Kanye West Is Apparently ‘Retiring From Professional Music,’ As He Supposedly Told A Collaborator

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Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign fans are currently waiting for Vultures 2, and it’s currently unknown when the project will surface. In fact, based on what Ye supposedly just said, it looks like it may never come out at all.

On his Instagram Story today (July 9), Rich The Kid shared what is allegedly a screenshot of a text message conversation between Kanye West and himself. In it, West writes, “I am retiring from professional music. Not sure what else to do.”

Rich responds, “Retire? Why ? How ? The ppl NEED you the music you & Ty & we have made was the BIGGEST STAMP in culture to this date In 2024. Drop Ye about mine & V2 and we do it all over again the kids need you big bra fasho maybe some time to chill but retiring ain’t it.”

West has certainly become a controversial figure in recent years, but if he were to retire today and not release any more music, his body of work as it stands now would be among the all-time greats.

He has 11 No. 1 albums to his name, making him one of only a few artists with at least 10. West also has five No. 1 singles, starting with 2005’s “Gold Digger” and most recently with his latest one, “Carnival” alongside Ty Dolla Sign, Rich The Kid, and Playboi Carti. He has earned 75 Grammy Award nominations and picked up 24 wins.

Candace Owens Launches New Show, Featuring Kanye West’s Music as Theme Song

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On June 10, Candace Owens launched her new show, marking her first public appearance since parting ways with the Daily Wire.

The premiere episode has gone viral, notably featuring Kanye West’s song “Stars” as its theme. Key lyrics, “This that rip up the contract / Fuck all that,” underscore Owens’ break from her former employer. Owens and West’s teams collaborated before the launch, with West granting permission to use the track. Owens also previewed her forthcoming interview with Ye.

The episode also teased an upcoming interview with West and included Owens’ rebuttal to accusations from the Daily Wire’s Andrew Klavan. The show’s debut has sparked widespread discussion and solidified Owens’ independent media presence.

You can see the full episode below.

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North West’s Performance In ‘The Lion King’ Live Concert Has Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Roaring On Pride Rock

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Disney added yet another celebrity child to their casting ranks. This coming December, Blue Ivy Carter will co-star alongside her mother, Beyoncé, in Mufasa: The Lion King. Before the CGI-animated prequel hits theaters, lovers of The Lion King were treated to another musical dose of the classic film.

Yesterday (May 24), North West joined in on the fun as part of the film’s 30th anniversary show (Disney’s The Lion King 30th Anniversary – A Live-to-Film Concert Event) at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. In the role of Young Simba, West displayed both her acting and singing skills performing one of the movie’s breakout song, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King.”

In the sold-out crowd, West received support from both of her famous family, including dad Ye (better known as Kanye West), mother Kim Kardashian, and grandmother Kris Jenner. As she left the stage, Kim was waiting close by to embrace her daughter following her major accomplishment.

On Instagram, Kim continued the love by uploading images of the flower arrangement sent to West, along with custom cookies made with West’s face.

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This is not West’s first venture into entertainment. Near the top of the year, she appeared on her father and Ty Dolla Sign’s song “Talking/Once Again.” However, West’s casting marked her debut musical role.

According to reports, for those who can’t catch the second performance today (May 25) starring North West, Jennifer Hudson, Heather Headley, Lebo M., Billy Eichner, Jason Weaver, and more, the special will air on Disney+. Find more information here.

Ty Dolla $ign Says ‘Vultures 2’ Can Drop ‘Any Day,’ Will Only Be on YZY App

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Ty Dolla $ign is dropping off a Vultures 2 update now that the promised release May 3 release date has come and gone without new music.

Speaking with a Russian YouTube, Ty didn’t deliver a concrete date but said “ASAP.”

“‘Vultures 2’ is on the way,” Ty Dolla Sign said. “It’s coming soon. Any day now. It could be tomorrow.”

But there is a catch, the album will only be on the YZY App. So no Spotify, no Apple Music, no TIDAL.

You can see the details below.

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Takeoff Rumored as a Feature on Ye and Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Vultures 2’

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Ye and Ty Dolla $ign has a posthumous Takeoff feature planned for Vultures 2. According to Rolling Stone, the late Migos member will have a verse on “Let Me Chill Out.” Rich The Kid and NBA YoungBoy will also feature on the same song.

Kanye West is preparing to drop off Vultures 2 with Ty Dolla $ign. While appearing on The Download podcast, Ye revealed that he and Ty will deliver the next installment on May 3.

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Ye Confirms the Launch of Yeezy Porn With Promo Video

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From religion to porn? Ye has announced plans to launch Yeezy Porn.

In an exclusive to TMZ, Kanye West has announced that he will launch a porn studio and brand. He is in the planning stages of building the studio, which will be part of an adult division of the Yeezy parent company.

Who is one of his partners? Stormy Daniels’ ex-husband, Mike Moz, is named the new department’s head. Moz has credits for a dozen flicks and will head over what will drop as soon as this summer.

You can see the promo video below.

In the same interview with Justin LaBoy, where he premiered his “Like That” remix, Ye stated he thought about having a threesome with Michelle Obama.

LaBoy asked Ye who he would like to join him in a threesome and Mrs. O was the name he chose. “Michelle Obama,” Ye said through laughter. “Gotta fuck the president’s wife!”

Oh Ye…..

You can hear it below.

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Joe Budden Says Ye is ‘Attention Seeking’ by Joining Disses Against Drake

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Joe Budden joins the list of media personalities who think Kanye West is doing a lot by dissing Drake. Speaking on his podcast, Budden blasts Ye’s remix of “Like That” and his alleged conversation with the rap coalition against Drake.

