St. Pablo Tour stops in Grand Rapids

Considering I haven’t been to a concert since, B2K was a thing. Going to the St. Pablo
Tour was another great experience for 2016. I was able to see why people pay the big bucks for the closer seats, although my seats were just as great. The concert took place in the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI., where the streets flooded with people from all over West Michigan to experience Mr. West and his hovering stage.

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Kanye hit the platform at 9:21p.m., and the crowd went crazy. I’ll be honest, I enjoy Kanye as an artist and producer, but I really wasn’t a die hard fan–until now. The energy in that arena was amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it.

He performed several hits like, Jesus Walks, FourFive Seconds, Can’t Tell Me Nothing and several songs from Life of Pablo, obviously. Opening  with Father Stretch My Hands.

As I said before, I hadn’t been to a concert since watching Omarion glide across the stage at Joe Louis Arena, or maybe it was Lloyd…I’m not sure, but it has been a while. Of course, me being “Jill the camera lady” I wanted to capture so many great moments, for this post specifically. I had my phone out the entire time, recording and taking pictures.

I joked about how the set up and lighting made me feel like I was standing in the middle of Zion in the Matrix movie, because that’s exactly how it felt. The yellow lights gave it a real ambient touch. Listening to the crowd sing all the lyrics as if they were on stage performing. Needless-to-say, I had a ball and I need to learn more Yeezy songs new and old.

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Kanye’s Going to Hollywood!

By: William Lawson

Image via TMZ
Image via TMZ

In true Kanye fashion, Mr. West randomly showed up somewhere and did something crazy. In this case he randomly showed up to the final season of American Idol as they were holding auditions in San Francisco.

Kanye performed in front of JLo and the other people on the panel*. Kanye performed for the judges and of course Kim Kardashian-West caught it all on camera. The judges all acted as if they were surprised–and maybe they were–but it all smells of a bad ploy to get a boost in ratings as the show takes its final bow. It wouldn’t be the first time the Kardashians have been called upon to boost ratings for a show *cough cough I Am Cait and DASH Dolls*

Not like you haven’t guessed it, but Yeezus was given the golden ticket which for a normal Idol contestant would mean he made it to Hollywood week.

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Image via TMZ

*Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban

CelebriTEA: What a time to be alive

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By: Grace Latimore

Sources close to Chance the Rapper say that Chance is planning some power moves.

After he released Surf with his band, The Social Experiment, he made it clear he wasn’t afraid to do something bold. More recently he’s released dates for his “Family Matters” tour which some suspect was inspired by the baby he has on the way with longtime girlfriend. Today, Chance made history dropping six tracks on Soundcloud in a collaborative effort with Lil B.

But a close source to Chance the Rapper says he’s been in talks with major artists like Kanye West, mulling over the idea of a Chicago artist based mixtape.

Let that rest in your spirit for a moment.

I’m hoping it’s true. The surprise releases today from Lil B and Chance have me hopeful.

And his song with up and coming artist Kehlani called, The Way, is a great hit; her sultry verses against his playful lyrics guarantee you’ll have it on repeat.

It’s been a great few months for music, folks.

Come Again: Vogue Says North West Inspired Natural Hair

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[Credit: Mstarz]
By Sydney B.

I think someone may have slipped and bumped their head if they thought that North West was the inspiration behind natural hair.

Vogue Magazine sure did a number with this one!

In their recent issue, the magazine featured Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West’s beautiful baby girl North West calling her the inspiration behind natural hair.

“The awe these baby hairs inspired in the fashion world was rivaled by another very famous set of curls: the scraped-back and artfully sculpted tendrils of mini It girl North West,” Vogue says.

The magazine also claims that her family has built her to be “a kind of hair icon for a nascent and diverse generation of tots rocking their natural curls with unprecedented flair.”

Did Vogue have it all wrong?

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[Credit: Genius]
Well maybe…of course her curls are always bouncy, beautiful, and edgy to match her fly, but calling her a natural hair inspiration I would have to object!

Since we’re talking about babies, take a look a Baby Blue, she’s been rocking the natural hair look since she was born. We all know she has because at one point she was trending all over social media because of her hair…can you say true inspiration?

Whether she’s dressed in something comfortable or in a fancy dress, Blue Ivy has been scoring tens across the board as she flaunts her natural hair.

But how do you choose a baby over generations of women who’ve really been making a staple in the natural hair industry?

Since the issue released Vogue has received many disapproving comments from many fans and readers:

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Who do you think is a perfect candidate to be the face of the natural hair campaign?

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Expecting Twins?

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[Credit: Facen Facts]
By Sydney B.

Kimmy Cakes and Yeezus are having twins!…Wait, no they’re having a baby boy!

