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

Its tough keeping pace with “the worlds” of Kanye West. So let us take the hard work out of it and present to you the highlights of a 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 way, 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 creator 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 pleasure, the album launching 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 all 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 new album would now be called Wavings rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa suggested hed pinched the brand-new call from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to understand 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 all the practice through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which caused 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 “king arthurs round table”, I tell you.

The month in a Kanye title : Cant Tell Me Nothing

February: Twitter sequences( sides 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 three men 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 Keeper Dave Schilling saw: I have a sneaking suspicion Kanye West has a box full of note cards, and on those note cards there are transgressive accounts written on them. Exclaiming Bill Cosby is innocent of raping 37 women is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better road to divert attention from that by announcing that your new album has its third brand-new deed 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 tale 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 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 ballads. 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 brook that deterred buffering due to necessitate, took on an unguarded elegance on the big screen. Alls well that objective 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 famous. West participated at the Swift condemnation by saying theyd had an hour-long communication about the song, and she rendered her backings. As for the album itself, our review by Alexis Petridis detected a distinct lack of focus. Still, the rest of our writers liked it enough to make it our fourth excellent album of the year.

Youd think that would have been enough activity for one month. But you would be wrong. Daylights after releasing The Life of Pablo which by the time it reached 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 help, extremely. He too announced he would be releasing another brand-new book in the summer. But he didnt. Nor did he turn out for Preston North End reservations, though in all honesty he never claimed he would do that.

The month in a Kanye title : Gold Digger

March: Twitter rows( duty four) and album updates( part 1)

At last, 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 utilizing Pirate Bay. West responded by inviting the EDM star to perform at his daughters birthday party with specific a minnie mouse dead-mow-five intelligence not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five foreman ). He also said he might never liberated a CD again. Perhaps he was tied up at work, because despite The Life of Pablo having been secreted the month before, he was busy revising 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 modernizes( part two) and suits( part one)

Once again, pacify terminated over Kanye West. He began the month by announcing that a freshly modernized, remixed and remastered form 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 trouble, though, was that in February he had told the world his album was able to ever be on Tidal; followers whod are signatories to Tidal on that promise were rather disgruntled by these new developments. One Justin Baker-Rhett, in fact, was so disgruntled that he launched a litigation, alleging the promise of exclusive better access to Wests latest album contributed significantly to an influx of new Tidal subscribers and allowed the services offered to compile consumers personal information. No affair the self-evident chaos encircling the album, though this was the month The Life of Pablo grew the first book to surface the US maps based primarily on streaming.

The month in a Kanye title : Bad News

May: Lawsuits( part two) and Macca donates support

The epoches were get longer and warmer, and West was mainly biding out of the headlines. Except when other people were putting him in their own homes. Beings 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 permission from his own 1969 song Gyngyhaj Lny. He craved $2.5 m in detriments clearly, he hadnt watched 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 large spokesmen for black people that Wests employment of the N-word in his lyricals was apologized, citing its impression in collaborative relationships All Day. Parties like Oprah, whos a bit conservative about that stuff, told, You shouldnt do it, even black people shouldnt employment that term. I did, Yeah, but its Kanye! And hes talking about an urban generation that uses that parole in a quite different behavior. Its different contexts. So I was actually pleased with it.

The month in a Kanye title : Facts

June: Offset pictures( part 1) and a abuse 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 scheduled 2am gig, ensuing in it being offset and the venue being locked down by powers. 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 put it at the time, an animation of the Chicago rappers sometime mother Donda West, who journeys on the back of a winged white horse that is galloping through the cloud towards heaven. Just like Call of Duty. Merely One has been in development since 2015. It was still not in stores.