“This not about you,” Budden says. “This is some attention seeking bs.”

You can hear it all from Budden below.

Charlamagne Tha God is also not a fan of how Ye is moving. Hitting The Breakfast Club, Charla dubbed the artist formerly known as Kanye West the “leader of the legion of lame.”

The comment comes after Ye appeared on Justin LaBoy’s podcast and stated he is part of the group that is looking to eliminate Drake.

“Kanye West is the leader of the legion of lame,” Charlamagne Tha God said. “What a hating-ass human. What type of man sits around saying, ‘We were all energized by the elimination’ of another man?”

You can hear Charlamagne’s full statement below.

Speaking to Justin LaBoy on The Download podcast, Ye stated he got a call from Future, which led to his “Like That” remix.

“[Future] called me and I went to the studio and laid that. We went through the creative process of adding the chords and called the Hooligans out in London to get on the joint,” Ye said. “Everybody was very, very energized about the elimination of Drake.”

Entering the beef streets with the “Hooligans,” Ye has added a spin on the “Like That” beat and says he has K Dot’s back.

Reigniting the beef, Ye referred to Universal Music Group CEO as Drake’s “master”:

Where Lucian, serve you master nigga
You caught a lil bag for your Masters didn’t ya?
Lifetime deal, I feel bad for niggas

After that, J. Cole catches a jab: “Play J. Cole, get the pussy dry.”

You can hear it all below.

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Ye Confirms He Punched a Man for Assaulting Bianca Censori: ‘He Had to Go to Bed Early’

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Ye has confirmed that he punched someone for assaulting Bianca Censori. During his visit to Justin LaBoy’s The Download, Ye confirmed the story, stating it happened at The Chateau Marmont.

“My wife is walking to the bathroom at the Chaeteau and then this guy…just grabbed my wife,” Ye said. “I didn’t see it directly and she is explaining to em what happened. So I walked over and found him.”

Ye stated he asked for security to remove the guy before asking him to leave himself. Then the incident escalated, “He’s like ‘Oh, it’s okay, it’s okay.’ It’s like, no, it’s not okay. Then he saw it wasn’t okay. Had to go to bed early. Tucked this n—a in.”

Confirming he punched the guy, Ye doubled down, “He had to go to bed early.”

This follows a report that Ye is the subject of an investigation by the LAPD. According to TMZ, the Vultures creator allegedly punched a man in the face Tuesday night after that man reportedly grabbed Ye’s wife, Bianca Censori.

After the incident, Ye and Censori left the scene. The man did not require any treatment. Now, the investigation will lead to a conversation with Ye and eyewitnesses.

Ye’s team reached out to TMZ, stating the grabbing of Censori was “grossly inadequate,” suggesting she was “phyiscally assaulted.”

The statement also said, “The assailant didn’t merely collide into her. He put his hands under her dress, directly on her body, he grabbed her waist, he spun her around, and then he blew her kisses. She was battered and sexually assaulted.”

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Ye Planning to Launch Yeezy Porn Studio, Hires Stormy Daniels’ Ex-Husband as Head

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From religion to porn? Ye has announced plans to launch Yeezy Porn.

In an exclusive to TMZ, Kanye West has announced that he will launch a porn studio and brand. He is in the planning stages of building the studio, which will be part of an adult division of the Yeezy parent company.

Who is one of his partners? Stormy Daniels’ ex-husband, Mike Moz, is named the new department’s head. Moz has credits for a dozen flicks and will head over what will drop as soon as this summer.

In the same interview with Justin LaBoy, where he premiered his “Like That” remix, Ye stated he thought about having a threesome with Michelle Obama.

LaBoy asked Ye who he would like to join him in a threesome and Mrs. O was the name he chose. “Michelle Obama,” Ye said through laughter. “Gotta fuck the president’s wife!”

Oh Ye…..

You can hear it below.

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Charlamagne Tha God Calls Ye the ‘Leader of the Legion of Lame’ for Wanting to Eliminate Drake

Charlamagne Tha God Calls Ye the 'Leader of the Legion of Lame' for Wanting to Eliminate Drake

Charlamagne Tha God is not a fan of how Ye is moving. Hitting The Breakfast Club, Charla dubbed the artist formerly known as Kanye West the “leader of the legion of lame.”

The comment comes after Ye appeared on Justin LaBoy’s podcast and stated he is part of the group that is looking to eliminate Drake.

“Kanye West is the leader of the legion of lame,” Charlamagne Tha God said. “What a hating-ass human. What type of man sits around saying, ‘We were all energized by the elimination’ of another man?”

You can hear Charlamagne’s full statement below.

If you couldn’t tell, there are organized coalitions to get Drake out of here. Drake is currently embroiled in a beef with Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Future, The Weeknd, Metro Boomin, and Ye, the latter of which states a conversation happened about “the elimination of Drake.”

Speaking to Justin LaBoy on The Download podcast, Ye stated he got a call from Future, which led to his “Like That” remix.

“[Future] called me and I went to the studio and laid that. We went through the creative process of adding the chords and called the Hooligans out in London to get on the joint,” Ye said. “Everybody was very, very energized about the elimination of Drake.”

Entering the beef streets with the “Hooligans,” Ye has added a spin on the “Like That” beat and says he has K Dot’s back.

Reigniting the beef, Ye referred to Universal Music Group CEO as Drake’s “master”:

Where Lucian, serve you master nigga
You caught a lil bag for your Masters didn’t ya?
Lifetime deal, I feel bad for niggas

After that, J. Cole catches a jab: “Play J. Cole, get the pussy dry.”

You can hear it all below.

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