Kanye West Personally Corrected A Fan Account’s Post About His $1 Million Performance Fee

Kanye West might not be as active on social media lately as he was earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still lurking on the hip-hop blogs — especially when they post stories that might pertain to him. And he’s just as outspoken as he’s always been, only now he sets out to defend himself in the DMs rather than on his public feed — a much more effective strategy, truth be told.

In the latest example of Ye advocating for himself against “the hip-hop media” (actually fan blogs dedicated to reposting freely available information from social media and 2 am Google searches, apparently), Kanye reached out personally to correct a “story” posted by an account called RapThoughtsDaily. And yes, I’m using quotes derisively here and will continue to do so until people figure out the difference between legitimate journalistic outlets and 25-year-old hobbyists posting on Instagram and Twitter for “clout.”

Kanye was featured in a RapThoughtsDaily post about rappers’ performance fees, the info for which they clearly just Googled (see above) without citing any real sources to confirm. Among the rappers listed were Denzel Curry, Tyler The Creator, and Vince Staples; Kanye was given one of the largest figures at $1 million (coming in behind Young Thug at $1.5 million, which… come on. Really?). It doesn’t seem that Ye appreciated being lowballed even theoretically — the account did allow that the freely available info on Google is often way off.

He DMed the account manager to tell them to “please change this,” clarifying that “my performance fee is $8 million.” Whoever manages the account was only too happy to oblige, posting a screenshot of the conversation to the Story and updating the caption to reflect the higher figure. Of course, there’s no telling whether that figure is accurate either but at least Kanye got to see a “blog” make a correction while RapThoughtsDaily got to get a direct message from a celebrity. Everybody wins, I guess. Except for, you know, the concept of journalism in hip-hop, which is currently on life support and getting worse all the time.

Nicki Minaj Cuts Performance of “Monster” at Essence Fest, Calls Kanye West a Clown


Is there beef brewing between Nicki Minaj and Kanye West? During her headlining set at Essence Fest, Nicki Minaj cut her performance of “Monster” short.

“A monster though!” Minaj said. “A monster though! But we don’t fuck with clowns.”

“Monster” dropped back in 2010, partnering Nicki with YE, JAY-Z, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver. Minaj delivered what many believe is her best verse, and undoubtedly the best on the single.

You can hear it from Nicki below.

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Nicki Minaj May Be At Odds With Kanye West After She Cut Off ‘Monster’ At A Show: ‘I Don’t F*ck With Clowns’

Nicki Minaj has had quite an eventful 2022 year so far. She put her comeback into full swing at the top of the year with two tracks alongside Lil Baby: “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin.” She later returned alongside Fivio Foreign for “We Go Up” and lent a guest verse to Coi Leray for “Blick Blick.” Next for Nicki in her 2022 year was a headlining performance at the 2022 Essence Festival, something she delivered on Friday night. Her set made headlines thanks to some comments she seemingly made about Kanye West on stage.

After a 45-minute delay, Nicki hit the stage and performed “Do We Have A Problem?” before switching off to fan favorites like “We Go Up,” “Did It On ’em,” and “Beez in the Trap.” Next, the DJ play “Monster,” Kanye West’s highlight 2010 single that features Minaj, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver, but Nicki had other plans. “A monster though!” Nicki said to the crowd. “A monster though! But we don’t f8ck with clowns.” After that comment, the DJ got the message and went to the next song.

The moment left many wondering if there’s an ongoing issue between Nicki and Kanye, and if so, what it could be about. Many believe that it has to do with Kanye’s recent collaboration with Cardi B for “Hot Sh*t” as Nicki and Cardi have been at odds for quite some time. Others noted that Nicki’s frustrations with Kanye shelving their celebrated “New Body” track with Ty Dolla Sign might have been a factor behind her comments.

You can watch Nicki Minaj seemingly throw shade at Kanye in the video above.

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The Best Music This Week: Cardi B, City Girls, Joey Badass, and More

Image via Complex Original

  • Cardi B f/ Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit” 

  • City Girls f/ Usher, “Good Love”

  • Joey Badass, “Where I Belong”

  • Calvin Harris f/ 21 Savage, “New Money”

  • Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”

  • DJ Drama f/ Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, Fabolous, & Capella Grey, “Forever” 

  • Gucci Mane f/ Lil Baby, “All Dz Chainz”

  • Symba, “Never End Up Broke”

  • Lloyd Banks f/ Conway the Machine, “Menace”

Cardi B Reveals Why There Is No ‘Hot Sh**’ Music Video And Why She Enjoys Kanye West’s Verse

It is an exciting time for Cardi B as she has released her first single in two years, “Hot Sh**,” featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk–or, at least it should be. The Grammy-winning rapper sat down for an Apple Music 1 interview with Zane Lowe and kept it very honest about the struggles she endured with this record, specifically its music video.

