Madonna think Kanye West should kindly take a seat. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the singer said that she felt Kanye West’s awards show outbursts have been misguided, likening the search for justice at the Grammys to “trying to find a needle in a haystack.” She advised West to “Just go and have fun,” adding that she believes the rapper and producer takes things “too seriously.” West, who co-produced several tracks on Madonna’s next album, Rebel Heart, was recently in the news for his faux-interruption of Beck’s acceptance speech at the Grammys, where he was the recipient of the Best New Album trophy for his Morning Phase. Kanye feigned a repeat of the incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video acceptance speech, taking the microphone out of the singer’s hand in the process. In both cases, he was urging the awards committees to give the title to work of Beyonce’s.
Kanye’s at it again. After surprising customers at the adidas Performance store in SoHo during the February 14th release, Kanye West showed up at the adidas Originals store in London to not only hand-deliver the Yeezy Boost shoes, but to autograph pairs for the eager buyers. Gotta hand it to ‘Ye, who has been putting in work to build excitement not only around the adidas Yeezy, but for the brand as a whole! Did you cop the new Yeezy sneakers yet?
Kanye in Oxford: The #YeezOx highlights
- If he’d done fine art, he wanted to be ‘Picasso or greater’
- He considers The Matrix ‘the Bible of the post-information age’
- ‘Time is the only luxury’
- He thinks the Nobel Peace Prize should be covered ‘like the Grammys’
- Division by class and elitism is today’s biggest problem
Kanye West has been slowly unleashing Yeezy season since the dawn of 2015, with his latest unveil being the new single “All Day” which he recently premiered during a rousing performance at the BRIT Awards. The new track, produced by Velous and French Montana, shows a different, more familiar side of West than his upcoming album’s previous releases “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds.” MTV recently caught up with Velous and got some insight on the making of West’s latest offering. V, a 21-year-old out of Kingston, New York, says he initially gave the track to French, to whom he signed with last June.
“I made that beat while I was sitting on my boys couch watching Saturday Night Live,” he said of the beat making process. “I usually do everything in the studio, but I did that on a couch with a keyboard on my lap just chilling…I guess Kanye was rocking with it, so he gave it to Kanye.”
Produced by French Montana and Velous, “All Day” is the fourth song West has released from the album since debuting his Paul McCartney collaboration “Only One” on New Year’s Eve. “FourFiveSeconds,” West’s song with McCartney and Rihanna, followed, with the track appearing on both Rihanna and West’s albums. Recently, West debuted “Wolves,” a melancholic track featuring vocals from Sia and Chicago rapper Vic Mensa at his Yeezy Boost fashion show.