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BET Awards: Diddy Celebrated With Kanye “Ye” West Speech and Star-Studded Musical Tribute

Diddy reflected on his storied career while accepting the lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s BET Awards ceremony. The segment began with a star-studded medley of hits on which the music superstar is credited. This included Jodeci’s “Come and Talk to Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down,” Puff Daddy’s “Victory,” Shyne’s “Bad Boyz,” Puff Daddy’s […]

Kanye West and Gap Push Back Yeezy Launch After Uvalde School Shooting

The Gap announced that it is briefly postponing the rollout of its Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga launch until Friday in wake of Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which an 18-year-old gunman allegedly killed 19 grade school children and two adults. “In light of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, we are postponing the […]

‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Took Two Decades to Make — Camera-Ready Success Came Quicker

In 2019, filmmakers Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, better known as Coodie and Chike, walked into the midtown Manhattan offices of Time Studios and dumped two duffel bags and some shoeboxes full of mini DV tapes on the conference table. The mountain of footage was the product of more than 20 years in which […]

Does Kendrick Lamar Run Afoul of Copyright Law by Using Deepfakes in “The Heart Part 5”?

The rapper morphs into various celebrities in his newest music video. The deepfakes likely don't run afoul of copyright law — for now.

Pete Davidson Responds to Kanye West Comments at Netflix Comedy Show

Pete Davidson made his first public comments about being harassed by Kanye “Ye” West at this weekend’s Netflix Is a Joke Festival, where he headlined two stand-up shows that were also being recorded for the streamer. Doing back-to-back sets for his “Pete Davidson and Best Friends” shows at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Friday, the […]

Inside Coachella Day Three: The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia Close Out Comeback Festival

After three days of music, art and star-studded parties in the desert, The Weeknd brought Coachella to a close on Sunday night, with a set he had less than two weeks to plan after stepping in last-minute for Kanye “Ye” West. The star joined Swedish House Mafia for the final night’s headlining slot — alongside […]

The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia Replace Kanye West as Coachella Headliners

Coachella has quickly tapped a pair of new headliners to replace last-minute scratch Kanye West. On Wednesday, organizers of this year’s event — which will unfold on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24 — announced that The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will close things down in the Sunday slots. The names appeared […]

Kanye West Drops Out of Coachella Headlining Set

Kanye West has pulled out of his headlining set at Coachella this year, a source confirmed to Billboard. TMZ was the first to report the news. Reps for West and Coachella have not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard‘s requests for comment. West’s Coachella appearance this year was already shrouded in controversy. A […]

Kanye West Misses 2022 Grammys, Still Takes Home Two Awards for ‘Donda’

Kanye “Ye” West was absent from the 2022 Grammys held Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas but still walked away with two awards. Early in the night, West won in the best melodic rap performance category alongside The Weeknd and Lil Baby for “Hurricane.” The category honors a solo or […]

McDonald’s All-American Game Feature Doc in the Works (Exclusive)

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy co-directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah are at work on a feature documentary about the McDonald’s All-American Games, high school basketball’s biggest stage. Simmons and Ozah’s production banner Creative Control, Roc Nation and Known Studios are joining forces to produce the film with the working title The All Americans: The […]

Kanye “Ye” West’s Rep Says His Grammys Performance Was Pulled Over “Concerning Online Behavior”

Kanye “Ye” West’s rep says that an unannounced performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards has been pulled due to “concerning online behavior.” A representative for the rapper confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter details in a report, published on Friday by The Blast, that alleges West received a call Friday evening notifying him that he was […]

Kanye West Suspended From Instagram for One Day After Posting Slur Targeting Trevor Noah

Kanye West has been suspended from Instagram for 24 hours after the rapper posted a slur targeting The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, a Meta spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. As part of the temporary suspension, West — who legally goes by “Ye” — will not be able to post, comment or send DMs, the spokesperson said. […]