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

Then the moment wed all been waiting for, the moment where he made wholly superfluous offence the release of the video for Famous( the chant in which he said hed manufactured that bitch Taylor Swift famous, if you recollect ). The video featured a rollcall of waxworks of personalities connected in some manner with West in berth with him and his wife, Kim Kardashian West. It was a comment on reputation, West reckoned. Lena Dunham wasnt amazed she announced it one of the more disturbing artistic efforts in recent remembrance 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 misdemeanours are still being uncovered and understood as traumas for the status of women he assaulted but also massive bruises to our national consciousness … Now I have to see the prone, subconscious, waxy bodies of famed females, twisted like theyve been narcotic and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a nauseating sense of dis-ease.

The month in a Kanye title : Guilt Trip

July: Twitter rows( constituent 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 discussing Famous, in which she appeared to approve the song though there was no reference to the that fucking bitch pipeline. 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 psychological 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 solicitors 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 prison. The information that West has remained unincarcerated recommends, very much, that Swift visualized 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 opposes with Swift, but theres no time off when youre Kanye West. At least he got into the silly-season fluctuate, psyche you, when he told Radio 1 of his dream to blueprint furniture for Ikea. Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allowed to make this thing because you know what, I miss a berth that he makes, I miss a chair that he makes, West announced, as he explained why students would want a dormitory room designed by him. And who are now we to doubt that practicality of anything designed by the man who came up with leather plodding gasps? Ikea Australia responded with a mockup of a Yeezy bed, big enough to recreate the Famous video. The Famous video? Gives not go back there again, satisfy. Meanwhile, he set about trying to clear that $53 m of debt by opening 21 popup shops of all the countries, selling limited-edition stock for three days exclusively. The new stores follow on from Wests popup in New Yorks Soho in March, which he replied generated$ 2m( 1.5 m) in sale of pieces including thrift supermarket jackets customised by the rapper for $400, the Guardian reported. So, 21 of those, and hes only $11 m short of be paid by his debts. Jobs a good un. After that, beginning his Saint Pablo tour on a theatre that ran 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 clouds and mellow fruitfulness, and Kanye West concentrating on the drive, is inadequate to cause any major sequences , not holding on his suitability to motif space shuttles , not announcing he “mustve been” 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 appearance was value five adepts dynamic and compelling, dont you are familiar? West announced that he and Drake were making an book together( preparing it the third largest album he announced in a year that ensure only one actually contacts the public ). And he put on his Yeezy Season 4 fad evidence, which peculiarity real beasts 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: Nullified presents( part two) and Grammy politics( part 1)

The Saint Pablo tour encountered its first glitches, when West went off theatre halfway through a present after received information that Kim had been parted from her wealths at gunpoint by a mob in Paris. He then cancelled two establishes, moving them to December( more on that afterwards ). As for the raiders, they absconded on bicycles. Just thought youd like to know that detail. He was detecting vivacious 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 elected in no categories, Im not showing up to the Grammys. As creators, weve got to come together to fight the bullshit. This was entirely consistent with his plan on accolades phenomena, which has usually consisted of publicly clarifying 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 substantiates( area 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 days later, in Sacramento, he launched into a rant against Beyonc, Hillary Clinton, radio stations and Mark Zuckerberg. He managed to play three hymns before moving 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 fatigue. He stayed for a week prior to being discharged.

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 information and some bad news. The good report was that he got eight nominations. The bad news was that none of them were in the big categories record of its first year, album of its first year, carol of its first year, or even best city contemporary book, though he did get a better rap album gesture. The worse information was that Frank Ocean didnt get any nominations, though that was because he didnt submit an entering before the 30 September cutoff date. Well be checked whether West fastens to his have committed themselves to boycott the gives on 12 February. If he was feeling rejected, he could at least take comfort in The Life of Pablo being voted the fourth excellent album of the year by Guardian critics.

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

But, hey, Grammys, clamped you West had bigger fish to fry. Not merely any big fish, but the biggest fish of all. The whale shark of 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 replicate the movements of Nigel Farage. The ground for his visit, he enunciated, was to discuss multicultural issues, including bully, substantiating teaches, modernising curriculums and violence in Chicago. Were sure Trump has now made them surface of his policy 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 words of Trump. On the bright side, it represents 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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