Kanye West Could Become A Billionaire With Expanded Adidas Deal That Includes New Line Of Accessories & Retail Stores (Video)
It’s Yeezy season. Meaning misery, ennui, and a new burning need to own a nude leotard.
Yesterday fashion genius and inventor of leather jogging pants Kanye West packed a load of fashion influencers and journalists on a bus and took them over to Roosevelt Island, so they could behold his latest collection, Yeezy Season 4.
And, erm, it was a total mess.
First there was the bus travel, which featured no snacks, no Kanye merch, and no provided bottles of water. It was hot. People were bored.
And Kanye wasn’t even taking them anywhere that exciting.
And then they got there, settled in their seats, and awaited the show.
Kim, Kendall, and Kylie were there, obviously. They looked very fashion-y and serene, likely because they had a secret stash of ice water and access to air conditioning.
(Picture: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)
And then the show began. Two hours late.
It was extremely hot, and the models were wearing a lot of bodycon, hoodies, and plastic shoes. Things were tough.
Everyone was miserable.
The models were hot, tired, and thirsty.
They were handed bottles of water by pitying guests.
Eventually a few brave models gave in and sat down.
But not before a model had fainted from the heat and exhaustion.
Models were also having a lot of trouble with their shoes.
To the point that one actually needed assistance from someone watching from the seats.
Amina Blue struggled so hard that she had to stop midway through her walk and take the shoes off.
She ended up walking the final bit in a pair of sliders.
Other important Yeezy moments of note: Teyana Taylor appeared, Chanel Iman was there, Sofia Richie (Justin Bieber’s new girlfriend) walked the show, and Kanye showed up and smiled at all the poor, sad models.
But all in all, no one was entirely sure if the show was a massive mess of stress and exhaustion, or some kind of strange Kanye-esque performance art piece.
We reckon it was the former.
People were not impressed, and the whole thing massively distracted from the clothes (which was easily done, as they were mostly just leotards in neutral shades).
But hey, at least the Kardashian-Jenners looked nice?
Chris Brown and Rihanna Says Nude Pics In Kanye West Video Not Them
Adidas CMO Eric Liedtke, with rapper and fashion designer Kanye West.
Adidas and Kanye West are in it for the long haul together.
On Wednesday, June 29, it was announced that the partnership has evolved into adidas + Kanye West, "a YEEZY branded entity creating footwear, apparel and accessories for all genders across street and sport."
"These past two years, adidas and YEEZY have given a glimpse into our future. This partnership illustrates that anyone with a dream can dream without limitations,' West said via a press release.
"With adidas + KANYE WEST we are exploring new territories by opening up the sports world to Kanye's creativity. This is what adidas has always been about, empowering creators to create the new," added Eric Liedtke, Adidas Group Executive Board Member, responsible for Global Brands.
TMZ reports that the deal, which includes retail stores, could potentially make West a billionaire within the next several years.
Kanye West's 'Famous' Music Video Features Rapper In Bed With Nude Celebrities Taylor Swift, Caitlyn Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Bill Cosby, Chris Brown, Amber Rose & More (Warning: Explicit Content)
Chris Brown and Rihanna are at least two of the celebrities featured in that giant bed in a nude scene of his “Famous” music video.
But the old flames are denying that the nude images of them are real. Sources close to the Bajan pop star said that she knew about it before the video was released at a live event in Los Angeles on Friday night.
“She just laughed about it,” sources told us. “Kanye did gave her the heads up before releasing his art. Everybody knows that Ye is like the mad scientist of rap so you can count on him to come up with stuffs like these. He’s a genius if you ask me because its still trending on Twitter today.”
Sources also told us that Rihanna and Chris Brown have not seen each other in years. “They haven’t seen or spoken to each other in well over a year or even longer than that.”
Chris Brown also weighs in on the controversial image on his Instagram page. Seems Breezy didn’t get any heads up like RiRi.
“Why I gotta have the plumbers butt/ crack showing WAX figure?. This ni*** KANYE CRAZY, talented, but crazy,” the R&B singer wrote on IG along with the photo.
In the pic, Breezy is laying on his belly with his back turned to Rihanna and his face to Taylor Swift.
Kanye West people have not commented on the authenticity of the photos but they did credit all the celebrities in the video credits. The single “Famous” did stirred up some controversy back in February when Ye debut his album The Life of Pablo, thanks to some lyrics referencing Taylor Swift and calling her a b**ch.
You can look forward to a Swift response Kanye West “Famous” video.
Kanye causes chaos in NY: Thousands mob streets for star's 'secret' gig prompting NYPD shutdown and near riot… as delighted West drives through crowd hanging out of the SUNROOF of his car
Kanye West took over Hot 97 Summer Jam festival with his G.O.O.D. Music crew. The Chicago rapper took the stage at the New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday and he has some company with him.
