Aw, man! And here we were, all worried that Kanye West's impending fatherhood had neutered his notorious, volatile outbursts!
Luckily, the rapper put all of those fears to rest last night during his concert last night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in pretty much the most scathing, HIGHlarious and surprisingly astute way ever!
Following his performance of Clique, Yeezy descended into a frenetic, somewhat theatrical freestyle rant that, if it's possible to draw an over-arching message or theme, questioned the authenticity and morality of the entertainment industry, all the while lashing out at the creative and personal sacrifices that must be made in today's big-business-centric culture to ensure corporate backing and marketability as an artist!
Seems a little strange for this to come from someone who's expecting a baby girl with a woman who has essentially branded and sold her entire existence to America, but he even acknowledges that himself, when he says:
The last time the two were at the hotel, Karl complained about all the ruckus he and Jay-Z created while recording Watch the Throne, but it seems all has been forgiven since the two had lunch together.
BET announced nominees for the 2012 Hip Hop Awards today we won't pretend we're surprised Kanye West leads the pack!
With 17 nominations, Ye' CRUSHED several other big names including Mercy collaborator 2 Chainz (nominated for 13), Drake (11), and Tupac (none) — the rapper died 16 years ago today, rest his gangsta soul.
Kim Kardashian might not be directly responsible for Kanye's success but you better bet your Lamborghini Murciélago she inspired more than a few of his tracks!
Kanye's partner in crime Jay-Z also frequents the list and something tells us they'll take home more than one or two trophies.
Mike Epps will host the award show on October 9.
Ch-ch-check out a complete list of the nominees (below):
No, these are NOT photos from your college friend's summer vacation that she recently posted to Tumblr!
But they might as well could be!
Which is exactly WHY we adore Beyoncé as much as we do!
The iconic diva uploaded DOZENS of personal photos to the social networking site over the weekend, featuring snaps of her with friends and family, including mother Tina, sister Solange, Rita Ora, and of course, husband Jay-Z (as seen above)!