“Oh my goodness, I don’t want to talk about the video” the Invasion of Privacy artist reveals in the interview, “because this video has brought me so much drama. So this is the first time I ever do CGI. I’m very particular on how I like my things, and I really like when things look super realistic. I like building sets, or I like to be in a place.

She continued later saying “I couldn’t maneuver or move how I wanted to, because I was very confused. After I finished the video, I find out that this s**t takes so long. I did this video around March, and it’s still not even ready yet. And it’s just so frustrating that I’m like, ‘You know what? Just put the f***ing song out. I don’t even give a f**k anymore. I’m over it.’”

Elsewhere, she spoke on connecting with Kanye West and why she enjoyed his verse so much. “Kanye gave me this verse a couple of months ago when he was just all over the media, because of all of the things that were going on,” Cardi stated in reference to his drama with ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her new beau Pete Davidson. “I like how his verse, it’s personal, but it’s not that personal.”

Despite the negativity surrounding Ye, Cardi sees more within him. “I’m so happy that he gave me this verse,” she continued. “And I had a lot of conversations with Kanye West. I learned so much about him and he’s such an amazing, sweet person. I’ve been feeling like, I wish a lot of people have conversations with him so they could just see the real him.”

“Hot Sh**” is the lead single for Cardi B’s forthcoming album, though no title or release date is set yet as she last announced there were some technical difficulties to work out. In the meantime, check out her new single above.

Cardi B is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Denzel Curry Is Disappointed In Drake And Kanye West For Making ‘Subpar Work With The Resources They Have’

Back in mid-May, Denzel Curry stirred the pot by expressing his disappointment in Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Kanye West’s Donda, tweeting, “Donda and CLB could’ve been better yall n****s rich and got the greatest musicians at your disposal.” Not only is Curry not backing down on that take, but in a new Spin interview, he actually doubled down by going into more detail about what he meant.

Citing Take Care and If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late as example of the sort of Drake level of quality he hopes for with a new album, Curry said:

“I was looking forward to Drake’s album, ’cause Drake always got something. But then, when you get them albums, you’re like, ‘What the f*ck are you doing?’ […] We don’t even really need to talk about Kanye West, it’s Kanye West. But for them to go out and go against each other and make that subpar work with the resources they have. These are the same producers it’s hard for me to reach out to because they don’t see the return. You’ve got all these resources and y’all made subpar albums. I had limited resources and I made a great one. That shouldn’t happen.”

Read the full feature here.

Cardi B Releases New Banger “Hot Sh*t” Featuring YE and Lil Durk

Cardi B Reveals Lil Durk and Kanye West Will Be on Her New Single Releasing Friday

After announcing her new single “Hot Shit” on Monday, Cardi B has officially gifted her fans. The new song, featuring YE and Lil Durk, is now available. “Hot Shit” is produced by Tay Keith.

“I think this record is actually older than ‘WAP,’” Cardi revealed in a Twitter space conversation, according to Complex. “It is everyone’s favorite.”

Last week, Cardi B signaled new music was on the way, letting her fans know that she is channeling her 2020 energy.

You can hear Cardi’s latest single, “Hot Shit,” below.

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Cardi B, Kanye West, And Lil Durk Are A Flaming Trio On The Scorching ‘Hot Sh*t’

There’s no doubt that Cardi B, Kanye West, and Lil Durk are three of hip-hop’s hottest acts in today’s music world. Despite not releasing an album in more than four years, Cardi B has cemented herself as a star in music while making her presence felt in fashion, politics, and other areas. Kanye West is undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful artists today, something he reminded the world of with the release of Donda last summer. Lastly, Lil Durk has recently grown into a star in his own right thanks to projects like The Voice of the Heroes and 7220.

Keeping all this in mind, it’s no surprise that the three rappers joined forces for a new song, and it’s even less of a surprise that’s called “Hot Sh*t.” The new song is a scorching record as the trio arrives with their hottest verses for the song. Cardi pierces through the song’s thumping production with a fierce verse to open the track, and soon after, Lil Durk arrives to match Cardi’s energy with a cut-throat verse before Kanye closes things out with a braggadocios verse.

“Hot Sh*t” arrives after Cardi inserted her name for the verse of the year title thanks to an electric contribution to Kay Flock’s “Shake It.” On the other hand, Lil Durk recently released a deluxe version of 7220 and shared a video for “Did Sh*t For Me” while Kanye honored Diddy through a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards.

You can listen to “Hot Sh*t” in the video above.

Cardi B is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.