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

Its tough keeping up 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 notices and Twitter sequences( part one)

After releasing a brand-new track, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another new racetrack, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that extent, his forthcoming album was due to be called Hiss( replacing the previous So Help Me God ), and was its maker said the best album 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 activity, the album launch was to be combined with a reveal 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 better things to do than having rows on Twitter. You would be wrong. After West announced the brand-new album would now be called Billows rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa suggested hed pinched the brand-new figure from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to learn enticement without taking it, West piled in. Your first single was corny as fuck and most there after No one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the way through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which precipitated a most peculiar replies 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( components two and three) and the book launch

Well, having a pop at a fellow rapper can get to feel tame sometimes. So why not tweet your support for “the mens” at the centre of a massive sexual-assault scandal instead? On 9 February, West chose to do simply that, with the massively unambiguous: BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! As the Protector Dave Schilling observed: I have a sneaking suspicion Kanye West has a carton full of note cards, and on those note cards there are transgressive evidences written on them. Extol Bill Cosby is innocent of abusing 37 ladies is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better route to distract attention from that by announcing that your new album has its third brand-new entitlement 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. Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

Then, on 11 February, West lastly revealed 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 carols. 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 stream that retained buffering due to necessitate, took on an unguarded beautiful on the big screen. Alls well that points 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 acquired that fucking bitch famed. West participated at the Swift condemnation by saying theyd had an hour-long conference about the lyric, and she made her favors. As for the book itself, our review by Alexis Petridis detected a distinct shortfall of focus. Still, the rest of our novelists liked it enough to make it our fourth best album of the year.

Youd think that would have been enough activity for a few months. But you would be wrong. Daytimes after secreting The Life of Pablo which by the time it arrived at the Tidal streaming service was already different to the version 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 help, extremely. He likewise announced he would be exhausting another new book in the summer. But he didnt. Nor did he turn out for Preston North End reserves, though in all honesty he never claimed he would do that.

The month in a Kanye title : Gold Digger

March: Twitter rows( side four) and album informs( part 1)

At last, a respite in Westworld. It was a quiet month, with only the one battle of tweets( with Deadmau5, who was affronted when a photograph West tweeted appeared to show him utilizing Pirate Bay. West responded by inviting the EDM star to perform at his daughters birthday defendant with specific a minnie mouse dead-mow-five thought not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five intelligence ). He also said he might never secreted a CD again. Perhaps he was tied up at work, because despite The Life of Pablo having been liberated the month before, he was busy revising it, so when you are 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 informs( part two) and litigations( part one)

Once again, appease agreed over Kanye West. He began the month by announcing that a newly modernized, 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 twiddling with it for the foreseeable. The difficulty, though, was that in February he had told the world his album would only ever be on Tidal; fans whod signed up to Tidal on that predict are less disgruntled by that development. One Justin Baker-Rhett, in fact, was so disgruntled that he launched a lawsuit, alleging the promise of exclusive better access to Wests recent book have all contributed to an influx of brand-new Tidal readers and allowed the services offered to accumulate users personal information. No topic the self-evident chaos bordering the book, though this was the month The Life of Pablo became the first album to surface the US plots based primarily on streaming.

The month in a Kanye title : Bad News

May: Litigations( part two) and Macca pledges support

The periods were getting longer and warmer, and West was largely remaining out of the headlines. Except when other beings were putting him in them. Beings such as the Hungarian rock musician Gabor Presser, who filed a suit in the US district court in Manhattan to suggest that New Slaves, from the book Yeezus, took without dispensation from his own 1969 song Gyngyhaj Lny. He wanted $2.5 m in impairs clearly, he hadnt pictured 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 help of the N-word in his words was justified, citing its figure in their collaboration All Day. Parties like Oprah, whos a little conservative about that stuff, said, You shouldnt do it, even black people shouldnt implement that word. I said, Yeah, but its Kanye! And hes talking about an metropolitan generation that uses that term in a totally different direction. Its different contexts. So I was actually pleased with it.

The month in a Kanye title : Facts

June: Cancelled displays( part 1) and a crime culture video

West started getting back into the swing of things as summertime arrived. First, a popup concert at the 1,500 -capacity Webster Hall ended in the requisite chaos after many thousands tried to get into the hastily scheduled 2am gig, ensuing 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 Only One video game. The trailer boasted, as the Guardian put 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 clouds towards heaven. Just like Call of Duty. Simply One has been in development since 2015. It is not yet in shops.

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

Then the moment united all “re waiting for”, the moment where he caused utterly superfluous offence the release of the video for Famous( the psalm in which he said hed represented that bitch Taylor Swift famous, if you remember ). The video featured 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 prestige, West calculated. Lena Dunham wasnt impressed she called it one of the more disturbing artistic efforts in recent remembering and said it was emblematic of assault 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 violations are still being uncovered and understanding of damage for the status of women he assaulted but too massive bruises to “the member states national” consciousness … Now I have to see the prone, instinctive, waxy bodies of famed maidens, twisted like theyve been dosed and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a sickening gumption of dis-ease.

