Kanye West has recently been in the spotlight as leaked footage from an unnamed documentary reveals his candid and controversial rants about fellow artists and celebrities such as Cardi B, Teyana Taylor, and more. These leaked rants from 2018 have sparked a mixture of reactions from fans and observers alike. ‘Industry Plant’ After a series […]
At least, that’s what Kanye West seemed to think in leaked video clip that has gone viral on Twitter (which I, personally, am never going to call “X”). In the clip, Kanye says, Cardi B is a plant by the Illuminati… She doesn’t write her raps. She’s just there to sound as ignorant as possible. She’s literally replaced Nicki Minaj purposely… She thinks it’s a blessing from the universe, it ain’t no f*cking blessing.”
Now, it’s important to take all this with a grain of salt. Kanye’s hair and clothing in the video suggest that it was shot sometime in 2018, when he was in the middle of his “bipolar is my superpower,” communing-with-nature-in-Wyoming era. You may recall that a documentary was being shot around that time and he also had some not-so-nice things to say to his onetime collaborator Chance The Rapper. He’s also known being somewhat… let’s just say “erratic” — both before this clip and more recently.
Likewise, since the video was shot, Kanye has worked with Cardi B (and Lil Durk) on her 2022 single “Hot Sh*t.” Cardi herself reminded followers that ‘Ye has also been plenty complimentary of her mic skills as well, posting a clip from Kanye’s 2022 interview with Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked in which he contradicts the above statements. “I’ve always believed in her since she was on Love & Hip-Hop: New York,” he said.
Kanye West was once not a fan of Cardi B. In leaked footage from a 2008 documentary, Ye called Cardi B an “industry plant” created by the Illuminati to take Nicki Minaj’s spot.
“Cardi B is a plant by the Illuminati,” Ye said. “She don’t write her raps. She just there to sound as ignorant as possible and then make songs like, ‘fuck them and get some money.’ She has literally replaced Nicki Minaj, purposely that they put her there, and now she doesn’t know what to do, and she has no idea what the fuck is going on. She thinks it’s just a blessing from the universe. It ain’t no blessing from the universe.”
Kanye West going off about Cardi B, Corey Gamble, Nas, Teyana Taylor, and Pusha T in unreleased documentary clips from 2018. pic.twitter.com/kuKTe6f7Ye
But Cardi isn’t holding any beef within the old clip. In fact, she shared a video where Ye praised her during a sit-down with Jason Lee. The accompanying message was a heart emoji. You can see it below.
In 2020, Kanye West took to X (formerly Twitter) to share his frustrations with record labels by leaking his contract with Universal Music Group. But that explosive moment wouldn’t be the last time a music label would be the center of one of the “Praise God” rapper’s random rants. In a now-viral clip, West took aim at Atlantic Records and one of their star acts, Cardi B.
During a phone call, West called out a host of industry professionals in what appears to be leaked footage from a documentary. “Cardi B is a plant by the Illuminati,” declared West.
He added, “She doesn’t write her raps. She’s just there to sound as ignorant as possible. She’s literally replaced Nicki Minaj purposely… She thinks it’s a blessing from the universe, it ain’t no f*cking blessing.”
After Cardi received wind of his statement, she subtly responded to her “Hot Sh*t” collaborator with her own clip. Last year, West sat down with Hollywood Unlocked’s Jason Lee. During their chat, he shared his admiration for Cardi.
“I’ve always believed in her since she was on the show,” said West, seemingly referring to her time on the reality show Love & Hip-Hop: New York.
When you think about the greatest artists ever, a lot of different names from all sorts of genres might come to mind. One that you cannot ignore is Kanye West. Atlanta-born and Chicago-raised, Ye has been viewed as a polarizing visionary for most, if not all of his career. That is no secret and has not been for a long time. However, from a purely music perspective, there is not many better than him.
His debut album was proof of that back in 2004. The CollegeDropout is viewed by many as still his greatest body of work even nearly two full decades later. Even with others like Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Late Registration, the original stands the test of time. With classics like “Jesus Walks,” and “All Falls Down,” it is not hard to see the vision. But, what basically shot Kanye into immediate star status was “Through The Wire.”
It is a classic because of its amazing sampling of Chaka Khan’s “Through The Fire,” but there are plenty of other reasons too. For one, some of the recordings were done right after he broke his jaw in a nasty car accident. Even with his mouth nearly closed shut he was so dedicated that he laid down vocals anyway. On top of that, it is a great storytelling track, as you can see from some of the lyrics below. Kanye continues to inspire and create some of the best material all these years later, and it is all because of songs like “Through The Wire.”
What were your initial thoughts on Kanye West’s classic song “Through The Wire?” Is this his greatest song of all time? Is he the master of sampling and telling personal stories? We want to hear what you have to say about all of this. With that in mind, be sure to leave all of your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the best throwbacks, as well as all of the latest breaking news around the music world.
