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Tag: Kanye West

Politics

Trump dined with Kanye West and white nationalist Nick Fuentes, adviser says

Former President Donald Trump had dinner Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago estate with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West, a Trump adviser confirmed to CBS News on Friday.The former president said in a statement to CBS News that he did not know who Fuentes was, nor that he would be arriving with West, who is also known as Ye.  "Kanye West very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago. Our dinner meeting was intended to be Kanye and me only, but he arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about," Trump said in a statement to CBS News. The news of the dinner was first reported by Axios. Fuentes is a leading figure on the far-right, having attended the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017 and the "Stop the Steal" ral...
Kanye West returns to Twitter
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Kanye West returns to Twitter

Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, returned to Twitter on Sunday, writing "Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked." Twitter confirmed last month that West had been locked out of his account "due to a violation of Twitter's policies,"  While Twitter did not specify which policies West had broken, he posted on Oct. 9 "death [sic] con 3" on Jewish people." In the tweet — which has since been removed — West also wrote, "The funny thing is I actually can't be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also." Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked— ye (@kanyewest) November 20, 2022 West was also restricted by Instagram earlier this month, posting on Parler, the right-leaning social network, that he was  "kicked off Instagram for 30 da...
Adidas will sell Yeezy designs under a different name following Kanye West controversy, CFO says
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Adidas will sell Yeezy designs under a different name following Kanye West controversy, CFO says

Adidas says it still plans to sell Yeezy designs — just with a different name.The shoe and apparel brand announced its intentions to keep selling Yeezy products — which were created by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West — in a quarterly earnings call Wednesday."I can confirm that Adidas is the sole owner of all design rights related to existing product, as well as previous and new colorways under the partnership," Adidas Chief Financial Officer Harm Ohlmeyer said during the call. "We intend to make use of these rights as early as 2023." "Going forward we will leverage the existing inventory with the exact plans being developed as we speak," Ohlymeyer added.The announcement comes after Adidas said last month that it would cut ties with the rapper af...
Gaming

10 Anime Characters Who Would Absolutely Fail No Nut November

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Image: Mappa / Crunchyroll / Kotaku / Thomas Pajot (Getty Images)For whatever reason, every time November rolls around a chosen few take it upon themselves to participate in the internet’s self-celibacy challenge: No Nut November.As silly as it sounds, the celibacy challenge has a huge following online. It’s even got its own dedicated community on the r/nonutnovember subreddit with over 134,000 “nut cumrades” and 3,000 “nut spectators.” The rules for No Nut November, colloquially known as “coitus reservatus” or “The Contest” by Seinfeld enjoyers, are that participants must abstain from having sex, masturbation, or watching anything pornographic within the month of November. Unlike the good old American pastime of baseball, there are no “three strikes a...
Kanye West booted out of Skechers headquarters in California
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Kanye West booted out of Skechers headquarters in California

Manhattan Beach, Calif. — The rapper formerly known as Kanye West was escorted out of the California-based headquarters of athletic shoemaker Skechers after he showed up unannounced Wednesday, a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the artist following his antisemitic remarks.The Grammy winner, who legally changed his name to Ye, "arrived unannounced and without invitation" at Skechers corporate headquarters in Manhattan Beach, southwest of Los Angeles, the company said. "Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation," according to a company statement. "Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West," the company sa...
Brands have fled Kanye. What about his music career?
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Brands have fled Kanye. What about his music career?

New York CNN Business  —  Ye — formerly known as Kanye West — has lost partnerships with fashion brands including Gap, Balenciaga and Adidas following his antisemitic comments in recent weeks. Now, questions remain about the business that helped propel Ye onto the fashion scene in the first place: Music. Since 2004’s “The College Dropout” — his critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut album — Ye has been one of the most popular and notable artists in the world. He has had countless hits and 10 number-one albums, according to Billboard. But all of that could be at risk due to the performer’s recent behavior and comments. Over the past month, Ye has garnered an intense backla...
Anti-Defamation League urging Adidas to end partnership with Kanye West
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Anti-Defamation League urging Adidas to end partnership with Kanye West

The Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to end its partnership with Kanye West — who has changed his name to Ye — after the rapper and fashion designer made several antisemitic comments. Ye was also restricted on Twitter and Instagram earlier this month, after sharing antisemitic and offensive statements on the social media platforms. The ADL is "surprised and concerned that Adidas – a brand that supports inclusion and diversity — continues not only to support the Ye product line, but to release new products even as he continues to espouse hateful antisemitic ideas," said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, in a letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and the company's board.Adidas began its partnership with the rapper in 2016, calling it "the most significant partnership ever ...