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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 notices and Twitter sequences( part one)

After releasing a brand-new track, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another new way, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that degree, his forthcoming album was due to be called Swish( superseding the previous So Help Me God ), and was its maker 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 activity, the album launching was to be combined with a present 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 sequences on Twitter. You would be wrong. After West announced the new book would now be called Brandishes rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa suggested hed pinched the brand-new epithet from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to witnes 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 books all the style through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which provoked 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( divisions 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 center of a massive sexual-assault scandal instead? On 9 February, West chose to do only that, with the massively unambiguous: BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! As the Champion 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 testimonies written on them. Extol Bill Cosby is innocent of abusing 37 dames is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better lane to distract attention from that by announcing that your new album has its third 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 announced 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 finally revealed the book at Madison Square Garden: he played it on his laptop from the stage, and appeared to get an email after one of the lyrics. Still, it was fun at the cinema, reckoned Ben Beaumont-Thomas: What may have seemed ramshackle in Madison Square Garden, or watching at home on government officials stream that kept buffering due to requirement, took on an unguarded knockout on the big screen. Alls well that discontinues 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 moved that fucking bitch far-famed. West participated at the Swift condemnation by saying theyd had an hour-long discussion about the song, and she made her backings. As for the album itself, our review by Alexis Petridis detected a distinct deficiency of focus. Still, the rest of our columnists liked it sufficient to make it our fourth good book of its first year.

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

The month in a Kanye title : Gold Digger

March: Twitter rows( fraction four) and album updates( part one)

At last, a breather in Westworld. It was a quiet month, with precisely the one war 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 specific a minnie mouse dead-mow-five psyche not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five manager ). He also said he might never release a CD again. Perhaps “hes been” tied up at work, because despite The Life of Pablo having been liberated the month before, he was busy informing it, so when you are logged in to Tidal you faced their chances of listening to a different book to the one youd been listening to the day before.

The month in a Kanye title : Dont Stop

April: Album informs( part two) and suits( part one)

Once again, soothe colonized over Kanye West. He began the month by announcing that a newly updated, 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 difficulty, though, was that in February he had told the world his album would only ever be on Tidal; devotees whod signed up to Tidal on that promise are less disgruntled by these new developments. One Justin Baker-Rhett, in fact, was so disgruntled that he launched a litigation, alleging the promise of exclusive access to Wests recent book led to an influx of new Tidal customers and allowed the service to obtain customers personal information. No material the apparent chaos surrounding the album, though this was the month The Life of Pablo became the first album to surface the US charts based primarily on streaming.

The month in a Kanye title : Bad News

May: Suits( part two) and Macca assurances support

The daylights were going longer and warmer, and West was mainly remaining out of the headlines. Except when other parties were putting him in them. Parties such as the Hungarian rock musician Gabor Presser, who filed a dres in the US district court in Manhattan to suggest that New Slaves, from the book Yeezus, took without allow from his own 1969 psalm Gyngyhaj Lny. He required $2.5 m in detriments clearly, he hadnt interpreted 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 large spokesmen for black people that Wests application of the N-word in his melodics was vindicated, citing its image in collaborative relationships All Day. People like Oprah, whos a bit conservative about that stuff, said, You shouldnt do it, even black people shouldnt usage that term. I announced, Yeah, but its Kanye! And hes talking about an urban generation that uses that text in a quite different path. Its the context. So I was actually pleased with it.

The month in a Kanye title : Facts

June: Nullified demoes( part 1) and a abuse culture video

West started getting back into the swaying of things as summertime 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 offset and the venue being locked down by authorities. 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 boasted, as the Guardian gave it at the time, an animation of the Chicago rappers sometime mother Donda West, who rides 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 is not yet in stores.

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

Then the moment marriage all “re waiting for”, the moment where he induced utterly useless offence the release of the video for Famous( the ballad in which he said hed seen that fucking bitch Taylor Swift famous, if you recall ). The video featured a rollcall of waxworks of luminaries connected in some way with West in couch with him and his wife, Kim Kardashian West. It was a comment on honour, West anticipated. Lena Dunham wasnt impressed she called it one of the most disturbing artistic efforts in recent recollection 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 felonies are still being uncovered and understood as traumas for the women he assaulted but likewise massive traumata to our national consciousness … Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famed females, twisted like theyve been dosed and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a repelling feel of dis-ease.