Kanye brought along Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and Pusha T. Ye performed his new single “Champions” while all the other acts performed a combination or collaborative and solo hits.
There were a ton of big name artists on Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016 including Remy Ma, Fat Joe, who performed their collaborative singles and also brought out Ashanti. DJ Khaled also put on a show with some help from Busta Rhymes, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross.
Despite a solid set from these acts, Summer Jam didn’t go as planned after Future performance was cancelled due to inclement weather. There was also a huge fight that broke out inside the venue forcing more delays. The show was eventully halted due to a curfew.
“Radio station told me to leave…major pump fake,” Future tweeted. “Totally satisfied & happy wit hot 97 always showing love spinning my records…misunderstood,dnt play Yoself.”
Chaos erupted outside Kanye west's secret concert in NYC after thousands of desperate fans descended on the venue - forcing officials to cancel the event and requiring dozens of police officers to disperse the crowd.
Kanye was heard asking for Mayor Bill de Blasio to shut down the block in a Snapchat video taken by wife Kim Kardashian early Monday morning after some people were trampled in a stampede outside the gig.
With no room to move, the street in Manhattan's East Village was clogged with people charging to get to the front of the swarm around Webster Hall, and some fans caught in the mayhem claimed they were pepper sprayed as the situation got out of control.
Chanting 'Kanye' and 'Pablo', fans climbed on top of cars and scaffolding, and hung out of windows to get a better view as rumors swirled that the rapper was set to perform his latest album, The Life of Pablo, outside.
A mob of screaming fans went wild and chased the 'Gold Digger' rapper when he passed them while hanging out of a car's sunroof, and NYPD confirmed one person in the crowd outside the venue was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Kanye scheduled the show at the last minute, after his headline slot at New York's Governors Ball music festival was called off due to rain.
Kanye West and Travis Scott stand out of the sunroof of a car near the venue, sending the crowd into a frenzy
Screaming fans tried to shake Kanye's hand or high-five him as the car he was riding in drove past them
Chaos erupted outside Kanye's secret New York concert after thousands of fans descended on the venue
Chaotic scenes: There was pushing and shoving as fans pushed to the front of the crowd
There were reports of a crush, a woman passing out on a car and people being trampled on
Police officers armed with batons attempt to control and disperse the crowd after thousands showed up
One man claimed on Twitter that the situation was so out of control that fans were pepper sprayed
Webster Hall announced on Twitter that there would be no 'late show' due to the crowd outside
Kanye West mobbed by screaming fans running after his car
Furious revelers repeatedly chanted 'what the f***?' after Kanye, who turns 39 on Wednesday, tweeted to his 23 million followers that the 2am show was sold out.
There were reports of a woman passing out on a car and people being knocked to the ground as fans rushed to the front, although both NYPD and FDNY said they had no reports of injuries.
A Twitter user named Oscar Pope wrote: 'The scene at Kanye's Webster Hall show is a full blown riot, complete with pepper spray. So wild!'
Another user wrote: 'Dog they're gassing us. Or mad pepper spray. S*** tastes like trash perfume.'
The tweets did not indicate who sprayed the substance at concertgoers.
The same Twitter user added: 'There's a good 2500 people on line in a matter of 15-20 minutes. Wildest thing I've ever seen.'
Daily Mail Online confirmed police sprayed the crowd with a substance after a window was smashed.
The crowd was so massive that a line-up of fans stretched more than three blocks from the venue.
People climbed on top of parked cars and a U.S. Postal Service truck in hopes they would spot the rapper, but his performance didn't go ahead out of concerns for the safety of everyone in the street.
There was further pandemonium when Kanye and hip-hop star Travis Scott drove past fans as they stood out of a sunroof of a car with Kim apparently inside. One fan posted photos of Kanye and wrote on Twitter that she ran after him on 14th Street, while a student in a nearby dorm shared wild video that showed the screaming mob chasing the car, which had security vehicles in front of and behind it.
Scott's tweets suggested that the pair had a near-impossible time getting to the venue as they were mobbed by the crowd.
