyngyhaj Lny. He required $2.5 m in detriments clearly, he hadnt received Wests tweets about being $53 m in debt. Or people like Sir Paul McCartney, who told the world from its own position as one of the largest spokesmen for black people that Wests call of the N-word in his words was justified, quoting its form in their collaboration All Day. Parties like Oprah, whos a bit republican about that material, enunciated, You shouldnt do it, even black people shouldnt usage that term. I responded, Yeah, but its Kanye! And hes talking about an urban generation that uses that statement in a quite different direction. Its different contexts. So I was actually pleased with it.

The month in a Kanye title : Facts

June: Cancelled indicates( part one) and a rape culture video

West started getting back into the swaying of things as summer arrived. First, a popup concert at the 1,500 -capacity Webster Hall ended in the requisite chaos after numerous thousands tried to get into the hastily planned 2am gig, resulting in it being cancelled and the venue being locked down by governments. Well, he was always going to bounce back from that, which he did by unveiling the trailer to his Alone One video game. The trailer peculiarity, as the Guardian employed it at the time, an animation of the Chicago rappers sometime mother Donda West, who travels on the back of a winged white horse that is galloping through the gloom towards heaven. Just like Call of Duty. Exclusively One has been in development since 2015. It has not yet come into stores.

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Fame being Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in the video for Famous. Image: Tidal

Then the moment wed all been waiting for, the moment where he generated utterly wasteful offence the release of the video for Famous( the hymn in which he said hed drawn that fucking bitch Taylor Swift far-famed, if you withdraw ). The video boasted a rollcall of waxworks of luminaries connected in some way with West in bunk with him and his wife, Kim Kardashian West. It was a comment on prominence, West reckoned. Lena Dunham wasnt amazed she called it one of the most disturbing artistic efforts in recent recall and “says its” emblematic of rape culture. And theres more. As assaults are Periscoped across the web and girls commit suicide after being exposed in ways they never imagined … While Bill Cosbys crimes are still being uncovered and understanding of traumas for the women he assaulted but also massive traumata to “the member states national” consciousness … Now I have to see the prone, instinctive, waxy bodies of famous wives, twisted like theyve been dosed and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a nauseating feel of dis-ease.

The month in a Kanye title : Guilt Trip

July: Twitter sequences( division five extended to Snapchat and Instagram)

Would there be no end to the West-Swift kerfuffle? This time it was Kim Kardashian West restarting the row, by uploading to her Snapchat account film snippets of West and Swift on the phone discussing Famous, in which she appeared to approve the song though there was no reference to the that fucking bitch line. Swift answered, though she chose Instagram: Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me that bitch in his song? It doesnt exist because it never happened. You dont get to control people emotional response to being announced that fucking bitch in front of the whole world. Who should we call to resolve this one? Thats right advocates. And what did they have to say? That lawyers should be involved. Because if West had registered the call in California, without Swifts consent, he had divulged the laws and regulations and could face a year in county penitentiary. The fact that West has remained unincarcerated indicates, very much, that Swift reckoned the lawyers could just keep out of it as much as is she was concerned.

The month in a Kanye title : Blame Game

August: Dreaming of Ikea and opening popup shops

The dog days of August were free of fights with Swift, but theres no time off when youre Kanye West. At least he got into the silly-season jive, intellect you, when he told Radio 1 of his dream to designing furniture for Ikea. Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a plot that he makes, I want a chair that he makes, West added, as he explained why students would want a dormitory room designed by him. And who are we to doubt that feasibility of anything designed by the man who came up with skin plodding pants? Ikea Australia responded with a mockup of a Yeezy bed, big enough to recreate the Famous video. The Famous video? Makes not go back there again, delight. Meanwhile, he set about trying to clear that $53 m of indebtednes by opening 21 popup stores of all the countries, selling limited-edition product for three days exclusively. The new patronizes follow on from Wests popup in New Yorks Soho in March, which he said generated$ 2m( 1.5 m) in sale of components including thrift accumulate casings customised by the rapper for $400, the Guardian reported. So, 21 of those, and hes merely $11 m short of paying off his debts. Jobs a good un. After that, embarking his Saint Pablo tour on a theatre that operated above the audience, naturally seemed positively restrained.