WRONG.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not having neither! The model quickly put the rumors to rest after word spread about the couple allegedly revealing that they were having twins!

Who started this crazy rumor?

Word around town confirms that many sources have been “confirming” that Mr. and Mrs. West are giving their little bundle of joy, North, a baby brother. After previously revealing that Kim is pregnant with baby number two, on the May 31 episode of Keep Up With the Kardashians, rumors could not have started soon enough.

With it being too soon to tell the sex of the baby, Kim K. is without a doubt overjoyed at the good news. Throughout this season we’ve watched as the couple has struggled to try and conceive their second child, and finally after months of trying, the news came when they least expected it.

“I’m so grateful to be pregnant when we didn’t even think it was going to happen,” say Kim.

I’m just hopping this new pregnancy doesn’t bring back the Kim Kardashian from hell! Be fierce and fabulous Kimmy, and let your beauty shine during your pregnancy.

Just a little honey in your tea for you to think about!

In the mean time, it looks like we’ll have to wait to see what the baby’s sex is! Checkout Kim’s tweets addressing the rumors and shutting them down:

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[Credit: Twitter @KimKardashian]
[Credit: Twitter @KimKardashian]
[Credit: Twitter @KimKardashian]
 

Kanye’s Ball-Out Birthday Bash!

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[Credit: IG: @KANYEWESTWORLD]
By DeVinnia M

Happy Birthday Mr. West! Or shall we say “Old Man West!”…Just kidding!

On Tuesday, Kanye West celebrated his 38th birthday, and wife Kim Kardashian-West, made it a birthday worth remembering. Kim’s treat began  by blind folding West as they made their way to the Los Angeles Staples Center.

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[Credit: IG: @KIMKARDASHIAN]
The reality star rented out the entire arena for a Basketball themed Bash fit just right for a king.  Not only were Kanye’s closest friends and family were their, once he arrived, but everyone was also split into two teams, and ready to play ball.

It was East verses West!

Kim clearly put a lot of thought into this surprise. Two thumbs up and a pat on the back for you Mrs. Kardashian-West!

Other celebrities like Tyga, Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Pusha T. were in attendance for the celebration.

 

What’s the most extravagant thing you’ve ever done for your significant other?

Check out Kanye’s infamous straight face throughout most of the photos. Haha, Happy Birthday Kanye!

 

Check out more photo’s below:

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[Credit: IG: @KIMKARDASHIAN]

Kim Kardashian Humiliated After Kanye Bails On Another Family Trip

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[Credit: ABC News]
By Sydney B

Could you imagine what Christmas with the West’s would be like?

Maybe not – especially with Kimmie Cakes and Kanye constantly into it about the lack of time Kanye spends at home with his family.

Well, it seems that Kanye has once again found a way to publicly humiliate Kim after he bailed on a family day this weekend due to work commitments, and boy was Kimmie furious.

RadarOnline.com reports that the couple took their beautiful bundle of joy, North, out to see Disney On Ice at LA’s Staple Center on Sunday, but their moment of bonding was merely momentary.

“Kanye bailed after thirty minutes because he had work commitments, including finishing work on the upcoming documentary about his Yeezus concert tour,” a source told Radar. “Kim was absolutely furious with Kanye for leaving after only such a short time.”

I guess this is the price you pay after becoming Mrs. West, huh? Is it really that hard for Kanye to set aside time for his family?

“Kim was embarrassed by Kanye’s actions,” the source continued. “Luckily, she had friends there to support her, and tried to keep the focus on North. In the end, Kim ended up leaving before the show ended too, because she was in a bad mood.”

Kim was ok with Kanye not showing up for thanksgiving so maybe Kanye feels that it’s ok to skip out on family time. Sources tell Radar “They have been fighting non-stop about Kanye’s priorities — which don’t seem to place emphasis on spending time with her.”

Truth be told, will they even make it to their one year anniversary? If they do, will Kanye even be in attendance for it?

Now although, Kanye may seem like the bad guy in their marriage Kim has her own set of skeletons in her closet as well. Kim was reportedly MIA while Kanye attended a family reunion this weekend in Delaware.

With Christmas only a few days away I hope these two end their year on a positive note. Plus no one likes an absent father so hopefully he understands that his money will never be able to priceless moments that he’ll get to spend with his daughter.

Lil’Wayne Says The Only Artist Left Striving To Be Unforgettable Are Beyonce And Kanye West

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[Credit: Nylon Guys Magazine]
By Sydney B.

Are the only artist left striving to be unforgettable Lil’Wayne, Beyonce, and Kanye West? Lil’Wayne definitely thinks so.

After an interview with Nylon Guys Magazine, the YMCMB CEO had plenty to say especially about today’s artist.

