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Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Amber Rose and the Slut Shaming of Black Female Sexuality

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By diamond 12:31 pm March 5, 2015 By Arielle Newton On a track with Juicy J called “For Everybody,” Wiz Khalifa, the estranged husband of businesswoman Amber Rose, rapped about how he “fell in love with a stripper” but “fell out of love quicker.” He opines that hoes don’t “pay attention to love anyway,” because they’re “only concerned with what the haters say” and need […]

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Kanye: Prophet or Punk

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By diamond 10:53 am February 16, 2015 By Keevin Brown Kanye West’s playful almost interruption of Beck at the Grammy’s was an homage to his actual 2009 Grammy award interruption of Country artist Taylor Swift. The irony of the situation was meant to instill humor and to some level, show a sense of growth and […]

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Here’s a Video of Kanye Pre-’College Dropout’

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By diamond 9:34 am February 12, 2015 Watch this video of an earnest Kanye West before the drop of his debut album, ‘College Dropout’. h/t Uproxx

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Stay Mad Then! : In Defence of The Right To Be Angry

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By diamond 1:15 pm February 11, 2015 On Kanye West, Azealia Banks and a call for a deeper reading of their rage. By Jay Dodd Kanye’s narrative has been riddled with often sloppily generalised tantrums. While we must hold him accountable to his “seat at the table aspirations,” we often, as consumers of his frequency of Blackness, […]

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Kanye compares fight with paparazzi to Civil Rights movement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:16 am August 7, 2014 Kanye West has a lot of folks giving him the side eye after some pretty insulting comments by the star were made public recently. The “Jesus Walks” rapper ACTUALLY compared his plight as a celebrity with the paparazzi to that of the Civil Rights movement. 

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In latest rant, Kanye West disses Obama

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:27 pm June 20, 2014 Kanye West has always been vocal when voicing his opinions. He’s criticized government leaders, entertainers, etc. without blinking twice. His latest rant involves President Obama. 

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Kanye West, Common create more than 20,000 jobs for Chicago Youth

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:45 pm April 14, 2014 At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago. 

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Kanye West pleads no contest to battery charges

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:00 pm March 18, 2014 Rapper Kanye West pleaded no contest to battery charges against a photographer. Last summer, West attacked a photographer at LAX. Unfortunately for West, the confrontation with the paparazzi was caught on tape. The photographer is seen asking West to talk to him. In response, West tells the photographer […]

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Kim Kardashian target of racist blackface incident

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:44 pm March 3, 2014   Kim Kardashian was the target of a “comedian” dressed in Blackface as Kanye West at a fancy ball this past weekend. Kardashian appeared at the Vienna Ball as a guest of Richard Lugner, an Australian businessman. But the star’s evening was cut short after  the white impersonator […]

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George Zimmerman request Kanye West for celebrity boxing match

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:09 am February 4, 2014 Late last week we reported that former neighborhood watch captain and killer of Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman was participating in a celebrity boxing match for charity. If that wasn’t bizarre enough, Zimmerman has now requested that rapper Kanye West join him in the ring. 

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