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Kim Kardashian Celebrates Six Years of Marriage with Kanye West

Kanye West's Former Bodyguard Claims Rapper and Kim Kardashian Call Paparazzi on Themselves

The union of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian officially hit six years on Sunday.

In celebration, Kardashian showcased images of her and Ye on Twitter with a message to her forever bae.

“6 years down; forever to go,” Kim wrote. “Until the end.”

You can see the post below.

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Cinematographer Arthur Jafa Says Kanye West’s Next Album is Reportedly Titled ‘God’s Country’

Renowned cinematographer, Arthur Jafa, who has worked on music videos for Solange and Devendra Banhart, said he’s been working with Kanye West on a new music video.

In a conversation on IG live with fashion icon Michèle Lamy, which surfaced yesterday (May 22), Jafa stated that Kanye’s next album is set to be titled God’s Country.

“It’s from his new record,” Jafa said in the clip. “It’s called God’s Country and this will be, like, the first single, I guess, off of it…”

Jafa also said that Kanye has plans to release his upcoming album and drop new music next week. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to not be announcing it. I may just be spilling the beans. It’s on the new record that’s forthcoming. I don’t know when the album’s coming but the single I think may be sometime next week – maybe, it’s not definite.”

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Kanye West’s Former Bodyguard Claims Rapper and Kim Kardashian Call Paparazzi on Themselves

Kanye West's Former Bodyguard Claims Rapper and Kim Kardashian Call Paparazzi on Themselves

Former celebrity bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, appeared on the Hollywood Raw podcast and he explained why Kanye West was his least favorite client.

Stanulis went on to explain that ‘Ye had him following ridiculous rules that was also threatening to his safety. “[ Kanye] wanted you to stay 10 paces behind him on a city street. So obviously, if someone is going to come up and do something, by the time I try to run up and prevent it, it would have already happened.”

Stanulis recounted how demanding the “Stronger” rapper was on his first day. “The first day I met him…it was Fashion Week. I was supposed to meet him at the studio. When he gets there, we get into the elevator and he says, ‘Aren’t you going to push what floor we are going to?’ I was like, ‘I have no idea what floor, it’s my first day.’ So he starts ranting, ‘So you mean you didn’t call ahead to find out where I’m supposed to be going?’ I said no. So he’s ranting and raving. So I said, ‘Look, bro, we can do this one of three ways. One, you could tell me what button to press, and now I’ll know. Two, you could press the button, and I’ll see which one you press so I’ll know. Or three, you can sit in here all day and tell me how important your time is and we are not going to go anywhere.’ Again, that was our first interaction. He went for the first option.”

If you think that’s crazy, the former security guard think it’s more than a coincidence that paparazzi appears anywhere Kanye West and his famous wife, Kim Kardashian, is. “First of all, there’s no way [paparazzi] doesn’t get called up front. There’s no way every time they are leaving, all these people know about it. There’s definitely somebody calling ahead. That’s just my opinion…I’m just saying it’s coincidental that wherever we are, they’re always there. Maybe they’re just better than I think they are.”

West isn’t the only big name Stanulis had the pleasure of working with. He’s protected Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Tobey Maguire. But Kanye gets the crown for the worst and most difficult client.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Cam’Ron Releases Third Solo Album ‘Come Home With Me’ 18 Years Ago

On this date in 2002, Dipset General Cam’Ron kept the Harlem legacy rolling when he dropped his third solo album aptly entitled Come Home With Me on the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam imprint.

This was the Harlem natives first release under the Roc-A-Fella banner and coincidentally, his most critically acclaimed full-length release to date, being Cam’s only certified platinum album to date. The album features include rap heavyweights such as The Diplomats, DJ Kay Slay, Daz Dillinger, label head Jay-Z as well as labelmates Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel.

This 15-track banger released a slew of hard-hitting singles including the infectious “Oh Boy”, which led the soulful voice-sampling revolution, the mainstream hit “Hey Ma” and the only song ever recorded with Jigga before their highly publicized fallout “Welcome To New York City”.

Thanks to Cam, Jim, Juelz, Freekey, Just Blaze and Kanye West for their production and everyone else involved in creating this timeless Hip Hop classic!

