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

Its tough keeping up with “the worlds” 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 rows( part one)

After releasing a brand-new way, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another brand-new track, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that spot, his forthcoming album was due to be called Whoosh( changing 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 act, the book launch was to be combined with a show 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 Brandishes rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa recommended hed pinched the new name from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to accompany enticement 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 albums the whole way through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which caused 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 “king arthurs round table”, I tell you.

The month in a Kanye title : Cant Tell Me Nothing

February: Twitter rows( places two and three) and the book launch

Well, having a pop at a fellow rapper can get to feel tamed sometimes. So why not tweet your is supportive of the man at the centre of a massive sexual-assault scandal instead? On 9 February, West chose to do exactly that, with the massively unambiguous: BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! As the Guard Dave Schilling saw: I have a sneaking suspicion Kanye West has a chest full of note cards, and on those note cards there are transgressive accounts written on them. Proclaiming Bill Cosby is innocent of raping 37 women is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better mode to distract attention from that by announcing that your new album has its third new name 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 announced Swish. Surely that would be it for the saga of So Help Me God/ Swish/ Waves/ The Life of Pablo?

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 ultimately discovered the book 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 torrent that remained buffering due to require, took on an unguarded grace on the big screen. Alls well that aims well, then. But hang on! Whats this? Its Taylor Swifts people saying she wasnt at all happy at Kanye rapping about her: I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I cleared that bitch famous. West responded to the Swift condemnation by saying theyd had an hour-long dialogue about the anthem, and she returned her boons. As for the book itself, our review by Alexis Petridis detected a distinct need of focus. Still, the rest of our columnists liked it sufficient to make it our fourth best book of its first year.

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

The month in a Kanye title : Gold Digger

March: Twitter sequences( area four) and album updates( part one)

At last-place, a breather in Westworld. It was a quiet month, with merely the one struggle of tweets( with Deadmau5, who was affronted when a photo West tweeted appeared to show him exploiting Pirate Bay. West responded by inviting the EDM star to perform at his daughters birthday defendant with specifically a minnie mouse dead-mow-five president not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five premier ). He also said he might never liberated 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 informing it, so when you are logged in to Tidal you faced the prospect 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 revises( part two) and lawsuits( part one)

Once again, tranquilize ended over Kanye West. He began the month by announcing that a freshly 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 dabbling with it for the foreseeable. The difficulty, though, was that in February he had told the world his album was able to ever be on Tidal; devotees whod signed up to Tidal on that predict are less disgruntled by these new developments. One Justin Baker-Rhett, in fact, was so disgruntled that he launched a lawsuit, alleging the promise of exclusive access to Wests latest album led to an influx of brand-new Tidal customers and allowed the services offered to accumulate customers personal information. No content the seeming chaos bordering the book, though this was the month The Life of Pablo grew the first album to surface the US charts based primarily on streaming.

The month in a Kanye title : Bad News

May: Lawsuits( part two) and Macca assurances support

The eras were get longer and warmer, and West was predominantly 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 clothing in the US district court in Manhattan to suggest that New Slaves, from the album Yeezus, took without allow from his own 1969 hymn Gyngyhaj Lny. He wanted $2.5 m in shatters clearly, he hadnt discovered Wests tweets about being $53 m in debt. Or people like Sir Paul McCartney, who told the world from his position as one of the largest spokesmen for black people that Wests call of the N-word in his lyrics was apologized, citing its impression in collaborative relationships All Day. Parties like Oprah, whos a little conservative about that material, said, You shouldnt do it, even black people shouldnt utilization that statement. I said, Yeah, but its Kanye! And hes talking about an urban generation that uses that term in a totally different room. Its the context. So I was actually pleased with it.

The month in a Kanye title : Facts

June: Nullified depicts( part one) and a crime culture video

West started getting back into the fluctuating 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, ensuing in it being nullified 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 featured, as the Guardian threw 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 cloud towards heaven. Just like Call of Duty. Only One has been in development since 2015. It was still not in shops.

