Kanye West Is Accepting Donations

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Kanye West is either a marketing genius, or on a downward spiral.

West is a self-proclaimed genius, using his brain power to oversee projects like his new album, The Life Of Pablo that dropped Saturday night, the recent Yeezy Season 3 fashion line launch and a new video game that centers around his late mom traveling through the gates of heaven (“Y’all just be acting like that shit is regular”). The creativity comes with a $53 million price tag, and Kanye has become increasingly vocal about it. Over the weekend, West unleashed a flood of Tweets about his money issues, beginning Saturday night ahead of his SNL performances. “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart…,” he said.

On Sunday, the “Ultra Light Beams” rapper kicked it up a notch by blasting out a series of messages aimed at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg urging him to donate to the rapper to further creativity. He also pulled Pablo off his website, which was originally up for sale for $20.


Rhymefest leaves

Even before West’s many recent tirades, Chicago rapper and songwriter Rhymefest, who collaborated with West since the beginning (“Jesus Walks,” “New Slaves”), is out. He told a fan via Twitter West’s mental state is fragile and no longer can be a part of his day-to-day. “Nah his mind and spirit isn’t right,” he said. “My brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal”.

Pharma-Bro phail

Pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli offered to buy West’s new album for $15 million, but negotiations went south… fast. “I am increasing my offer to $15 million,” Shkreli wrote in a letter ahead of the release. “This figure is materially above any realistic album sales forecast given to me by third-party experts.” The deal was meant to give Shkreli the album exclusively for a ‘no-shop’ period, and after inking a deal, the album dropped anyway. Naturally, Shkreli freaked out.



Selena Gomez defends Taylor Swift

Gomez comes to her bestie’s defense after a lyric in a new song titled “Famous” off Pablo sparked outrage. The lyric in question is “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”

During an interview on SiriusXM Hits 1 this weekend, Gomez was asked about the controversy. “Everybody has their own opinion, you know?”), she carefully said. “At the end of the day, you can just do what you do. She’s killing it and she kind of always has been, so.”

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