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

Its tough kept pace with countries around the world 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 1)

After releasing a new track, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another new line, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that level, his forthcoming album was due to be called Swish( replacing the previous So Help Me God ), and was its manufacturer said the best book of all time. On 26 January, he announced he would be 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 establish 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 book would now be called Wavings rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa advocated hed pinched the brand-new refer from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to attend 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 books all the way through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which elicited 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 sequences( constituents 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 mens” at the center 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 Protector Dave Schilling detected: 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. Proclaiming Bill Cosby is innocent of raping 37 females is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better room to distract attention from that by announced today 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 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. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

Then, on 11 February, West ultimately 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 sungs. Still, the information was 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 expect, took on an unguarded grace on the big screen. Alls well that intention well, then. But hang in! 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 prepared that bitch far-famed. West participated at the Swift condemnation by saying theyd had an hour-long dialogue about the chant, and she afforded her supports. As for the album itself, our review by Alexis Petridis detected a distinct shortage of focus. Still, the rest of our novelists liked it sufficient to make it our fourth better album of the year.

Youd think that would have been enough activity for a few months. But you would be wrong. Eras after liberating 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 $53 m in debt and expected Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg for a$ 1bn investment in his ideas: Hey, Larry Page Im down for your assistance, very. He too announced he would be exhausting another brand-new book in the summer. But he didnt. Nor did he turn out for Preston North End modesties, though in all honesty he never claimed he would do that.

The month in a Kanye title : Gold Digger

March: Twitter sequences( character four) and album revises( part 1)

At last, a breather in Westworld. It was a quiet month, with exactly the one crusade of tweets( with Deadmau5, who was affronted when a photograph West tweeted appeared to show him applying Pirate Bay. West responded by inviting the EDM star to perform at his daughters birthday party with specific a minnie mouse dead-mow-five thought not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five leader ). 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 exhausted the month before, he was busy revising it, so when you are logged in to Tidal you faced the prospect of just listened to a different album to the one youd been listening to the day before.

The month in a Kanye title : Dont Stop

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

Once again, mollify reconciled over Kanye West. He began the month by announcing that a recently informed, remixed and remastered form of The Life of Pablo would be streaming on all major services from 1 April, though he was indicated that hed carry on fidgeting with it for the foreseeable. The question, 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 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 access to Wests recent book had contributed to an influx of new Tidal readers and allowed the service to compile consumers personal information. No subject the obvious chaos encircling the album, though this was the month The Life of Pablo became the first book to surface the US graphs based primarily on streaming.

The month in a Kanye title : Bad News

May: Suits( part two) and Macca pledges support

The days were getting longer and warmer, and West was primarily 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 album Yeezus, took without allow from his own 1969 anthem Gyngyhaj Lny. He missed $2.5 m in impairments clearly, he hadnt witnessed 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 expend of the N-word in his lyrics was vindicated, quoting its illusion in their cooperation All Day. People like Oprah, whos a bit republican about that substance, said, You shouldnt do it, even black people shouldnt usage that word. I said, Yeah, but its Kanye! And hes talking about an metropolitan generation that uses that word in a completely different room. Its different contexts. So I was actually pleased with it.

The month in a Kanye title : Facts

June: Cancelled proves( part 1) and a rape culture video

West started getting back into the swing 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, arising in it being offset and the venue being locked down by experts. 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 living of the Chicago rappers late mother Donda West, who goes on the back of a winged white horse that is galloping through the clouds towards heaven. Just like Call of Duty. Merely One has been in development since 2015. It is not yet in browses.