An Instagram user named Ilya Trovalchuk posted these photos, writing: 'Just shook Kanye's hand'
Fans armed with mobile phones scrambled to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moment on camera
Kim Kardashian took pictures from within the car as her husband waved to fans through the sunroof early Monday morning
People climbed on top of cars to get a better view as rumors swirled that the rapper was set to perform his latest album, The Life of Pablo, outside
Eager fans climbed on top of a US Postal Service truck, parked near Webster Hall, as they waited for Kanye
Dozens of police officers were called in to disperse the crowd after the 'secret' concert was cancelled
People at the scene said a man with a megaphone said the gig had been called off because of the chaos
As word of the concert spread via social media, thousands of fans quickly descended on the venue
Hip-hop star Travis Scott, who was in the car with Kanye, tweeted that they couldn't get close to the venue
The stars were spotted hanging out of a car's sunroof as it drove along nearby streets
Kanye (pictured with Kim earlier on Sunday) was set to perform at Webster Hall at 2am after his headline slot at the Governors Ball was called off because of a torrential downpour
Kim Kardashian later posted a video to Snapchat, saying she was in bed with her husband and that they were sorry they could not make the secret show happen
Kim K snapchats Kanye's NYC show as he calls on NYC mayor
Charles Tallent, who was visiting New York from Austin while attending the rained-out Governors Ball, said he raced to Webster Hall after reading rumors on Twitter, and witnessed people being trampled before he eventually caught a glimpse of Kanye and his motorcade.
He told Daily Mail Online a woman in front of him was knocked down and trampled, suffering a nasty wound to her ankle, and there were fears she had broken her leg as well.
Tallent said the woman’s friends lifted her onto the hood of a car and tried to keep her leg elevated, but she was bleeding so badly her blood was running down the side of the vehicle as thousands of people gathered in front of the venue.
He said: ‘When I got there the line from Webster Hall wrapped around three blocks and it was eight deep.
‘It was orderly but people started to get really pushy and, probably around 1am, people had just moved into the street.
‘It was crazy. There were some people getting trampled, people definitely falling on their knees and their friends helping them back up.
‘Everyone was just so hyped and excited to get into this show.’
After the crowd was told to leave Tallent moved a few blocks away, where he spotted a black Mercedes-Benz and several black SUVs.
He said: ‘We were thinking maybe this is Kanye’s entourage and all of a sudden he popped out of the sunroof and that’s when everybody lost their s***.’
The car pulled into the middle of an intersection, where it was rushed by a crowd, and soon began to drive away.
Tallent said around 100 people chased the car but gave up once it had sped off.
Charles Tallent, who was visiting New York from Austin, was in the right place at the right time when Kanye popped out of the car
'We don't want anybody to get hurt': Chaos outside Kanye concert
People at Webster Hall said a man with a megaphone told them the gig had been called off because of the chaos, but the huge throng refused to budge.
'Ladies and gentleman, there is no show here tonight,' an employee from Webster Hall shouted.
In a video posted on Instagram, a man with a megaphone told the crowd: ‘We don’t want anybody to get hurt. This is potentially dangerous. Please disperse.'
He was jeered by fans and a woman shouted: 'Where's Kanye?'
The venue also made the announcement on its Twitter page at 1:45am, asking fans to 'please get home safely'.
Earlier in the night Kanye was heard on Kim's Snapchat saying: 'Close down the block!' She also live-streamed scenes as her husband tried in vain to find a new venue for the show.
The Grammy Award winner was set to perform at Webster Hall after his headline slot at the Governors Ball was called off because of a torrential downpour.
Rumors of a surprise gig were fuelled by rapper 2 Chainz, who posted a video online telling his followers there would be ‘good music’ at Webster Hall at 2am, referring to Kanye’s record label G.O.O.D. Music.
He later posted an image of the crowd on Instagram, writing: ‘Dumb’.
Kanye’s creative director, Virgil Abloh, revealed the venue and time in an Instagram snap of the set list
Kanye West's surprise concert in New York turns into total chaos
Kanye’s creative director, Virgil Abloh, revealed the venue and time in an Instagram snap of the set list. However, the caption was later changed to say: ‘PABLO – cancelled due to safety priority.’
A publicist for the Yeezy artist said he would perform a secret set, but did not announce where.
Scott sent a series of tweets as he and Kanye made their way to the venue and then tried to find a new location for their performance.
He tweeted: 'We can't get close. Come find us we close.'
Moments later, he added: 'We pulling up make room'.
After the concert was cancelled, he wrote: 'We not giving up. We still figurein This out. Ain't quitting'.
This, along with rumors, sent fans on a wild-goose chase through Manhattan.