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50 Cent says Jay-Z is ‘Disappointed’ with Kanye in New Book

2007 was a huge year for hip-hop, and it could be said that the culture shifted after Kanye West’s Graduation, outsold 50 Cent’s highly anticipated follow up to The Massacre, entitled Curtis.

For a refresher, Graduation and Curtis were slated to drop on the same day on September 11, 2007. In a highly publicized PR and marketing campaign, 50 and Kanye were pitted against each other to see who would outsell the other. This was especially important because of Kanye’s victory over 50, showing a shift in rap music away from gangsta rap.

In 50’s new book, Hustle Harder Hustle Smarter, 50 talks about his battle with Kanye back in 2007, and connects his album showdown to a healthy competition he has had with Jay-Z.

“I salute JAY for a sophisticated strategy,” 50 states while talking about Hov’s transition into President of Def Jam. “There was nothing unethical or disloyal about it. A lot of people hesitate to make those moves. They’d rather stay connected with the same group of people, even if those people aren’t getting them any closer to success. Jay didn’t fall into that trap. Still hasn’t.”

In the chapter Curtis vs. Graduation, 50 states that he was actually the one who came up with the idea for the album showdown between him and Kanye. As for Jay-Z, 50 says that Jay had been “extremely uncomfortable” with his run in New York. “So he [Jay-Z] did everything under the sun to make sure he could beat me through Kanye.”

As for why 50 thinks Jay is disappointed in Ye, 50 said that “Jay took a lot of pride in Kanye’s victory… I think that’s one of the reasons he’s so disappointed in Kanye today.”

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Kanye West Purchases His Childhood Home for $225K

When you a billionaire what’s $225,000 to you? For Kanye West its the cost of his childhood home in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. WGN Chicago reports Ye dropped that to own the home and will throw in an additional $60,000 for repairs.

The home was bought by Kanye’s late mother Donda in the 1980s but was sold in 2004.

“It’s on South Shore Drive in the South Shore neighborhood. It went through foreclosure and several years ago a foundation that Kanye was involved with, but Rhymefest — one of Kanye’s collaborators — bought it,” the report states.

Speaking of Rhymefest, there was a rift between and Ye over the foundation named after Donda, which included the money necessary to repair the home. But now with the home back in the ownership of Ye, there are no reports of what will be next for the property.

You can see the home in a feature from area real estate expert Dennis Rodkin below.

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Kanye West Puts His Billionaire Status To G.O.O.D Use + Purchases Childhood Chicago Home

Kanye West Selfie Pic Inside Car

G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West is returning to his roots. The hip-hop great has made a big purchase in his native city of Chicago and bought his childhood home in the South Shore neighborhood.

Kanye Makes A G.O.O.D Deal

According to reports, Ye dropped $225,000 on his old house, which his mother Donda West bought in 1980 and sold in 2004. Ye has plans to invest around $60,000 more into the property to fix it up.

Kanye West has bought his childhood home in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, according to a WGN real estate report. According to the permit, West plans to spend an additional $60,000 for renovations, on top of the $225,000 sale price. That’s a lot of money for most people in today’s climate. But it’s loose change to the recently crowned billionaire, who dropped $14 million on a ranch Wyoming last year. Ye’s mother, the late Donda West, bought the house in the early ’80s and sold it in 2004. “It went through a lot of trouble after that,” said real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin. The property reportedly went through foreclosure and fell into disrepair before it was bought by West’s former collaborator, Rhymefest. The Chicago musician and politician had plans to turn the house into an “arts incubator.” (Highsnobiety)

Billionaire Moves

According to a report by Forbes, Yeezy now has some serious bragging rights to his name. After years of stacking up his investments and ventures, Mr. West’s net worth is now in the billion dollar category.

The declaration was the culmination of a years-long campaign by West to get added to the magazine’s annual Billionaires List, Forbes reported Friday. Forbes now says that the rapper and fashion designer is worth $1.3 billion, mostly because of his sole ownership of his brand Yeezy. West reportedly claims that he is worth $3.3 billionBloomberg, which seemingly reviewed the same documents provided to Forbes, acknowledged that West’s accountant provided documents showing that he has more than $3 billion worth of assets, but stopped short of explicitly calling West a “billionaire.” (Business Insider)

With his billionaire status, Kanye West has bought his childhood home in Chicago

Wait, There’s More

Kanye has a lot to talk about. He appears in a new GQ video discussing his motivation behind turning a Wyoming Ranch as the ultimate Yeezy Campus go-to. In the must-see clip, Kanye gets extra deep with his philosophies. Mr. West discusses his connection to Wyoming and how society has people conditioned to being in boxes.

