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  • Kanye West Accused of Ripping off French Film for 'All of the Lights' Video

    Posted Feb 24th 2011 at 12:45 AM by AOL Music Editors

    Kanye West has appropriated other people's art within his music, but his recent video for 'All of the Lights' has some cult film fans in an uproar. Fans accuse West and director Hype Williams of ripping off themes from the French film 'Enter the Void,' in the video, which features guest appearances from Rihanna and Kid Cudi, as well as verses from Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Willi...

  • Sneak Peek: Katy Perry Is an Alien

    Posted Feb 15th 2011 at 08:15 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    Katy Perry is known for her unusual fashion choices, but this outfit might be the strangest, most far-out look of all. On Tuesday, Perry released a photo on her Facebook page that featured the pop singer dressed as an alien alongside Kanye West. Is it perhaps a peek at the upcoming music video for her upcoming single, 'E.T.'? We think yes. Perry sings about falling in love with an alien on h...

  • Is Kanye West Ready for Coachella? Is He Finished Ruining Big Events?

    Posted Jan 27th 2011 at 01:45 PM by Matthew Shepatin

    With Kanye West set to headline the final night of three-day sold-out music festival Coachella in April, the only question is whether the mercurial rapper/producer/Twitterer will spoil his own big moment. The talented Kanye is sure to give concertgoers a special treat -- though "special" could signify a mind-bogglingly impressive performance or mind-numbingly immature antics. With 'Ye, you neve...

  • Why Doesn't Anyone Get Kanye West's Jokes?

    Posted Jan 18th 2011 at 12:51 PM by Zach Dionne

    Kanye West's comically self-referential Twitter gag on Friday -- telling Britney Spears "I'mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z single is one of the best songs of all time!" -- was pretty straightforward (and for the record, we got the joke). Then it spawned enough media scrutiny to send Kanye into a long tweet session deriding gossip and the insatiable celebrity microscope. "This s*** takes the...

  • Kanye West Cracks 'I'ma Let You Finish' Joke on Twitter

    Posted Jan 14th 2011 at 04:15 PM by Zach Dionne

    It took him more than a year, but Kanye West is finally getting in on "I'ma let you finish" jokes making light of his infamous disruption of Taylor Swift's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech. Kanye boasted on Twitter that his new single with Jay-Z, 'H.A.M,' is No. 2 on iTunes just days after its release. Second to whom, you ask? Britney Spears, of course, whose long-awaited return to...

  • Kanye West Pays $180K for Watch With His Own Image

    Posted Jan 13th 2011 at 12:40 AM by Boombox Editors

    While rap artists are known for their flashy and ostentatious jewelry, Kanye West has taken his adornment to new heights. After appearing with a $300,000 chain and charm featuring the Egyptian god Horus and a four-finger pyramid ring at the BET Awards last summer, West has recently been seen around town wearing a custom-made yellow gold Tiret watch adorned with his own face. The watch, which re...

  • Kanye West Allegedly Staged His 'Banned' Album Cover

    Posted Jan 10th 2011 at 06:01 PM by Jett Wells

    We always knew Kanye West had a knack for drama, but we never thought he'd stage it for personal gain. According to a piece in the New Yorker (via Vulture, as the full piece is not online), West asked artist George Condo to design the first controversial album cover for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' in hopes it would be "banned." "A couple of weeks before my first visit to Condo's studio,...

  • Kanye West Being Sued for Assault

    Posted Jan 7th 2011 at 12:10 AM by Boombox Editors

    A photographer has brought a new lawsuit against Kanye West after reportedly sustaining injuries from a scuffle with the rapper's security team almost three years ago. Michael Vasquez claims that the assault took place during a May 2008 party in New York. West was on hand to perform at the event, during which Vasquez claims that "his agents, servants and/or employees acting in the course and wi...

  • The 11 Best (And One Worst) Jay-Z and Kanye West Collaborations

    Posted Jan 6th 2011 at 11:25 PM by Jason Newman

    Depending on who you ask, 'Watch the Throne,' the collaborative album between Jay-Z and Kanye West, will be released either this week or March 1. Def Jam, West's record label, is mum for now, but regardless of the release date, the album will continue the 10-year musical relationship between the two artists. Beginning with 2000's 'This Can't Be Life' off Jay-Z's 'The Dynasty: Roc La Familia,'...

  • Did Kanye West Borrow 'Monster' Video Concept From Philly Rock Group?

    Posted Jan 5th 2011 at 03:20 PM by Jason Newman

    Last week, right before New Year's Eve, Kanye West gave the world its 2010 sendoff when an unfinished version of the video to his song 'Monster' leaked. In line with the titular theme, the video amounts to a short horror film complete with dangling female corpses and severed heads and arms. But as The Village Voice noted, a series of similar images had already been used by Dr. Dog in 2008 for t...

  • Josh Groban Sings Kanye West's Tweets on TV [Video]

    Posted Jan 4th 2011 at 02:03 PM by Kelly Fisher

    Who knew 140 characters could sound so good? Josh Groban, known for his soulful crooning, hit up 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Jan. 3 for a special performance of some memorable tweets by famed rapper/ranter, Kanye West. Groban sat at his piano to perform 'Josh Groban's The Best Tweets of Kanye West,' a fictional album containing 752 medleys of West's Twitter musings, including one-liners like "Frenc...

  • Jay-Z and Kanye West to Release Joint Album This Week?

    Posted Jan 4th 2011 at 01:00 AM by Boombox Editors

    Jay-Z and Kanye West are set to release their highly anticipated joint album, 'Watch the Throne,' within a week. West made the grand announcement while celebrating New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. While performing his hit 'Runaway' and 'Monster' with Jay-Z, West took the opportunity to share with the audience at Marquee that the collaborative project would be coming sooner than expected. "We got th...

  • Kanye West Graphic 'Monster' Video Leaks Online

    Posted Dec 31st 2010 at 12:20 AM by AOL Music Editors

    Kanye West's video for the track 'Monster' has leaked all over the Internet. The six-minute video for the rapper's latest single is supposedly incomplete, but the footage available online packs a big punch. Kanye West's 'Monster' video is somewhat of a creepy mini-film, a modern 'Thriller' with enough gore, zombies feasting on flesh, decapitated heads, and blood to make Michael Jackson turn ove...

  • Best of 2010: The Year in Celebrity Tweets

    Posted Dec 30th 2010 at 01:30 PM by Amber James

    Celebrities continued to invade Twitter in 2010 to rant or babble mindlessly in 140 characters or less. Our favorite stars revealed way more personal information than we ever deemed necessary. Even so, Twitter made us feel like these stars were at our fingertips. It has been a crazy ride, so we're breaking down the year's biggest Twitter stories....

  • Remembering 2010 as the Year the Antihero Took Our Culture Hostage

    Posted Dec 25th 2010 at 01:41 PM by Jett Wells

    Pop-Ed: It's hard to imagine Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ever thought he'd be TIME's 'Person of the Year' when he was blogging about girls' bra sizes from his Harvard dorm room. Flash forward six years, and there he is -- on the cover with his disarmingly blank stare. On the cover of TIME is a photo of a man who in six years launched an empire and fundamentally changed the way people around...


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