"My apologies are on the level of Jesus"
Earlier this week, Kanye West publicly and formally apologized to Beck and Bruno Mars on Twitter for being an a-hole toward them in real life. Last night, Kanye West (brilliantly played by SNL castmember Jay Pharaoh) make an appearance on Saturday Night Live to offer more apologies. Pharaoh as Kanye delivered a rap performance that is just too good not to see. If you thought Kanye‘s real life apologies were good (or, you know, if you thought they sucked) then you MUST watch the video below of Jay Pharaoh‘s Kanye apologies to see how it’s really done. You will LOVE. More »
"I'm sorry, Beck"
Kanye West, the man who arrogantly called for Beck to “respect artistry” on Grammy night earlier this month, just formally apologized to Beck on Twitter for his disrespectful behavior. The apology was posted on Kanye‘s official Twitter profile shortly after he gave a long interview to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 earlier today. Kanye also tweeted an apology to Bruno Mars for disrespecting him as an artist as well. Click below to read Kanye‘s apology tweets and watch video of Kanye‘s interview on BBC Radio 1 and see for yourself the part of the interview where West broke down in tears. More »
"I'd really like to address something ..."
In the wake of the controversy that sprung up after she made incredibly ignorant comments about Zendaya‘s hair on Fashion Police after the Oscars took place Sunday night, Giuliana Rancic went on the air to formally apologize for “crossing the line” with her offensive comments. As you can see above, Rancic was extremely contrite as she made her on-air apology and she carefully lays out how well she understands that what she said was wrong, no matter her original intent. Having watched her apology a couple of times now, I truly believe that her apology is sincere. Click the embed above to watch Giuliana Rancic offer her apology to Zendaya and everyone else she offended and/or click below to read the full text of her very appropriate mea culpa. More »
"I’m not who I was pretending to be"
Earlier today we learned that Kanye West appears on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to, among other things, debut the music video for his new song Only One. Right now we learn that Justin Bieber also makes an appearance on today’s episode of Ellen. JB showed up to surprise Ellen for her birthday and, of course, to show off his new Calvin Klein Underwear commercial. Bieber opened up about his fear of being on camera or whatever and then to talk about his upcoming Comedy Central Roast … saying he is ready to “own up” to “a couple of things”. And, true to his word, after his appearance on Ellen aired on the East Coast, he posted a mea culpa video on his official Facebook profile as a seeming apology to the world for his bad boy behavior. JB says he was “pretending” to be someone he’s not when he broke all those crimes and got repeatedly arrested last year. Click below to watch his appearance on Ellen as well as his video apology and see what YOU think of his new push to clean up his image. More »
"I am doing my best to get better."
On Saturday, we heard disturbing audio of Amanda Bynes confessing to friends in a frantic rant that she wished death on her father Rick Bynes in the wake of their failed attempt to get their daughter the medical help she desperately needs. Today we learn that Amanda has issued an official statement, through her attorney David Esquibias, apologizing publicly for her comments. As you can read below, Amanda is upset that her new friends would secretly record her and then release the audio publicly but she does make clear that she is sorry for what she said about her father. Read the statement in full below. More »
Posted under: Amanda Bynes, Rick Bynes
"I'd never condone Nazism"
Yesterday there was a story going around about how Nicki Minaj used striking Nazi imagery in the lyric video for her new single Only and I decided not to share the video here on the blog because I really have no interest in showcasing anything that is even remotely Nazi-related. Just a few hours ago, tho, Nicki issued a formal apology for her offensive music video on her official Twitter profile taking responsibility for the error in judgement — after she makes plainly clear that it really was “the artist” she hired to make the video for her who is at fault. SMH. Click below to read Nicki‘s mea culpa for this unfortunate gaffe. More »
Posted under: 'Only', Nicki Minaj
Hurray!! The shortest beef in the history of rap beefs has finally been squashed now that Snoop Dogg has publicly apologized to Iggy Azalea for poking fun at her on Instagram. As you may recall, we learned yesterday that Iggy was pissed at Snoop for posting a meme that made fun of her on his Instagram profile. Iggy‘s manager T.I. got involved and reached out to Snoop to let him know her feelings and Dogg posted a video on his official Instagram profile today apologizing for the “bad talk”*. Brilliantly, tho, Snoop never once mentions what exactly he’s sorry for nor does he mention Iggy‘s name at all. He even apologizes like a boss. Even still, beef over. Click below to watch Snoop‘s video apology and see how this rap beef ended. More »
"Either they were lying originally or they're lying now."
Earlier this week, actor George Clooney penned an open letter to/about a report in The Daily Mail that he claims was an irresponsibly fabricated story about his future mother-in-law that suggested that his fiancée Amal Alamuddin‘s mother objected to the couple’s engagement for “religious reasons”. In response to Clooney‘s letter, The Daily Mail issued a half-assed “apology” that wasn’t really an apology at all. Today, George has published a follow-up letter that makes very clear that he completely rejects the Mail‘s so-called apology because he does not believe for one second that the publication is neither sorry for what they did nor has any intention to stop publishing similarly fabricated stories in the future. Click below to read the full text of George Clooney‘s new response. More »
"sorry for offense"
It would appear that the once very popular photographer Terry Richardson is losing his luster as more and more of his friends attempt to distance themselves from him. I guess all of those allegations of sexual abuse on his part are finally catching up with him. Yesterday we saw a snippet of Lady Gaga‘s ill-advised music video for Do What U Want which was directed by Richardson and has been, thankfully, scrapped. Today we learn that actor Alan Cumming tweeted a photo with Terry that was met with such a backlash that he deleted the photo and apologized for posting it … then he deleted his apology as well. Yeah, it’s lookin’ more and more like Terry Richardson is the persona non grata o’ the moment. More »
Baptism by Bathtub
In the wake of the release of that horribly racist Justin Bieber video earlier this week, we learned earlier today that Bieber‘s mentor Usher has gone on the record to lend the young pop star his support. But, Usher‘s endorsement isn’t enough for The Biebs … because he answers to a higher calling. Today we learn that JB found himself a pastor that reportedly baptized him in a bathtub in NYC … because the surest way to wash away one’s sins is in a Manhattan bathtub, I guess. More »
Posted under: Justin Bieber