The month in a Kanye title : Guilt Trip

July: Twitter sequences( segment 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 telephone discussing 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 someones psychological response to being called that fucking bitch in front of the whole world. Who should we call to resolve this one? Thats right lawyers. 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 cracked the rules and could face a year in county prison. The happening that West has remained unincarcerated suggests, very much, that Swift saw 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 combats with Swift, but theres no time off when youre Kanye West. At least he got into the silly-season shake, recollection you, when he told Radio 1 of his dream to motif furniture for Ikea. Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I require a couch that he makes, I miss a chair that he makes, West added, as he explained why students would want a dorm room designed by him. And who are we to doubt that practicality of anything designed by the man who came up with leather plodding throbs? Ikea Australia reacted with a mockup of a Yeezy bed, big enough to recreate the Famous video. The Famous video? Tells not go back there again, delight. Meanwhile, he set about trying to clear that $53 m of obligation by opening 21 popup stores of all the countries, selling limited-edition product for three days simply. The new shops follow on from Wests popup in New Yorks Soho in March, which he spoke generated$ 2m( 1.5 m) in sales of parts including thrift storage cases customised by the rapper for $400, the Guardian reported. So, 21 of those, and hes simply $11 m short of be paid by his indebtedness. Jobs a good un. After that, inaugurating his Saint Pablo tour on a stagecoach that flew 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. Photograph: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and Kanye West concentrating on the make, failing to prompt any significant rows , not insisting on his suitability to design space shuttles , not announcing he should be the heads of state of Ukip, or anything like that. If anything, he behaved suspiciously like a musician. The Guardian reported that the Saint Pablo evidence was importance five idols dynamic and compelling, dont you know? West announced that he and Drake were making an album together( clearing it the third album he announced in a year that understood simply one actually reach the public ). And he put on his Yeezy Season 4 mode depict, which featured real tigers dressed 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 sees( part two) and Grammy politics( part 1)

The Saint Pablo tour encountered its first hiccups, when West trod off theatre halfway through a reveal after learning that Kim had been parted from her wealths at gunpoint by a mob in Paris. He then cancelled two evidences, moving them to December( more on that later ). As for the raiders, they absconded on bicycles. Just thought youd like to know that detail. He was seeming 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 nominated in no categories, Im not showing up to the Grammys. As masters, weve got to come together to fight the bullshit. This was entirely consistent with his policy on gifts events, which is normally consisted of publicly justifying 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: Nullified proves( proportion 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 voted in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump. The bunch was unimpressed. Nor, apparently, were they triumphed round by his explanation that a Trump presidency would thrust prejudiceds into the open. A few days later, in Sacramento, he launched into a ranting against Beyonc, Hillary Clinton, radio stations and Mark Zuckerberg. He managed to play three carols before marching off theatre. 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 week before 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 news 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 evidence of the year, book of its first year, anthem of the year, or even best metropolitan contemporary book, though he did get a good rap album gesture. The worse report was that Frank Ocean didnt get any nominations, though that was because he didnt defer an entry before the 30 September cutoff date. Well see whether West persists to his promise to boycott the gifts 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 its first year by Guardian commentators.

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

But, hey, Grammys, screw you West had bigger fish to fry. Not simply any big fish, but the biggest fish of all. The whale shark of deep-fried fish. A fish so large-hearted youd need to open a chain of chippies to fry it. And that fish had a identify: 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 movements of Nigel Farage. The reason for his visit, he added, was to discuss multicultural issues, including bully, reinforcing schoolteachers, modernising curriculums and violence in Chicago. Were sure Trump has now put them crest of his policy agenda. He then signed off with a hashag: #2024. Which surely represents West is planning to run for the White House in 2024, after two terms of Trump. On the bright side, it signifies 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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