"At my concerts, I make sure everybody has as good a time as possible."
So … yesterday we got to see video of Kanye West inadvertently yelling at a couple of wheelchair-bound concert goers in Sydney, Australia and today we get to hear Kanye‘s response to the release and circulation of that video. In case you are unaware, Kanye stopped his concert in Sydney and demanded that every single person in the audience stand up on their feet. He refused to resume the concert until EVERY SINGLE PERSON was standing up. He saw two people sitting down and he kept berating them from the stage until they stood up. He even sent his security detail to go find out why they were still seated after he commanded them to stand and discovered that the people sitting down were doing so because they were in wheelchairs. West performed a show in Brisbane, Aus last night and commented from the stage about the incident … and as you can imagine, he did so in spectacular Kanye West fashion. More »
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"STAND UP! STAND UP! STAND UP!"
A few days ago, a story about Kanye West demanding that a pair of wheelchair-bound concert goers stand up during one of his concerts in Sydney, Australia started to make the rounds and, as you can see above, video footage of the incident has finally come to light. As you may have heard, Kanye stopped his concert that night and demanded that every single person in the audience stand up on their feet. He noticed that two people remained seated and he focused on them, demanding that they stand up or he would not continue the concert. It eventually was revealed that the concert goers he was yelling at where confined to their wheelchairs, showing Kanye to be an insensitive ass. The video is really awkward to watch but it does give you a very good understanding for the kind of person Kanye West truly is. Ugh.
In case you missed the original story, you can read about it below. More »
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"We were shocked because it looked so serious.”
The good news is that rapper Kanye West was able to perform his concert in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday night … the troubling news is that he had to be hospitalized just hours before due to a seeming major health scare earlier that day. According to an eyewitness source, Kanye was rushed to Epworth Hospital in Richmond (Melbourne) with a sheet covering half of his face. Altho no one will confirm the scare officially, this eyewitness explains what she saw that day. According to her, the fear was that Kanye had either suffered a seizure or was about to suffer a seizure in the hospital. Yikes. Thankfully, everything turned out well since Kanye was released and was able to perform later that night but still … it sounds like he endured a harrowing afternoon in the hospital this week. More »
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A whole universe of WTF
*Deep breath* Okay. I almost want to take back every single thing I wrote in that piece that was sort of in defense of Stephen A. Smith‘s comments about domestic violence. I almost want to say—nevermind, I was kidding. Or, more to the point, I was wrong. But it’s hard to admit when you’re wrong, so I’ll just say that seeing this footage makes me want to have an entirely different conversation. People. WHAT are we doing? Why am I looking at a video of a man knocking out his wife and dragging (and kicking—because at the 0:57 mark, he actually KICKS HER UNCONSCIOUS BODY) his wife out of an elevator. Before we even get to the incredible, effed up-ness of it all, I also have to say that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to post this. If it was me, and I was in an abusive relationship, I would not want video evidence of my abuse on the internet. People are making GIFs in an attempt to show the severity of the attack, but I really feel for Janay Palmer. She’s married to him now, and I feel like I just don’t know what to say… other than that, we all need to do better as parents? Like, somewhere, somebody’s parents f—ed up, and now we have this video as a result. I also want to stress that what we are looking at may feel shocking, but IT IS NOT UNCOMMON. It is, instead, quite common. So, like I said, we need to do better. Click inside for more.
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"The new #ZARA T-Shirt is somewhat #Holocaust ish in its design"
Ugh. Spanish clothier Zara really stepped into a pile of mess last week when they unveiled a t-shirt for sale that read White is the new Black. Today we learn that they followed up with that horrible faux pas with something, IMHO, way worse. Zara listed for sale a pajama top meant for babies that looked horrifyingly similar to the striped pajamas that Jews were forced to wear in German concentration camps in the 1940s. The striped pajamas emblazoned with a yellow Star of David is an image that anyone with any passing knowledge of the atrocities of the Jewish holocaust would well recognize … except for the folks at Zara. Click below to see a side-by-side comparison of the almost-matching pajamas and read what Zara had to say in apology. More »
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But was it really an accident...?
Listen, Trent is right. There’s really only one thing you need to see from last night’s MTV VMAs, and that’s Beyoncé and Blue Ivy performing… mainly Blue Ivy. But everyone is going to be talking about Nicki Minaj‘s massive wardrobe malfunction and I want you to be informed. So, I’m sitting there watching the show, and after performing Anaconda, Nicki comes back out to finish up Bang Bang with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. The entire time she’s clasping her dress and looking crazy — I actually thought she was planning some sort of big reveal and we were all about to see EVERYTHING (ya never know with the VMAs). But yeah, not so much. Click inside for more! UPDATE: Is it possible that the “wardrobe malfunction” was completely STAGED?!
That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
Oh. Helllll. Nawwwllll. Why is that every time a wild animal does something that is completely normal for a wild animal, everyone’s all like, “I can’t believe that wild animal did something wild!” OMG. So. We now know that Nicki Minaj was planning to perform her hit song/video Anaconda at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, but rehearsals haven’t been going so smoothly. And by ‘haven’t been going so smoothly’ I mean that one of her backup dancers straight up got bitten by a 6-foot-long boa constrictor. I repeat: Oh. Hell. Nawl. Click inside for more.
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT WARNING
Kurt Sutter, the creator and writer of Sons of Anarchy, posted a message on his official Instagram profile that might prove extremely spoilery and EXCEEDINGLY sad for fans of the FX drama. Now, keep in mind, Sutter could merely be pulling our collective leg with the revelation below but considering the clues we’ve been getting about the upcoming final season of Sons of Anarchy, he could also be clueing us in to a bit of heartache ahead. UGH. I don’t even want to think about it. I hope the spoiler below is just a joke but … UGH … we just don’t know. Read on to see what Kurt has to say about the possible future of one of our favorite SoA characters … and brace yourselves. More »