“When he doesn’t agree with something like that fire comment he will screengrab [and] he will send it to the people close to [Trump] and say that maybe there should be a little more empathy in this,” Kardashian West said before her panel with CNN’s Van Jones at Variety and Rolling Stone’s Criminal Justice Reform Summit at the Jeremy West Hollywood hotel. (Variety)
Kardashian West told Variety that with just an hour to evacuate, they grabbed their computers and a hard drive containing digital files of their photo albums and videos as well as “my kids’ blankets, my childhood blanket that my grandma made me, things that you can’t really replace.” “All the other stuff doesn’t really matter,” she added. While evacuation orders have slowly been lifted, Kardashian West said they haven’t returned home just yet. “It’s smoky and my son has a little bit of asthma so it’s not really safe for him to go back,” she explained. (Variety)
A few days ago, the Trumpster hit up Twitter with his opinion on the forest fires.
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
“I feel damn good,” he says when asked about Grammy prospects. “DAYTONA is the rap album of the year. Best produced album and best lyrically rapped album. I don’t think it’s even a contest in those two areas, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t win it.” (Some 2018 albums he’s feeling besides his own, though: Victory Lap, Redemption, and Drip Harder). Six months removed from its official release, he’s even ready to place it number one in his discography. “Yeah, I like it better than My Name. Of [my] three albums, I would say Daytona is the best.” (Complex)
When it comes to who is providing the beats on the next go-round, as of now at least, it’s once again all Kanye-produced. “I’m going to see how he wants to finish this up. If not, I always got a heavy hitter list in my back pocket.” As for the songs he made with heavy-hitters like The Neptunes and The-Dream before Kanye re-made Daytona (plus Daytona tracks that didn’t make the cut last-minute like “Sociopath”), Push says he’s not one to shoehorn a fire straggler into an album if it doesn’t fit—he’s open to letting a few loosies go for the fans. (Complex)
We’re told an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues. Stan started Marvel with Jack Kirby in 1961 with The Fantastic Four. He went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers. (TMZ)
A few months ago, Lee joked about not landing a huge cameo in this year’s Black Panther blockbuster.
While speaking with fellow creator Todd McFarlane earlier today at ACE Comic Con in Glendale, Arizona, Lee joked about his upcoming cameo in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. “I’m a little disappointed in my Black Panther cameo,” Lee joked. “I had wanted a great fight scene where I fight the Black Panther to a standstill.” (Comic Book)
Kanye revealed that Ty Dolla Sign, who he’s consistently termed as one of his “favorite musicians,” and Nicki Minaj will appear on YANDHI. The controversial artist went on to further say that Nicki did a verse on a song that addresses body shaming. “The concept right here, it’s a ‘Ye concept but I’mma say it y’all right now. I’m taking to stigmas in one because I love stigmas and flipping them into positive,” he said. (Hip Hop N More)
G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T might want to look at getting some serious insurance on his AirPods. The hip-hop veteran has shared some epic moments from this past weekend’s Camp Flog Gnaw performance and revealed his inability to keep a hold on Apple’s pricey headphones.
King Push went to Instagram Monday (November 12) with a slideshow of pics from his epic performance.
In October, Pusha revealed Drake’s pal Noah “40” Shebibplayed a key role in having ammunition for his “Story of Adidon” diss song.
“The information came from 40. It didn’t come from Kanye. At all. 40 is sleeping with a woman. He talks to her daily, five, six hours a day, provides opportunity for her. Ultimately speaks on how he’s disgruntled about certain things. Notoriety and things involving Drake and his career and so forth. With that also came the fact that Drake has a child. With that also came the trip that everybody took to go see the child and bring him gifts. All of this information.” (The Joe Budden Podcast)
“We dropped it the first day and all the reactions, like it was crazy,” he continues. “It got like, I don’t know…a million views like the first day, something crazy…Kanye hit me up and he was like, ‘Man, this is the best video of all time.’ … That was cool that he checked the video out [as] soon as it came out. And he was like on it, like one of the first people on it so, that was dope.” (Billboard)
Wale wasted no time responding to G.O.O.D. Music artist 070 Shake after she decided to get shady on Twitter last week. Far from the first time the “Black Bonnie” rapper has clapped back, we’re not at all surprised to see Wale wants smoke.
In case you missed it, a fan hit Twitter to suggest a collaboration between Wale, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, and 070 Shake. Instead of keeping her thoughts to herself, 070 Shake responded: “eh not really feeling the Wale part.”
After Wale called 070 Shake out, the rookie tried to back her way out of big dawg beef…but it was too late. “You just too fire for me bro feel me, love you” Shake wrote. But Wale wasn’t feeling her, telling the young artist he was “cappin’” and once again referring to her as a “queen.”
Last month, buzz developed after rap star Drake served up McDonald’s grub during a nightclub outing.
Champagne Papi showed up to Poppy in WeHo Wednesday night and didn’t come empty-handed … serving up trays upon trays of cheeseburgers and french fries. Drake had just finished his concert with Migos at The Forum but he wasn’t done quite yet. At the nightclub, he grabbed the mic and gave the crowd a bonus performance. (TMZ)
While many were under the impression Pharrell Williams was behind it, Stoute quickly corrected the group. “No, you know who did that?” Stoute said. “Pusha T. That’s crazy that Pusha T wrote the song to McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin It.’” (VIBE)
G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T is giving West Coast fans a major reason to attend ComplexCon this weekend. The hip-hop veteran has announced a new Adidas Originals rollout going down today (November 3) at the annual California event.
This time, Push went to work on the Adidas EQT Cushion 2, a premium execution of the archive model that stays true to the Equipment scheme. The shoe is personalized with ‘King Push’ debossing along the cage and features gold hardware on the eyelets. Only 40 pairs of the Pusha T x Adidas EQT Cushion will release at ComplexCon this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. PST. (Sole Collector)
Earlier in the week, Pusha teased fans about having his sneakers dropping at ComplexCon.
Taking place on November 3 and 4 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, ComplexCon will feature live performances by the likes of Future, Rae Sremmurd, and Vince Staples, as well as conversations with Virgil Abloh, Issa Rae, and Ronnie Fieg. (Highsnobiety)