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  • Kanye West Reunites With Matt Lauer at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Posted Nov 25th 2010 at 11:59 PM by PopEater Staff

    Introduced by his favorite 'Today' host, Kanye West performed at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade atop the New York Daily News float. West rocked a fur jacket, gold chains and leather pants, as he sang 'Lost in the World" from his critically acclaimed album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.' Watch Kanye's performance and let us know what you think >> ...

  • Kanye West Slams Taylor Swift Again at Intimate New York Concert

    Posted Nov 24th 2010 at 11:22 AM by Jason Newman

    The rumors began Monday evening, when Teyana Taylor, guest vocalist on Kanye West's recently released new album, tweeted, "Just got to rehearsals for my performance with Mr Ye West tomorrow at the Bowery Ballroom tomorrow Dark Fantasy Baby!" By Tuesday morning, it was music's worst kept secret that West would be performing his new album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' at the 550-capacity Bow...

  • Adorable Children Act Out Kanye's Tweets on Film

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010 at 02:45 PM by Jett Wells

    Little kids can make anything sound cute, even Kanye West's tweets. Although the hip-hop mogul's addiction to mass attention through Twitter can get frustrating, revisiting those tweets via a toddler wearing shutter shades is priceless. Babelgum produced a series of seven videos honoring Kanye's most Kanye-esque tweets -- like "God is dope" -- with the help of little kids acting out the context of...

  • New Girl Talk Album Surprises, Breaks Internet

    Posted Nov 15th 2010 at 11:42 PM by Jett Wells

    Pop-Ed: He's baaaaccckkk! Girl Talk, a.k.a. mash-up mastermind Greg Gillis, stormed the web with the surprising release of his latest free album 'All Day,' a formidable follow-up to 2008's 'Feed the Animal.' Even though his music is controversial for sampling hundreds of artists into mash-up mixes, an act that seems aimed at prodding record labels, Girl Talk once again has proved nothing is going ...

  • Kanye West: 'I Don't Hate Matt Lauer' ... But I Won't Play 'Today'

    Posted Nov 12th 2010 at 10:55 AM by Zach Dionne

    In today's least surprising news, Kanye West won't be returning to the 'Today' show, no matter what Matt Lauer says. Yesterday Lauer stood by an increasingly notorious interview that grievously upset West, saying there was nothing "improper" or "unusual" about the segment. Lauer closed on a conciliatory note, saying, "We look forward to Kanye's return for a special live concert on the plaza on ...

  • Does Kanye West's 'Dark Fantasy' Make Him Untouchable?

    Posted Nov 11th 2010 at 08:51 PM by Jett Wells

    Pop-Ed: You can't script the kind of year Kanye West is having. Ever since re-emerging onto the scene after his famous Taylor Swift moment, the MC rolled with the punches and campaigned his way back to the summit with one prize on his mind--the album that would change his career forever. That album became known as 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' the missing piece that people say would change ...

  • Matt Lauer on Kanye West's 'Today' Show Interview: 'Nothing Improper About It'

    Posted Nov 11th 2010 at 12:45 PM by Zach Dionne

    Kanye West had a Twitter meltdown yesterday surrounding a taped appearance on the 'Today' show. This morning, we got to see what all the fuss was about. In a fairly standard interview, Matt Lauer asks West about his "George Bush doesn't care about black people" line from 2005 and the Taylor Swift-VMA incident that got cries of racism flipped on Kanye himself. While producers ran a clip of Ka...

  • Kanye West Still Using Twitter as Therapy

    Posted Nov 10th 2010 at 09:03 AM by Zach Dionne

    Kanye West took to Twitter last night for what was either a meltdown or a long session of digital therapy. The series of more than 20 posts began with Kanye writing, "I've decided to fall back a bit on interviews in order to 'sell my album.' I can't come up with some magic trick to make people like me." The Twitter flurry seemed to stem from an appearance on the 'Today' show where West felt bad...

  • Fans Treated to Impromptu Kanye West Concert Aboard Plane

    Posted Nov 8th 2010 at 04:40 PM by Sarah Crow

    Kanye West isn't one to do anything low-key, including flying. On a recent flight from Minneapolis to New York, West's cabin fever got the best of him, prompting the star to perform renditions of two of his hit songs over the plane's intercom for his fellow passengers. According to Hollywood Life, a passenger on the flight said that after departing, she heard Kanye come over the airwaves, rappi...

  • Can MTV Return to the Glory Days of Music Videos?

    Posted Nov 7th 2010 at 02:30 PM by Jett Wells

    Pop-Ed: When people talk MTV, they make it sound like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tale. Jekyll was the 1980s-to-late-1990s MTV, when it was still called "music television" and was about one thing only -- music. The impact it had on musicians' careers was revolutionary, and it made artists like Michael Jackson transform from pop star to legend. Mr. Hyde is what you see today, a network without an ...

  • George Bush Reflects on Kanye West's 'Racist' Remark

    Posted Nov 3rd 2010 at 11:23 AM by Zach Dionne

    George W. Bush sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview surrounding the release of his presidential memoir 'Decision Points,' and yes, Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" remark came up. "It was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency," Bush tells Lauer. Read on....

  • Kids on the Block Tackle Kanye's Album Cover

    Posted Oct 20th 2010 at 01:45 PM by Jett Wells

    Kanye West's controversial album cover for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' has been making headlines all week, so the PopEater gang hit the streets and see what people really thought about the MC's artwork. Most of the college kids in Washington Square Park in New York City weren't wowed by Kanye's album cover, but felt rather that it was just another publicity stunt. Others were especially cr...

  • The Irony Behind Kanye West's 'Banned' Album Cover

    Posted Oct 19th 2010 at 07:00 PM by Jett Wells

    Pop-Ed: There are enough story lines behind Kanye West's latest album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' to fill a three-pound autobiography with Kanye's big grin on the cover. Even when we'd like a little less Kanye, everything is always about ... Kanye. Now with only a month left till the album drops on Nov. 22, the cover art is making more headlines than the leaked tracks. When Kanye broke t...

  • Kanye West to Audience: 'I Contemplated Suicide'

    Posted Oct 19th 2010 at 10:22 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Kanye West told an audience at a screening of his film/extended music video, 'Runaway,' that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West, 33, told the crowd "there were times that I contemplated suicide." However, he said, "I will not give up on life a...

  • Angry Kanye West on Graphic Album Art: 'Banned in the USA!!!'

    Posted Oct 18th 2010 at 10:34 AM by Zach Dionne

    Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' album art is too hot for stores, according to the rapper's Twitter frenzy on Sunday. "Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!!" he tweeted. "Banned in the USA!!!" George Condo, the American artist behind Kanye's 'Power' music video/painting, created the new album cover. The banned art features a thick red border with a small painting in the cente...


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