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

Then the moment united all been waiting for, the moment where he induced wholly unnecessary offence the release of the video for Famous( the anthem in which he said hed realized that bitch Taylor Swift famed, if you recollect ). The video peculiarity a rollcall of waxworks of luminaries connected in some manner with West in bottom with him and his wife, Kim Kardashian West. It was a comment on popularity, West anticipated. Lena Dunham wasnt amazed she announced it one of the most disturbing artistic efforts in recent recognition and said it was emblematic of abuse 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 understood as pain for the status of women he assaulted but too massive injuries to “the member states national” consciousness … Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like theyve been narcotic 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 rows( percentage five are available 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 path. Swift greeted, 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 someones psychological response to being called that fucking bitch in front of the entire world. Who should we call to resolve this one? Thats right lawyers. And what did they have to say? That solicitors should be involved. Because if West had preserved the call in California, without Swifts consent, he had violated the rules and could face a year in district jail. The happening that West has remained unincarcerated shows, very much, that Swift imagined 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 engages with Swift, but theres no time off when youre Kanye West. At least he got into the silly-season change, mind you, when he told Radio 1 of his dream to intend 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 said, as he explained why students would want a dorm room designed by him. And who are currently we to doubt that practicality of anything designed by the man who came up with leather plodding gasps? Ikea Australia greeted with a mockup of a Yeezy bed, big enough to recreate the Famous video. The Famous video? Makes not go back here again, satisfy. Meanwhile, he set about are seeking to clear that $53 m of indebtednes by opening 21 popup browses all over the world, selling limited-edition merchandise for three days only. The brand-new shops follow on from Wests popup in New Yorks Soho in March, which he said generated$ 2m( 1.5 m) in the sale of parts including thrift accumulation coats customised by the rapper for $400, the Guardian reported. So, 21 of those, and hes exclusively $11 m short of paying off his indebtedness. Jobs a good un. After that, beginning his Saint Pablo tour on a stage that ran 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 mellowed fruitfulness, and Kanye West concentrating on the piece, is inadequate to elicit any major rows , not holding on his suitability to blueprint 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 appearance was merit five whizs dynamic and compelling, dont you are familiar? West announced that he and Drake were making an album together( obliging it the third largest album he announced in a year that visualized merely one actually reach the public ). And he put on his Yeezy Season 4 way indicate, 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: Nullified demonstrates( part two) and Grammy politics( part 1)

The Saint Pablo tour encountered its first hitches, when West marched off theatre halfway through a substantiate after learning that Kim had been parted from her owneds at gunpoint by a gang in Paris. He then cancelled two sees, moving them to December( more on that afterward ). As for the raiders, they absconded on bicycles. Just thought youd like to know that item. He was feeling 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 book 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 masters, weve got to come together to fight the bullshit. This was altogether consistent with his plan on honors affairs, which is normally consisted of publicly interpreting 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 Defendant in LA

November: Nullified substantiates( percentage 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 voted in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump. The mob was unimpressed. Nor, apparently, were they prevailed round by his explanation that a Trump presidency would oblige 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 lyrics before going off stagecoach. And that was that for the Saint Pablo tour, which was rapidly cancelled when West was admitted to hospital to be treated for fatigue. He stayed for a few weeks 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 information and some bad news. The good bulletin 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, anthem of the year, or even good urban contemporary book, though he did get a excellent rap book nod. The worse bulletin 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 protrudes to his have committed themselves to boycott the gifts on 12 February. If he was feeling neglected, he could at the least take comfort in The Life of Pablo being voted the fourth better album of its first year by Guardian pundits.

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

But, hey, Grammys, screw you West had bigger fish to fry. Not just any big fish, but the most difficult fish of all. The whale shark of fried fish. A fish so big-hearted youd need to open a series of chippies to fry it. And that fish had a identify: 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 just 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 ground for his visit, he said, was to discuss multicultural issues, including bullying, subscribing coaches, modernising curriculums and brutality in Chicago. Were sure Trump has now applied them top of his political agenda. He then signed off with a hashag: #2024. Which surely makes West is planning to run for the White House in 2024, after two periods of Trump. On the bright side, it intends he seems to have gone back on his threat to run in 2020.

The month in a Kanye title : So Appalled

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