Kanye West has announced a movie based on his Yeezus world tour.
The 36-year-old rapper has teased the concert film, which will be directed by frequent collaborator Hype Williams, with a 30-second teaser trailer on his official website.
The trailer intersperses footage from his ongoing world tour, as well as clips from his recent "Bound 2" music video which featured his fiancee Kim Kardashian. "Yeezus film directed by Hype Williams coming to theatres," the website states.
Music video director Hype Williams has previously been entrusted to helm the elaborate visuals for Kanye's hit songs "All of the Lights," "Stronger" and "Gold Digger."
The "New Slaves" star has recently been linked to a biographical film based on his Yeezus album and it's rumored that Kim, 33, may have a starring role.
Lily Allen will call her new album Sheezus as a tribute to Kanye West.
The "Air Balloon" singer insisted the name of the record - a parody of the rapper's latest album Yeezus - isn't intended as a joke as his expense, instead describing it as a sign of ''respect."
"With all my albums, I've just wanted to have a laugh. But yes, Sheezus, it's bold. But it's not taking the p**s out of Kanye at all. I've got nothing but respect for him. I love him ... So it is a little homage to him. I hope he doesn't think it's a diss. I'd be horrified if he thought that," she told The Sun.
The 28-year-old star also explained while Kanye is outspoken and controversial, he actually "makes total sense." She said,"I know people think he's crazy but most of what he says I think makes total sense. I mean there are a few exceptions but on the whole. He is one of the only people who says what he believes and people call him mad for it."
Bruce Springsteen says Kanye West is an "incredible" artist.
The rock icon has heaped praise on the rapper for his dedication to innovation, and for putting in "a lot of hours" to make his albums to the best of his abilities. "[He] is incredible. I mean, the record-making facility, there's a lot of hours in those records," he told NPR. "And I saw him on television, he did the song called 'Blood on the Leaves' on 'Later... With Jools Holland' - it was fantastic, you know."
While the "Born to Run" musician listens to Kanye's music because he finds it "fascinating," he admitted it's not something he puts on while he's driving, instead preferring songs he grew up admiring. "I still find him very interesting. I'm not necessarily driving [to] it in my car, you know. I probably fall back on the stuff that I listened to as a kid or something if I'm driving around. But I do listen. I listen to [it] a lot because there's a lot of information in it and it's just fascinating record-making," he added.
Kim Kardashian is dismayed that Kanye West's album has missed out on a top Grammy nomination.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has expressed her disappointment that her fiance's latest record, Yeezus was recently snubbed from the prestigious Album of the Year category ahead of the awards ceremony in Los Angeles in February.
The 33-year-old star shared a message from one of her fans, @KimKanyeKimyeFC, on Twitter on Sunday that reads, "literally on EACH and EVERY single list Yeezus has been named the TOP 2 OR TOP 1 best album of the year.... [sic]." She also replied, "Except the Grammy's Album of the Year nomination," along with a sad emoticon face.
Earlier this month, Kanye, 36, lashed out at the organizers of the ceremony for not giving his album more recognition despite the fact he is in running for the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for "New Slaves." Speaking during one of his concerts, he ranted, "Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say?"
Katy Perry thinks her music video with boyfriend John Mayer is more authentic than Kanye West's "Bound 2."
The "Roar" hitmaker, who joined forces with John on the song "Who You Love," made the comparison about Kanye's latest music video which features his fiancee Kim Kardashian straddling him topless on a motorcycle.
"I thought our response was a little bit more authentic because my hair was blowing in the right direction," the 29-year-old singer joked, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The song appears on John's latest album Paradise Valley and Katy thinks their relationship works so well because they have a mutual appreciation for music. "Yeah we have a lot of fun. You know, we have music as an understanding and love between each other and we connect and you know it's like he understands what I do because he does the same thing. And so after a long day, if it's been tough, I don't really have to go into it, he just gets it. You know, so it's nice with that understanding," she continued.
Eminem reportedly refused to perform at a Super Bowl party unless he was paid $2 million.
The "Monster" rapper is said to have been approached to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party during Super Bowl week in 2014. According to TMZ, the offer was for Eminem to perform a set of his greatest hits for 1,500 guests following a lavish dinner, but organizers were forced to find a replacement act after the rapper demanded the hefty fee.
Reps for the event were also eyeing a performance from Kanye West only to find that his fee was also out of budget. "[For Kanye] it was $1 million, plus a lot of other perks," a source revealed.
As a last resort organizers have reportedly snapped up "Tight Rope" singer Janelle Monae who will perform for a more reasonable $150,000.
Seth Rogen and James Franco have recreated Kanye West's "Bound 2" video.
The pair have remade the raunchy clip - which sees Kanye riding a motorbike while straddled by his topless fiancee, Kim Kardashian - shot-for-shot and re-titled it "Bound 3." In the new version, Seth plays the role of Kim, and dry humps James - wearing a tie-dye T-shirt - as they ride in front of a desert backdrop.
Kim Kardashian appears topless in Kanye West's new video for "Bound 2."
The 33-year-old star - who has five-month-old daughter North West with the rapper - features in her finance's latest single showing off her incredible post-baby figure. The rapper premiered the clip on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a silhouette of Kim is filmed while she flaunts her famous curves, posing on a motorbike wearing only tight trousers and heeled boots. The brunette beauty is later seen straddling the rapper and the pair are captured in an intimate embrace while driving through a desert landscape on the vehicle.
Kanye West is tipped to feature Kim Kardashian in his new video.
The rapper will premiere new visuals for his latest single "Bound 2" on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the show's website suggested his fiancee - with whom he has daughter North West - "may or may not" make an appearance when the video streams exclusively on Ellentv.com on Tuesday.
The love song features R&B singer Charlie Wilson and is the second track to be released from Kanye's Yeezus album, which debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 in May. "Bound 2" received general acclaim from critics, with the track's soul sample-based production often being compared to Kanye's early work from his debut studio album The College Dropout in 2004.
The news comes after American singer Ronnie Spector recently described Kanye West as "a d**k," but admitted that she favored his fiancee, Kim. Ronnie - who previously fronted the girl-group The Ronettes - told Noisey.com, "I am not a fan of Kanye West. I don't mind Kim, but I just don't like that guy. I'm not a fan of how he speaks. He's a d**k. I'm sorry. I don't like him. I'm just being honest."
Eminem threatened to urinate in his interview.
The "Bezerk" rapper said he wanted to "pee on the floor" during a short teaser posted online ahead of his chat with BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe on Monday during which he insists on upstaging fellow rapper Kanye West's controversial interview with the host. Eminem figured the action would top the publicity generated after Kanye declared himself as "a God" when being quizzed by Zane last month, which later resulted in a spat between the "New Slaves" rapper and Jimmy Kimmel after the talk show host spoofed the interview.
"I was trying to figure out how I was going to top the publicity of yours and Kanye's interview. So I decided I was going to walk in here, pee on the floor and leave. I'm peeing right now. See you guys later," Eminem joked.
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