I must got a angel, ‘cause look how death missed his a** Unbreakable, what, you thought they’d call me Mr. Glass? Look back on my life like the Ghost of Christmas Past Toys “R” Us where I used to spend that Christmas cash And I still won’t grow up, I’m a grown-a** kid Swear I should be locked up for stupid **** that I did
Kanye West and Drake may be (mostly) all buddy-buddy now, but it wasn’t so long ago that they were feuding so fiercely that West asked some of his closest collaborators — including Travis Scott — not to work with Drake at all.
According to fellow Chicagoan and frequent Ye collaborator Malik Yusef, West apparently took to (unsuccessfully) banning his various peers and proteges from collaborating with the Canadian star. Yusef appeared on the Rap Today With Francis podcast, where he tried to explain some of West’s more controversial behavior over the past few years, including recent antisemitic remarks in the media.
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“I think [the antisemitic comments] were for Drake [who is Jewish],” he elaborated. “That’s what I think. I don’t know who else you would say that was. I have never directly worked with Drake ’cause Kanye asked me not to. He said, ‘Please don’t go work directly with Drake.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ ‘Cause Kanye’s brother, but I love Drake too, though. He asked Travis [Scott] the same thing, but Travis said no.”
As far as why Kanye had it out for Drake for so long, Yusef is as stumped as the rest of us. “I think that Drake loves Kanye, and that Kanye hates that Drake loves him,” he reckoned. “I don’t feel like him being angry with Drake has any credence, because Drake has been nothing but kind and good and a good student of Kanye, so I don’t know where the anger comes from. ’He took my style!’ Okay, cool. Drake takes everybody’s style. To me, Drake has his own unique style — it’s a hodgepodge of several different styles.”
Malik Yusef was an early and frequent collaborator of Kanye’s, appearing on Kanye’s debut album The College Dropout and on the GOOD Music compilation Cruel Summer. West also produced much of Yusef’s second album GOOD Morning, GOOD Night. Kanye’s ongoing dispute with Drake appeared to have been settled with their Free Larry Hoover concert in LA a few years ago, but if Yusef’s right, it appears that West may still harbor some resentment for his longtime frenemy.
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Remember when Kanye West and Julia Fox dated? That was a fun three months? six months? seven years? (you could tell me it lasted any amount of time and I would believe you) of our lives. Since the breakup, Fox has revealed that the reason she started the relationship was to distract the rapper from bugging his ex-wife and mother of his kids, Kim Kardashian (“I was like, oh my god, maybe I can get him off of Kim’s case”).
Fox also recently confessed that she and West never had sex.
In an interview with the New York Times, Fox was asked if she always knew sex was going to play a big part in her memoir, Down the Drain. “I felt like it was the truth. Why not write it?” she answered. “I have this thing where, in my personal writing, I don’t go into as much detail as I could. I’m like: ‘This crazy thing happened. OK, moving on…’ So I made it a point to put the reader in the room. I didn’t want to skip over things. So maybe some things are too detailed.” There’s nothing about Fox’s sex life with West, however. “Because there, like, wasn’t any,” the Uncut Gems star said. “It wasn’t really about that.”
Following his messy divorce from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West found himself spending time with plenty of interesting women. Julia Fox was among the first of the starlets who the father of four began dating when his single status was reinstated. Since then, we’ve also seen him with Chaney Jones, Candice Swanepoel, and now, Bianca Censori. He and the Uncut Gems actress only spent about two months together. In that time, they managed to push plenty of boundaries. The couple’s shared love for creating seems to be what brought them together, and according to Fox, there surprisingly wasn’t much of a sexual connection between them at all.
She’s currently preparing to release her Down the Drain memoir, which will notably include some confessions about her time with Ye. Fox spoke with the New York Times about what readers can expect when it drops next month, at which time she explained her decision to be so candid about some of her most intimate moments. “I felt like it was the truth. Why not write it?” the Italian-born entertainer reflected.
Julia Fox Recalls Her Whirlwind Romance with Ye In Upcoming Memoir
“I have this thing where, in my personal writing, I don’t go into as much detail as I could. I’m like: ‘This [wild] thing happened. OK, moving on…’ So I made it a point to put the reader in the room. I didn’t want to skip over things. So maybe some things are too detailed,” Fox continued. However, when asked about sleeping with Ye, she said we won’t be reading about what because it’s not how the pair spent their time together. “There, like, wasn’t any. It wasn’t really about that,” she told the outlet.
Kanye West and Julia Fox enjoyed their moment in the spotlight together, travelling from designer show to shopping centre to expand their luxurious wardrobes. Since they split, he’s been seen attending Fashion Week events with his new wife, Bianca Censori. The couple’s outfits have been deemed incredibly controversial in countries like Italy, where the 46-year-old is being accused of breaking “anti-terror laws” with some of his latest looks. Read more about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.