The month in a Kanye title : Christian Dior Denim Flow

September: On the road and on the catwalk

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I want to take you higher Kanye and his flying theatre for the Saint Pablo tour. Image: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Autumn, season of clouds and mellow fruitfulness, and Kanye West concentrating on the work, failing to precipitate any significant rows , not insisting on his suitability to pattern space shuttles , not announcing he “mustve been” the leader of Ukip, or anything like that. If anything, he behaved suspiciously like a musician. The Guardian reported that the Saint Pablo reveal was importance five idols dynamic and compelling, dont you are familiar with? West was indicated that he and Drake were making an album together( acquiring it the third largest album he announced in a year that looked exclusively one actually reach the public ). And he put on his Yeezy Season 4 mode depict, which boasted real tigers garmented in galoshes made from the highly treated scalp of lions.( It didnt; but you believed it, didnt you ?)

The month in a Kanye title: Highlights

October: Offset substantiates( part two) and Grammy politics( part 1)

The Saint Pablo tour encountered its first hiccups, when West sauntered off theatre halfway through a appearance after learning that Kim had been parted from her controls at gunpoint by a mob in Paris. He then cancelled two reveals, moving them to December( more on that afterwards ). As for the robbers, they fled on bicycles. Just thought youd like to know that detail. He was detecting feisty by now, and when the Saint Pablo tour resumed, he told the crowd in Oakland how the 2017 Grammys needed to pan out: The album I listen to the most this year is Frank Oceans book. Ill tell you this right now, if his album is not chosen in no categories, Im not showing up to the Grammys. As creators, weve got to come together to fight the bullshit. This was altogether consistent with his program on gives happens, which has usually consisted of publicly explaining sometimes to the recipients face, while they received their award why he thought someone else should have got the gong.

The month in a Kanye title : No more Party in LA

November: Cancelled substantiates( side three) and Trump time( part one)

There will be no armchair diagnosis here, but goodness knows November was not a great month in Westworld. Addressing the crowd at his San Jose show, he said he hadnt therefore voted in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump. The gang was unimpressed. Nor, apparently, were they acquired round by his explanation that a Trump presidency would push racists into the open. A few weeks later, in Sacramento, he launched into a ranting against Beyonc, Hillary Clinton, radio stations and Mark Zuckerberg. He managed to play three carols before ambling off stagecoach. And that was that for the Saint Pablo tour, which was rapidly offset when West was admitted to hospital to be treated for tired. He stayed for a few weeks prior to being exhausted.

The month in a Kanye title : Lost in the World

December: Grammy politics( part two) and Trump time( part two)

The Grammy nominations were announced, and West had some good word and some bad news. The good word was that he got eight nominations. The bad news was that none of them were in the big categories preserve of its first year, album of the year, song of its first year, or even better urban contemporary book, though he did get a better rap album gesture. The worse word was that Frank Ocean didnt get any nominations, though that was because he didnt defer an entering before the 30 September cutoff date. Well see whether West fastens to his promise to boycott the awardings on 12 February. If he was feeling rejected, he could at the least take comfort in The Life of Pablo being voted the fourth excellent album of the year by Guardian commentators.

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When Donny converged Kanye Trump and West after their summit meeting. Photograph: Rex/ Shutterstock

But, hey, Grammys, clamped you West had big fish to fry. Not merely any big fish, but the biggest fish of all. The whale shark of deep-fried fish. A fish so big youd need to open a series of chippies to fry it. And that fish had a call: Donald Trump. It would be fair to say the general action when West went to meet the president-elect in Trump Tower the taste-free skyscraper in Manhattan that is Trumps Bond-villain lair was not, I cant wait to hear what these two famed purveyors of commonsense “re saying”, so much as, Good God, even he should know this is beyond the pale. But no; he didnt think it beyond the pale to repeat the two movements of Nigel Farage. The intellect for his visit, he remarked, was to discuss multicultural issues, including bully, substantiating teachers, modernising curriculums and brutality in Chicago. Were sure Trump has now placed them meridian of his policy agenda. He then signed off with a hashag: #2024. Which surely necessitates West is planning to run for the White House in 2024, after two words of Trump. On the bright side, it necessitates he seems to have gone back on his threat to run in 2020.

The month in a Kanye title : So Appalled

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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