Wayne says many artist only strive to make hits and gain social media popularity,  simply classifying them as being here today and gone tomorrow. Weezy went on to reveal that he’s “the last of a dying breed.”

“When I first started doing it, you only did it to be the best — not to have a hot song or popularity or for Instagram or Twitter. I’m one of the last of a dying breed… the ones who are only about the music. You have to want to be unforgettable. The only other people who I can think of like that are Kanye [West] and Beyonce.”

Do you agree with Weezy?

Be sure to keep an eye out for Wayne’s forthcoming album, Tha Cater V, which is set to release next week!

Khloe Kardashian Says ‘If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It’

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[Credit: US Magazine]
It’s nothing like having your sister on your side!

It’s no surprise that Khloe Kardashian’s sister, Kim Kardashian, made headlines this past week after trying to “break the internet” with the photos from her NSFW photoshoot with Paper Magazine. The pictures were such a hit that people still can’t stop talking about it!

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[Credit: Closer Mag]
From viewers making hilarious harsh comments and social media post to Naya Rivera publicly letting the star know just how much she disapproves of the photos! While opinions continue to flourish, Khloe seems to have a different take on Kim’s recent shoot.

The 30-year-old reality television star spoke in her sisters’ defense, and shined some positivity on the situation.

“You know what. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. I think, Kim has an amazing body, she looks incredible… and if you have the confidence to do that more power to you,” Khloe says. “People went so hard on her during her pregnancy, that I think she feels so liberated to show everyone like, ‘look how bomb I look!’ and she does, she looks great… So I kind of love that she’s saying a big F you to the world,” she adds.

Snaps for you, Khloe. There’s certainly nothing wrong with showcasing what you’re working with.

Remember Kim’s pregnancy photos? Yeah, those weren’t her most flattering shots so let’s just not relive those moments! I applaud Kim, her body looks amazing and her timing with getting her exquisite physique back was impeccable! Since then she’s been owning photoshoots left and right, giving us those Instagram regram worthy shots. Maybe it was time for a little sexy rebellious fun while daring to go against the social norm!

Not to mention that she actually broke the internet with those few trending pictures from the shoot. I’m sure this won’t be the last time we’ll get to see a glimpse of Kim’s bare body. This is only the beginning!

How do feel about Kim’s risky rebellious act? Do you think she’s gone over board with this one? Write your thoughts below.

 

Kanye West Surprises Fans

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[Credit: Necole Bitchie]
Well, if would you look at that! Yeezus is getting into a cab, but that’s not all he’s doing.

It appears that Kanye may have been having a really good day especially since he’s not swatting camera’s from in front of his face. Instead, the Can’t Tell Me Nothing rapper was super friendly to a young photographer, and even complimented the guy on his shirt, just before asking if he could take a few photos on his iPhone.

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[Credit: Necole Bitchie]
It’s not everyday that you bump into Kanye! Before riding away Kanye posed for a few photos with the guy.

Later that evening, he made a surprise visit in Jersey, where he stopped by a monthly open mic night at “The Dopeness.” According to Necole Bitchie, the G.O.O.D. Life rapper was there to support Jahmila Sandifer, better known as Jay Hype, who was making her showcase debut. How cool is that!

Could Kanye be scouting for a new up and coming artist?

Teyana Taylor Lands Cover Of Rolling Out Magazine

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Teyana Taylor is showing just how sexy seven years of progress looks.

In a recent shoot, for Rolling Out Magazine, the Do Not Disturb singer gets a little seductive for their latest issue. During her session, she dished the latest on her highly anticipated debut album, VII, dropping this Tuesday! Taylor also highlights how the G. O. O. D. Life with future icons Kanye West and Pharell helped her along the way.

“Pharell and Kanye are perfectionists and that’s all they surround themselves with and that’s all they know,” she says. “When you’re around that, it automatically rubs off on you. So everything I do has to be perfect, it can’t be half-a-ed. You either gotta do it or not at all. So, definitely perfection is the most important thing.”

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[Credit: Rolling Out]
In addition to, Teyana also reveals how she deals with the haters, and her happiness with Knicks baller Iman Shumpert, who she calls her “peace of mind.”

“I’m happy,” she admits about her relationship with Shumpert. “I’m not on the phone too much and I’m not really on social media now. When you have a peace of mind, which is your companion, you listen to your man so when he’s telling you to calm down, then eventually you let it go. But when you’re in your own space and you feel independent with your feelings, then its just like, “Ok, I’m going to do what I want to do. But when you have your peace of mind, it takes your mind off all the negativity and all the people that [are] trying to bother you.”

Check out the full feature at Rolling Out.

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