I must have heard Kanye West‘s new single “Theraflu” on the radio at least 12 times today and that’s not including the eight hours I was at work. Today’s hot topic was Kanye and everything he had to say during the song. Some were just happy to hear a solo Kanye track and others were obsessed with the fact that he FINALLY professed his love for Kim Kardashian. Animal Rights Group, PETA on the other hand was not that impressed.
In his lyrical jab at PETA he said, “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.” PETA did not hesitate to respond. PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Matthews sent the following statement to XXLMag.com:
“What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings,” said Matthews. “He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons—including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman—who have dropped animal skins.”
One thing is for sure. Both PETA and Kanye have strong views and are very outspoken. I respect it! You weigh in. How do you feel about Kanye’s jab at PETA?
I have started a new company and I’m so excited about the name…. it’s got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!…. The name of the company is DONDA. DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce there dreams and ideas… I used to blog all the time an fit was a way to get my opinion out…Dr Dre redesigned headphones and made more impact off of one product. I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts…app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist … doctors, scientist,teachers… DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford… I want to put creatives in a room together with like minds that are all waaaay doper than me. We want to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel…To dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need.. To marry our wants and needs. DONDA. This will all take time but I wanted everyones to know what I really care about… I care about people. I care about my fans… I care about people who have never heard of me…
Sounds amazing to me. I would love it if DONDA would hire some of us struggling college grads. Speaking of hiring…if you want to try your luck, you can contact Kanye’s team at contactDONDA@gmail.com!
In other DONDA news…Jimmy Kimmel started pushing DONDA on his late night show with an entertaining commercial. Peep it below.
Wednesday evening, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired on CBS with no shortage of sparkle, pink and angel wings. Nicki Minaj pranced up and down the extremely long runway performing her hit single “Super Bass”. Just in case you missed it, watch the performance below.
Kanye West also performed at the Fashion Show but first explained how he was supposed to perform “Stronger” in 2007 before his mother passed. After his slight throwback performance he surprised the audience by bringing out his other half, Jay-Z. The power duo performed “Paris” to a standing crowd. Watch both performances below.
Russell Simmons and Kanye West hit Occupy Wall Street to support the cause and its protesters. Although it’s picking up, the media isn’t producing any serious coverage on the protest. Yesterday, I saw a news story about the protestors using used pizza boxes to create protest signs. Really…is that what your really focusing on. Celebrities always bring publicity and that’s exactly what Russell and Yezzy’s visit did. Not sure why Kanye did not say a word and Russell did all the talking for him though.
Peep the Footage below.
Two things you have to love. The first, a Hype Williams video and the second, a video full of color.
The video for Big Sean’s explosive single, “Marvin & Chardonnay” has finally been released. Kanye West and Roscoe Dash join Big Sean in this Hype Williams directed video. Williams plays with pops of color, shapes and movement. I expected a video full of bedroom scenes and we got video art. Enjoy!
With no leaks, the HIGHLY anticipated album is finally here. In honor of today’s Watch The Throne release, you can listen to the full album online thanks to Soul Culture and Grooveshark. The beats and production on this album are an extra special treat for your ears. I’m in love! I predict major sales but as always I am super excited to see the stats at the end of the week. View promo trailers here below.
Magazine theme issues are genius. They not only give the reader something to look forward to but offers a variety of material on one topic. VIBE Magazine rolls out its SEXY Issue.
Model and glorified girlfriend, Amber Rose covers VIBE’s SEXY issue with rap star Rick Ross on a second cover. Rose is a given. VIBE would have been stupid not to put her on the cover. Although Ross is at the top of my list and is no stranger to a VIBE cover, many are surprised to see the Boss gracing the front of the SEXY issue. Personally, I love that VIBE steered away from typical.
Both artist open up and share things you wouldn’t normally find out in a regular promotional interview. Rose discusses Kanye West and their break-up, rebounding with Reggie Bush, becoming an icon and more. The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee sat down with Ross to find out what type of woman he likes.
Catch the June/July issue of VIBE for more from Amber Rose and Rick Ross.