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

Then the moment wed all been waiting for, the moment where he caused utterly wasteful offence the release of the video for Famous( the anthem in which he said hed constructed that fucking bitch Taylor Swift far-famed, if you recall ). The video boasted a rollcall of waxworks of luminaries connected in some way with West in plot with him and his wife, Kim Kardashian West. It was a comment on notoriety, West calculated. Lena Dunham wasnt impressed she called it one of the most disturbing aesthetic efforts in recent recall and said it was 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 felonies are still being uncovered and understanding of traumas for the women he assaulted but likewise massive injuries to our national consciousness … Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous ladies, twisted like theyve been dosed and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease.

The month in a Kanye title : Guilt Trip

July: Twitter rows( duty 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 sequence, 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 bitch wrinkle. 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 someones emotional response to being called that 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 advocates should be involved. Because if West had registered the call in California, without Swifts consent, he had break-dance the law and could face a year in district penitentiary. The point that West has remained unincarcerated proposes, very much, that Swift contemplated 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 move, knowledge you, when he told Radio 1 of his dream to pattern furniture for Ikea. Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a berth that he makes, I crave 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 plodding breathes? Ikea Australia answered with a mockup of a Yeezy bed, big enough to recreate the Famous video. The Famous video? Tells not go back here again, satisfy. Meanwhile, he set about trying to clear that $53 m of obligation by opening 21 popup stores of all the countries, selling limited-edition merchandise for three days simply. The new patronizes follow on from Wests popup in New Yorks Soho in March, which he said generated$ 2m( 1.5 m) in sale of pieces including thrift storage jackets customised by the rapper for $400, the Guardian reported. So, 21 of those, and hes only $11 m short of paying off his obligations. Jobs a good un. After that, embarking his Saint Pablo tour on a stagecoach that winged 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

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

Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and Kanye West concentrating on the effort, failing to cause any significant rows , not holding on his suitability to layout space shuttles , not announcing he should be the leader of Ukip, or anything like that. If anything, he behaved suspiciously like a musician. The Guardian reported that the Saint Pablo substantiate was worth five wizards dynamic and compelling, dont you know? West announced that he and Drake were making an book together( doing it the third album he announced in a year that experienced merely one actually reach the public ). And he put on his Yeezy Season 4 style demonstrate, which featured real tigers garmented in galoshes made from the highly treated skin of lions.( It didnt; but you believed it, didnt you ?)

The month in a Kanye title: Highlights

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

The Saint Pablo tour encountered its first glitches, when West walked off stage halfway through a present after received information that Kim had been parted from her possessions at gunpoint by a gang in Paris. He then cancelled two testifies, moving them to December( more on that eventually ). As for the robbers, they absconded on bicycles. Just thought youd like to know that detail. He was experiencing 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 selected 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 programme on gives events, which is normally consisted of publicly illustrating 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: Cancelled reveals( component 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 mob was unimpressed. Nor, apparently, were they triumphed round by his explanation that a Trump presidency would pressure prejudiceds into the open. A few weeks later, in Sacramento, he launched into a rant against Beyonc, Hillary Clinton, radio stations and Mark Zuckerberg. He managed to play three chants before walking off stage. And that was that for the Saint Pablo tour, which was rapidly cancelled when West was admitted to hospital to be treated for exhaustion. He stayed for a week prior to being discharged.

The month in a Kanye title : Misplaced in the World

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

The Grammy nominations were announced, and West had some good report and some bad news. The good news was that he got eight nominations. The bad news was that none of them were in the big categories register of its first year, album of the year, song of the year, or even best city contemporary album, though he did get a good rap book nod. The worse word was that Frank Ocean didnt get any nominations, though that was because he didnt submit an entering before the 30 September cutoff date. Well see whether West sticks to his promise to boycott the gifts on 12 February. If he was feeling ignored, he could at least take comfort in The Life of Pablo being voted the fourth best album of the year by Guardian critics.

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

But, hey, Grammys, bolt you West had bigger fish to fry. Not just any big fish, but the most difficult fish of all. The whale shark of deep-fried fish. A fish so big-hearted youd need to open a series of chippies to fry it. And that fish had a appoint: Donald Trump. It would be fair to say the general reaction 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 replicate the movements of Nigel Farage. The ground for his visit, he said, was to discuss multicultural issues, including bullying, substantiating schoolteachers, modernising curriculums and violence in Chicago. Were sure Trump has now threw them top of his political agenda. He then signed off with a hashag: #2024. Which surely means West is planning to run for the White House in 2024, after two periods 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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