Kanye West and Pusha T perform at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night, shortly before he arrived in New York
Furious revelers repeatedly chanted 'what the f***?' after Kanye tweeted that the show was sold out
Furious fans: There were chants of 'what the f***' after Kanye tweeted that the show was sold out
Confusion on NYC streets as surprise Kanye gig cancelled
Kanye was heard asking for the city's mayor Bill de Blasio to shut down the block in a Snapchat taken by Kim Kardashian early on Monday morning after a stampede outside the gig
After the gig at Webster Hall was cancelled, Scott and Kanye tried to find a new venue for their performance
Disappointed fans roamed the East Village amid speculation that the show would still go on
A crowd gathered at the Trump SoHo Hotel after DONDA, Kanye's creative content company, tweeted this
Massive crowd for Kanye's secret NYC show shuts down street
Grammy Award-winning record producer Mike Dean live-streamed the scenes outside Webster Hall and Trump SoHo hotel
Kanye West Hit With 2.5Million Lawsuit For Uncleared 'New Slaves' Sample
Kanye West is probably beefing up security around himself and his loved ones right now after revealing that his creative studio was robbed. TMZ reported that cops responded to a call on Thursday morning that a office belonging to the G.O.O.D. Music rapper was burglarized over night. The glass door to the office in Calabassas was smashed in and thieves made off with items including desktop and laptop computers. Folks inside Yeezy camp says that his work is safe thanks security software used on his network to prevent leak. Kanye West has already replaced the computers and the door. Cops believed it was an inside job but no arrest have been made so far. Kanye West famously rapped about one of his cousins that stole his laptop that he ended up had to pay him $250,000 just to get it back. “I had a cousin that stole my laptop that I was f*****’ b****** on / Paid that ni**a $250,000 just to get it from him,” Ye rapped on “Real Friends” off his album The Life of Pablo.”
Kanye West Pablo Pop-Up Shop Made $1 Million In Two Days
Although it appears that Kanye West acted in good faith in trying to clear a sample used in his 2013 song, "New Slaves," he's been hit with a lawsuit.
TMZ reports that West reached out to Gabor Presser to secure the rights to use a portion of "Gyöngyhajú lány" (The girl with pearly hair). A song Presser composed in 1969 for the band Omega.
Presser said he gave his permission, contingent on receiving a formal deal. West sent the composer a $10,000 advance and listed him as one of the song's writers, but Presser says he never cashed the check.
He has now taken the matter to court and is asking that West be ordered to cough up at least $2.5 million.
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The show played to a packed house in New York City but started 45 minutes late
All of the Kardashian-Jenners - including Kim, North West, and even Caitlyn - sang and danced as Kanye also debuted songs from his new album, The Life of Pablo
Other stars in the audience included Jaden Smith, Anna Wintour, Jay-Z, Tyga, and 50 Cent, while supermodels Naomi, Alek Wek and Veronica Webb joined a stage overflowing with models
Unlike the clothes of past seasons, Kanye's new designs feature some color, beading, and pearls
Facing the music: Kanye, who was wearing a long-sleeved tee printed with the words 'I feel like Pablo', started the show with a song called Ultralight Bling
Enlisting the pros: Naomi Campbell was one of hundreds of models who took the stage during the show
The ladies: For the women, Kanye returned to his leggings and bodysuits of past seasons, but also added puffer coats and hints of color
The stage and surrounding areas were packed, making it difficult to see the details of the clothing
Fan club: Kanye's in-laws already knew all the words to his songs and sang and danced along
The family that dresses together... Caitlyn Jenner and daughter Kendall donned matching ensembles for the show, with both women opting for a distressed cream sweater dress
Gang's all here! Kris Jenner held court on the front row, where she was joined by (left to right) rapper 50 Cent, model Karlie Kloss, Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing and Melanie Griffith
Anyone lucky enough to score an invite received in the mail a suction-sealed bag packed with a folded-up army green Augusta Sportswear jacket. On the back read 'Season 3' in all caps, and the design featured details for how to RSVP.
Then, at 4pm today, the fashion crowd descended on Madison Square Garden. Unlike most New York Fashion Week shows that are overwhelmingly attended by women, Yeezy saw quite a fair share of men turn up to see the rapper's latest creations — and hear his new album, The Life of Pablo, which he also debuted for the excited audience.
But while 'regular people' crowded into the arena, a roster of big-name celebrities settled into the best seats in the house. Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and even little North West were there.
A healthy-looking Lamar Odom was escorted to his seat by Kanye himself, and Jay-Z, 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Austin Mahone, L'il Kim, DJ Cassidy, Carine Roitfeld, and Balmain designer Oliver Rousteing also turned up for the event.
The crowds — including many of the stars — waited around for almost hour, with nothing to look at but a giant parachute tarp obscuring the stage, from which smoke was leaking out from underneath. Also under the tarp were a number of models and other members of the Yeezy team, readying for the big moment. Unsurprisingly, the show got off to a late start, with the giant tarp being removed from the stage at 4:45.
Kim shows off new blonde locks for Yeezy Season 3
Friends with the designer: Lamar Odom sat with Khloe, though eye-witnesses say he was escorted to his seat by Kanye himself
Catching up: Lamar embraced Kylie upon arriving at the show and looked thrilled to see his former in-laws
Party! The Kardashian-Jenner clan looked to be in very high spirits as the show kicked off
She's out! After waiting in her seat for a half hour before the show started, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour watched the show and gave Kim Kardashian an air kiss before leaving
Fashion favorites: Kendall Jenner's close friends Gigi and Bella Hadid were also in attendance at the stylish spectacle