Life Lessons for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s New Daughter via Yeezy Lullabies

West was all about making a big statement while keeping it very minimal for the first live rendition of “Blood on the Leaves.” In contrast to his jolting performances of the Yeezus single “Black Skinhead,” which came complete with threatening hooded figures and ferocious barking dogs, the controversial rapper, producer and self-proclaimed “Michael Jordan of music” which Jared Leto so graciously pointed out during his introduction turned down both the intensity and the lights for “Blood on the Leaves.” The song began with a very dim light illuminating only ‘Ye’s face, with the rest of the set shrouded in black, as the haunting refrain of the “Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees” came through the speakers in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Not until the beat of the song dropped home page were viewers finally able to see that Steve McQueen’s “Lynching Tree” was the only thing that Kanye had commissioned as his backdrop for the night. The painting depicts a tree outside of New Orleans where slaves were once hung, with their graves littered across the ground under the leaves. “Blood on the Leaves” samples Nina Simone’s 1965 jazz cover of Billie Holiday’s 1939 recording “Strange Fruit,” which was heavy with commentary on racism, slavery and the rise in the number of lynchings in the United States. As the eerie line “bodies swinging in the Southern breeze” (in other words the “strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees”) played back, Kanye’s completely blacked-out outline danced wildly to and fro in front of the painting.

Inside the Kanye West HBO Comedy That Almost Was

(See also: What doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger, part 2.) PHOTOS: Look back on all of Kim K.’s pregnancy pics now “Good Morning” Life Lesson:Every new day is a blessing! Also, from: “From the moments of pain / Look how far we done came / Haters saying ya changed / Now ya doing ya thing” She can learn that not everyone will be happy for you when you achieve success. But that shouldn’t affect you because that’stheir issue.You ain’t made it if you don’t have at least a few haters (#DrinkThatHaterade). “Heartless” Life Lesson:You accept the love you think you deserve. In case ‘Ye’s daughter doesn’t get a chance to read Perks of Being a Wallflower(though we definitely recommend you add it to your reading list, baby), she can learn similar lessons from this tune.

Justin Timberlake Says He Settled His Issues With Kanye West

In a new interview, Timberlake insists he was not upset or annoyed by Wests remarks, stating, At the end of the day its just music. I love the record, I love Suit & Tie. It reminds me of the music I grew up listening to. I respect his opinion because I think hes a genius, but I dont share that opinion. And he told MTV newsman Sway Calloway that he and West had exchanged pleasantries at the VMAs, adding, I told him, I f with you, in a way that you probably dont even understand. I get what you do. Weve never worked together, so I dont think that he fully understands what it is that I can do, but I love Yeezus, I love that album. I think hes ahead of a lot, especially in his genre.

Its a very crowded market and Kris didnt do anything to set herself apart from the field. Believe it or not, most of America doesnt want to hear about the Kardashians for an hour everyday, the source revealed. Fox says that the show’s fate is still to be determined. A decision has not yet been made, a Fox Television Stations spokesperson said in an email. For her part, Jenner denied the rumors in tweet Wednesday afternoon {RT!} Rumors flying are false but glad everyone is still buzzing about our 6 week summer run!!!!

Justin Timberlake VS. Kanye West! What Happened When The Two Came Face-To-Face At The VMAs?!?

Blur that line between the fiction and reality. Things would be very different today I can’t say better or worse, I don’t know, but certainly different. I can see he abandoned that course of exposing himself and instead retreated behind the Kanye image. [The pilot] immediately unraveled once it was over. He’s in a very different place now.

Kanye West Is A Camera Shy Daddy In NYC!

8/27/2013 3:49 PM ET | Filed under: Kanye West New York After shedding some blood on the VMA stage on Sunday, Kanye West is still sticking around the bustling Big Apple. While babymama Kim Kardashian and baby North enjoy the summer sun of California, the new daddy probably was shying away from the papz to hide the tears in his eyes. Nothing to be ashamed of Kanye! We’d miss seeing those gorgeous faces too! LOLz! Anyway, it’s not like he’s the first celeb to hide from photogs and it’s probably best he steer clear of them considering his impending lawsuit.

I love Suit & Tie. It reminds me of the music I grew up listening to. I respect his opinion because I think hes a genius. But I dont share that opinion. Its just not that big a deal. Timberlake also reveals that he shared with Kanye that he is a fan of his music. I told him I f*ck with you in a way that you probably dont even understand. I get what you do, says Timberlake.

Kanye West! What Happened When The Two Came Face-To-Face At The VMAs?!? 8/28/2013 7:46 PM ET | Filed under: Justin Timberlake Music Minute Celebrity Feuds Kanye West VMAS Allow us to catch you up to speed Earlier this year, Kanye West threw some shade in Justin Timberlake ‘s direction after the release of his single Suit & Tie. Apparently Yeezy did like what he heard, because after listening to JT new tune, Kanye commented: “Man, I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f*cking with that Suit & Tie.” Justin is thick-skinned but he decided to throw a jab back at Kanye while hosting SNL a few weeks later. During his performance of Suit & Tie, he changed up his lyrics a bit and sang the new line: “My hits so sick/Got rappers acting dramatic.” Well at the VMAs on Sunday, Timberlake and West FINALLY came face-to-face backstage! And SHIZ went down!


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