The month in a Kanye title : Guilt Trip

July: Twitter sequences( character 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 examining Famous, in which she appeared to approve the song though there was no reference to the that fucking bitch row. Swift answered, although 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 bitch in front of the whole world. Who should we call to resolve this one? Thats right solicitors. And what did they have to say? That advocates should be involved. Because if West had entered the call in California, without Swifts consent, he had separated the law and could face a year in county jail. The detail that West has remained unincarcerated intimates, very much, that Swift envisioned the lawyers could just keep out of it as far as 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 contends with Swift, but theres no time off when youre Kanye West. At least he got into the silly-season fluctuate, subconsciou you, when he told Radio 1 of his dream to designing furniture for Ikea. Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allowed to make this thing because you know what, I want a plot that he makes, I want a chair that he makes, West said, as he explained why students would want a dormitory room designed by him. And who are we to doubt that practicality of anything designed by the man who came up with leather jogging pants? Ikea Australia answered with a mockup of a Yeezy bed, big enough to recreate the Famous video. The Famous video? Lets not go back here again, please. Meanwhile, he set about trying to clear that $53 m of debt by opening 21 popup stores around the world, selling limited-edition merchandise for three days only. The new stores follow on from Wests popup in New Yorks Soho in March, which he said generated$ 2m( 1.5 m) in sale of parts including thrift accumulation casings customised by the rapper for $400, the Guardian reported. So, 21 of those, and hes exclusively $11 m short of be paid by his indebtedness. Jobs a good un. After that, inaugurating his Saint Pablo tour on a stagecoach that piloted above the gathering, 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. Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and Kanye West concentrating on the wield, failing to precipitate any significant rows , not contending on his suitability to motif space shuttles , not announcing he should be the heads of state of Ukip, or anything like that. If anything, he reacted suspiciously like a musician. The Guardian reported that the Saint Pablo present was value five wizards dynamic and compelling, dont you know? West announced that he and Drake were making an book together( becoming it the third largest album he announced in a year that met exclusively one actually contacts the public ). And he put on his Yeezy Season 4 fad substantiate, which peculiarity real tigers dressed in galoshes made from the highly treated surface of lions.( It didnt; but you believed it, didnt you ?)

The month in a Kanye title: Highlights

October: Offset reveals( part two) and Grammy politics( part one)

The Saint Pablo tour encountered its first glitches, when West strolled off theatre halfway through a show after received information that Kim had been parted from her controls at gunpoint by a gang in Paris. He then cancelled two appearances, moving them to December( more on that eventually ). As for the raiders, they absconded 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 album. Ill tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, Im not showing up to the Grammys. As creators, weve got to come together to fight the bullshit. This was wholly consistent with his policy on honors episodes, which is normally consisted of publicly excusing 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 Parties in LA

November: Offset sees( persona three) and Trump time( part 1)

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 prevailed round by his explanation that a Trump presidency would coerce prejudiceds into the open. A few weeks later, in Sacramento, he launched into a tirade against Beyonc, Hillary Clinton, radio stations and Mark Zuckerberg. He managed to play three hymns before walking off stagecoach. And that was that for the Saint Pablo tour, which was rapidly nullified when West was admitted to hospital to be treated for fatigue. He stayed for a week prior to being exhausted.

The month in a Kanye title : Forgotten in the World

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

The Grammy nominations were announced, and West had some good news and some bad news. The good information was that he got eight nominations. The bad news was that none of them were in the big categories account of the year, book of its first year, chant of its first year, or even good urban contemporary album, though he did get a better rap book nod. The worse report was that Frank Ocean didnt get any nominations, though that was because he didnt submit an entryway before the 30 September cutoff date. Well be checked whether West deposits to his have committed themselves to boycott the accolades on 12 February. If he was feeling discounted, he could at least take comfort in The Life of Pablo being voted the fourth better book of its first year by Guardian critics.

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When Donny filled Kanye Trump and West after their summit meeting. Picture: Rex/ Shutterstock

But, hey, Grammys, clamped you West had big fish to fry. Not just any big fish, but the most difficult fish of all. The whale shark of fried fish. A fish so large-scale youd need to open a chain of chippies to fry it. And that fish had a name: 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 have to say, so much as, Good God, even he should know this is beyond the pale. But no; he didnt think it beyond the pale to replicate the two movements of Nigel Farage. The ground for high-level visits, he said, was to discuss multicultural issues, including bully, substantiating schoolteachers, modernising curriculums and brutality in Chicago. Were sure Trump has now gave them surface of his political agenda. He then signed off with a hashag: #2024. Which surely entails West is planning to run for the White House in 2024, after two periods of Trump. On the bright side, it symbolizes he seems to have gone back on his menace to run in 2020.

The month in a Kanye title : So Appalled

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