In January of 2020, we went to visit Kanye West at his ranch near Cody, Wyoming—and found the property in the early stages of its transformation into a Yeezy Campus. Here, GQ’s Will Welch talked to Kanye about his vision for the future. (GQ)

Before You Go

Ye has landed on the cover of popular men’s fashion magazine GQ. Two weeks ago, the publication shared the must-see cover. The May issue features Kanye by himself in a massive machine and rocking a pair of signature sunglasses.

“Presenting GQ’s May cover star: Kanye West. Hit the link in bio to read the story by @WillWelch. Photographs by @Tylersphotos.” -GQ’s Instagram

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Kanye West Reaches Billionaire Status Due to Yeezy Sneaker Brand

According to Forbes, Hip-Hop mogul Kanye West’s bank account now has officially nine zeros.

The iconic fashion designer, producer, and rapper provided documentation to the financial publication that proved his status that “confirm, based on our estimates, that his stake in Yeezy indeed makes him a billionaire. A bit over $1 billion, actually.” 

This new financial milestone comes largely in part due to the Yeezy brand, which Yeezy owns 100%. He is still, however, indebted to Adidas for a minimum five-year period as the sneaker giant manufactures, markets, and distributes the revolutionary kicks. The documents also showed that Yeezy netted $1.3 billion in 2019, which West’s agreement with Adidas provides him with 15% royalties on all Yeezy revenue. 

Let’s not leave out his G.O.O.D. Music imprint, which is worth a reported $90 million. Ye’s economic situation now has put him in the company of Jay-Z, Oprah and Bill Gates. Now, you can’t tell him nothin’.

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Kanye West: Kobe Was the Basketball Version of Me, I Was the Rap Version of Him

Never one to walk in humility, Kanye West tells the world that the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant is the basketball version of him.

In his recent cover feature interview with GQ Magazine, the Chi-Town Hip Hop mogul elaborated on his exaggerated comparison, saying, “He was the basketball version of me, and I was the rap version of him, and that’s facts! We got the commercials that prove it. No one else can say this. We came up at the same time, together. And now it’s like, yeah, I might have had a reputation for screaming about things—but I’m not taking any mess for an answer now. We’re about to build a paradigm shift for humanity. We ain’t playing with ’em. We bringing home the trophies.”

West continued in the interview speaking about the 2020 Presidential election, the MAGA hat-wearing rapper inevitably chimed in, “we know who I’m voting on.”

He also spoke about his personal vices, labeling himself as a “functioning alcoholic.”

“People have called me a crazy person, people have called me everything, but not a functioning alcoholic. And I would be drinking orange juice and Grey Goose in the morning,” admitted West.

Check out the rest of the Kanye West cover feature in the May 2020 print edition of GQ.

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Kanye West: Kobe Was the Basketball Version of Me, I Was the Rap Version of Him

Never one to walk in humility, Kanye West tells the world that the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant is the basketball version of him.

In his recent cover feature interview with GQ Magazine, the Chi-Town Hip Hop mogul elaborated on his exaggerated comparison, saying, “He was the basketball version of me, and I was the rap version of him, and that’s facts! We got the commercials that prove it. No one else can say this. We came up at the same time, together. And now it’s like, yeah, I might have had a reputation for screaming about things—but I’m not taking any mess for an answer now. We’re about to build a paradigm shift for humanity. We ain’t playing with ’em. We bringing home the trophies.”

West continued in the interview speaking about the 2020 Presidential election, the MAGA hat-wearing rapper inevitably chimed in, “we know who I’m voting on.”

He also spoke about his personal vices, labeling himself as a “functioning alcoholic.”

“People have called me a crazy person, people have called me everything, but not a functioning alcoholic. And I would be drinking orange juice and Grey Goose in the morning,” admitted West.

Check out the rest of the Kanye West cover feature in the May 2020 print edition of GQ.

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